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« Reply #50 on: June 01, 2008 01:26:37 PM »

I guessed American Crochet... I have started two (how keen am I) One with just the humans and one with all members (one dog and two cats!)
I will take photos before I do the next clue !

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« Reply #51 on: June 01, 2008 01:30:07 PM »

Just before we start I want to mention a couple of things, (I've borrowed heavily from the Ravelry thread for this. I hope you don't mind Kaet if you read this)

a) Where a given stitch/pattern name has variations, please do the variation of your choice. (So DC may be done by either UK or US versions, a shell or fan may have different numbers of stitches within it.) The variation chosen should be consistent on that day.

b) I am assuming everyone has access to at least two hooks and two yarns. If a given instruction wont work for you (eg I say to go up a hook size and youre already using your largest) please use your discretion.

This is only meant to take a few minutes each day and should not be detrimental to your other projects! I hope its fun.

All that being said , off we go!

1. Using your favourite hook and whichever yarn comes out of your stash first, chain the average age of your household

2. DC an amount of stitches equal to the number of letters in your full name

See you tomorrow

UK or US , whichever you usually use.
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« Reply #52 on: June 01, 2008 01:39:59 PM »

That is good then ! I didn't realise that there was a difference until recently. I taught myself crochet off the internet - off American sites and then we moved to the UK from South Africa and I bought an English book and all the patterns did not look right !!! So then I realised the difference.
So I am more at ease with American stitches...
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« Reply #53 on: June 01, 2008 01:44:22 PM »

I'm a Brit who is thoroughly confused by Brit terms and always crochet American  Grin
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« Reply #54 on: June 01, 2008 01:45:08 PM »

doh, should have read the instructions, sorry!

i talk both crochet languages having been taught the basics of crochet from my mum and nan, and also having taught myself from and following patterns in my mostly american book collection. so having started in US mode, i will continue in such a manner  Smiley
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« Reply #55 on: June 01, 2008 02:08:42 PM »

Me too, although my Mum taught me when I was really young it wasn't until I found Craftster that I really started crochet again so now I mainly use US terminology
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« Reply #56 on: June 01, 2008 02:20:41 PM »

Did anyone else have to use a calulator to find the average? I did, because what is 54/3 anyway?! And then I had to count out the letters of my name with my fingers... three times...

I guess this is a basics math lesson at the same time Wink

I *just* signed up to Flickr before I came to Craftster today. Sounds like a great idea to do a slideshow of each days progress. Will certainly try to keep up on it!

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« Reply #57 on: June 01, 2008 02:23:18 PM »

I didn't know there was a difference, either, until recently.
My nana taught me to knit (which I have gone and thoroughly forgotten how to do) but I taught myself how to crochet from a magazine I bought, which was in American, I guess.
My nana gave me her patterns, and I couldn't figure out why they weren't working up like hers did...silly me, she crochets UK.

I haven't started todays yet, but my son just went for a nap, so I thik I'm gonna jump in now Smiley
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« Reply #58 on: June 01, 2008 02:26:54 PM »

I finished mine for the day. I too had to write down my name to count out the letters, my middle name threw me for a loop.
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« Reply #59 on: June 01, 2008 03:41:39 PM »

I'm taking a notebook up to bed with me now as I've just thought up some fiendish instructions and I want to write them down before I forget. I'll try to to keep the maths to a minimum,  it's really not my strongest point, but you may need a tape measure or ruler handy. Or failing that a keen eye which is my favourite method ("oh I don't know, that looks about right", a phrase often heard in my house)
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