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1  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Re: Granny Square Afghan repair help on: December 05, 2006 09:12:35 PM
Thanks for the suggestions.  I've decided to take the afghan to the LYS that's owned by a crocheter and see if she can help.  If not, I'll just have to find some appropriate yarn and whip stitch the squares back together (and caution my mom not to actually use the afghan).

I guess I did know one can dry clothes outside in winter (after all, I did read the "Little House" books) but since I live in an apartment with no place to hang it anyway, maybe I'll try jolveg's baking soda idea. Sounds easy and cheap!
2  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Re: Granny Square Afghan repair help on: December 03, 2006 07:35:23 PM
Thanks jacquiw.

I doubt I could find the yarn again as GG made the afghan in the late 1960's or early 1970's.  I also hate whip stitching the squares as I don't trust the stitching to stay together. Wink

Oh well, I guess I'll take out some of the yarn and go to my LYS and hope they have something that kinda matches.

Do they still make Lux soap flakes?  Drying in the sun is not an option what with it being about 30F here.  The poor afghan would be frozen solid!
3  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Granny Square Afghan repair help on: December 02, 2006 08:09:21 AM
Mom gave me Great Grandma's GS afghan to repair.  The good news is the squares themselves are fine, it's the whip stitching between the squares is coming apart.  My problem is that GG put a border around the afghan, so I can't just pull everything apart and start over.

So, does anyone have tips on reattaching the granny squares from the inside out?

Also, what is the best way to get that "stored in the back of the closet for 20-years" musty smell out of it? I'm hesitant to wash the afghan as I don't know what kind of yarn she used.
4  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Re: Ooh! What are you knitting? on: September 03, 2006 06:12:32 PM
I don't get bothered when people ask what I'm knitting.  But when they continue to ask what I'm knitting after I tell them I crochet; that bothers me.

One time on the train a woman who was knitting asked me what I was crocheting.  I said a hat.

Woman: Don't you need another hook to crochet in the round?
Me:  No.  You never need more than one hook at a time to crochet anything
Woman: looking down at the mittens she's knitting with four needles Hmm, maybe I'll have to give that a try.
Me:  You should, it's easy  Grin
5  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Re: Crochet in Fiction (Movies, TV, Books) on: September 03, 2006 05:54:02 PM
I've been rereading the "Little House" books and Laura and Mary seem to crochet a lot of lace.
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