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7561  CROCHET / Crochetalongs / Re: 50+ Wash Cloths-along on: May 01, 2008 03:43:37 PM
I also hat the chain and first row- I've tried using a larger hook (several sizes, even) and I still have trouble. So, I just crochet into the back loop...not as perfect, but it saves my sanity!

I get what you mean about the calming repetitiveness! I still have to be careful when working a pattern or else I'll screw things up. But, one of these days I'll dig out that queen sized afghan I started a few years back and do some repetitive stitching on that. Lots of double crochet...and now that I know that crocheting into the back loop is an actual technique,  I don't have to admit to anyone else that I didn't know what I was doing at the time Wink Now, I can say that I was adding "texture" to my afghan...

I have yet to try anything wearable (beyond a hat), so I need to challenge myself with that, too!
7562  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: A Jar of Mini Whimsies Swap Gallery on: April 30, 2008 07:17:53 PM
the_trademarks- Awesome jar of goodies! Love the paper bead necklace/bracelet and the way the ribbon is wrapped!
7563  CROCHET / Crochetalongs / Re: 50+ Wash Cloths-along on: April 30, 2008 07:11:11 PM
Z.S- You're killin' me!!

I do have one to post...once I weave in the ends. How do you find the time to crochet so much? Cheesy I guess it doesn't help that I crochet rather slowly... and I got home at 9:45 pm tonight...and should have been in bed 10 minutes ago...
7564  CROCHET / Crochetalongs / Re: 2008 12" Squares ~ APR on: April 30, 2008 07:08:32 PM
Hey Kookaloo! If I have a chance to look at it this weekend, if nobody helps you before then, I can take a look at it and figure out what I did. I don't remember having trouble, but maybe, like the pain of childbirth (so I'm told), I've forgotten once I saw the final product Wink
7565  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Re: Little Race car on: April 29, 2008 06:34:06 PM
Just adorable! And, when I was scrolling down looking at the pics and came to the one of the driver out of the car, I thought, " It would be super cool if his helmet came off!" and then I continued to scroll and...

let me just say that you are awesome!
7566  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Re: Square Dancing! on: April 29, 2008 06:31:09 PM
They look so cute all stacked together! Thanks for the tutorial!
7567  CROCHET / Crochetalongs / Re: 2008 12" Squares ~ APR on: April 29, 2008 06:24:09 PM
Thank you! And here's the correct link to the filler, thank you craftADDchick

"I Love the V-Stitch"

http://dayna.tdgservices.com/ShowPattern.aspx?PatternID=42

Thanks, dotsamantha! Love ya'!
 Grin
7568  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Discussion and Questions / Re: Shared Patterns on: April 29, 2008 06:21:57 PM
Thanks for another adorable pattern, BadBird!
7569  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Science IS Art Swap! (SIGNUPS CLOSED! Sendouts by 5/7) on: April 29, 2008 06:13:42 PM
Okay, now I'm mad! I stopped working last night because of a color decision, but also because the tension on my sewing machine was acting up.

Turns out, my chosen color was fine, so that was good, but the tension is all screwed up on my machine again.

Which wouldn't be a big deal except that I just had it fixed not too long ago...and I can't bring it in until Saturday. And, I don't have access to another machine. And I was only about an hour from finishing...

So I'm really, really mad...

Grrrr....
7570  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: TUTORIAL: Singlet Style Shopping Bag (like the plastic shopping bag) on: April 29, 2008 06:10:01 PM
Thanks for the PUL info and link! Although, I hate to buy something new...I may try to get away with using something I already have on hand. Like a well bleached old shower curtain liner...reduce, reuse, recycle Wink
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