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1  QUILTING / Quilting: Discussion and Questions / Material for baby blanket on: November 08, 2015 03:03:21 AM
I want to make a rag quilt for my new baby niece. I can't decide whether it's better to use flannel or fleece, or some combination of the two. I want it to be as soft as possible, but I also don't want it to be too hot  if the room she's in is heated.
What do you recommend?
2  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Crocheting new cover for torn couch on: September 05, 2012 03:45:21 AM
The couch in our living room is about 20 years old, and the fabric covering it is already all torn. Even more so, now that there are three little grandchildren wreaking havoc everytime they come around.

I want to crochet new covers for the cushions, but I can't quite decide what the best direction is to go. Granny squares? Or is that too risky, because the tears might still be visible from underneath? Also, what yarn should I use? Something soft? And color?

Anyhow, any advice or suggestions would be wonderful. Thank you!
3  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Dimensions for a baby blanket on: September 07, 2011 02:51:17 AM
Hey all,

I'm crocheting a baby blanket for my newborn niece, and I don't really know what the ideal size for it is. The width is about 1'7'', and I can technically continue how ever much I want to reach the right length.

The baby girl I'm making this for is currently about two and a half weeks old, and pretty small, but I want the blanket to be good for another good while.

What would you say are the best dimensions for this project?


[I'll try to add a picture of the blanket in progress when I get home.]
4  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Granny Square Blanket - completed, and yet still in progress. [Image heavy] on: February 01, 2009 11:59:24 AM
I've been working on this for several years, I suppose. I only really started working on it about a year ago, but the two black and rainbow squares are at least two years old and had been sitting in a box waiting to be used.

First I attached the two big squares and began using it right away as a comfort blanket, and eventually I added the eight medium sized squares. Since then, I think I've slept with this blanket almost every night. The strip on the side with the uneven rectangles etc. were just added today.

I apologize for the quality of the pictures, I had to take them with my phone...

[Can't do without the cat. Tongue ]

[A close up...]

[The square I'm working on now. It's already two lines bigger than that. It'll be about 52 lines when I'm done with it in 5 years from now... <.<]

Annnnd, last but not least, the stash of yarn I use for this:

As you can see, I'm in desperate need of some blue and purple. I need to go back to the market.... Again. [My name is Fae and I am an addict.]

Thanks for looking.
Comments and critique welcome, of course!

Oh, and by the way, while it's not a very wooly kind of yarn and it doesn't look warm, it really is. Especially with my cat underneath it with me... Though it may just be that Israeli winters aren't too cold. Tongue
5  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / What to do with some yarn? [Image heavy...] on: January 15, 2009 03:17:50 AM
Ignoring the fact that I'm in the middle of four projects right now and don't have time for four more, here are some yarns that my mother bought for me, and I have no idea what to do with them.

All the pictures are thumbnails, click them to enlarge. :-)

Here are all four of them together:

This is the first:

I know the picture isn't very good, so I'll try to describe it as well. It's a strong pink, and is quite hairy. Not very thick yarn. I have two, so altogether I have 160 meters of this yarn.


My favorite. It's very soft and colorful. It's more or less textured like normal yarn, so I can probably do a lot with this. I don't know how thick it is or how long, because it came without a label or anything. My guess is that it's about 150 meters or so.

Very delicate yarn. 100 meters [=109 yards].

A light pinkish purple. Also pretty delicate, but not like the previous one. I have 100 meters [=109 yards] of this as well.

Any suggestions?
I'm desperate, and won't let these beautiful things go to waste....
6  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / My new bag on: July 01, 2008 12:10:43 PM
[Sorry about the sideways ones. Photobucket is being a pain in the backside....]

The whole bag:

The bag without the strap:

A pocket for my cellphone:

Close up of the flower up front:

Inner pocket. I'm thinking I could put tampons and stuff in it, because it closes:

The whole bag again:

Aaaaaaaand, me wearing the bag:

I'm proud of my new bag. Cheesy

I was wondering, do you think I should sew a zipper on? I don't know if I need it or not, because it's pretty closed as it is, but it would feel a lot more finished if I do. I can't decide. >.<

Anywho, I'd love to hear feeback. :-)
7  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Coin Purse on: April 11, 2008 02:13:18 AM
Basically, I had some yarn a friend gave me, and I really wanted to practice the afghan stitch, because I'd never used it before. And I had an old torn up pair of jeans that I had no use for.
So I took the zipper from the jeans, estimated the size, and made the purse. Then I just hand sewed it on.
It's kinda crooked, but I don't really care. I like when things aren't all even and everything.

Side one.

Side two.

The zipper. You can see how crookedly I sewed it on. I suck at sewing.

The inside. I'm rich!! Tongue

Sorry about the sucky photos. My normal camera isn't working, so I had to use my brother's phone camera. :S

Thanks for looking!
8  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Granny Square Blanket on: April 08, 2008 03:24:42 AM
This is my second completed project, and I'm super proud of myself for doing it. It took me less than two months, because I had a deadline. It's a present for my brother and new sister-in-law for their wedding, and today I'm going to visit them for the first time.

It's basically two huge granny squares crocheted together on one side, to make a rectangle. When I say huge, I mean huge.

That's when it's spread out. On my bed.

The first square.

The second square.

I'm glad to be finished with it, because it was a lot of work, and a lot of yarn. Even though each ball of yarn was quite cheap, nothing can be considered cheap when you need over 15 balls of yarn. I think I came to a rand total of 180 or 190 NIS on this blanket. And a lot of work.

But I know my brother and his wife will really appreciate it, so it was worth the work. Smiley
9  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / My first completed project, a dead ca--- furry bag. on: March 23, 2008 11:22:35 AM
So basically, it's a bag for a friend of mine, who's birthday was in November, and has not yet received a present from me. [Oops. >.>]

But it wasn't really meant to be a bag. I started it as a scarf, but at some point I gave up, because I didn't have the patience to make it that long. Plus, I always crochet very stiffly, and it was feeling a lot more like a rug than a scarf.

BUT. Because of the hairy-ness of the yarn, it got all knotted, and I couldn't unravel everything, and reuse the yarn for anything else. So I looked at it, and thought and thought and thought, "what the hell can I make this into?" and then it hit me.

So. I crocheted up the sides [completely improvising, by the way] and because it was [quite!] uneven, I sewed on the button so that no one would be able to notice. Then I crocheted the strap, and crocheted it on. And, voila.

[If you can't see the picture, here's a link...]

[Since my computer is having trouble uploading pictures, I'm only posting this picture for now...]

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