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Old 04-01-2011, 11:20 AM   #181
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You betcha! That's just what I do.
Okay, now I understand. Doesn't the yarn get tangled?
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Old 04-01-2011, 11:28 AM   #182
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Okay, now I understand. Doesn't the yarn get tangled?
No, I never really have a problem with the yarn getting tangled. I use the skeins that pull from the center or wind my own that way, so the skeins are pretty manageable. Every once in a great while I might have to shift one, but I seem to get along okay most of the time.

I can't wait to wear the Channel sweater. It's a yummy mild persimmon color. Almost good enough to eat.
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Old 04-02-2011, 09:15 AM   #183
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Do-Over

The new cupholder I made is a little too loose for the cup, but the idea was really cute, so today I'll redo it.

It only took about an hour and I have plenty of yarn.

Now all I have to do is find something worth watching on TV.
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Old 04-02-2011, 05:52 PM   #184
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i'm cutting out the pattern pieces for the easter dresses. i know, i know, but that is how i like to work. a bit anal but works for me. lol
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Old 04-02-2011, 07:23 PM   #185
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i'm cutting out the pattern pieces for the easter dresses. i know, i know, but that is how i like to work. a bit anal but works for me. lol
Don't feel bad. I love working under a deadline!
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Old 04-02-2011, 08:09 PM   #186
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i'm cutting out the pattern pieces for the easter dresses. i know, i know, but that is how i like to work. a bit anal but works for me. lol
I was taught to cut the pattern pieces first, then iron them. I was told that doing this allowed me to have a more precise cutting with the fabric.
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Old 04-02-2011, 11:44 PM   #187
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katie, wasn't taught that. i taught myself to sew about 25 years ago. it just seemed the right thing to do. especially with all the multi sizes on patterns these days. briefly in a class at school i was taught talior tacks. never ever use them nor do i baste except with pins. these are simple patterns so am sure i have plenty of time to finsh them.
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Old 04-03-2011, 01:14 AM   #188
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i'm cutting out the pattern pieces for the easter dresses. i know, i know, but that is how i like to work. a bit anal but works for me. lol
Babe, not sure why you are chastising yourself? Is it because you are cutting out the pattern pieces? Why wouldn't you?

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Old 04-03-2011, 03:33 AM   #189
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Okay, when we started this thread I was crocheting two baby afghans at once because there were two babies being born close together and because I get bored doing the same thing all the time. Also, one was squares and the other one piece so it depended on where I was crocheting which project worked better.

Then I think I shared I started a third one because I decided I liked the wool on the one piece for myself and got a different wool for that one. Well, a new baby is just around the corner, so, you guessed it. As I am almost ready to put together my squares afghan, I am starting number 4 so it will be done BEFORE the baby is born for a change!

I still promise to have pictures as each one is done. I have each in a separate eco bag from the grocery store so I can keep them straight! There is a 5th baby but DH has told me I can't buy the wool for that one until I have at least two done!
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Old 04-03-2011, 05:47 AM   #190
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I have a pattern for a beautiful baby afghan, it's star shaped and shades from white to yellow to peach to pink to violet to blue to green (I think that's the progression, been a while since I've done one). You start out with white in the center with 2 strands, then 1 strand of yellow/1 of white, then 2 strands yellow, then 1 strand yellow/1 strand peach, 2 strands peach, etc progressing thru the different colors. I'll send the pattern if anybody wants it. Goes pretty fast too.

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