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    Crochet, anyone?

    Are there any other crocheters out there? That is my main craft-type hobby. I also knit a little (would like to learn more) and dabble in painting on whiteware.

    I am about to start crocheting a baby afghan for my nephew and his wife's first child due in March. Just finished 7 (or was it 8?) afghans so I'm a little spent and need to take a wee break before tackling anything fine like baby yarn.

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    Re: Crochet, anyone?

    I don't do a lot of crochet. I've made a few baby items, but I lose track of where I am when I crochet. I knit a lot, though.

    Do you have a picture you can post of your afghans? I bet they are beautiful!
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    I don't have any pictures to post yet but I'm hoping to soon. I'm in the process of building a website for myself. Gee... you think I'll be online too much? Naahhh!
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    I just started trying to crochet recently. It goes a lot faster than knitting. Haven't mastered it...not even close.

    I took up knitting when I was trying to quit smoking a long while ago. Being a rebel and an impatient one, I made up my own patterns and only made baby clothes because they are smaller and...quicker. Now I kinda figure I'll stick to hats. Still like to rebel and make up my own designs though. Even if they don't always work out. Guess I haven't mastered this either, but I sure have fun.

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    Re: Crochet, anyone?

    Quote Originally Posted by MiwSher
    Are there any other crocheters out there?
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    Re: Crochet, anyone?

    Me, ME!! I do, and have for 30 some years. Mostly baby blankets.
    Coupla years ago, I made one for the baby of a baby I made one for
    27 years ago. That was a really nice feeling, I can tell you.

    It is such a peaceful thing to do.

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    Re: Crochet, anyone?

    Quote Originally Posted by koan
    I just started trying to crochet recently. It goes a lot faster than knitting. Haven't mastered it...not even close.

    I took up knitting when I was trying to quit smoking a long while ago. Being a rebel and an impatient one, I made up my own patterns and only made baby clothes because they are smaller and...quicker. Now I kinda figure I'll stick to hats. Still like to rebel and make up my own designs though. Even if they don't always work out. Guess I haven't mastered this either, but I sure have fun.
    Koan I'm visualizing Speed Knitter buried in yarn and calculus equations!

    There are some very good books on how to design your own knits. Check out Patternworks for a start. Also, there is an affordable computerized design program as well.

    I get really lost in the smoothness of quality wood needles, the softness of good yarn, and the colors of whatever I'm creating. If I finished my projects quickly, I'd just spend more money buying more projects! LOL.

    I have two projects going right now. One is being blocked so I can sew it together (below), and I'm finishing up the last sleeve on the other one.
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    That definately sounds like me!

    I'm visualizing Speed Knitter buried in yarn and calculus equations!


    Have you got the hat to go with the sweater? It looks great.

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    Re: Crochet, anyone?

    I'm glad I found this thread. I taught myself how to crochet when I was about 10 from this really old book (like in the 40s or something). I stopped for a long time and want to start again. I've mainly made small things like nanny squares.

    But does anybody have a nice pattern for baby booties? Thanks in advance.

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    I love crocheting. I learned from my grandma a long time ago. She has been gone for the past ten years. When I was expecting my baby, we had a crochet circle that would meet every thursday night. We all just sat around crocheting, drinking tea or coffee and chatting. What great memories.

    I have a Vanna White crochet book with some gorgeous blankets that I haven't started yet. I crocheted a beautiful baby afaghan from a pattern book that turned out wonderful.

    I have a great pattern for "fun fur scarfs". Its quite easy and the scarfs make great Xmas or birthday gifts.

    If someone is interested, I will post the pattern. Just let know.

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