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1  CROCHET / Projects from The Happy Hooker by Debbie Stoller / Re: knot ugly shrug help on: March 26, 2008 02:24:59 PM

Okay... I'm just guessing here since I can't find my copy of the book right now...  Sad
but I think if the turning chain counts as the first stitch in the row, then you would actually attach it to the turning chain.  Otherwise, yes, use the first actual stitch in the row.  If it were me, I would just try stitching it both ways and see which ends up looking "cleaner" to you.  hth!   Smiley
2  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Re: link for doilies on: January 30, 2008 05:37:14 PM
Thank you!  This is a great site.  And there's lots more good stuff if you go
to the front page (just leave off the Doilies.html at the end)!!   Smiley
3  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: Punkin Scarf Tutorial on: December 18, 2007 04:03:14 PM

I love this scarf too!!  It's gorgeous!  When I went to the Nurhanne site to look
at the stitch patterns there, I saw that she uses British crochet terms.  (It's the Harlequin pattern here http://www.nurhanne.net/filatim/crochet/p2.html  I believe.) 

So I think this pattern will need translating into American terms (unless you usually use British terms.... in which case I'm not a good enough crocheter to be able to tell you where you might have gone wrong!  Undecided)

To see a chart comparing British and American terms, you can go here
and click on the Crochet Terms Chart link.

Hoping this helps, and I'm glad you posted your question because it made me check!!   Grin
4  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Re: Storage on: December 01, 2007 05:16:03 PM

Great ideas thanks!  Keep 'em coming...  All my stuff is in a sad pile of grocery bags on the floor near my couch.  Something's seriously gotta change, there!   Grin
5  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Re: help with Lion Suede Lacy scarf pattern on: December 01, 2007 05:13:22 PM

My guess is the same as Glee's.... for the longest time I kept losing stitches when I made a scarf until I realized that the last stitch of the row you're working won't go into another stitch but, rather, the top of the chain-3 (or whatever) that was the first stitch of the previous row... 

one of those "duh" moments, but because it looks a little different than the top of a regular stitch, I kept missing it.   hth... Smiley
6  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Re: my first crochet lesson! on: November 24, 2007 02:34:46 PM

Cool!!  Congratulations!  You're way ahead of me.  I love to crochet, but can't knit (yet!) to save my life...lol... someday, I swear I will vanquish the dreaded pointy sticks!!

When I concentrate really hard on something, I tend to tighten my hands up.  I finally learned to loosen up my hands and hold my hook and yarn more gently.  Now, the stitches are looser and easier.
7  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Re: I'm never making another hat again! on: November 24, 2007 02:24:31 PM

oooohhhh.... sorry about the loss....
But just think!  Now you're an professional designer with other
people wearing your work!   

Now you must make more hats!!    Smiley
8  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: Another Cute Camo Green Hat on: November 22, 2007 12:51:51 PM

This is so sweet!!  Like a romantic snood hat... I love the wavy brim!  I think I'm making hats for Christmas!   Cheesy
9  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: Cable Hat! on: November 22, 2007 12:46:09 PM

Oh so glad you didn't give up!!  Now a lot of us have something else to be thankful for today!   Grin   Like everyone, I've been searching for a pattern like this, and this is waaaay cute!!  You have some very special design skills, thank you so much for sharing!!

Hitting this ROCKS! 
10  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Re: Quadruplets! *IMG heavy* on: October 26, 2007 10:48:59 AM
Oh... I love these so much!!! 

Now you just need to make them little ninja masks....  Grin
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