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6711  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Granny's Daughters Swap Round 2- Signups Jan. 3-24, 2009; Sendouts Feb 21, 2009 on: January 19, 2009 07:37:26 PM
I started a discussion thread for the motif swap!

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=288053.0

I listed some questions based on what was already said here... but add something if I missed it Wink

And myklia, I'm thinking that you could do it without a problem. We'd be there to help you out! And, if you get stuck on what the pattern says, someone can definitely translate for you Wink Plus, it'd be good practice to try a pattern without a big investment...
6712  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Crochet Motif Swap on: January 19, 2009 07:33:45 PM
Official Swap Post: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=293026.0


So... over at the Granny's Daughters Swap the topic of crocheting shapes other than squares came up. And, inspired by this amazing motif blanket, the idea of a motif swap came up...

A couple of questions to start things off:

Would you rather have one partner and send them several different motifs?
Notes: You might have a better chance at requesting certain colors
You'd save on postage
You'd have to find multiple motif patterns

Or several partners and you send the same motif to each person?
Notes: You'd have a hard time getting specific colors and might have to take what you can get (or maybe limit your request to a "not this color" kind of thing)
You'd have more postage...
You'd only have to do one motif

I was thinking of starting after the Granny's Daughters Swap is over... so sign-ups in late February, send outs in March

If one partner/several motifs is preferred... how many motifs?
If many partners/one motif is preferred... how many partners?

What else are you thinkin'?
6713  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Granny's Daughters Swap Round 2- Signups Jan. 3-24, 2009; Sendouts Feb 21, 2009 on: January 19, 2009 07:21:14 PM

Is it Beyond the Square Crochet Motifs by Edie Eckman? I love that book, and am so excited to get working on it.

I'm definitely in on a motif swap.  Smiley

Hmmm... i don't think that's it, but I could be wrong... wait... let me run upstairs to check (assuming I can find it of course)................................................ Found it! Which is a miracle... It's 201 Crochet Motifs, Blocks, Projects and Ideas by Melody Griffiths

And, myklia, I thought about colors, and I'm thinking it'll be kind of like this swap... you get what you get... I'm thinking I'll join mine together with black...Or maybe we could do color groups... but that might make it crazy...

So, I guess I'll go open the discussion thread now...
6714  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Granny's Daughters Swap Round 2- Signups Jan. 3-24, 2009; Sendouts Feb 21, 2009 on: January 19, 2009 04:41:39 PM
Oh yeah, there is the infamous crochet a rectangle that I have yet to successfully conquer without it looking like a trapezoid.  I know, practice, practice, practice.

Don't forget your turning chain!

And liberal use of stitch markers... I still have trouble making a rectangular rectangle...
6715  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Granny's Daughters Swap Round 2- Signups Jan. 3-24, 2009; Sendouts Feb 21, 2009 on: January 19, 2009 03:50:02 PM


Now that would be cool to make... maybe we could each make a bunch of one motif and send them to a bunch of folks... or something... I'll have to think about it and then maybe start a topic about it...


Id totally be down with that!

Yay! Okay... let me get one ancient swap off of my plate, and then I'll start a discussion thread for this one... By the end of the week, I think... I'll post a link to it here...
6716  CROCHET / Crochetalongs / Re: 2009 12" Squares- January on: January 19, 2009 02:47:28 PM
The other thing to watch out for when using different types of yarn in one project is the washing instructions.  You might want to swatch the different yarns to see if they shrink at all when washed... the last thing you want is for your yarns to shrink at different rates the first time you wash your blanket. ^_^

Good point! I hadn't thought of that...
6717  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Granny's Daughters Swap Round 2- Signups Jan. 3-24, 2009; Sendouts Feb 21, 2009 on: January 19, 2009 02:44:44 PM
I tried to learn to knit, and had a whole slew of older ladies helping me, but I got so frustrated when I made a mistake and couldn't fix it... or didn't notice until several rows later. As much as I love the look of hand-knitted stuff, I'm sticking with crochet Wink

And, I have a book of crochet motifs- it has triangles and hexagons, swirls and paisleys in it!

A triangle & hexagon swap would be fun... maybe after this one...

I'd also like to make a random motif afghan... there was one posted a while back in red, black, grey and white that was just awesome... wait...I found it: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=178328.0

Now that would be cool to make... maybe we could each make a bunch of one motif and send them to a bunch of folks... or something... I'll have to think about it and then maybe start a topic about it...

6718  CROCHET / Crochetalongs / Re: 2009 12" Squares- January on: January 19, 2009 02:28:41 PM
You go, silverfisch! Your square looks great! And, you understood it well enough to help out someone- I knew you could do it Wink

And, Hellga, you should have no problem finishing this square- it's pretty quick! As for different weights, it might affect the final size of the square, and the overall uniformity to the feel of the completed afghan, but those are minor. The only thing I'd consider would be switching the size of the hook if you change to a different weight yarn, otherwise, you could end up with rounds that are too tight or too loose, if that makes any sense...
6719  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Granny's Daughters Swap Round 2- Signups Jan. 3-24, 2009; Sendouts Feb 21, 2009 on: January 19, 2009 07:32:37 AM
I'm going to head outside to try out the new snowblower, once I get it assembled, and then later today I might work on a stack of end weaving...
6720  CROCHET / Crochetalongs / Re: 2009 12" Squares- January on: January 19, 2009 07:27:37 AM
This bumm leg is not going to keep me down! hehe  Grin. I got my mom to drive me to Hobby Lobby yesterday, I do think DH might have needed a break... I got my yarn! yeah and I got one square done but I want to make another before I post so maybe tomorow I might have it finished, yeah!

Yay! Nothing like shopping for yarn to lift the spirits Wink

Ooh, this looks like fun! I think I'll need instructions on how to join them together at the end though. I've only made a giant square blanket before... Is it hard?

There are several ways to join them together... but I've never tried it either Grin I've been a little bit afraid, for some reason...

I've been wanting to make an afghan for the year and a half I've been crocheting, but always delay it... this is the perfect thing for me! I'm joining right now!

I don't know if I will be able to read the patterns, but I'll do my best... *gets yarn & hook*

If you get stuck, there are plenty of folks here who can help. And, this pattern has a nice easy repeat, so once you get the hang of it, you won't need to read the pattern anymore (until the end... but that's easy, too!).

knkurz, I love your color choices! Your afghan will look fabulous when it's done!

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