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I posted one FREE quilting book for Kindle for today...grab it before it's gone!  (Note: you do not need to have an actual Kindle.  If you have a smartphone, you can download a Kindle reader app for FREE...if all you have is a PC, you can download to your PC...and I believe there may also be a way now of completely bypassing any kind of reader app to read directly online - though please don't quote me on that, as I'm not sure.  I find the PC reader to be quite decent for pattern content...since I don't own a Kindle, I can't say how well it works...but I would think a smaller screen would make patterns kind of difficult to read.)

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Astrid,

Did your yarn arrive, hopefully?  (Or is it perhaps a bit early to ask?)  Kiss

I've never seen The Blacklist, but it sounds interesting!

Lucky father-in-law!  Kiss  Please share pics when you're done, if you're so inclined!  Smile

Do you tend to mostly make gifts?  I have to admit, that's what I do...it's so handy to know how to make things people will enjoy!  Kiss

I posted two FREE knitting patterns for Kindle for today...grab them before they're gone!  (Note: you do not need to have an actual Kindle.  If you have a smartphone, you can download a Kindle reader app for FREE...if all you have is a PC, you can download to your PC...and I believe there may also be a way now of completely bypassing any kind of reader app to read directly online - though please don't quote me on that, as I'm not sure.  I find the PC reader to be quite decent for pattern content...since I don't own a Kindle, I can't say how well it works...but I would think a smaller screen would make patterns kind of difficult to read.)

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Melanie,
Ok, I did play with it just a bit yesterday. I only did 3 rounds so far and it measures 3 1/2 inches across, so theoretically the 6 rounds will only be about 7 inches.

This is keeping in mind that my stitches are a bit tight, of course. Wink
I was using an F hook and Caron worsted cotton, so your mileage may vary.

But I do think 7 inches is fine for a round dishcloth. It's the holes in it that I'm not sure about until I get one finished and give it a go. Undecided

It's been a bit crazy around here, so I'm not getting as much crochet time in, what with granddaughter popping in most every day I'm spending more time cooking than anything right now. Kiss

Melanie,
I really like red as well, but the sweater for my granddaughter is red, so I was afraid I'd just be tired of working with it.
I consider purple a neutral (it really does go with about any color), I really don't care much for the earthy neutrals even if they are the "safe" choice.

The dishcloth is a hit. My youngest son still lives at home and it's his job to do the dishes so he got to try it out, he said he especially likes how the bumpy side works like a scrubber.
Looking at the stitch pattern (TKS) he thought it would make a good men's sweater  Wink, I'm taking that as a hint.
I've also made one in TSS and one in TPS now.
I tear things out a lot Tongue Out, if it's not working out the way my mind sees it or if I notice a mistake Undecided, I just can't stand it.

The loop stitch (I don't think it has an abbreviation) is a variation of the SC, where you make a loop on the back of the stitch (I just use my finger).
I've got to figure out how to write those instructions down.
I've been thinking of making a new cover for my dust mop in the loop stitch, one ball of cotton yarn is much less than the cost of a new cover Smile.

I thought about that possibility with a crochet machine Tongue Out, kind of like making bread with a machine, something is lost. Then I thought about it in a commercial sense, it would be great for that.

It's great to dream about having a yarn shop, but I had a shop making and selling natural body products and I can tell you that owning a business entails so many different issues than anyone would ever think, and they all cost.

If I was filthy rich, I'd risk it again, for a yarn shop. Laughing
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