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Old 02-16-2011, 05:00 PM   #91
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Thank you for letting us see this beautiful piece of work, CharlieD.
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Old 02-16-2011, 10:23 PM   #93
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Charlie, This is absolutely beautiful. It is truly a work of art.

I haven't checked in for awhile, but am working hard on my 2 afghans. Both babies (boys) have been born with one shower being next Thursday and the other one to be held the week after. I will post pictures when the are finished. Be forewarned, neither one is your typical baby blanket! Oh, and I have found out there are two more babies coming this summer!
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Old 02-16-2011, 10:53 PM   #94
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Charlie, This is absolutely beautiful. It is truly a work of art.

I haven't checked in for awhile, but am working hard on my 2 afghans. Both babies (boys) have been born with one shower being next Thursday and the other one to be held the week after. I will post pictures when the are finished. Be forewarned, neither one is your typical baby blanket! Oh, and I have found out there are two more babies coming this summer!
I can't wait to see them.
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Old 02-18-2011, 11:56 AM   #95
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Finally I figured out what to crochet next. I've been feeling that something was missing to my days and realized that it was crochet.

I had decided to redo my color scheme decorations for spring, which is easy to do as I have no curtains (just vertical blinds).

My last scheme was based on a placemat with a predominately red color plus several other colors (stripes). I got several of the placemats and put them on shelves with a couple of inches hanging down, plus one for under my laptop serving tray that I found for the computer, so it wouldn't scratch my desktop.

Then, I crocheted a couple of bookcase top runners to match.

I looked at the placemats yesterday, and they had the same kind and pattern, but in shades of green with yellow, tan and even a couple of thin stripes of the red. I bought 4 of them, and replaced the red ones, plus I bought a fake flower bouquet in mixed yellows and cream to replace the ones I used for the red scheme in a pottery vase.

Amazingly I have all the colors I need except for a light and medium green. I know Walmart has the light green, and if they don't have a suitable medium green I think I can get away without it.

It ought to keep me busy for a week more or less. Anyway I have enough to get started and am scheduled for another Walmart trip next Tuesday when I can pick up the other green(s).
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So, Z, what are you actually crocheting? A lap blanket or throw? I am very interested!

Oh, you made a comment awhile back that you don't like doing squares because of all the ends that have to be darned in. Well, I don't! I just crochet them in as I work. They never show and are very secure. There are some of course that I have to end up doing with a needle, but even the ones in the tiny centres are easy - I just pull them up through a stitch to the next row and then lay it top of the lower row and crochet over it.

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Old 02-18-2011, 01:21 PM   #97
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So, Z, what are you actually crocheting? A lap blanket or throw? I am very interested!

Oh, you made a comment awhile back that you don't like doing squares because of all the ends that have to be darned in. Well, I don't! I just crochet them in as I work. They never show and are very secure. There are some of course that I have to end up doing with a needle, but even the ones in the tiny centres are easy - I just pull them up through a stitch to the next row and then lay it top of the lower row and crochet over it.

Just a tip!
I'm inbetween projects and getting ready to start a couple of bookcase top runners to match the new color scheme of the placemats. See above post.

Thanks for the tip.
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I'm inbetween projects and getting ready to start a couple of bookcase top runners to match the new color scheme of the placemats. See above post.

Thanks for the tip.
I was actually asking because I read about your beautiful colour scheme but didn't see what you are making. I can't wait to see it! We can pretend like we are sitting together doing our crochet projects over a cup of tea!
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I was actually asking because I read about your beautiful colour scheme but didn't see what you are making. I can't wait to see it! We can pretend like we are sitting together doing our crochet projects over a cup of tea!
I didn't get a camera yet, but maybe next month, maybe. I really wouldn't need it except for things like posting pix, so I'll check into a little keychain camera I might even be able to get this month. If it is compatible with my laptop.

I'll be back a Walmart Tuesday with 2 hours to spend. I already did my big shopping yesterday, and am just picking up more yarn and a turkey so I'll have plenty of time to talk to the clerk at the electronics counter.
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