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I did up swatches in the Herschner's 2 ply, this is the way I remember yarn being. Kiss
I did 4 swatches with different size hooks, all are 4 x 4"

F hook- 21st x 20r
G hook-20st x 20r
H hook-19st x 19r
I hook- 17st x 17r

This yarn would give a good base for cross stitching on.

Actually, I even think sport is too thick for garments. Surprised  I used crochet cotton thread for anything I thought needed to be finer, until I couldn't see it well enough anymore.
Sometimes I would try again with the ww, but I just really don't like it. Tongue Out

So my next project is to work up swatches in tks, and tps to get a feel for the gauge and the drape.

If anyone else has a favorite yarn they'd like me to try, I'm open to suggestions with 2 contingencies.
1. It has to be reasonable in cost and availability, and
2. I can't work with wool


I thought of something last night that may be helpful for now.

The larger the hook you use, the less difference there is between height and width.

For instance, with worsted weight (4) yarn it is possible to get an almost square stitch by using an L or P hook.

Hope that helps.

Super!  Smile  I love dragons, too, so will enjoy seeing how your son's project turns out!  Smile


Is it pretty much the same for showing different types of dogs, or do the different temperaments of the breeds make some much more difficult to deal with than others?

How awful about the poor chihuahua!  Cry  Cats are so territorial and possessive.  I would love to have a bunny, but have heard such nightmares about cats and bunnies together.  And our cat - a rescue - would surely think of a bunny or small dog as an adversary (or food).  Cry  She doesn't even like other cats!

Wow, that's a long time for a dog to stand still...I can't even stand still that long!  Wink

It's nice that some of the judges come to you so you don't have to travel!  Do you think you'll travel more when the kids are older, maybe teach them how to show dogs?  Smile

I think Youth and National Champion sound really cool!  Kiss

I see, so it's kind of like collecting another title to come to the US!

What a great idea, to see a dog show!  Kiss  I spoke to my husband...when our lives calm down, we'll go to a dog show!  Kiss  How exciting...thank you so much for the suggestion!  LOL, you're going to hear me oohing and aahing over the cuteness all  the way in Denmark!  KissWink
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