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91  Re: ATC SWAP - Lyrics in The Swap Gallery by Horse Power on: November 20, 2004 02:06:31 PM
I got my cards today from bkrenning4! They are just great ~ Thank you so much! They're based on the song "50 Ways to Leave Your Lover". The first one has a neat textured surface.  My favorite is the second one with the map.  Grin

And these are the ones I sent dixie_terror. They all have 'honey' in the lyrics.(Wild Honey by U2, Tupelo Honey by Van Morrison, & Sugar Sugar by the Archies)

(Sorry they're so blurry, that was the best focus I could get!)
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92  Re: What are Your Favorite Yarns? in Crochet: Discussion and Questions by Horse Power on: November 17, 2004 06:33:09 AM
Thanks for all the replies! I gave up on trying to get to the LYS any time soon, and finally made a trip to JoAnne's.  I found some wonderful Lion Brand Landscapes yarn, 50% wool, called Country Sunset. (is it just me, or does that not really look like a sunset? I would've called it something like Midnight in the Lettuce Garden) Anyway, I've been working on my very first handbag, and I am just loving the texture and color of this yarn. (looks like two skeins is going to do it)  I also bought some Fun Fur in bright grass green, and some forest green Wool-Ease  to go with it. (another purse maybe? a crocheted hat?) And some circular needles so I can try knitting in the round. I forgot one thing though - some white for dyeing. The original thing I was looking for!  (guess I'll have to go back....)

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93  Re: New Knitter Knitalong?? in Knitalongs by Horse Power on: November 17, 2004 06:31:15 AM
OK, I think I'm about done with this scarf, it's getting pretty long. I've enjoyed this project so much! I've learned how to increase, decrease, put loops back on the needle after frogging, do all these different stitches, and I'm much more comfortable with purling. I need some advice, though -  the edges of this thing are very wavy and uneven. Any suggestions on what to do about it? I can fold the edges under and have it look pretty good, but how do I attach/sew/align/cover the back? Should I just roll it up and keep it for reference, or can it still be made into a decent-looking scarf somehow?
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94  Re: Crochet scarf - how to in Crochet: Discussion and Questions by Horse Power on: November 14, 2004 04:35:28 AM
Regarding the Stitch Guide videos going by too fast:
There's the arrow button on the left you click to play, the button that travels across the bottom during play, and two arrow keys pointing left and right on the right.You can grab the traveling button with the mouse and control the speed it advances, or you can click on the pause buttons on the right and go forward or backward frame by frame.

As for those scarves, here's a sample of the drop stitch that I put on my knitting-sampler scarf that I'm making in the New Knitters Knitalong thread (I used #10 needles):

Looks pretty similar to me. I got the instructions from here (and there's a video!):


About the crochet: keep at it! Beppycat explained it great. Try finding different instruction books until you find a good one.  I did figure it out from books many years ago, so it can be done.
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95  Re: New Knitter Knitalong?? in Knitalongs by Horse Power on: November 05, 2004 01:03:22 PM
Hi, I'd like to join in for this: I do a lot of crochet, but not much knitting. I know the basic knit & purl but I need practice on new stitches - the hardest thing for me is keeping track of the numbers. (seems like I count and recount, and still often end a row with a different number of stitches than I started out with...)  I think I do better when I don't have the TV on ...  soon as somebody says a number I lose track of what I'm doing!

So I've started a scarf with the intention of doing the 'different stitches separated by some rows of garter' thing. My first segment was 'seafoam stitch', now I'm getting ready to start with the 'seed stitch'.
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96  Re: Autumn Shawl in Crochet: Discussion and Questions by Horse Power on: October 14, 2004 01:45:30 PM
Oh, and my handy-dandy high-tech  Wink fringe maker ~
carboard box of appropriate width with a slit cut out of the side for the scissors to go through.
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97  Re: Autumn Shawl in Crochet: Discussion and Questions by Horse Power on: October 14, 2004 01:43:37 PM
I finished it today! Hurray! It's LONG, I got a little carried away  Cheesy ~ the lowest fringe brushes my ankles. But I had to make it long  in order to get it wide enough to really cover the arms well. I'm very very happy with how it turned out.   Grin

I found some gorgeous, soft, shimmery yarn in the craft cabinet to use for fringe ~ Lion Brand Homespun "Rococo". 

Some shell edging for the top:
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98  Autumn Shawl in Crochet: Discussion and Questions by Horse Power on: October 09, 2004 10:15:26 AM
Because of the cooler weather I decided yesterday morning that I wanted a new shawl.
Inspired by this great thread:

which contained this link to the great pattern:

I started a shawl with my favorite J hook and some 4-ply worsted Red Heart yarn. (I was hoping the color would be named something exotic, like Cinnamon Latte, but it's just called Tan. Cheesy) Here's what I have so far:

I just LOVE this pattern, the directions were clear and the pattern is easy to remember. After the first couple rows I didn't need to look at the paper and was able to just crochet away. Also, I've never made a shawl that started at the bottom point ~ I like that I don't have to guess how long to make the initial chain like when you start at the top.
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99  Re: Retro Pink Polka Dot Suitcase Revamp! in Completed Projects by Horse Power on: July 18, 2004 07:52:57 AM
Thanks for the pet carrier idea ~ I just spruced up one of my spare cat carriers with a bit of leopard print. Smiley I took the door off to make it a kitty bed rather than a carrier.  I used non-toxic paint of course. (craft store acrylic)

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100  Re: Buttons in What the heck can I do with THIS? by Horse Power on: July 17, 2004 12:14:44 AM
Hi, first post here. Nice to meet you! Smiley

You can use buttons in a mosaic project. I made a flowerpot using a bunch of turquoise colored buttons I found on ebay. When I started to wipe the grout off them  I realized it was going to take all day because the buttons had such a textured surface, so I left them with a bit of grout on. I like the look, it's interesting, like they're part of a wall or something and just peeking through. If you wanted them grout-free, though,  you could use smooth buttons instead.

Pardon the glue blobs on the rim, I tried to attach some plastic cows after I grouted and they didn't stick! Hopefully that will get covered up when I put a plant in the pot!  Grin
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