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11  Re: 2008 12" Squares ~ FEB in Crochetalongs by yelley on: February 01, 2008 09:04:44 PM
sorcha, she's perfect! congratulations! great name too.

here's my square... i was so hesitant about this pattern because it's definitely not something i would have picked, but now that i have it worked up i like it a lot! of course that just might be because of my color scheme.... i like that the hearts look like a shamrock in mine.

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12  Re: Magic Yarn Ball Round 7 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by yelley on: January 29, 2008 03:38:27 PM
pictures! i unwrapped the ball right away... like i could wait...
here's everything together! (minus one caramel nip that i ate right away...)

closeup of the awesome sushi stitchmarkers and magnets myklia made for me! what an awesome idea to use orange seed beads as ikura!

some of myklia's inchies on a notebook

a knitted washcloth with a leaf on it! i love leaves ^_^

i also got a necklace that myklia made, a cute frame and flowers for scrapbooking, some stickers, post-its (awesome for pattern marking), a row counter, a keychain measuring tape, some gorgeous chopsticks, lotion for my extremely dry skin, a button that i love and will find something awesome to put it on, and some other stuff that is awesome too!

the pattern she sent is for a crocheted slouchy hat with bobbles on it. she also sent a K hook for me to make it with... now i have maybe 5 K hooks! can never have too many! the yarn she sent is wool ease chunky in an awesome shade of green, which is funny because i sent her wool ease chunky too...

thanks for an awesome package, myklia! ^_^
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13  knitty french market bag <3<3<3 in Knitting: Completed Projects by yelley on: January 24, 2008 07:20:36 PM
this was my first felting project and i was terrifed but i am in love with this bag. it's still drying, hence the walmart bags stuffed in it. i used joann's sensations kashmira wool, which takes a lot to felt it seems. two and a half runs through the washer. i didn't mod the pattern much except to add 1 row stripes every 10 rows and knit the bag long enough to have 5 pinstripes.

thanks for looking! ^_^
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14  Re: Magic Yarn Ball Round 7 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by yelley on: January 22, 2008 06:39:06 PM
that is an awesome needle roll. i might wist that...

yay i'm glad you liked it myklia! i have a couple closeup pictures of the things i made, because i'm really proud of them ^_^
the stitchmarkers:

the dishcloth and scrubby:

the frog, which my boyfriend and i named cedric ^_^:

i am super excited to recieve my package... myklia mailed it already!

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15  hello kitty nursery in Interior Decorating: Completed Projects by yelley on: January 16, 2008 07:31:44 AM
i painted these wall murals as a gift for my mom/baby sister. my parents went totally insane and had another kid about 4 years ago.... right after their other two daughters were grown up and moved out! crazy. it's been almost 5 years since i actually did this, but i forgot about posting pictures here until just now!

it took me a week plus another weekend, painting most of the day, with a couple people helping to fill in solid areas before i shaded them. i'm so happy with the results though... even i didn't think they would turn out this good!

thanks for looking!
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16  Re: Oblique (from Knitty) Along? in Knitalongs by yelley on: January 14, 2008 01:18:10 PM
more progress pics... done with one sleeve and about halfway (maybe?) done with the back!

i love how it's turning out so far and i love working on it even more now that i have my new harmony needles ^_^
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17  Re: Can Anyone Convert This in Crochet: Discussion and Questions by yelley on: January 05, 2008 08:54:48 PM
okay yvonne, i made a sample and took some pictures... hopefully these will help you make this hat! mine is miniature sized and done in double crochet... for the real hat i would do the hat portion in single crochet and the band in another pattern... maybe seed stitch.

so here's the hat part, worked up to where you want to start the band. i'd say that the band should be at least the bottom 2 inches of the hat.

now from here is where you make the chain to start your button band. i made mine long enough to cover about 1/6 of the hat circumference plus the chains needed for turning. mine is double crochet, so 3 turning chains, but for single crochet it is just 1

from here the band will be worked flat, so turn and start working back across that row until you get to the last chain for the band

now you are back to the hat portion... just keep working the row back around the whole hat

when you get to the last stitch of the hat portion, just stop there and it should look like this now

now make your turning chains, turn the work and start working back across the row

now you're back to the other end of the hat band

you can see how the band will fold over the other portion and be buttoned in place later

as for the buttonhole, i worked the next row in single crochet to show how i would do it. if you're using a different stitch for the band then make your fist few stitches in that. first work a few stitches of the hat band, then chain 2 or 3, depends on the size of the button you want to use

now skip the same number of stitches that you chained and keep working the rest in your pattern stitch. here's the finished buttonhole

then on the next row just work in the buttonhole chains as if they were normal stitches. continue working rows until the buttonband is as wide as you want.

hope that is a little clearer!

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18  square pattern testers, please! in Crochet: Discussion and Questions by yelley on: January 03, 2008 08:22:56 AM
hello friends,

i'm working on a pattern that incorporates a 5" square motif and i wanted it to be completely original, so i made my own square pattern. trouble is it makes sense to me, but i'm not sure if it would make sense to anyone else. so would anyone be willing to test my pattern for me? check for errors, things that don't make sense, suggest ways to improve it... i've only written out simple patterns before.

it is a small square, only 8 rounds, it takes me about 20 minutes to work one up. the finished dimensions are only 5 inches on each side, but that's because i used paton's grace mercerized cotton and an E hook. i just need to know if the pattern is written clearly, so you can use any kind of yarn and hook to test it out. i guess it is a kind of advanced pattern because it uses trc and dtrc. it turns out a little wonky, but it blocks to a square shape no problem.

i'd really appreciate it if a few people would volunteer to test it for me! pm me with your email address if you're interested and i'll send you the pattern.


here's a picture of what the finished, blocked square should look like:
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19  Re: 2008 12" Squares ~ JAN in Crochetalongs by yelley on: January 01, 2008 03:35:21 PM
so i lied... i will start on this today! i am using some vanna's choice in pea green that i was planning on using for a knitted block afghan i am making, but i decided to not use this color. i used the yarn recommended J hook, so my square is a little bit bigger than 12 inches...

this picture is truer to the color of the yarn...
but this picture shows the texture of the square better

i left a long tail of yarn attached to the square for sewing them together later. i can't wait to see all of your finished squares!
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20  Re: Oblique (from Knitty) Along? in Knitalongs by yelley on: December 23, 2007 07:45:54 PM
i am maybe 2/3 of the way through one sleeve... it's going slow because i'm not really in a hurry to finish it so i only work on it on my breaks at work and during my knitting group. i'm using lion cotton ease in taupe... the picture is a lot darker than the yarn really is, but it's the only picture i could get that showed the stitch pattern.

i skipped that folded cuff thing because i hate folded cuffs. i think i might have also misread the pattern and did the moss stitch wrong... maybe. meh, i like it the way it is, so i don't really care! ^_^
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