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1  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Re: What do you do with cut off yarn ends? on: March 12, 2010 05:42:27 PM
i tend to leave them on and intertwine them into the blanket it's something my coworker told me to do

I do this, but only for a few inches. After a while I get tired of weaving them in lol I leave really long strands at the ends though, just in case I have to go back and fix something. Or something Idk.
2  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Re: Hoarding my yarn stash has to stop! on: March 08, 2010 10:31:15 PM
I took a skein of yarn that matched my bedroom and simply made a giant rectangular "doily" from it. I just made it in double crochet for as long as the yarn lasted. It looks great on the top of my high-boy dresser and adds a bit of color to my white-walled room. There's tons of doily patterns that could be made up in just about any yarn if you look around a bit.

I made a huge granny square blanket (just kept making rows and rows and switching colors, not individual squares) to match my room. I had a lot of purple Vanna's Choice (my very favorite yarn ever). I'm finishing it tonight and it's going to be long enough to fold and lay across the foot of my queen sized bed. Working on it for a few hours one night a week, it's only taken me a month or two. Granted, I bought way more than I used from my stash, but I had some nasty Red Heart acrylic in a beautiful color and just integrated it in one row segments in the pattern.
My advice: blanket. But you'll end up buying a lot more yarn to finish it lol
My own stash is one of those 3 drawer plastic thingies, and then a single drawer to put near it once I clean my room, and then a 3-tiered wire shelf thingy. I'm sure I have more around, but I'd say it's a small-to-medium stash compared to what I know most serious crocheters have got.
3  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: Ribbed Ear Flap Hat w/ Pom Poms! on: January 17, 2010 12:44:41 PM
Thanks! I've been crocheting for like 10 years but have never expanded my stitch vocabulary lol So I think you've nailed my problem cos that's what I've been doing. I've never met a pattern I couldn't figure out after a try or two so I was getting extremely frustrated. The good part is, I've tried this pattern so many times now that I have fpdc and bpdc perfected. :] Thanks again!
4  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: Ribbed Ear Flap Hat w/ Pom Poms! on: January 17, 2010 12:33:20 AM
Can someone please help me figure out what I'm doing wrong? I've tried this pattern in a variety of yarns and hook sizes, starting with exactly what the OP used, and I still get this weird boat/fan shape. :'[ I'm getting frustrated.

This is with Vanna's Choice and an I hook.
Thanks for any help, I'd love to have a hat like this before it gets warm.
5  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Re: What do you do with cut off yarn ends? on: January 16, 2010 08:56:51 PM
Oh good call. I was going to make a few rice warmers for my back/cramps (my mom and my dad's aunt make ones with corn I think but they aren't that cute and tend to smell awful), but I didn't know the specifics about the rice itself. I think I'll keep the yarn for that. Cheesy
6  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: 3 New Bombers on: January 13, 2010 08:11:54 PM
Would you be willing to share your pattern? I love those.
7  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Re: What do you do with cut off yarn ends? on: January 11, 2010 03:46:49 PM
Thank you kindly! I looked and didn't see this as a topic but I got bored after the first couple pages so I didn't look too hard. :]
8  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / What do you do with cut off yarn ends? on: January 08, 2010 08:40:25 PM
This may be a ridiculously stupid question, but what do you guys do with the yarn you cut off when you're done with a color/row/project? I'm talking like 2-6 inch pieces. Is there anything? I'm making a blanket and it seems like a waste to throw out all of those tiny little pieces of yarn. After all, I've got a gallon ziplock bag full of ends from various projects. And they're coordinating colors, so it'd be nice to be able to use them, though I don't think tying them all together to make a long strand would be effective. Any ideas would be helpful. Thanks! :]
9  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: Laptop covers..... Pic heavy! on: January 08, 2010 07:58:16 PM
I love them. If my laptop ever left my room anymore, I'd have to make one for myself. BTW, laptop twins! But mine is spring green Cheesy
10  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: 3 new hats and yet another pair of fingerless gloves ;) lol on: January 08, 2010 04:18:20 PM
Love the bomber. I really really want to make one Cheesy
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