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1  Forever 21 top in Crochet: Discussion and Questions by staysha on: June 04, 2010 05:56:12 AM
Does anyone know a pattern or created one like this top for sale at Forever 21?

Love it.
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2  Re: SweaterBabe Kimono Wrap sweater? in Crochetalongs by staysha on: July 06, 2007 01:09:42 PM
Yeah, I'm not such a fan of the fingering yarn.  I'm usually a really tight crocheter.

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3  Re: Scrap yarn blanket in Crochetalongs by staysha on: March 28, 2007 01:33:34 PM
More progress on the Hexaghan!

I think I have 44 hex's now, and still another 20 or so to join. I'm still working it in stages - making 30 hex's, edging them, then joining them, repeat. I'll be done just in time for steamy, humid July!

There are some problems - some buckling's happening. Not all on the hexs come out the same size because of all the different weight yarns I'm using. I'm hoping when they are all together with a good edging, they'll flatten out. And a solid blocking. (Maybe I should block each hex as I go? Ug. Another step!)

Here's the blanket...

And again...

Close ups of some of my favorites...

Yay! Onward!
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4  Re: Scrap yarn blanket in Crochetalongs by staysha on: March 12, 2007 08:47:57 AM
Okay, so I've finally started to put some of my hex's together! I only have about 50 done, but I thought before I keep going, I should get an idea how they fit together in case there is something I can learn there. Good thing I did - it turns out about 20 of my hex's are too big and make puckers when joined. I'm undoing and redoing them with a smaller hook.

I really liked the finished look of Shine's - she had done a black edging around each hex and then joined them in black. I have a ton of navy, so black wasn't happenin', I instead went neutral. I think the way to keep interested and motivated in the project is to do it in heats. When I get 30 more hex's I'll edge them, and then join them...then make 30 more, edge and join, into infinity.

This felt really good to do. It feels totally do-able now, and I feel accomplished for actually having something to share! Woo hoo!

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5  Completely unrelated in Knitting: Completed Projects by staysha on: November 09, 2006 08:46:02 AM
Here's two projects I've recently made that are completely unrealted to eachother.

I refuse to turn on my heat until December, mostly because I am cheap. So I made really hearty slippers that my feet sweat in even during the coldest nights.  I made them just by modifying the mary jane slipper pattern posted here a little while back.

In hindsight, they should have been taller...

I also made a little mud mat for mucky, snowy shoes using plastic bags.

In hindsight, it should have been a bit bigger...

Is fine, winter is long, and I'll have plenty of snowy days to do them up right!
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6  Re: Granny Square Crochetalong!!! in Crochetalongs by staysha on: September 22, 2006 07:26:56 AM
I made a scarf with granny squares. There's a matching hat too, but I gave it my friend's niece because it came out small. I also had little pom poms at the eds, but they got tangled in the wash, and I had to cut them off. I may replace them at some point in the future.

My friend and business partner, Josie is modelling for me:

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7  Re: Scrap yarn blanket in Crochetalongs by staysha on: August 23, 2006 05:41:50 AM
The last blanket I made with grannies I whipstitched...

I gave it to my friend and I just got an email from her saying that parts are pulling apart.  While I liked the way it looked - it lied super nice and flat, I never felt very secure that it would last the test of time.  SC the hex's together sounds much more secure, but I was afraid it wouldn't lie flat. Some experimentation will need to happen.

I love that you mapped it out. I haven't thought about what order to join mine - I was going to do the grab bag. I dunno, I got lots of time to figger it out...

I was thinking that if I make 20 hex's a weekend for the next 6 weekends, maybe I can be done by Christmas Smiley  Maybe I'll lose my mind as well?  I just feel like if I don't do this thing then I'll never do it and it will sit in plastic bags in my closet.

Leeses: I don't know why you'd have floppy corners. Becareful you aren't putting extra stitches in the corners. But I think you're right. Its not going to be noticable when you're curled up on the couch in your awesome new afghan.
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8  Re: Scrap yarn blanket in Crochetalongs by staysha on: August 21, 2006 12:18:15 PM
Okay, I lost my own challenge - but I came pretty darn close.  I crocheted 18 hex's since Friday night. I would have gotten the whole twenty but I had red sox tix last night and with the rain delay I didn't even get home until 3am. Ack! 

But I love the multicolored. They are worth the extra ends...

And you? How'd you do?

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9  Re: Scrap yarn blanket in Crochetalongs by staysha on: August 15, 2006 03:13:53 PM
Hey hey! I've also started a hexagon granny blanket!

I'm making all my hex's one color, but seeing your colorful stacks makes me think twice. I just hate tying in all those ends!  Anyway I have 7 or 8 skeins of Red Heart stuff I really don't like to use, but it's built up over the years, so I thought to use them all in a blanket.  I probably only have 30 squares or so right now...I think I'll need over 144 to finish a queen size afghan.  I may be an old lady before it's done...

Also, I'm using this pattern from Lion Brand: http://cache.lionbrand.com/patterns/60153.html
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10  circle into oval? in Crochet: Discussion and Questions by staysha on: July 19, 2006 08:27:46 PM
I've started a welcome mat type thing using plastic bags, and I have about 15 rounds done. Its a perfect circle, which I thought I wanted but now I think it would be better oblong...so how can I make my perfect circle an oval?  Does anyone know of a way to do this?  This is all I could think to do - it seems not the easiest route possible...I'd post a pic of the actual mat in progress, but I can't find my firewire cord!

Any advice welcomed...

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