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1  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Dirty doormat and X marks the spot. on: July 06, 2009 09:37:42 AM
I've been playing around with twine a fair bit and had a go at making mats out of it. The first one I like the idea but not over happy with how it came out. The second one I love!

I just did a pattern on some graph paper for the letters but then I ended up changing it and just winging it as it didn't work properly.

This was a plain single crochet stretch of twine that i just freehand embroidered on to. I'm so happy I'd love to keep it but we live on a narrowboat and I just don't have the space so I think its going in art sale on another forum I go on.
My mind is full of new Ideas now I enjoyed doing the treasure map so much I really want to do more.

Hope you like. Wink
2  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Captain Americas Shield. on: April 28, 2009 06:43:40 AM
I've only been crocheting about two months after I got the Happy Hooker book one day when I was sick and wanted something to take my mind off it. This is about the 3rd complete thing i've made and the first time I've "winged" it.

My other half is a massive comic fan so I wanted to make him something I knew he'd appreciate for his Birthday.

I crocheted the blue, white and red in acrylic then sewed on the white star in felt I then sewed the whole thing on to brown fleece so that I could stuff it. I then crocheted two more strips of blue to add to the back to make arm holders so my bf could pretend to be captain america. I'll add a pic of the back soon.

I made this in 4 evenings so some bits I took a little short cut but i'm very happy with it and more importantly so did the fella. Wink

3  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Acrylic Allergy on: April 27, 2009 03:38:10 AM
Hi, I'm new hope this is ok...

I have recently learnt to crochet and have not been able to put it down! I found alot of cheap acrylic in a charity shop its been great to practice with and i've found it really good for making Amigurumi etc. Anyway the only problem i've found is that i'm allergic to it. I wondered if anyone else had found this and had any advice? I find that after a few hours of using it the skin on the fingers that have been touching the wool starts flaking off.
I would just get different wool but nothing comes close price wise and i've got loads of it now so I thought i'd see if there was anyway round it first. At the moment i'm washing my hands as much as I can but that seems to be drying my hands out anyway. The only other thing I can think of would be wearing gloves but I can imagine that might make crocheting a little difficult.

Anyway i'll stop waffling now, any advice would be great!
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