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Wednesday, April 5th, 2017 02:29 pm
Hello! I'm new to Dreamwidth (freshly migrated from LJ, where I was She_of_Emeralds, in case some of you are/were on LJ with me), and just joined this group. I've been crocheting since high school, so about 35 years. I'd love to get to know some of you.

I'm currently working on:

1. a stashbuster afghan for me
2. a toddler blankie for a friend's kid
3. a hat for the wife of another friend
4. a soap-saver
and 5. a nice blue shawl for me. First shawl I will have made, or at least the first one I will have finished. I keep messing things up somehow. So for this one I chose a very simple pattern.

Anyway, hello!
Wednesday, April 5th, 2017 06:52 pm (UTC)
Welcome! I haven't done any crochet in ages but still like to look at pretty photos.
Wednesday, April 5th, 2017 09:43 pm (UTC)
I just finished my first shawl for me. Used the All Shawl, by Doris Chan. Reasonably easy.
Thursday, April 6th, 2017 02:02 am (UTC)
Hey, good to see you here! *hugs*
Thursday, April 6th, 2017 02:28 am (UTC)
Hi there! New DWer, long time LJer. I'm working on a, what was going to be an afghan, but either my tension is too tight, or it will stretch when I block it, baby blanket in my wedding colors. I'm okay with it being a baby blanket, but, ugh that's disappointing! It's a sc chevron. I'm pretty new to crocheting, only about a year off and on. :)
Thursday, April 6th, 2017 04:05 pm (UTC)
I'm really disappointed, I may rip it out, because it's really small. I measured the foundation chain and it was the size of a large throw, I'm a little miffed that the pattern didn't mention that shrink allowance should be made, I looked several times for those instructions. :( Sorry to complain to you! Nobody else in my life crochets. :) <3
Thursday, April 6th, 2017 04:42 am (UTC)
Hello! I made a baby blanket for someone's newborn recently (though since then, I've knitted, mostly).
Friday, April 7th, 2017 02:40 pm (UTC)
Aw, that's great. I hope she enjoys! (My child did understand limitedly when something had been made for her, around that age.)
Saturday, April 15th, 2017 12:00 pm (UTC)
*waves hello* I just found this comm, and I'm really glad! I just finished a star ripple afghan, using one of those colour cake yarns (Premier Sweet Roll was the brand.) I'm not sold on the really abrupt colour changes, but it did make the stripes interesting and random.
Edited (remembered i had a crochet icon!) 2017-04-15 12:00 pm (UTC)
Tuesday, April 18th, 2017 11:53 pm (UTC)
Hi! I've started a ripple afghan. Originally, it was for stashbusting, but I'm only doing 5 colors... and I think I'm going to have to buy more yarn to complete the afghan. Typical ;)
Wednesday, April 19th, 2017 10:22 am (UTC)
Hi! I keep forgetting this comm is here. Currently, I'm making a (very simple) baby blanket, which I started on the weekend, as well as trying to finish up some non-crochet projects.
Thursday, April 20th, 2017 12:30 am (UTC)
Activity would be good!

There was a time where crochet was my craft. And then a friend tempted me to the dark side (quilting), and I spend equal time on that..