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December 19th, 2005 - LJ Crochet Community Archive — LiveJournal

About December 19th, 2005

Slippers, revisited 12:38 am
Well, I finished my second pair of slippers today. This Christmas, I am crocheting slippers for everyone on my list (well, at least if I can get them done!) I've been crocheting like mad for two days, and I now have two pairs done. Luckily, I am a college student on semester break, so I have all the time in the world to do this.

For this pair, I used this pattern, but I'm really bad about making stitches really tight, so I had to add a few rows and increase like crazy around the ankle cuff to make it work. I think it turned out well...

What do you think?Collapse )

Homespun 01:24 pm
Thanks to lisaizme for turning me on the the Crystallite hooks for Homespun. I bought the complete set. It sure made a difference using those with Homespun. I made 4 scarves for my husband's office girls over the weekend. I also splurged and bought myself a digital camera Saturday (self Christmas present) so now I can photo my STUFF.....
Current Mood: accomplishedaccomplished

04:02 pm
Im so irritated. I've been working on a hat for my mom for like 3 days now. I finished it today and was super excited that it turned out, except it was a little big, so I washed it, hoping that it would shrink up a little bit. It shrunk up a little but not enough.... grrrr.... AND when I washed it, it got all floppy like, which I wouldn't mind, but my mom wanted a stiffer brim... Blahh... The problem was that I did a hat similar a few weeks back except it was going to be a base ball type cap, which turned out well except it was WAY too small because I have such a tight stitch so I figured Id go up a few hook sizes on moms to see if that helped. What I didn't realize was that I went up 5 hook sizes, but didn't notice till I was over half way done with it. GRRR... She's wearing it now because she says her head is cold, but I told her I'd see what I can do to fix it. I don't really know what I can to tho... blahh.
Just a slight vent... thanx for listening... :)
Current Mood: irritatedirritated

list of good causes to crochet for 08:08 pm
In case you haven't seen the magazine "Simply Creative Crochet" (from Better Homes & Gardens), the more-or-less current issue has a list of charities. Herewith the general gist of their 2-page article, "Hook Up With a Good Cause":

¤ Snuggles Project from Hugs for Homeless Animals - crocheted security blankets bring warmth and comfort to shelter animals worldwide. www.h4ha.org
¤ Heartmade Blessings: Operation Purple Heart - goal is to send a comfort afghan to every family who has lost a love one in Iraq or Afghanistan; you can donate yarn or completed 6-inch or 12-inch squares. www.heartmadeblessings.org
¤ Operation Toasty Toes - crochet slippers for members of America's armed forces serving overseas. www.operationtoastytoes8.gobot.com
¤ local efforts including Pittsburgh, PA chapter of the National Council of Jewish Women, crocheting hats, scarves, mittens and blankets for women's shelters; Community Yarn Creations in Lynwood, Washington create items for multiple local agencies. www.communityyarncreations.org
Current Mood: creativecreative
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