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« Reply #10 on: January 19, 2006 07:08:20 AM »

Ok, count me in! I consider my level "advanced beginner" who isn't afraid to try intermediate projects! LOL My project I am picking to complete is a "Mrs. Who Shrug" You can see the pattern and what not here: http://www.crochetville.org/forum/showthread.php?t=6750 I haven't made anything wearable besides slippers and hats yet, so this will be a challenge! It is not a HARD pattern, just a bigger finished piece than I have ever done before. What fun!

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« Reply #11 on: January 19, 2006 10:25:21 AM »

I'm an advanced beginner who has done mostly scarves, blankets, and shawls. I've just learned about increasing and decreasing and working in the round, so I've decided that I'm going to do a zafu.
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« Reply #12 on: January 19, 2006 12:12:20 PM »

Hi, I'm Tina, and I'm an alcoholic... no, wait, wrong place! XD I would consider myself novice, moving towards intermediate... My project is going to be a sweater - I've been wanting to make myself one since I started, and I finally found a nice pattern, but I have many other small things to do so I think doing those up to practice then hitting the major project for this is a good plan. Between work, school, my daughter, and all my other hobbies, this sure will test my skills!
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« Reply #13 on: January 20, 2006 08:40:28 AM »

I'm definately in.  I don't know what level I'd put myself at, I guess advanced, but I'm no expert.  My event will be designing and finishing a tank top.  I'm going to use the training time to swatch and work the pattern out on paper, and then my actual olympic project will be testing the pattern, working out the bugs, and constructing the top.
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« Reply #14 on: January 20, 2006 01:19:38 PM »

I'm Laurie and I am a beginner crocheter.  Thus far I have completed one scarf, one hat, and the first 3 rows of a granny square.  However, for the crochet Olympics I am gong to make these http://www.crochetme.com/issue_1/socks_in_shoes.html socks from Crochet Me.  Also, I am going to make an amigurumi animal of some sort.  I am the slowest crocheter ever, so those two things should be a challenge for me.  My training will be the procuring of yarn as I have not built up much of a stash yet.  Smiley
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« Reply #15 on: January 20, 2006 05:54:35 PM »

I just started crocheting about two weeks ago and would LOVE to do this challenge.  I will look for a project - probably a prayer shawl I saw in Crochet Fantasy magazine and hone my stitches to be ready to start.  This sounds like such a wonderful and fun challenge.  Thanks!!!
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« Reply #16 on: January 21, 2006 06:55:52 PM »

I'm new to this group but not new to crocheting as I've been doing it for over 30 years.  I would like to say I'm advanced but if I say that then I'm expected to always do 'hard' projects and sometimes easy ones are fun.

So, let's say I'm intermediate-advanced.  I am going to make a project I found in a back issue of Decorative Crochet (March 1991) and it's a pillow called Four in One.  It's going to be a challenge for me since it's a diagram rather than a written pattern and I'm not used to these.

My basic training will be deciding whether I'm going to use size 20 thread and make it 18 3/4 inches or use size 5 thread and make it 26 3/4 inches.
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« Reply #17 on: January 22, 2006 08:45:22 AM »

Ok guys, I think we should do team buttons...check this out http://knottygirls.com/jenlablog/index.php... what do you all think!?! Lilepad and I have been brainstorming about some ideas...anyone have anything they want to add? We are talking an official Crochet Olympics Button as well as maybe having a patch done, and an idea for not only a Gold medal but a silver and bronze for those who feel their effort was maybe not quite Gold material... Keep training, I am sure many of you will not be on line as the Olympic deadline is closing in on us and many are ramping up the training schedule. Remember the best chocolates are those with 70% or more cocoa butter content, they will say right on the labels, don't settle for less it is just wasted training time!
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« Reply #18 on: January 22, 2006 08:14:45 PM »

This is actually my first post on this board, so please be kind.   Smiley

I'm not too sure what level I'm in...I'm not an intermediate, but I'm far from a beginner.  I've been crocheting off and on for over 30 years.  I crochet many stuffed animals, but I haven't made my way to the doilies.

I'm just completing an Elvis graph afghan as a late Christmas present to the family.  I'm looking to make another graph afghan; this one smaller, for my still unborn great niece.  (She will probably get here before the Olympics, as my niece's due date is next Saturday). 

I just found a site with some cool graphs.  http://www.breienmetplezier.nl/index2.htm  I think I'm going to make the Snow White afghan.  It's 46 stitches across, and 80 rows.  I think I can do that part in 16 days..however I'm not too sure about the border to make the initial motif as afghan size.  I'll probably use a size J hook to make it as big as possible.

My training...well, the Elvis afghan is a good start.  I'm already deciphering the Snow White graph into written instructions.  I'll complete the Care Bear that I'm making for my great niece (to give to her in the hospital upon her birth), and also the Good Luck Care Bear I've been promising to my daughter.  I'll plan quick and easy meals for the 16 days during the Olympics (to cut down on unnecessary scrubbing time), and I'll throughly clean the house the week before (so I won't be forced...by my neatnik hubby....to waste my Saturday with a broom and mop).

I have a question about the actual start and finish time.  Keeping in mind that the opening and closing ceremonies will be on tape delay here in the US, do we start when the torch is actually lit in Torino, or when it is shown on television here. 

Similarly, do we stop when the torch is extinguished in Torino, or when it is shown on television here?
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« Reply #19 on: January 22, 2006 08:21:19 PM »

I have a question about the actual start and finish time.  Keeping in mind that the opening and closing ceremonies will be on tape delay here in the US, do we start when the torch is actually lit in Torino, or when it is shown on television here. 

Similarly, do we stop when the torch is extinguished in Torino, or when it is shown on television here?

Kat with a K asks "if I remember correctly, the flame is not actually lit until partway through the opening ceremonies (?). Does this mean that we need to knit something else while watching the beginning part of the TV coverage and then switch when they lit the flame? Or can we cast on when the opening ceremonies start?

Here's the executive decision. The Opening Ceremonies start at 8pm Torino time. Torino is six hours ahead of Eastern Standard Time, which would mean starting at 2pm in the afternoon.
How about we agree on 2pm February 10th, no matter where you are? (Does that help those of you without a tv?)

-- http://www.yarnharlot.ca/blog/archives/2006/01/17/isnt_it_a_little_warm_in_here.html

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