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11  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Wavy Ripple baby blanket on: January 05, 2014 03:20:16 PM
I used the Bernat Wavy Ripple pattern on the Yarnspirations site. The yarn is Red Heart Soft Baby Steps.
It ended up smaller than I hoped, even though I increased the original amount of stitches. It's roughly 35 x 35 inches.

12  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Crochet for Charity on: January 01, 2014 11:18:19 AM
I've recently learned to crochet realized my family can only use so many scarves. I found out about Project Linus and I'm about 3/4 of the way through my first baby blanket. I think I can handle making hats but I have yet to master the skill of making things that are supposed to fit specific body parts. I make some killer rectangle shaped things though! Smiley

Can anyone recommend other good organizations who accept donations? A lot if the websites I've found seem woefully out of date and I haven't gotten many responses to emails I've sent to them.

13  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Should I Block before assembling? on: September 14, 2013 10:57:23 AM
I am making the Hexagram Motif blanket from the Mollie Makies Crochet book. It's my first real crochet project. (Nothing like jumping straight into a big project!)

Anyway...I'm using RedHeart Soft yarn (100% acrylic so it's super washable). I've got about 1/3 of the hexes done and I started to think about the assembly. Here are my questions...

1) should I block before putting them together?
2) would it make sense to throw the hexes into lingerie bags and pop them into the washing machine?
3) they're all pretty uniform in size and shape already. Do I need to pin them down?
4) should I throw caution to the wind, assemble them as is, and hope for the best?

Here's a couple of completed hexes so you can see what I'm working with. They're much larger than they should be because I didn't read the instructions first, to know what size hook & yarn to get. Because that's the smart way to do things. Cheesy


14  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Knotted/snagged yarn on: July 11, 2013 01:50:36 PM
I'm brand new to the crochet game. I spent a few days and got the hang of all the basic stitches using plan ol' yarn.

I then decided to jump in and make something with fancy yarn. I picked up some Read Heart Boutique Unforgettable. Its some fuzzy stuff, but so soft and pretty!

Anyway...so I'm working a wave/zig zag/chevron pattern and I had to pull out a couple of rows to redo them. At the very beginning one row, the fuzzy yarn knotted itself up and I cannot get it undone. The way the pattern works, I start a new row by chaining 3 and then doing a couple of double crochets into the first stitch.

With the knot there, there isn't a first stitch to chain into. Can I just do a slip stitch and do my double crochets into that? Does that even make sense? I'm still rough on the terminology.

15  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Halloween Triptych on: October 17, 2011 11:08:05 AM
The amazing Cackle and I decided to do a private swap...in October 2010. Yes...a year ago! I guess you could say we didn't want to be rushed.

Anyway, I came up with this Halloween triptych for her. I can't remember the overall dimensions but I think the openings on the sides are about 4" x 2".
The candles started out as battery operated tea lights. I got the husband to take them apart and put longer wires between the batteries and the light bulbs. I glued the battery housing to the backside of the triptych and pulled the wires up thru some "candles" I made with rolled up paper. (If you click on the picture, it should take you to a larger image)

16  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Spoooooooky witch hat with lot's o'pictures! on: August 08, 2011 02:55:00 PM
Well, maybe not too spooky but I like it anyway. Its chock full of Graphic45 paper and AlphaStamps image goodness.

17  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Circus book on: June 12, 2011 04:04:59 PM
These are some pages I made for a circus book using mostly Graphic 45 papers and images from Alpha Stamps.

I need to make some more to beef up the book a bit.
18  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Steampunk Matchbox on: May 04, 2011 08:37:36 AM
I'm not sure if this is the right place but I'm going for it...
This is the steampunk matchbox I made for nooitaremybirthday.

19  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Spring fairy book on: April 10, 2011 11:20:19 AM
These are pages in a chipboard book. The one that looks like a gate is the cover.

I used paper by Graphic45 and images & other bits from AlphaStamps.
20  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Tiny Circus Tin on: April 10, 2011 11:16:01 AM
This is the tiny tin I did for a weekend swap with Racky. I used a mint tin from Seattle's Best Coffee...its way smaller than an altoid tin.
The little guy inside is hanging from some pieces of thread I glued inside the top.

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