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1  circles to squares afghan opinions in Crochet: Discussion and Questions by little.mrs.sunshine on: April 25, 2008 10:58:53 PM

I've been making the circle to squares afghan from the lion brand website free patterns.  Its a great project and moves fast.  However, i used DK not worsted for my project, because I was stash busting, so it turned out a little smaller than I need it to.  I want it to fit a single bed and have room to "fall" a little at the sides.

Here are some pics of it so far.  One is it on my king size bed (I have a very tall husband lol)

I would like some opinions on a few things please, to help me make up my mind.
1. Should I crochet another whole blanket?
2. If I do, how should I expand it?  It needs to stay fairly long and thin.  Should I just try to arrange the squares at the sides and pick the best?
3. I changed the pattern so I used more colours.  I used a random stripe generator to help me pick the colour changes for the little squares, then reversed the colours to get the colour changes for the larger squares (16sml, 5 med, 3 lge).  I am trying to decide whether to
a) simply repeat the squares that I have already done,
b) reverse the colours but keep them the same size,
c) reverse the colours but make some med, lge, and some lge, medium, OR
d) come up with new stripes and follow the "pattern" above.
4) I'm also dithering with how to stitch them up.  You're "meant" to have the same outer colour, making it easy to stitch, but I was thinking of crocheting the squares together, but wasn't sure whether to add another colour, possibly a straw/hay colour?

Sorry for all the questions, I just find it hard to make up my mind sometimes!  Thank you!
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2  Dish cloth bouquet in Knitting: Completed Projects by little.mrs.sunshine on: December 28, 2007 09:19:09 AM
My mum likes knitted dishclothes.  When I was making them for myself, she told me she would always be happy to have some.  I know this may sound like a rubbish present, but I did offer her a jumper of her choice!!!  After seeing the baby sock bouquets, and a crocheted cupcake scarf on here, I decided that the dishclothes would look fab done up like roses in a bouquet.  And she loved it!

The dishclothes are just basic garter stitch, and they have wire wrapped around the bottom to keep them rolled.  They are mounted on ash twigs.  There are a 1/2 dozen dishclothes, and four twigs of holly from the lane near my house to set them off.  I was going to buy some artificial flowers but a) I could find any nice ones for a reasonable price b) I think the holly works fine.

I hope you like it - thanks for looking!  Cheesy

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3  seija set with navy in Projects from The Happy Hooker by Debbie Stoller by little.mrs.sunshine on: November 15, 2007 08:19:54 AM
Yes, I know, I have bowed to convention in making this blanket for a boy-baby-to-be, but please don't cast me out into the wilderness, there will be plenty gender specific challenging when I eventually have my own babies.  And this baby's big sis is getting a truck for her birthday so maybe that balances things out?  Anyway, here's my sejia set, I think it looks a bit like a university scarf - if you look at the wip you might see what I mean!  I'm going to do a matching beanie hat for the father, it was my Oh's idea and I think it would be really cute.

Hope you like it, and thanks for looking  Wink

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4  Heather FrouFrou in Projects from The Happy Hooker by Debbie Stoller by little.mrs.sunshine on: November 06, 2007 09:34:49 AM

I finished my froufrou a few weeks ago, but its taken me a while to get pictures sorted out.  I did it in Sirdar Aran with 20% wool, which didn't give it as good a drape as I'd hoped, but I think it'll be ok.  Its for my mother in law for Christmas, she is a slightly different shape to me so I think it'll fit her better.  I have got a couple of ends that I haven't woven in yet and I'm yet to find a brooch to fasten it.  It was an ok project, like others have said a little repetitive but I quite like projects like that!  I'm not 100% happy with it, mainly because it seems a little neat even though my gauge gave me plenty of room but fingers crossed mil will like it.

Sorry for the midriff and the scraggy hair!!

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5  Not christmas stocking socks! in Crochet: Completed Projects by little.mrs.sunshine on: November 06, 2007 09:24:46 AM
I started these socks in april for my mum as a belated mothers day present.  I did one - ok but not brilliant.  But oh my word has the second one taken a long time!  The pattern was very repetitive and I wasn't keen on the "measure so many inches from the start" method, I'd much rather count rows.  The second one is on the left and is the better of the two, but I am lazy and didn't want to frog the first. Never mind.  It is made in Lion brand woolease thick and quick in Cranberry, and is the Country Cottage sock pattern from the lion brand website.  They should be cosy for my mum as she pads around her boyfriends farm! Hope you like!

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6  Re: Star Baby Blanket~Along in Crochetalongs by little.mrs.sunshine on: October 14, 2007 01:57:32 AM
Finished my blanket!  It curls a little because I mixed the different weights of yarn, I think if I was doing that again I would use two different hooks to try and even it out.  I think ideally i'd have done a final set of 9 rows of rainbow, but it would have been huge then, and to be honest I wanted to finish it, even though it was fun to do.  Hope you like it!

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7  Re: Star Baby Blanket~Along in Crochetalongs by little.mrs.sunshine on: October 01, 2007 01:27:05 AM
Hi, I need some advice on where to go from here with this star blanket.  I like the rainbow colours but my husband thinks they're too busy - its a blanket for a friend.  Now I can't decide.  I'm also trying to make up my mind whether to do more rows of black, or more rows of colour before doing another row of black, or whether to alternate them from now on.  What do you think?  I'm in an indecisive mood and I need some opinions to help me make up my mind - please help!  Here is the work in progress:


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8  Please help - trying to sort yarns for a star afghan in Crochet: Discussion and Questions by little.mrs.sunshine on: September 30, 2007 11:42:29 AM
I started this blanket this morning and its coming along well.  But My
husband hates the rainbow colours and so its hard to get his advice.  I decided to temper the rainbow "busyness" by adding the black, but the black is a thicker yarn than the rainbow and I can't decide whether it sits right. I think its ok.  I am trying to decide whether to do another row or two of rainbow before I do more black,or whether to alternate black and rainbow from now on.  What do you think?  And should I use a lighter weight yarn for the black?  Here are the pics of the wip, the colours appear much darker than they are in "real life":

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9  Re: Dragons Rule! in Amigurumi: Completed Projects by little.mrs.sunshine on: July 25, 2007 12:10:20 PM
Had a go at a dragon for my friends birthday - he is a little lob-sided, his feet are different sizes etc.  I was going to redo these bits but my friend said it would make him more cute so I've left him as he is.  Need to work on the tail application though... Undecided  Thanks for this pattern!

I found it quite hard work and fiddly but hopefully my friend will like him  Wink (he is yet to get a name!)
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10  yet another fbb! in Projects from The Happy Hooker by Debbie Stoller by little.mrs.sunshine on: June 01, 2007 02:26:12 AM
Hi - I have just finished this fbb - although it does need lining and the flower and stitching attached properly  Wink

hope you like!

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