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1  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Re: circles to squares afghan opinions on: April 26, 2008 10:19:12 AM
Thanks for the ideas. I thought it'd be easy to just crochet the squares again, to get it to the size I want, but now I've laid it out I can see that it might be a bit stricky.  Still pondering, but like the joining idea.
2  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / circles to squares afghan opinions on: April 25, 2008 10:58:53 PM

I've been making the circle to squares afghan from the lion brand website free patterns.  Its a great project and moves fast.  However, i used DK not worsted for my project, because I was stash busting, so it turned out a little smaller than I need it to.  I want it to fit a single bed and have room to "fall" a little at the sides.

Here are some pics of it so far.  One is it on my king size bed (I have a very tall husband lol)

I would like some opinions on a few things please, to help me make up my mind.
1. Should I crochet another whole blanket?
2. If I do, how should I expand it?  It needs to stay fairly long and thin.  Should I just try to arrange the squares at the sides and pick the best?
3. I changed the pattern so I used more colours.  I used a random stripe generator to help me pick the colour changes for the little squares, then reversed the colours to get the colour changes for the larger squares (16sml, 5 med, 3 lge).  I am trying to decide whether to
a) simply repeat the squares that I have already done,
b) reverse the colours but keep them the same size,
c) reverse the colours but make some med, lge, and some lge, medium, OR
d) come up with new stripes and follow the "pattern" above.
4) I'm also dithering with how to stitch them up.  You're "meant" to have the same outer colour, making it easy to stitch, but I was thinking of crocheting the squares together, but wasn't sure whether to add another colour, possibly a straw/hay colour?

Sorry for all the questions, I just find it hard to make up my mind sometimes!  Thank you!
3  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Re: Custom tool set! on: April 13, 2008 06:28:24 AM
Really cute!  And would be great for a present, I've thought of getting my cousin a set of tools when she leaves home but the girlie ones do look like they'd break...
4  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: TSA proofing my crafting on: February 01, 2008 09:02:13 AM
Could you knit something with cassette tape and pencils?  I agree that your teacher is just trying to avoid being held up when she's got to look after the group - I'd try to clarify whether its just the flight or the whole trip.
5  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: Seed beaded commissions! (Cherry blossoms and roses, super pic heavy) on: January 19, 2008 03:22:13 AM
Amazing, absolutely amazing.  I would not have the patience to sit and do all that work - the cherry blossoms are beautiful and incredibly realistic and I love the little roses on the bag.  I am in awe!  Wow!  And only 16 - you have a long crafting career ahead of you!!!
6  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Re: remy from ratatouille!* NOW WITH FREE PATTERN!!!* on: January 19, 2008 03:15:04 AM
This is so cute!  I love ratatouille!  I'll have to make this for my nieces, they'd adore him!  What weight of yarn did you use?
7  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Dish cloth bouquet on: December 30, 2007 07:34:32 AM
Thanks for all the lovely comments - my mum loves it and even my brother was impressed!  The only downside is that she will have to dismantle it to use them
8  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Dish cloth bouquet on: December 28, 2007 09:19:09 AM
My mum likes knitted dishclothes.  When I was making them for myself, she told me she would always be happy to have some.  I know this may sound like a rubbish present, but I did offer her a jumper of her choice!!!  After seeing the baby sock bouquets, and a crocheted cupcake scarf on here, I decided that the dishclothes would look fab done up like roses in a bouquet.  And she loved it!

The dishclothes are just basic garter stitch, and they have wire wrapped around the bottom to keep them rolled.  They are mounted on ash twigs.  There are a 1/2 dozen dishclothes, and four twigs of holly from the lane near my house to set them off.  I was going to buy some artificial flowers but a) I could find any nice ones for a reasonable price b) I think the holly works fine.

I hope you like it - thanks for looking!  Cheesy

9  CROCHET / Projects from The Happy Hooker by Debbie Stoller / seija set with navy on: November 15, 2007 08:19:54 AM
Yes, I know, I have bowed to convention in making this blanket for a boy-baby-to-be, but please don't cast me out into the wilderness, there will be plenty gender specific challenging when I eventually have my own babies.  And this baby's big sis is getting a truck for her birthday so maybe that balances things out?  Anyway, here's my sejia set, I think it looks a bit like a university scarf - if you look at the wip you might see what I mean!  I'm going to do a matching beanie hat for the father, it was my Oh's idea and I think it would be really cute.

Hope you like it, and thanks for looking  Wink

10  CROCHET / Projects from The Happy Hooker by Debbie Stoller / Heather FrouFrou on: November 06, 2007 09:34:49 AM

I finished my froufrou a few weeks ago, but its taken me a while to get pictures sorted out.  I did it in Sirdar Aran with 20% wool, which didn't give it as good a drape as I'd hoped, but I think it'll be ok.  Its for my mother in law for Christmas, she is a slightly different shape to me so I think it'll fit her better.  I have got a couple of ends that I haven't woven in yet and I'm yet to find a brooch to fasten it.  It was an ok project, like others have said a little repetitive but I quite like projects like that!  I'm not 100% happy with it, mainly because it seems a little neat even though my gauge gave me plenty of room but fingers crossed mil will like it.

Sorry for the midriff and the scraggy hair!!

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