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1  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Re: Ideas for project with grandma on: April 10, 2010 08:12:38 PM
Thanks for the suggestions!  I looked up those patterns and they're all beautiful... now I want to make some for myself!

how about special afghans for the grandkids? The do not have to be huge so you dont get too sick of the same thing.

This is a good idea.  The only problem is, we already all have afghans from my great grandmother!  She was a crocheting machine ^_^  I'll have to bug my brother and cousin (who both just got married) to start with the great-grandkids so we have an excuse to make baby blankets, lol
2  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Ideas for project with grandma on: April 09, 2010 05:10:06 PM
My grandmother has problems with her leg/back, but, being a feisty Italian woman, she refuses to just sit down and relax!!  Even when surrounded by all her children and grandchildren, who would gladly wait on her hand and foot, she insists on carrying things around and rearranging furniture and making beds, etc etc.  She has really hurt herself recently and it is worrisome.

My evil plan?  Get her to sit down by getting her to crochet something!  I did learn to crochet from her after all.  I think doing a project together would really motivate her to finish something too ^_^

I'm looking for some kind of project that we could do together, perhaps in parts that could be put together at the end.  Maybe a really awesome afghan?  (something more interesting than just granny squares)  I was also considering something like matching sweaters, but it would be hard to find something the both of us would want to wear, lol.  Scarf or an amigurumi would be too quick a project--I want something that keeps her sitting for a while!

So--ideas anyone?  Links to patterns would be most appreciated too!
3  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: Another pair of slippers :) on: August 11, 2008 06:02:47 AM
Thank you Smiley And I hope grandfather is going to be okay, kowaiusagi Smiley
thank you for your thoughts, that was very sweet  Smiley  and thanks, of course, for the pattern!

one question: what kind of yarn did you use?  i dunno where to find the yarn called for in the pattern (since it appears to be british, and i am in america).

i'm thinking about cutting out circles of the non-stick matting used for under carpets (i happen to have a bunch extra) and sewing them onto the bottom of the slipper for a no-slip effect.  i'm a little worried that this might just make the wearer stick to the floor while walking, tho  Embarrassed  does anyone have any other ideas?
4  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: Another pair of slippers :) on: August 10, 2008 10:44:52 AM
those are awesome!  do you have a pattern?  my grandfather is going to be spending some time in the hospital and i wanted to make him some slippers, and i think these would be really easy to adjust for his big feet  Grin
5  CROCHET / Crochetalongs / Re: 12-point Star Blanket~along (a.k.a. Round Ripple) on: July 02, 2008 01:08:56 AM
the problem with doing the folding-in-half-twice method is that, even at the '3-poin' stage, it's still huge!  too big to be stored nicely.  if it were lap or baby blanket sized, i think that method would suffice.  why oh why did i decide to make this project so huge??? oh yeah... only brother getting married... his wife-to-be is awesome soon... wanted something nice they could pass down to their children... blah blah blah...

a quilter over at the discussion/question forum (http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=254770.0) suggested folding it into thirds, then thirds again.  i may have to fold it in half yet again to get it into a box, but this sounds like the neatest method for doing it!

thanks for everyone's help!  i hope my brother and sister-in-law (to be) like it.  rather, they had BETTER like it (hehehe).

6  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Re: best way to fold a circle blanket on: July 02, 2008 01:03:19 AM
in thirds!  that's a great idea!  for some reason i really couldn't come up with any ideas cuz it's a circle and that baffled me.  oh, geometry, how i have *not* missed you!

thanks so much!
7  CROCHET / Crochetalongs / Re: 12-point Star Blanket~along (a.k.a. Round Ripple) on: July 01, 2008 03:53:56 PM
i'm making my brother one of these for his wedding.  it's supposed to be big enough for a queen sized bed (NEVER make this blanket that big!!). 

here's a pic of it a few weeks ago.  once it's completely done and i have some place to spread it out i'll take a pic of the whole thing.

(if that doesn't work, here's the link: http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v373/arlip/Dsc04559.jpg)

i posted this question in the discussion forum but i figured i'd ask here too: what's the best way to fold one of these blankets?  i've just been kinda folding it in half a couple times and shoving it into whatever bag i was using.  any suggestions?
8  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / best way to fold a circle blanket on: July 01, 2008 03:37:32 PM
Hi all!  I am crocheting my brother a 12 pointed star blanket for his wedding (it's in 2 weeks, yikes!).  there is a CAL on craftster for it, which is also where i got my yarn choice (sensation's rainbow boucle).

btw, NEVER make a circular blanket bigger than a baby blanket... i made this big enough for a queen sized bed and it got to be waaaay too unwieldy by the end.

anyway, my question is: how should i fold it?  i'm going to go buy a really nice box for it at the container store but i dunno how i should fold it.  what i've been doing is folding it in half (to a semi circle), then folding it in half again.  but at that point it's kinda like a triangle (with a curved edge) and i was never sure what to do with it, so i'd just fold the point down and shove it into whatever bag i was using at the time. 

any suggestions for good boxes would be helpful too ^_^

for anyone interested, here's a picture of the blanket from a few weeks ago (far from finished!)

(if that doesn't work, here's the link: http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v373/arlip/Dsc04559.jpg)
9  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Re: a handful of armadillos on: April 26, 2008 04:34:31 PM
ooooooh, please do post the pattern!  i've been wanting to crochet an armadillo for a while, but it's not the kind of animal many ppl make patterns for.  and these are just adorable ^_^
10  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: The Hide HAT (pattern now included!) on: December 04, 2007 07:08:21 PM
you can't imagine how happy i am you put up a pattern for this!  i almost didn't believe it was actually hide you were talking about in the post title... i was pleasantly surprised ^_^

can't wait to try out the pattern!
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