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« on: July 12, 2007 10:55:09 PM »

Hullo, all! I've always been interested in crocheting (well, ever since my mom taught me how to start a chain... and that was the only thing I could do for years...  Undecided) so... I decided to actually try and make something...

*cough* I'm not the craftiest person ever... but I love using my hands!! Smiley So...

I made a scarf... and a clutch purse thingy that I'll probably use as a calculator case... erm...

The scarf was a bit of an accident, really. I was just practicing half-double crochet (I think) and I ended up running out of red yarn (that was just lying around the house)... and I didn't want to just stop... so it ended up being two-toned in the weirdest way. Not to mention half soft and half not so soft.... But it actually turned out bearably fine... (and strangely enough goes with the new uniform my school just put in place... argh)

The clutch was made with one of the tutorials on the list... Crochet is addicting... and I love seeing all the projects here! Heh. Now I'm inspired and have to go find books on crocheting (since I don't know anybody who can teach me. Sad )

The scarf: (on the table... ignore the strange springish tablecloth...)

The clutch: (and my uber geeky calculator...)

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« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2007 11:14:59 PM »

Aww I didn't really have anyone teach me the basics either. It's totally possible to teach yourself though and as you learn more and more and do more and more you find yourself attempting more difficult projects.
I think your projects are just FAB though. Try washing the scarf to help with the semi hardness ( it's usually sizing put on by the manufacturer) and I love the TI cover, it's just what every graphing calculator needs!
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« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2007 11:17:42 PM »

Smiley Thanks... I'll try that with the scarf.

I thought my calculator deserved some love. Smiley I'm taking a summer trig class and right now it's my best friend. (Thank God for things that graph for you!!)
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« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2007 05:44:23 AM »

You did a great job! There are so many books out there and tutorials online, you'll be whipping out more projects in no time.
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« Reply #4 on: July 13, 2007 05:51:13 AM »

You did a great job! I really like the scarf! I'm on a scarf kick lately. Heck, I'm on a if-I-can-make-it-then-I-want-it kick! Anyway, I'd definitely wear that scarf. It's really great! And your clutch is awesome! I tend to take everything but the kitchen sink with me when I leave the house, so I'm sure I'll never be able to use a clutch, but your's is adorable just the same. For books on Crocheting, before you go out & buy any books, try your local library. That way, you can find which books help you out the best & have the most patterns that you like, and then you can fork out the cash for just those certain books. That's what I do for knitting anyway (I'm teaching myself to knit *eek!*). Good luck!!
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« Reply #5 on: July 13, 2007 06:28:17 AM »

Wow, you did a really great job!  I like the clutch.
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« Reply #6 on: July 13, 2007 06:34:42 AM »

You did a fine job! Now your hooked!!!  Grin
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« Reply #7 on: July 13, 2007 06:52:18 AM »

Congrats on learning! It feels so great when you finally make something you can use. Love the calculator clutch, but watch out I bet everyone in your class will want one next Wink

As someone else said, washing the scarf might help soften it up, you can get special washing powder/liquid for wool and silk that should work best.
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« Reply #8 on: July 13, 2007 11:41:05 AM »

For books on Crocheting, before you go out & buy any books, try your local library. That way, you can find which books help you out the best & have the most patterns that you like, and then you can fork out the cash for just those certain books. That's what I do for knitting anyway (I'm teaching myself to knit *eek!*). Good luck!!

I love my library... and since I volunteer there on Saturdays, I know have an excuse to reorganized the craft section. Smiley Hehe... Good luck with the knitting!
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« Reply #9 on: July 13, 2007 12:55:46 PM »

For books on Crocheting, before you go out & buy any books, try your local library. That way, you can find which books help you out the best & have the most patterns that you like, and then you can fork out the cash for just those certain books. That's what I do for knitting anyway (I'm teaching myself to knit *eek!*). Good luck!!

I love my library... and since I volunteer there on Saturdays, I know have an excuse to reorganized the craft section. Smiley Hehe... Good luck with the knitting!

I just moved to a new state, and have yet to take advantage of the library right up the street from me. I've been buying the 97 cent little mini books of patterns from Wal-Mart lately. Most of the ones I've found will have like 3 crochet patterns & 1 knit, or the other way around. Either way, it's an easy way for me to build up my pattern collection. Smiley
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