SparkPeople Crocheters: Hooked on Healthy! Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=8532 A team for crocheters, originally created for members of a popular online crochet community -- but happily open to all who wield a hook and yarn! SparkPeople Crocheters: Hooked on Healthy! Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/nav_logo_v3.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=8532 Returning to SP http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x8532x58423886 Hi, <BR> <BR> I'm Kat and I've been a member of SP for a few years, though I have been inactive for quite a while. Due to stress and drama in my life I regained everything that I've lost before and then some. So know I'm back and trying to once more lead a healthy life. <BR> <BR> I absolutely love crocheting. I taught myself a few years ago by doing amigurumis. Currently I'm working on a dress for me. Fri, 4 Jul 2014 00:39:56 EST Hello from Ohio http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x8532x58325054 My name is Bethany and I"m back from a few years ago. I lost all my info. i love to crochet and hats are my favorite. I try to make one a week at least but sometimes I dont have time. I need to lose weight and try to use crochet to keep my hands busy instead of munching. Hope to meet some fun people that I can check in with regularly. <BR> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 16:11:11 EST Graduation = More Fun Times http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x8532x58114085 Greetings! My name is Aubrey, and as of two weeks from this evening, I will officially be a graduate of nursing school! <BR> <BR> After spending years of college working tirelessly toward my degree, I am greatly looking forward to having more time doing things that I enjoy as well as focusing on my health. It's been literally years since I've created anything with yarn, and I look forward to changing this. Thu, 5 Jun 2014 00:02:34 EST Commuting again -- and crocheting http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=305x8532x58104580 Life happens and I just moved to a new location and am able to take a train into work. 40 minutes of crocheting in a relatively quiet environment. <BR> <BR> I got 2 inches of a new project done this morning. Wed, 4 Jun 2014 07:48:51 EST Darlene from Top-of-TX http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x8532x58028654 Hi! I'm Darlene and I love to crochet. Don't know if I can handle another team right now, but I saw this team on a friends page and thought I would give it a try. <BR> <BR> I am nearing 60 years of age this year, and will celebrate 39 years of life with my husband who is my best friend. We raised 3 children together and have been blessed with 12 grands, and 2 step greats we have not met yet but love as our own. <BR> <BR> Right now I am doing a lot of crocheting for our local CareNet Pregna... Wed, 28 May 2014 15:19:54 EST Hi I'm Lisa http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x8532x58004268 I love to crochet & since my mom died last year on Mother's Day & I no longer help care for her I can get back to my crocheting & work on losing more weight. I design most of my own patterns. Right now I am getting ready to start designing & crocheting a dress for my old Cabbage Patch Doll. I have one that was hand made by the mother of a friend of my Aunt Annie. I got to name her & her name is Sara. I will post pictures to my page as I go along so you can see what it looks like. Mon, 26 May 2014 13:59:07 EST Help! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=305x8532x57849291 I am trying to reply to the "What are you working on" topic.... I clicked on "Reply" but that replies to the last message; I clicked on "Subscribe to this Topic" but that didn't do anything; how do I add my message to this thread? Mon, 12 May 2014 16:42:48 EST Hi! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x8532x57837488 Posted accidentally and can't figure out how to delete <em>2</em> Sun, 11 May 2014 16:25:35 EST Anyone used those slip on pads for hooks? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2910x8532x57749565 I'm getting where I need to have some padding for my thread hooks. Just saw that Bates or Boye is making tubes that slip over the hook end. Reminded me of those tubes to slip over pencils for kids. <BR> <BR> ANyone ever used these? Sun, 4 May 2014 07:52:53 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x8532x57633572 Newbie to Spark people. Not sure if I'm posting this the right way. I've been on this site for an hour now and am a little overwhelmed. Anyhow, I crochet and knit and I'm currently working on the afghans, 2 pair of socks and a sweater. I'm a nurse and live in Illinois. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 19:36:03 EST Looking for a discontinued yarn http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2910x8532x57629677 I started making a sweater and don't have enough yarn. And of course it is long been discontinued. It is Reynolds Capri Tweed yarn it is a acrylic, tweed, rayon blend and the color I need is a royal blue. I don't have the exact color number with me right now. If any of you have this in your stash, and are willing to part with it. I'm in the market for at least 6-8 balls. <BR> <BR> thanks for looking Thu, 24 Apr 2014 12:22:27 EST What is your biggest challenge?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17919x8532x57622431 What are you finding is your biggest challenge right now? Are you finding it hard to find time or motivation to exercise? Maybe you just can't bring yourself to drink more water? <BR> <BR> My biggest challenge is to not eat anything after dinner. After the kids are in bed, the husband is back in his man cave, I am in the living room by myself watching tv or reading, or crocheting, maybe even playing on the internet like I am now. I really want to go in the kitchen and see what there is out t... Wed, 23 Apr 2014 22:25:02 EST tracker http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x8532x57621025 I ordered my fitbit yesterday and waiting for it to arrive tomorrow....I can't wait <BR> <em>244</em> <em>521</em> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 20:24:31 EST Welcome our new leader PHOENIXREBIRTH http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8532x57603348 I am pleased to announce that PHOENIXREBIRTH (Jenny) has agreed to become our new leader. <BR> Welcome Jenny and thank you for helping our team Tue, 22 Apr 2014 10:48:28 EST Hi from Boston http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x8532x57582602 My name is Janet. I am a retired teacher. I love to crochet. I belong to a "crochet-knit' group. I am so happy crocheting is alive & well. So happy to join this group. <em>524</em> Sun, 20 Apr 2014 18:28:35 EST newbie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x8532x57526434 Hi. I am Emma and new to this forum. I have been crocheting for approximately 30+ years and love it. Made items for Christmas for all my family members. I have started crafting at the beginning of this year making more for Christmas gifts. I have been on SP before but unfortunately, stopped posting etc. Now I am back and plan to finish out my weight loss plan. <BR> <em>311</em> <em>104</em> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 20:40:18 EST back again http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x8532x57516695 hey guys . I am back again after a much MIA. I love this team. I love to crochet and it for me is the best stress reliever. I hope to learn much from all of you and lose some weight too. <BR> thanks for having me again. <BR> hugs <BR> <BR> Mary Tue, 15 Apr 2014 01:43:17 EST Starting Over http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x8532x57508640 I'm starting over (again). I'm at my highest weight ever. I feel sick and sad and disgusted with myself. I deserve better than what I've done to my body. I am stronger than this! I am taking back control starting right now! <BR> <BR> When we lost our home in the Colorado flood in September I guess I just gave up on myself. It was hard losing everything and starting over from square one. I gave up walking. I gave up eating healthier. I gave up on my goal of walking in the Bolder Boulder. <B... Mon, 14 Apr 2014 11:58:57 EST new to sp and new to crochet http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x8532x57176823 Hi everybody! I am a 33 soon to be 34 year old who needs to lose 120 lbs. My health is not the greatest and I would like for it to be better. About 2 weeks ago I stumbled across a crochet video on youtube and was hooked....literally. I ran out to walmart and bout a couple of things and am now making a puff flower blanket. Tue, 18 Mar 2014 19:47:13 EST Found the Introduce Yourself Page http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x8532x56994168 Hi, I'm Chrystal. I've been lurking around the site for a little over a week, and so far i'm enjoying it. I like to crochet when i have time and space, and I'm a TV addict. My biggest challenge is finding the motivation to get up and do something, including cleaning my house. Mon, 3 Mar 2014 21:03:07 EST WHAT ARE YOU EATING TO LOSE WEIGHT http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8532x56943613 I know this sounds crazy but at almost 290 lbs. and scared of death because my LDL is so high, i know I need to lose the weight. The problem is that i can't seem to get enough calories. I have no appetite. So I decided to try the boxed of 5 day Nutrisystem from Walmart. It's not bad. Your suppose to add healthy carbs and protein to the meals. I have been on Muscle Ensure for a while now because I am so de-conditioned. So I found drinking a chocolate Ensure and eating a Nutrisystem meal for br... Fri, 28 Feb 2014 00:33:30 EST Coming back to Spark http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x8532x56886651 Hello crocheters, <BR> <BR> I have been crocheting since I was young. I am working on multiple projects right now. I am always making something for friends or my kids (6, 11, 13). I have multiple health problems so I don't work outside the home. I find crocheting gives me comfort and fun. <BR> <BR> Kathy Sun, 23 Feb 2014 17:11:51 EST Home exercise equipment http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8532x56839733 Do you use home exercise equipment? <BR> If so what? <BR> <BR> Wed, 19 Feb 2014 20:35:53 EST Trying to crochet a toque http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=305x8532x56685593 I attempted my first toque the other day and wound up with a wool cowboy hat. It was truly magical. Does anyone have a good pattern for a toque with a bobble and those strings that hang down on either side of the face (the name is escaping me right now)? <BR> <BR> Wish I could post a pic. It was quite the hat Fri, 7 Feb 2014 14:45:43 EST New to your group http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x8532x56608932 I'm Sarah from Long Island, NY and back on SP after a long absence. I just discovered your group, I love to crochet and have been since my mom taught me when I was young. Love making Amigurumi. Anyone here on Ravelry? I'm My-HeartsEase on Ravelry. <BR> I am trying to start the next chapter of my life now that 60 is fast approaching (March 12). I have managed to keep off 11 lbs since I was last here so I am happy about that. I do have all the issues that weight brings diabetes, high blood pre... Sat, 1 Feb 2014 22:16:09 EST Happy February 1! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8532x56601484 Happy February 1 everyone!! What are some of your goals for this month? Sat, 1 Feb 2014 10:59:52 EST How do you measure your food the most? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8532x56592477 I do use measuring cups and spoons but my favorite way is to use my kitchen scale. What is a medium apple or 1 serving of broken chips or nuts? I can google the food for 1 oz and get the values, then add this to my favorites. When I am chopping veggies or forming a hamburger patty it is easier to just weigh them. Fri, 31 Jan 2014 16:58:49 EST New and Learning http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x8532x56569642 Hello, I've belonged to SP for a while, but I'm just now learning how to get around the site and am looking at look at teams. I learned to crochet with thread when I was 6 years old, but am just learning to read patterns. I'm still not comfortable with any more than an easy pattern. I quite crocheting several years ago because it made my wrist hurt. I've recently lost much of my mobility and am home all the time now, so I decided to try it again. This time I bought a beginner book and a coup... Wed, 29 Jan 2014 21:54:37 EST crochet ornaments http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=305x8532x56523545 I found a site and downloaded it but then lost all my down loads. The pattern was for crocheting done over actual round glass Christmas ornaments. I would like to know if anyone has a pattern for this or knows where I can find one. I would really like to make this for next Christmas for different family members. Sun, 26 Jan 2014 15:40:28 EST Surviving the Super Bowl Sunday http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8532x56515343 What plans do you have to survive Super Bowl Sunday? <BR> My husband is moaning because I'm planning healthy dips and veggies. LOL Sat, 25 Jan 2014 21:42:40 EST when do you exercise http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8532x56493392 Do you prefer exercising in the morning, afternoon, or evening? <BR> <em>362</em> <em>412</em> <em>363</em> <BR> I prefer mornings, helps to get the day going, but then try to get a little more in later in the day when I can. Fri, 24 Jan 2014 06:54:45 EST healthy swap http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8532x56456606 what is your favorite healthy thing that you have swapped for something else? <BR> mine is a small (bite size piece) dark chocolate in place of a regular chocolate bar. <BR> I still get the taste of chocolate but a lot less calories. Tue, 21 Jan 2014 14:41:15 EST keeping track http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8532x56424318 How do you keep track of your food and exercise? <BR> Do you use the trackers provided by Sparks? <BR> Do you use a pedometer? <BR> <BR> I use Sparks for tracking my exercise and food, need to start back using a pedometer. Sun, 19 Jan 2014 08:15:18 EST Fav. home exercise http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8532x56407797 what is your favorite home exercises? <BR> Mine is walking and Spark videos. Fri, 17 Jan 2014 21:18:52 EST I'm back! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x8532x56393133 I've been on Spark for several years. I lost weight, kept it off, then life got in the way. My father died, my brother-in-law had a heart attack, my nephew died and then last year I had to take care of my aging mother. To top it off, in July my knee was injured by a shoplifter and I lost my job. Life goes on and my sister and I decided we had to lose weight for ourselves and for our health. Thu, 16 Jan 2014 19:34:24 EST Another Newbie..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x8532x56380891 Hey Fellow Crochet Lovers, <BR> <BR> I thought I would take a moment to introduce myself, my name is Heather and I am a 35 year old mother of 3. I have married to the love of my life since I was 16 years old; no one said we would make it past 6 months - this year we are working on 20 years together! I am a Gemini and I love hobbies, I tend to jump around from one thing to another but since I started crocheting a few months ago I have found I really enjoy it! So I thought it would be cool ... Wed, 15 Jan 2014 21:24:04 EST Home exercise, gym or both http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8532x56371148 Do you exercise at home, in a gym, or both? <BR> <BR> I exercise at home the closest gym is 35 miles away Wed, 15 Jan 2014 08:04:10 EST new here!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x8532x56292818 Im new to spark and crochet! My friend got me into to crochet about a year ago and i was hooked! So far Ive made some pot holders scarves and a blanket! Looking forward to meeting some awesome people here! Thu, 9 Jan 2014 17:26:48 EST I just joined! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x8532x56248011 Hi everybody! I joined spark people back in May of last year but didn't really do a whole lot with it. I'm back, and now I'm crocheting too! My grandma taught me to crochet when I was little and I've started projects here and there but haven't really learned to read patterns yet. Although, I did read a pattern for a preemie blanket this weekend and finished it with no problem...well, I use the term "finished" loosely. I still have to put a white border on it. I'm really excited to get t... Mon, 6 Jan 2014 18:05:34 EST hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x8532x56157410 Hello my name is Valarie and i have just stated to learn to crochet in July of 2013. I am working on my first blanket, learning and working on it has helped me with the stress of my divorce. I had to move in with my mother and she thought it would help. It has! Tue, 31 Dec 2013 22:12:40 EST Do you make New Year Resolutions? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8532x56123340 Do you make New Year Resolutions? <BR> If so what are they and did you keep last years? <BR> <em>412</em> <em>409</em> <em>411</em> <em>408</em> Sun, 29 Dec 2013 09:46:35 EST Intro http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x8532x56123317 Hi everyone! <BR> My name is Melody. I am a 53, married, nursing professor from Florida. We have 4 grown children (one still at home) . We have 3 grandchildren and another one due in Feb. I crochet, knit and do counted cross-stitch as well. I have crocheted forever, but just learned how to knit a few years ago. I usually have several projects going at one time as I am sure most of you would understand. <em>211</em> <BR> I joined this group awhile ago, but have been working a LOT of overti... Sun, 29 Dec 2013 09:45:07 EST Birthday Anniversary Sparkversary list http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8532x56123291 Crocheters: Hooked on health would like to start the tradition of honoring special dates with a team goodie. Please take a minute to put your special dates here. <BR> <BR> Copy and paste the whole list and add your name in the appropriate month and order according to your special day...PLEASE POST THESE DIRECTIONS WITH YOUR POST SO THE FOLLOWING TEAM MEMBER WILL HAVE THEM ALSO. Birthday (B) Anniversary (A) Sparkversary (S) <BR> <BR> <BR> JANUARY <BR> <BR> FEBRUARY <BR> 1 - Jeanut <BR> <... Sun, 29 Dec 2013 09:43:29 EST How did you do over the Thanksgiving holiday? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8532x55817017 I didn't do too bad measured my food and limited my carbs so that I could have a little desert. <BR> Should have exercised more though, now to get back on track <BR> Sat, 30 Nov 2013 18:10:32 EST Introduction http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x8532x55780382 Hi everyone! 30y/o female from Canada. Taught myself to crochet about 4 years ago and have been trying new techniques every time. I'm on Ravelry as well if you want to follow (same user name). I am a step mom to 2 children ages 5 & 10 and it's been a bumpy road. I'm a nurse and work a ton of shift work. I used to be on spark people daily but have been having a difficult couple of months and have pretty much abandoned the site. Seeing how quickly I have put back on the weight has shocked... Tue, 26 Nov 2013 22:58:47 EST Turkey walk/run/trot http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17919x8532x55726274 Can you believe the Holidays are almost on us? Don't seem possible but they are. <BR> This challenge is for you to add more steps in your day to help keep those Holiday pounds from adding on. (for those who can't walk add extra arm exercises) <BR> Post your exercise here <BR> also tell us other ways you plan on keeping the Holidays from weighing you down. <BR> <em>550</em> <em>311</em> <em>430</em> <em>499</em> <em>501</em> <em>446</em> <em>381</em> Fri, 22 Nov 2013 07:42:02 EST Nutrition Tracker changes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8532x55726208 Just passing along the following from Spark People. <BR> <BR> <BR> This morning we launched a slightly redesigned version of the nutrition tracker. The changes entail: <BR> <BR> 1) An overall visual redesign. We simplified the colors, and a few other things. The goal was to better match the redesigns recently launched on pages like our homepage and Start page. <BR> <BR> 2) As part of the redesign, we moved a few things around the page: <BR> - The biggest is that the water tracker, Tracker... Fri, 22 Nov 2013 07:35:39 EST coming back to Sparks http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x8532x55655327 It has been a long time since I have been on Sparks, and trying to get back into the swing! <BR> Still crocheting (just learned this past couple of months, we are going to be grandparents). <BR> Need to concentrate on the weight issue and drink my water! Nice to be back. Sat, 16 Nov 2013 10:20:38 EST New here. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x8532x55589973 Hi ya'll! My name is Amanda, and I have been struggling with my weight most of my life. I've recently decided to change that. I am also a hooker by trade! =) I've been hookin' for years, it's a skill that was passed down to me by my mother and Nana. Right now I am working on a graph blanket for my husband and myself. It's the first time I've gotten to really make something for us! I can't wait until I'm finished with it, though I do feel it'll be awhile, the graph is 250 x 310 lol! I also hav... Sun, 10 Nov 2013 22:03:23 EST hi all was a member before but its been awile. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x8532x55503940 Hi all I have had a gastric bypass to help me with my food addictions. I still have a love for crochet. Sun, 3 Nov 2013 19:51:47 EST Did you trick or treat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8532x55472257 Did you trick yourself into giving in to Halloween? <BR> Or did you treat yourself by staying away from the candy? <BR> <BR> I only had 2 snack size dark chocolates so feel pretty good about that. Fri, 1 Nov 2013 08:15:34 EST Just one a week http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17919x8532x55472206 Sometimes making changes is hard and many fail if they try to change too much too fast. <BR> Taking one step at a time is easier to focus on. <BR> So this challenge is each week to <BR> Change one bad habit for a good habit <BR> Add one good habit you have not been doing or never tried <BR> Stop one bad habit that you know isn't helping you reach your wt. loss goal. <BR> <BR> Examples can be <BR> change an unhealthy desert for a healthy one <BR> add 5 min exercise breaks for every hour you ... Fri, 1 Nov 2013 08:12:52 EST Loom Knitting Anyone? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=305x8532x55192844 Just seeing if there are any loom knitters in here? I &#9829; my round and rectangle knifty knitting looms! <BR> <BR> Hope to meet some other loomers! <em>244</em> Tue, 8 Oct 2013 19:31:54 EST Curious minds... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8532x55072974 want to know! LOL <BR> <BR> How is the weather in your necks of the woods? Right now where I am, it's beautiful fall weather but it won't be long until that cold white stuff starts falling. I'm going to enjoy it while I can!! Sun, 29 Sep 2013 10:53:30 EST Just another hooker http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x8532x54996167 Hi there. My name is Dee. I'm from Missouri (up by KC) and have been crocheting 10+ years. I'm enjoying a new active lifestyle and making lots of changes but also want to keep doing what I love, crocheting. <BR> <BR> I'm down 63 lbs, but it could be more if I'd just focus and do what I'm supposed to. <BR> <BR> I just wanted to say hi and introduce myself. I hope to meet like minded people and make some new friends. If anybody has any questions please feel free to ask. Sun, 22 Sep 2013 18:52:33 EST Greetings I'm new to the team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x8532x54992930 Hi - I've been a member for several years. I knit and crochet but would call myself a beginner. I would definitely like to learn more about crocheting and get to know more members on this team. I'm a wife, grandmother, mother, nurse and friend. My hobbies are anything crafty - sewing, crocheting, knitting, baking, reading, and being with family and friends. I like to hike, play soccer, and be outdoors. I volunteer at a nonprofit health organization to provide health care to people who otherwi... Sun, 22 Sep 2013 12:09:21 EST Hello From GA http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x8532x54986060 Just wanted to say hi. I am new to crocheting. <BR> I am 30 and live and Southwest Georgia USA. <BR> My mom sent me an invite. (She is Jeanut) one of your mods. <BR> I am hoping to go from coaster size to baby blanket sized projects. <BR> Got to go for now. Have a great one! Holly Sat, 21 Sep 2013 19:49:15 EST What Have you Made over the Summer? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x8532x54893354 I belong to our church's Shawl Ministry and have spent the summer using up leftover yarn (had to buy more to match or supplement, of course) and have made 4 lap-ghans, 6 shawls, and at least 4 scarves. I've also made a couple baby afghans for gifts (had given the last one away and needed to build up my inventory again). <BR> Did you keep busy too? <BR> clm <BR> PS: I do still have to sew in some ends and wash everything before it can be given away! Fri, 13 Sep 2013 21:29:51 EST New to the team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x8532x54750305 Hello.. I'm 44 and joined this group because I love to crochet, and I'm learning to become healthy, and losing weight. I've got 2 kids, one still lives with me, he's a teen. I've also got a beautiful daughter who's grown and on her own now. I have been crocheting since my first successful project when my daughter was just barely one year old, so that's 26 years now. I wish I could say I'm a master at it, but no, not by far, I've done a few sweaters, but I'm still very leery about doing compli... Mon, 2 Sep 2013 10:01:40 EST Fall Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8532x54745788 How do we sign up for the Fall exercise challenge? It sounds great! Sun, 1 Sep 2013 22:36:56 EST Getting back into it http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x8532x54744674 Hi everyone! I learned to crochet when i was about 8 years old. My Mom and Aunt taught me. I'm 42 now and have completed quite a few projects over the years. It's actually been a while since I've made anything but am getting back into it to keep by mind and hands busy. I recently saw a Facebook post by the local animal shelter asking for volunteers to make crocheted cat dangle toys. They put them in stockings that they sell for Christmas. So I volunteered! Need to make them at least 2... Sun, 1 Sep 2013 21:09:56 EST Fall line-up Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17919x8532x54737642 Soon the new fall TV programs will be starting (not to mention Crocheting for Christmas or winter) and I thought we could use a little help making sure we get in a little extra exercise. <BR> While crocheting or watching TV take exercise breaks at least every 30 min. <BR> Any type of stretching or exercising counts <BR> some ideas may be <BR> walking in place <BR> leg lifts <BR> neck and wrist exercises <BR> toe touches <BR> You get the idea. <BR> Let's hear your ideas as well as the exercis... Sun, 1 Sep 2013 09:58:45 EST vegetables http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8532x54737571 what is your favorite vegetable? <BR> have you tried (or do you plan to try) any new veggie recipes? <BR> is there a veggie that you just don't like? <BR> <BR> My favorite veggie is zucchini <BR> I'm trying ratatouille today <BR> don't like beets no way ho how Sun, 1 Sep 2013 09:52:53 EST Hello! New to Spark http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x8532x54668593 Hi there! I just joined SparkPeople today and I am trying to get involved with some of the teams. I love to crochet. I don't have a project I am actively working on at the moment (however, I do have two or three unfinished....as always), but it's time to pick up those hooks again. I tend to crochet more in the winter months, but I am thinking I can get a head start on some holiday gifts and keep my hands busy and out of the chip bag in the evening. Looking forward to hearing what everyon... Mon, 26 Aug 2013 16:14:31 EST Just a Newbie to Sparks http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x8532x54557538 I have been on Sparkpeoples eating plan for 4 weeks. I learned how to crochet when I was <BR> 50 lol and have been crocheting ever since. It keeps my hands busy so I'm not snacking. <BR> I only crochet Afghans because I don't have the dexterity to do any thing else. I find most <BR> of my yarn at garage sales. Sat, 17 Aug 2013 13:39:42 EST How's the weather? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8532x54550311 How's the weather where you are today? <BR> Here in SW Georgia it's rain, followed by thunderstorms, followed by more rain. <BR> Great weather.... if you are a duck. <BR> <em>257</em> <em>54</em> <em>27</em> <em>160</em> Fri, 16 Aug 2013 21:00:55 EST Summer is winding down http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8532x54446682 Well, summer is winding down and I was curious what your fall plans are? Thu, 8 Aug 2013 13:36:20 EST Hey y'all!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x8532x54333381 Hey! I'm Laurie. I'm 43 and from a town a little northeast of Atlanta. I am married to my high school sweetheart (who supports my yarn habit) and we have 3 kids, aged 16, 19 & 20. I've lost about 60 pounds so far and would like to lose at least 25 more. I teach Kindergarten and love it. You'd think as much as I move with them it would help with the weight loss but for some reason, not so much.lol I am still a relative newbie to crocheting. I taught myself the Thanksgiving before last when ... Tue, 30 Jul 2013 22:58:29 EST How do you reward yourself http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8532x54321915 When you feel like you've made a goal, or even just a Woo Hoo moment do you reward yourself and if so how? <BR> <BR> Yesterday I rewarded myself for passing up a lot of junk food. <BR> My reward was knitting yarn and a new yoga exercise tape. <BR> Jillian is now going to kick my butt in yoga Tue, 30 Jul 2013 06:26:18 EST Knit and Crochet Now http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=305x8532x54313810 I had the TV on this morning and Knit and Crochet Now was on. They were showing how to do a couple stitches (only one of which I had done, I think) including cluster, popcorn, and one that is similar to the cluster but you decrease as you are doing it. Can't remember what she called it. After that they showed making a crochet rug that sounds nice. I don't know if I have enough yarn to do that, but would like to try. I found out that I have a really large hook that should work. Since I ... Mon, 29 Jul 2013 13:02:51 EST Afgan http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=305x8532x54298608 I just started a Bavarian Afgan. I will also be starting an afgan for the next grand baby due in Jan. at least I have plenty of time as long as I don't get sidetracked with other new projects. Sun, 28 Jul 2013 09:36:09 EST New to Sparkpeople http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x8532x54225671 I love to crochet , I also quilt, cross stitch and am a beginning knitter, but crochet has always been my favorite. Even with all these hobbies, I still managed to gain too much weight. Joining this group will help me to finish projects and reach my weight loss goal, I hope. (But it won't help my yarn/fabric hoarding). Mon, 22 Jul 2013 13:20:41 EST So sorry http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8532x54137816 I'm so sorry that I've been MIA lately. I have been taking two very time consuming classes this summer for my credentials and they have been taking SO much longer than I ever thought. They end this week and then I'll be back to my regular routine. Mon, 15 Jul 2013 14:56:54 EST What's your fav. Summer http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8532x54120145 What's your fav. Summer <BR> Food <BR> Drink <BR> Activity <BR> Vacation Spot Sun, 14 Jul 2013 08:01:00 EST 2013 Summer Sizzle Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17919x8532x54120131 It's summer and time to sizzle. Weather may be keeping you inside or you may be enjoying working and exercising outside (remember to keep hydrated) <BR> <BR> Each Day or at least once a week let us know what exercises you are doing and how you are keeping hydrated. <BR> <BR> Goodie Rewards will be given to those who participate Sun, 14 Jul 2013 07:58:15 EST Hey There Fellow Hookers http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x8532x54113443 Hi All. I have been a member of Sparkpeople for quite awhile although when I signed up I guess I was not that serious because I have not been back or even seriously looked it over. Well 20 more pounds later I REALLY need to get serious so today is the day! I got a Healthy Fit kit from Abonne from my daughter because she is a new associate of theirs and I wanted to help her get started. Hoping that this will also help me get kick-started too so that it will be a win win for both of us. Go... Sat, 13 Jul 2013 15:48:52 EST Hi There! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x8532x54024344 Hi! I am Lala (Laura in the Hawaiian language). I recently returned to crocheting AND my journey to good health! I started going to the gym in February and have been pretty good about going at least 5 times a week. I am doing the SP 5K Your Way Walking program and have 2 more weeks to go. I am hoping to do the SP 5K Your Way Walk/Jog program after I finish this one. I am doing it on the treadmill at the gym because it is unsafe where I live to walk outside alone.I got an iPad Mini and do... Sat, 6 Jul 2013 15:31:07 EST Father's Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8532x53738056 Do you have any special plans for Father's day? <BR> We're taking my husband and MIL (her birthday is near Father's Day) out to eat at the Golden Corral on Saturday. <BR> My goal to help survive eating out is to hit the non-starch veggies and broiled fish. <BR> Sunday my daughter is making a cake, I'm only going to eat a very tiny piece. <BR> I'm having to watch my sugar now. Fri, 14 Jun 2013 08:29:06 EST new-again http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x8532x53634529 Hello, my name is Lauren and I joined SP for the 2nd time. I wasn't able to keep up the last time but I hope I can have a better experience the 2nd time around. I love to crochet! I especially like amigurumi. I am making a lion now. <BR> Thanks for reading my post! Thu, 6 Jun 2013 16:32:28 EST Tools and Techniques http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2910x8532x53573225 I 'bottle' my yarns by cutting a door in the side of a clean 2 liter soda bottle. Some skeins fit in easily, for yarn from larger skeins and recovered yarn, I make balls to fit the bottles. When I am using a yarn, I run the working end through the top. They look pretty on the shelf, reduce tangling, keep the cats out, and have really been a blessing. <BR> <BR> I am presently working on a Moorish Mosaic Afghan with seven colors. The bottles really help when I have to carry several colors at ... Sun, 2 Jun 2013 12:57:19 EST Greetings from PA http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x8532x53371326 I have been crocheting since I was 10 years old (thanks to my wonderful grandma for taking the time to teach me). I have been making blankets as Birthday gifts this year for my adorable as ever nieces and nephews. Let me tell you living in Central PA and making something that isn't in Steeler colors is quite an accomplishment. The first 2 blankets that I made were for my nephew's C & B. C loves the Detroit Lions and B loves the Philadelphia Eagles (quite the contrast to their dad who loves th... Fri, 17 May 2013 04:14:42 EST Hello to all! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x8532x53362341 I have been crocheting since I was about 11. I have made many things in my lifetime, but have given most of them away. I hate the sewing that sometimes comes at the end of a project. <BR> <BR> I am 55 soon to be 56, I fast three days a week and have lost 40 pounds in the past year. I plan to to get to goal by fall this year. I do many kinds of needlework but love crocheting most. I have found that knitting uses less yarn than crocheting does, so with money tight I will knit more than ... Wed, 15 May 2013 23:14:31 EST May-June Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17919x8532x53260820 Hopefully it's getting warn enough to start going outside again. <BR> Gardens to be planted, weeds to pull, and out doors exercise. <BR> And hopefully soon we'll have some fresh fruits and veggies to eat. <BR> <BR> Try to include a little fresh air in your exercise for this challenge. <BR> <BR> Today I did 2 hrs of yard work and 10 min of yoga <BR> Tue, 7 May 2013 21:46:59 EST Question of the week - 5/6 - 5/12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8532x53247182 Hi everyone! With this week being Mother's Day in the USA, I was thinking about the mothers in my life. Tell me about your mom, mother-in-law, grandma, or any other woman that has made an impact on your life. Mon, 6 May 2013 21:24:51 EST Question of the week - 4/29 - 5/5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8532x53142189 Hi everyone! I hope you had a wonderful weekend!! <BR> <BR> It's time for the weekly question! This week, I was wondering about pets. Do you have any? If so, what kind? Sun, 28 Apr 2013 18:31:43 EST Question of the week - 4/22 - 4/28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8532x53072514 Hi everyone! Did you all have a good weekend? Here's the question for the week: <BR> <BR> What are your favorite spring blooms? Mon, 22 Apr 2013 21:43:49 EST New Here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x8532x53033113 Hi all! I love to crochet and frequently have more than one thing going at once. A question? How can I be disciplined with my crocheting and not with my eating? <em>20</em> Fri, 19 Apr 2013 17:49:33 EST Question of the week - 4/15-4/21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8532x52980680 Hi everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend!! <BR> <BR> This week, let's talk about gardening. Do you garden? If so, what kinds of things do you plant? Mon, 15 Apr 2013 19:17:20 EST broomstick afghan http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2910x8532x52961597 What is a good size for a broomstick afghan for a baby, and what stitch to use for border? I've restarted this at least 4 times now, and getting really frustrated with it. I'm using a leg off a table as the knitting needle, so I can't ask how many stitches.All of my other blankets, I add 3 rows of treble and weave ribbon through middle row, then some kind of ruffly stitch for last 3 rows.I think it wouldn't look right with all that extra border, so I'd like just 1 or 2 for edging--like ch 3 a... Sun, 14 Apr 2013 10:54:54 EST Question of the week - 4/8 - 4/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8532x52894015 Hi everyone!! How was your weekend? <BR> <BR> This week, I want to focus on spring! What do you love about it? What do you dislike about it? Tue, 9 Apr 2013 09:27:06 EST New to team - HI http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x8532x52842587 Hi my name is Kim. I am from Greensboro, NC. I just started back on Sparkpeople and reset my goals. I've just started crocheting again too. It is a great stress relief for me and keeps me from snacking when I shouldn't :) I am bad about starting stuff and not finishing.... SO I've started a crochet project ( Crochet Sampler Afghan by Marianne Forrestal on Ravelry) <BR> Here is my first Square: <link>pinterest.com/pin/234820568043482744<BR>/ </link> <BR> I've completed 4 squares now....... Fri, 5 Apr 2013 14:38:16 EST Hi I am new http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x8532x52805846 Hi my name is Miranda and i am 18 i have crocheted since I was 7. I love to crochet and a year ago I learned to knit. Wed, 3 Apr 2013 01:12:25 EST No fooling April Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17919x8532x52803175 Lets stop fooling ourselves <BR> I won't lie it's easy for me to make excuses trying to fool myself into why I didn't exercise, or eat right, or other healthy choices. <BR> <em>277</em> <em>492</em> <em>194</em> <em>319</em> <em>363</em> <em>406</em> <BR> Lets make April the month to stop fooling ourselves and work harder. <BR> <em>381</em> <em>386</em> Tue, 2 Apr 2013 21:20:47 EST Question of the week - 3/25 - 4/1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8532x52683383 I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. Mine was awesome!! <BR> <BR> This week, let's take a look at how we're doing. How would you grade yourself on your diet plan? How about your exercise plan? <BR> Mon, 25 Mar 2013 09:36:05 EST Sources of Free Pattern Sites http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=305x8532x52637107 I came across this and wanted to share. <BR> <BR> snappyliving.com/8-sources-of-free-knitt<BR>ing-patterns/ Thu, 21 Mar 2013 18:25:20 EST Fixing Sweaters http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2910x8532x52636773 I have two sweaters with holes in them that I would like to fix. Both of them the holes are just above the waist and in the middle. One is a cardigan with the hole the cat put in it just to the side of the button hole. I was thinking maybe I could crochet something like flowers to go over the holes, but need ideas how I could do that so it didn't just look stupid. If that won't work I will just use thread on the one sweater and throw the cardigan away. <BR> <BR> Does anyone have any ide... Thu, 21 Mar 2013 17:49:16 EST Question of the week- 3/18 - 3/24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8532x52584550 Hi everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful week/weekend. <BR> <BR> We've had unseasonably warm weather here, so I was wondering, do you like to garden? If so, what sort of things do you like planting? Mon, 18 Mar 2013 08:52:05 EST Question of the week - 3/11 - 3/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8532x52481886 Hi everyone! I hope you had a wonderful weekend! Spring break is coming up for us, so I was wondering when is yours? What is your most memorable spring break? Mon, 11 Mar 2013 09:22:41 EST I'm a beginner, need a little help http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2910x8532x52475112 <BR> I'm starting to make my first coaster, don't understand the following, <BR> <BR> Set up: Create a loop with the yarn and crochet 12 DC into it. (12 st) Pull yarn tail tight. <BR> <BR> I don't get how you create a loop, Is it talking about the loop you start crocheting with? Sun, 10 Mar 2013 20:08:50 EST Wow!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x8532x52411844 Hi everyone!!! Just started on Sparkpeople for the second time two weeks ago - can't believe I found a crochet group on here!! I love it!!! So far I've lost 7 pounds, and am currently finishing up one afghan and getting ready to start another that was ordered from me. <BR> Hope to get to "meet" you all very soon! Wed, 6 Mar 2013 10:06:24 EST Question of the week -3/4 - 3/10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8532x52379640 Hi everyone! I hope you all had a great weekend! <BR> <BR> This week's question has to do with our user names. How did you come up with yours? <BR> Mon, 4 Mar 2013 09:01:46 EST March Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2910x8532x52350255 March is known for many things the first of spring bringing along yard work <BR> March Madness for those basketball fans <BR> March winds, Spring cleaning <BR> <BR> For this mon. challenge lets try for a little Spring Cleaning <BR> What in your weight loss needs a little cleaning up? <BR> Tweaking your exercise? <BR> Getting rid of a food your too tempted to eat? <BR> Getting rid of old clothes that are too big? <BR> What are you going to clean up this March? <BR> <BR> I'm going to work on ... Sat, 2 Mar 2013 07:28:58 EST March Birthday, Anniversary, or special occasions http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8532x52346558 If you have a March Anniversary, Birthday, or other special occasion please share them here. Fri, 1 Mar 2013 21:20:46 EST Question of the week - 2/25 - 3/4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8532x52274790 Hi everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend! MIne was spent taking my daughter to college. <BR> <BR> Here's the question of the week: Did you watch the Oscars? What do you think of the outcome? Mon, 25 Feb 2013 09:02:53 EST romantic pineapple shawl pattern http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=305x8532x52207203 This is the link to a pattern I tested for Kathy White <BR> <link>www.redheart.com/free-patterns/roman<BR>tic-pineapple-shawl </link> <BR> Even though I didn't make design the pattern it's still exciting to see something I helped with get published. Wed, 20 Feb 2013 12:39:51 EST New Here! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x8532x52203674 Hi everyone! I was so excited to see that this group exists! I am a total crochet addict, always starting new projects. I just had a baby boy named Malachi in October, so you can imagine most of my current projects are baby related! I look forward to getting to know some of you better and sharing what we are working on while we lose the weight! <BR> <BR> Callie Wed, 20 Feb 2013 08:38:11 EST Question of the week: 2/19 - 2/24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8532x52190786 Hi everyone! I was out of town yesterday which is why this is posted today instead of yesterday. <BR> <BR> Since yesterday was president's day, I was wondering - who is one leader that you look up to? It doesn't have to be a president, it can be any kind of leader. Tue, 19 Feb 2013 10:50:14 EST Hello! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x8532x52112866 Hi Everybody! I'm Tara. This is my fourth time on Sparkpeople and i'm just 4 lbs. shy of having lost 100 lbs. since 2006. I'm really hoping this time I can keep my internet more than two months after making this account. Wed, 13 Feb 2013 18:32:09 EST Question of the week - 2/11 - 2/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8532x52076794 Hi everyone! I hope you're all happy and well!! Our temps got to -25 with wind chill, so I've been hunkered in my house! <BR> <BR> Here's this week's question: What do you do to unwind from all the stresses of life? Mon, 11 Feb 2013 10:21:15 EST Another Crocheter Here! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x8532x52075932 Good Morning - <BR> I'm relatively new to Spark People (love this site!) but I have been a self-taught crocheter since 1976. I have made more baby afghans over the years than I can count. My most recent project has been making baby cocoons with matching hats. They work up fast in a shell stitch and are so cute. They were made for our church's Shawl Ministry, another new venture for me. <BR> This month's project is a lap robe for the Shawl Ministry - a simple bulky weight, variegated light... Mon, 11 Feb 2013 09:26:52 EST New, Fellow Crocheter! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x8532x52051562 Hi! My name's Holly and I have a confession. <BR> <BR> I LOVE to crochet! <BR> <BR> Heh. <BR> <BR> Anyway! I'm 26 (27 VERY soon) and I've just recently gotten into crocheting. I made a blanket (HUGE one) for my fiance for Christmas. It had been my first time crocheting something so huge. I had done granny squares before but nothing as big as a blanket. It was just the simple double crochet but at the time I didn't even know what the stitch was called! I'm sure I made some mistakes ... Sat, 9 Feb 2013 13:02:00 EST Weekend plans? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8532x52036657 Hi everyone! Sorry I've been missing the weekly question, I've been a crocheting fool crocheting for my Relay for Life team. I'll start back up on Monday! <BR> <BR> What are your plans for this weekend? What's the weather like in your neck of the woods? Fri, 8 Feb 2013 10:55:10 EST NEMO!!! (2013 Blizzard) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8532x52032855 Anyone else supposed to get slammed by Nemo today and tomorrow? I don't know when they started naming winter storms but *shrug*. <BR> <BR> DH saw an image last night that said our corner of the state is supposed to get 34.6 inches of snow! I'm only 5ft tall!!!! ACK! <BR> <BR> I am well prepared with *lots* of yarn and *lots* of patterns! Bring it on Nemo...Bring it on!!!! Fri, 8 Feb 2013 06:19:42 EST Simple crochet pattern http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2910x8532x52024215 I have noticed that many women are wearing beautiful scarfs...all year long. <BR> <BR> Does anyone have any favorite patterns they would like to share? <BR> Thu, 7 Feb 2013 14:09:46 EST Yarn-aholic in RI http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x8532x52018697 Morning Everyone! <BR> <BR> I'm happy to find lots more people here that have the same love of yarn and hooks! <BR> <BR> I taught myself how to crochet about three years ago as a way to keep my hands as busy as my mouth. I'm a call center rep for a large company and I'm on the phone all day. I have to do some typing, but it is really minimal, so my hands were bored. Bored no more!!! <BR> <BR> I have become addicted to crochet and it is one addiction I refuse to give up. I bring my cu... Thu, 7 Feb 2013 07:37:09 EST I am addicted to crocheting!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x8532x52006644 My name is Teresa & I am a newbie to crocheting...I've only been crocheting for 7 months & I am addicted...I was inspired to start crocheting because of a beautiful donated afghan my father recieved at the VA Hospital while he was in Hospice there...So with a pattern book & You-Tube I taught myself how to crochet over the next 4 months as I sat with my dad everyday for 8+ hours a day...I made my first afghan for my dad & he used it until he passed away, now it is mine to remember him by & the... Wed, 6 Feb 2013 11:36:36 EST Feb Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17919x8532x51965131 Wow can you believe Feb is already here? How are you doing so far? <BR> With this being heart month (Valentines Day) lets focus on a healthy heart. <BR> Exercise, eating right, and other healthy choices. <BR> Let us know what you plan to do this month to help make/keep your heart healthy. <BR> <BR> Today I did over 30 min of cardio and ate 4 servings of fruits Sun, 3 Feb 2013 21:32:59 EST Feb. birthdays & anniversaries http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8532x51887555 If you have a birthday or anniversary in Feb. please let us know here. <BR> <BR> My birthday is Feb. 1st Tue, 29 Jan 2013 21:44:16 EST Yarn Addicted in southwest Michigan http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x8532x51878273 Hello everyone… <BR> <BR> A long time crotchetier, a friend from another board referred me to this board. And for the life of me I cannot remember nor can I find the post. Hopefully, she will step up and enlightened me - us. *S* <BR> <BR> I am an old-timer to Spark People, just returning from a necessary sabbatical. I missed the interaction with others as I work from home. I live on 10 acres that I hope to convert into a small-revenue-making farm; hazel nuts and sweet clover are my chosen ... Tue, 29 Jan 2013 10:22:57 EST Hi All! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x8532x51877888 Hello everyone! I am Cassandra and I am a SAHM who homeschools. I love to craft and do all kinds of crafts. I do counted cross stitch, scrapbooking, crochet, and baking. I also am re-learning to sew clothes which is something I did when I was young, but want to start doing again. I taught myself to crochet about 2 years ago, but never really did much with it. This year we started a homeschool group at our church and one of the ladies involved taught a beginning crochet class for the kid... Tue, 29 Jan 2013 10:04:58 EST Question of the week - 1/21 - 1/27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8532x51763877 I hope you all had an awesome weekend! Today I was thinking about people that I admire. So, this got me to thinking, who do you admire? Who are your heroes? Tue, 22 Jan 2013 01:46:54 EST I am so excited to find this team! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x8532x51763178 I started Spark earlier this month and only thought there was knitting teams. I couldn't knit my way out of a paper bag! But I love to crochet! I average 4-5 hours a day with a hook in hand. I have been out of work for over two years now and my projects give me a sense of accomplishment. But I realized that if I sat and crocheted for 4-5 hours a day, I wasn't walking much. Or doing anything else! So I joined SP. And now I can lose weight with fellow hookers and have a group to encourag... Mon, 21 Jan 2013 23:59:31 EST Question of the week - 1/14 - 1/20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8532x51630476 What other hobbies do you have other than crochet? Mon, 14 Jan 2013 01:04:13 EST Hi everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x8532x51555627 I'm new to the group, but not new to SparkPeople. I started crocheting a few months ago so I'm pretty much a beginner. Hopefully I can learn a thing or two about crocheting while losing weight here! <BR> <BR> I have a (very small) blog if anyone's interested in the kind of stuff I crochet: <BR> cattycrochet.blogspot.com <BR> <BR> Nice to meet you all! Wed, 9 Jan 2013 13:45:35 EST Question of the week: 1/7 - 1/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8532x51524847 What's on your hooks right now? Mon, 7 Jan 2013 18:18:00 EST January Birthdays http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8532x51492211 If you have a January Birthday Please post it here Sat, 5 Jan 2013 20:52:51 EST January Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17919x8532x51492157 Hi everyone, Can't believe it's almost a week into the new year. <BR> Did you make any promises for exercise or change this year? <BR> <BR> The Jan. challenge is to get motivated and get moving <BR> if you have not been exercising try exercising 10 min a day <BR> if you are try adding on a little more or try something new <BR> Do you track your exercise or food? Have you ever worked out to a SP video? <BR> Give it a try. <BR> <em>301</em> <em>315</em> <em>193</em> <em>387</em> ... Sat, 5 Jan 2013 20:50:17 EST Newbie Crocheter and sparkpeople member! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x8532x51477990 My name is Alyssa. I started crocheting in September of last year. Icreated an account here in April of 2011 but didnt really use it until now. Nice to meet you guys. I love crochet. Fri, 4 Jan 2013 22:27:07 EST yarn combinations http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2910x8532x51472775 Does anyone have any ideas what kinds of combinations I can use with a light blue multi-colored yarn and red/black multicolored yarn? I got only one skein of each because I was just making some squares to go with others that they were supposed to be putting together for a local homeless shelter, but they didn't put the blankets together. So now I have 3 squares of each color and I can't find the colors anywhere. One Hobby Lobby has even quit carrying the brand. The light blue has some blu... Fri, 4 Jan 2013 16:03:17 EST Lighting http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8532x51421504 Today they quit allowing 75 watt incandescent bulbs to be manufactured or sold in the U.S. While they may use more electricity, they light things much better than the energy-saving bulbs they are now manufacturing with the Mercury in them. I had already changed to the energy-saving, but I amhaving a lot of trouble seeing with them. The house doesn't have much light as it is. <BR> <BR> What do you use for lighting when you are crocheting? Please keep in mind, I have to see when I am croch... Tue, 1 Jan 2013 20:46:06 EST Question of the week: 12/31 - 1/6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8532x51397912 Do you have any goals/resolutions for the new year? Mon, 31 Dec 2012 12:33:13 EST Question of the week - 12/24 - 12/30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8532x51312558 Do you have any holiday traditions that you observe every year? Mon, 24 Dec 2012 05:27:06 EST Question of the week - 12/17 - 12/23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8532x51232757 How has everyone been this week? This week I spent shopping for Christmas presents and finishing up homemade ones. So, that leads me to this week's question - have you done all your shopping? Sun, 16 Dec 2012 18:24:20 EST looking for a necklace type pattern http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=305x8532x51164376 Does anyone know of a pattern that would make a triangle shaped choker necklace? A friend was wanting something with a fairly large triangle in the front with beads in it. Does anyone know of something that would maybe be one that would normally go down the back that might work for that? I am not sure what I would call it to look for one. Mon, 10 Dec 2012 21:22:05 EST Keeping even tension http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2910x8532x51163862 I have always had a problem with the tension when I crochet (the main reason I do afghans in rows and not granny squares). I am trying to do squares to donate for afghans for the homeless and am having trouble with them, too. The first one turned out the right size both directions other than I started to get too wide for a row or two, but it could be fixed. The second one I measured at 7" wide and continued till I finished it, then found it was 6.5" wide instead. So I have tried to stretc... Mon, 10 Dec 2012 20:33:27 EST Question of the week - 12/10 - 12/16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8532x51158016 I've been listening to Christmas carols all week. So, this got me to thinking, what are your favorite Christmas carols? If you don't observe Christmas, what are your favorite songs from the holiday you observe? Mon, 10 Dec 2012 11:21:07 EST ripple afghan http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=305x8532x51146743 I thought I'd make my mil a blanket using ripple stitch. I started 9 dc, 3 dc in next st, 9 dc in next sts, sk 2, but it ends up odd. Its either not enough to finish chain or too many for start of next row. What am I doing wrong? Help! Sun, 9 Dec 2012 14:35:30 EST Question of the week 12/3 - 12/9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8532x51067301 This is the first week of December, so I was wondering, when do you get your house all readied up for the holidays? Mon, 3 Dec 2012 10:10:22 EST Thought I'd be brave! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x8532x51008947 I've actually been in the team for a while now, but I never got the courage to do anything other than post on the huddle wall! <BR> <BR> I thought I might be brave and post an introduction... <BR> <BR> So, I'm 21 yrs old, live in Arizona with my family and all of our wonderful pets. I've been struggling with my weight since I was little, but I never got serious about it until about four years ago. It's been an up-and-down path so far, but I feel like I'm on the right track now! I've lost al... Wed, 28 Nov 2012 23:43:54 EST Question of the week - 11/26-12/3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8532x50980093 Sorry this is late getting up, my modem fried the day before Thanksgiving, so I was without until it got delivered a little while ago. <BR> <BR> This week's question is this: Have you started or finished your Christmas shopping? Mon, 26 Nov 2012 22:28:14 EST edging ideas? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2910x8532x50959604 I'm crocheting a pink baby afghan using v-stitch. I border it with darker shade of pink--sc. Next 3 rows of white treble and threading ribbon through middle row, another row of darker pink sc. My problem is..I want to use varigated pink and some sort of shell pattern for 3 rows but can't decide which pattern. I want it to be as pretty as possible--nothing plain. I'm a libra and have lots of trouble making up my mind. <BR> <em>198</em> Sun, 25 Nov 2012 12:45:03 EST Hello! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x8532x50947861 My name is Nicole, I'm 36, and I live in Oregon with my wonderful husband, Chris, and my amazing son, Kellen. I am a pre-bariatric surgery patient and hope to have my surgery in January or early February. <BR> <BR> I don't think I'm very good at crocheting, but I love to do it. My grandmother taught me when I was 6 or 7 but I didn't appreciate what she was teaching me until after she had passed away. I started crocheting again last year but have just started seriously working on projects. ... Sat, 24 Nov 2012 12:47:46 EST happy Thanksgiving everyone's http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8532x50927919 I hope you all have a blessed day <BR> Thu, 22 Nov 2012 13:04:34 EST neck warmer for ma bf http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=305x8532x50915627 Gonna start a neck warmer for ma bf today. Its gonna be a variegated blue with an embroidered Habs logo on it! :D Wed, 21 Nov 2012 10:45:44 EST Question of the week - 11/19 - 11/25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8532x50881490 Hi everyone! I hope you all had a great week!! This week in the USA, many of us will celebrate Thanksgiving. So, this got me to thinking, what are the top five things that you are thankful for? Sun, 18 Nov 2012 20:24:01 EST It's the weekend! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8532x50851677 It's the weekend and this nosy Nellie is wondering what your plans are? <BR> <BR> I'm going to work on my three afghans that are Christmas gifts, and rest since my gall bladder has been acting up. Fri, 16 Nov 2012 11:00:45 EST afghan http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=305x8532x50833614 I'm working on an afghan that my gf hired me to crochet for her. I need to take this one by the horns and run with it! Having motivation issues with it though. :( I feel I should finish at least one to two squares a day on it! That is my goal. May I request some accountability on this please. Thank you. Andrea Thu, 15 Nov 2012 01:20:57 EST I'm newwwww ;) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x8532x50810477 Hi Ya's <em>334</em> <BR> My name is Andrea. I'm a 36 yr old mom(kids live with the ex) of 2 amazing kidz! I love to crochet! I would consider myself to be intermediate to advanced in the level of crocheting! ;) <BR> I have 2 projects on the go: <BR> 1. Lingerie that I intend to finish today!, <BR> 2. A granny square blanket that I just started. My gf is paying me to do this for her! <BR> I am thoroughly looking forward to being an active part of this particular team! <BR> I do not, howev... Tue, 13 Nov 2012 10:47:05 EST Question of the week 11/12 - 11/18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8532x50805789 Today we remember our veterans. Do you have a special veteran that you remembered? Do you have someone serving right now? Tue, 13 Nov 2012 00:15:00 EST Weekend plans?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8532x50755860 I was just curious what my favorite group of crocheters have planned for the weekend? <BR> <BR> I have to go to a Relay for Life training meeting in Reno and then church on Sunday. I plan on taking my current crochet project (afghan) with me. Are any of you going to be hooking this weekend and if so what? Fri, 9 Nov 2012 09:51:29 EST Question of the week - 11/5 - 11/11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8532x50697145 Tomorrow is a BIG day in the USA. So, this leads me to my question of the week - do you vote? If so, how do you vote - absentee, early, or on poll day? Mon, 5 Nov 2012 08:31:43 EST Mystery Crochet Along Anyone? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=305x8532x50686858 I'm not sure if this is the right placed to post it so sorry if I should have put it somewhere else. <BR> <BR> Does anybody fancy a mystery crochet along? Maybe themed around Christmas. We could get someone to post a few rows of a pattern every day (Team leaders maybe?) and we all crochet the same thing without knowing what it is. No more than a few rows so the busy people can keep up and if there's anyone who's needs help with interpreting the pattern we could all help each other. Maybe som... Sun, 4 Nov 2012 14:15:54 EST Question of the week 11/1 - 11/5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8532x50650255 Hi everyone! I am the new co-leader of this team and we thought it would be fun to have a question of the week. Each week on Monday, I'll post a question that will be up for the full week. <BR> <BR> So, for the first question of the week - let's talk about fall. What is your favorite part of fall? Are there any smells that you attribute to fall? Thu, 1 Nov 2012 21:20:55 EST Fall into place Nov. challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17919x8532x50650110 This challenge includes exercise, eating right, and taking stretch breaks when you are watching TV or crocheting (yes that includes other crafting too) <BR> <BR> Eating right includes eating breakfast, drinking water, and eating our fruits and veggies. <BR> What are some of your fav. ways to cook veggies? <BR> What's your fav. breakfast ? <BR> Continue to find ways to sneak in exercise <BR> <BR> If you can log in each day and let us know how you plan to Fall into place. <BR> Can't get on-l... Thu, 1 Nov 2012 21:09:38 EST I carved a jumbo crochet hook http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=305x8532x50633744 I carved a 20mm crochet hook from a pine dowel, sanded and oiled it so it's nice and smooth and won't snag the yarn. I have some super chunky yarn to play with so I thought I'd make a hook to match! It's ready for a first go tomorrow. <BR> <BR> http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_photo_<BR>gallery_enlarge.asp?id=4456106 <BR> <BR> and I learned how to do a Solomons knot, (using a much smaller hook than the one above!) needs perfecting but I'm still pleased at my first attempt. <BR> <BR> http:... Wed, 31 Oct 2012 18:46:22 EST Tricks and Treats http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17919x8532x50581635 What are some of the ways you trick yourself into getting in a little exercise? <BR> Treat yourself with healthier choices? <BR> Or just fun tips you want to share. Sun, 28 Oct 2012 05:55:45 EST Hello from another crocheter http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x8532x50568323 Hello, I have been crocheting since I was 7 (I'm 61 now)....and I love it...I do knit on rare occasions, but my favorite is crocheting lace. I have a shop on Etsy called Scarletrabbit where I have all kinds of Victorian and Steampunk and Gothic things---it's been wonderful turning my craft into a bit of a business.... <BR> <BR> I am also very overweight, I need to lose 100 lbs, and sitting on the job and then coming home and sitting and crocheting does not help!! I need to lean to eat better... Sat, 27 Oct 2012 02:24:30 EST Looking for a Pattern http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2910x8532x50510335 HI, I have been asked to make up a Donald Duck, Daisy Duck and a Goofy doll for Christmas and I am in desperate need of these patterns. Can anyone share a pattern with me. I have no money to buy them. <BR> Thanks. Tue, 23 Oct 2012 01:31:58 EST Daily chat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8532x50425022 This has been a terrible evening! My kitty Sandy had to be put to sleep. :( He had been ill for two days. We thought it was from the flee drops we had put on the back of his neck. Today, (I guess now it was yesterday) I was sure more was wrong. He was listless and started groaning.So we took him to the vet. It was his urinary problems again. His bladder was distended and he had to be sedated and catheterized. We were to leave him for two days. On our way home we were taking cans to the recycl... Wed, 17 Oct 2012 04:33:07 EST Help wiith Tunisian Crochet http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2910x8532x50402562 I really like the fabric you get from Tunisian Crochet and I've kind of got how to do it but somehow my fabric ends up looking like it's in italic. It sort of slopes to the right. I was thinking I may be missing a stitch at the end of the row but each row seems to have the same number of stitches just all shifted one to the right. Does anyone have any suggestions on how to solve this? <BR> <BR> I can post a pic if it would help. Mon, 15 Oct 2012 16:19:40 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x8532x50379372 Hi everyone!! I'm still pretty new at spark people. Only been a member for about 3 weeks. I am really liking it and all the information it provides. <BR> I LOVE to crochet. Right now i am working on amigurumi for the kids for Christmas. I have seven kids, so as much hand made stuff the better!!! Sun, 14 Oct 2012 01:46:03 EST The new and beautiful patterns. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8532x50349494 Let's share patterns or pattern sites. We all find beautiful crochet patterns we want to make. Nice if you can find something different. I am going to start. These are unique and beautiful patterns. check these out <link>www.gather.com/searchResultsArticles<BR>.jsp?keywords=Lilly+Pond+Eight+Point+R<BR>ound+Ripple+Crochet+Pattern&submit=Sea<BR>rch&contentType=Articles </link> Thu, 11 Oct 2012 19:55:42 EST hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x8532x50296997 hi. i'm new...from washington state. crocheting is one of my passions. Mon, 8 Oct 2012 11:48:56 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x8532x50295761 I've been using Spark on and off for a few years now and have decided to return. I never have really had much luck with Spark teams but I thought I might give this one a try. <BR> <BR> My mom and I crochet for extra money and to create amazing gifts for our friends and family. I also sew/quilt and scrapbook as well but have been stuck on the crocheting for some time. <BR> <BR> I'm not quite sure how I manage to do it at all with 3 children, a full time job, and a messy husband! <BR> ... Mon, 8 Oct 2012 10:39:09 EST Good Morning! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x8532x50266426 Excited to find such an active crochet team!! <BR> <BR> My name is Demi, and I had been on SP for a very long time. I took a break for a while (long story), but I am excited to be back! I love to crochet, but I don't have a lot of time for it right now, just very very busy. I am hoping to start squeezing in some again soon. <BR> <BR> Incidently, I am also on Ravelry, same username, so feel free to friend me there as well. <em>30</em> (I don't tend to post much there, since I am s... Sat, 6 Oct 2012 09:50:50 EST Ways to make money from crochet http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8532x50237392 Firstly I'm relatively new to crochet but something has struck a chord in me in the few years I've been experimenting and I have found the same with cross stitch too. I was made redundant a year ago and I was pregnant at the time so I haven't gone back to work and I really don't want to go back to a conventional job. My husband says to do what you enjoy to make money, but I can't see many ways that doing what I enjoy will bring in an extra wage. Right now especially I would have to work from ... Thu, 4 Oct 2012 09:04:12 EST Can you have too much yarn? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8532x50218600 <em>240</em> I just cleaned out my craft room. I have about one hundred skeins of yarn and none the colors I want to use. Every time I go into the yarn department of a store my family will make comment on the fact that I already have a lot of yarn. They don't get the need to have certain colors or types. Anyway doesn't the one with the most yarn win? <em>211</em> Wed, 3 Oct 2012 03:19:35 EST Oktoberfest Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17919x8532x50185225 What comes to mind when you think of Oktoberfest <BR> <BR> Music? Have fun exercising or relaxing with music, be in-tune with your body. <BR> <BR> Dancing? Dancing (even chair dancing) can be great exercise, give it a try. <BR> <BR> Food? Find food that's fun yet good for you, share it with us. <BR> <BR> Fun? So get out your lederhosen (exercise clothes) and have fun, yes exercise can be fun. Remember if you make it enjoyable you are more likely to stick with it. <BR> <BR> Mon, 1 Oct 2012 08:10:05 EST Hello! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x8532x50136097 Hello everyone, <BR> <BR> I'm Melissa, this is probably the 10th time i've started spark people over again.. I might be exaggerating a little bit but who knows. I just turned 21 and as a gift to myself, I vowed to take off my unwanted weight. I always seem to start these things and let myself down.. but this time feels different. I'm noticing the negative impact the extra weight is adding to my life.. physically and emotionally. I know i'm not fat, but I'm not comfortable with the way I look... Thu, 27 Sep 2012 17:41:57 EST Hi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x8532x50116731 Hi, my name is Betty and I am new to Sparkpeople. I hope to not only lose weight and be healthier but to also meet some new friends along the way. I am fairly new to crocheting also and I am not an expert. I love to make amigarumi toys and to try to learn new stitches along the way. It keeps my hands busy and my mind occupied. Hope to meet some new friends here. Oh, i live in Florida and I can't wait until the weather gets cooler here so that I can be outside a little more. i can't take the h... Wed, 26 Sep 2012 11:39:05 EST Hello :-) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x8532x50071487 Hello, I started crocheting a couple of years ago to keep my fingers busy instead of snacking. I'm trying to slowly lose the last 10lbs after having my baby girl nearly 6 months ago. <BR> <BR> I bought some super chunky yarn while I was away last weekend and I'm carving myself a super chunky crochet hook to go with it. Not sure what I'm going to make yet, probably a scarf because it's that time of year. Once I've done that I'd like to try making a shrug or something more interesting than a r... Sun, 23 Sep 2012 16:25:47 EST Confessions of a Diet Soda Drinker http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8532x49872386 I drank Diet Coke and Caffeine-free Diet Coke since I was 15 y/o. I have severe obesity, heart disease, insulin resistance, urinary incontinence and multiple fractures in my spine including my neck. If you want to know how I got this way read at this link <BR> SAVE YOURSELVES. QUIT TODAY. I am 59 y/o. When I started we didn't know any better. <link>www.wellandgoodnyc.com/2012/07/31/do<BR>-you-have-a-dirty-little-dietary-secre<BR>t-and-is-it-called-diet-coke/comment-p<BR>age-1/#comment-20464... Tue, 11 Sep 2012 00:52:47 EST Have you heard about Plarn? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8532x49791450 I went to this web site and it teaches how to make and use plarn in crocheting, knitting, and other needle work. http://thecrochetfoyer.blogspot.com/ This lady shows a beautiful bag made with it. Scroll down and see the instructions for making the plarn. Its great to recycle and save money and be creative all at once. Thu, 6 Sep 2012 00:41:29 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x8532x49647751 I am a relatively new crochet addict so this thread intrigued me. I am 52 and adjusting to empty nesting and have decided to do something for myself now. Am a WW dropout.....sadly. Hoping to hook up with other fellow crocheters who can motivate me again! Mon, 27 Aug 2012 12:15:42 EST Pattern anyone? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2910x8532x49538461 Let's make this a place to ask if anyone knows where a pattern might be found. <BR> <BR> I am looking for a crocheted Topsy-Turvy doll pattern. Can anyone help? <em>240</em> Mon, 20 Aug 2012 07:31:30 EST What make up your snacks http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8532x49523939 I eat every two hours. My biggest meal is breakfast. I usually have a big plate of veggies and fruit sitting by me that I munch on between the meals. <em>274</em> <em>45</em> <em>210</em> <em>69</em> <em>289</em> <em>277</em> <em>267</em> <em>370</em> <em>240</em> Sun, 19 Aug 2012 08:17:53 EST Just wanted to share some sites http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=305x8532x49523811 I am sure you all know that any brand of yarn has its own web site and free patterns. But I have two that I get all types of free patterns from: Hooked on Crochet' is a crochet newsletter that features free vintage crochet patterns, crochet tips, contests, sweepstakes, monthly deals, and more! Sign up today - it's absolutely free! <em>240</em> 1000's of free craft projects, home decor ideas and DIY tips. We add new projects and tips ... <BR> www.favecrafts.com Hope this info helps you ... Sun, 19 Aug 2012 08:03:08 EST just joined SP http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x8532x49445415 Hi all, just joined this site and I love to crochet, looking forward to seeing what others are doing and getting new things to do, hope to make new friends and learn Mon, 13 Aug 2012 20:17:45 EST Fiber in Montana http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x8532x49343585 Hi I am Kathryn, I have returned to sparkpeople after a yr or so hiatus. I have 2 Alpacas as pets and hope to be working on projects with the fiber after I get it spun. This group looked like a good one for me to join as I don't see anything for spinners or weaver want to be's. I love crocheting as well and that is how I got started on projects. Now that my kids are starting to fly the coop I am picking up the hooks again (wheel, loom, needles etc.) Look forward to hearing about everyone... Tue, 7 Aug 2012 00:28:19 EST Your goal of choice picture or an outfit http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8532x49330959 I had a pair of expensive black capris given to me just before MS struck. I could almost zip them then the sickness, meds and lack of any exercise caused me to get to the point they would not even go over the hip.....NOW <em>224</em> I tried them on this morning and could zip them up, still too tight and have about three inches before I can button them. They are hanging on the back of the closet door to keep me going. So what is your choice, a picture or a piece of clothing? I'm being rea... Mon, 6 Aug 2012 09:36:08 EST Hi, I'm Michelle http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x8532x49292067 Hello, my name is Michelle, I will be thirty-five years old this September, and I just recently taught myself to crochet this past October. I love experimenting with different types of yarn and stitches and watching a ball of yarn turn into something pretty and useful. <BR> <BR> Anyways, this is about my third or fourth try in getting back into spark action. Right now, I've been concentrating on mapping my walking route (which is really exhilarating, by the way) and keeping track of my c... Fri, 3 Aug 2012 14:31:30 EST In Need of a Heart Pattern http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2910x8532x49242129 Does anyone have a heart pattern that is 2 inches. To explain I belong to a humanitarian group for my church and we are making hearts for Hospis House. They give them to the family of the loved one that passed away it is a wonderful program. Anyway I have been sewing a bunch but also wanted to crochet some for them. <BR> <BR> Kristine Tue, 31 Jul 2012 14:21:52 EST Hello From Washington State/ Tacoma http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x8532x49226880 Hi my name is Kristine, I live in Tacoma Washington. I have technically been a member of SP since 2009 but never got serious about it until now. I have osteoarthritis in my spine, hips, and shoulders. the worse of them all is my spine but I manage. It is getting worse and my weight is not helping at all. I have been crocheting since I was 8 yrs old and am now 53, so a very long time but still love it just like the first time. <BR> <BR> Kristine Mon, 30 Jul 2012 15:33:25 EST Does anyone else crochet doll clothes? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=305x8532x49183438 I have always loved cotton crochet with steel hooks, but lately I have been crocheting dresses for tiny dolls-4 inches and under. My tiniest dress so far is for a 5.5 cm doll-slightly over 2 inches tall. Now I have to do the hard part-write down the pattern so that I can repeat it. Fri, 27 Jul 2012 14:23:05 EST do you http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8532x49104163 do you use any of the Spark people videos? <BR> If so do you have a fav.? <BR> <BR> Yes and my fav. is the chair cardio work out, it's great when my knees won't let me walk. <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/fitness<BR>_articles.asp?id=1697 </link> Sun, 22 Jul 2012 18:19:17 EST on-line patterns http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=305x8532x49104091 where is your favorite place to look for on-line patterns? <BR> Mine is <BR> <link>https://www.ravelry.com/account/logi<BR>n </link> <BR> and <BR> <link>www.crochetpatterncentral.com/ </link> Sun, 22 Jul 2012 18:14:48 EST the best dye to use for my 9'x81/2' crocheted rug http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2910x8532x49090621 It's been forever since I've been here (will go there some other time). I crocheted on a g-hook my dining room oval rug it started out as a small round rug but I kept going. It is made with a lotttt of 11/2" strips of cotton fabrics, sheets and anything else I could find cotton. It is now 12 years old and still my heart. I want to dye the solid light blue rows to navy blue since I'm about to redo the dining area in our kitchen. I thinking of using plain ole Rit dye and brushing it on wit... Sat, 21 Jul 2012 18:54:42 EST breakfast http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8532x49063693 Do you eat the same thing every day or like a variety? <BR> Share your fav. breakfast. <BR> <BR> I like a variety <BR> <BR> My fav. is a scrambled omelet with lots of veggies in it. Thu, 19 Jul 2012 20:27:09 EST almost giving up http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8532x49055048 Ok. I learned to knit first...I love knitting!! I Knit blankies for all the babies at work, in the family, for Victims Advocacy, Hospice...I don't say this to brag..I LOVE making blankies. I want to crochet them as well..BUT...crocheting and I, we just don't see eye to eye...It kicks my butt everytime I try to do anything. My daughter only asked for one thing when she was pregnant, a turtle photo prop..I got the instructions...I tried for months, my BFF tried...we couldn't get it..so, let's j... Thu, 19 Jul 2012 09:24:57 EST New to posting http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x8532x49019735 I'm on a roll now. This is my 2nd group introduction of the day. Wow. <BR> <BR> I've been on Spark for a while but haven't used it regularly until recently and I've been doing really well with my new diet/lifestyle/whatever. I'm a bit shy when it comes to message boards so it's taken me a while to want to introduce myself. <BR> <BR> My name is Lorraine. I'm a 40-something who lives by the coast with her hubby and 2 kitties. I like to crochet; I'm crazy about my 2 nieces, and I tend to be ... Tue, 17 Jul 2012 06:54:39 EST What is your favorite yarn? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=305x8532x48958552 Right now, I am really enjoying cotton threads and yarns. I made slippers and a sun hat with some Lily's sugar and cream cotton and I have lots of cotton threads in different colors to use for doll clothing. Thu, 12 Jul 2012 23:27:42 EST NY Newbie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x8532x48936241 Joined this team yesterday so thought I'd pop in and introduce myself. I live near Buffalo, NY, and am a 62-yo happily-married mom of 2 and nana to an 8-yo girl. I've crocheted for over 40 years and especially enjoy working with thread. I'm currently working on items to be entered in the creative arts competition at the county fair next month. Other interests include reading, gardening, and listening to country and southern gospel music. Happy to be here and look forward to being part of... Wed, 11 Jul 2012 15:17:53 EST Hi Everybody http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x8532x48710928 I've been out here on SP for many years more off that on but now retired. I love to crochet and find it very relaxing. I have my grandbabies to keep me busy making new projects all the time. I've been crocheting since I was a young girl. I look forward to visiting with you all here on SP. Take care! <BR> <BR> Jules <BR> <BR> <em>213</em> Wed, 27 Jun 2012 01:11:47 EST Howdy from Texas! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x8532x48659893 Hi, I am Valerie. I have crocheted for years but only regularly since joining Sparkpeople. I have found that I can chair march and crochet at the same time. <em>334</em> I carry my current project with me everywhere and crochet and chair march when ever I have to wait. I get cardio and pretty things to wear. My favorite patterns are the ones that I don't have to look at often. I am currently working on this shrug <link>www.joann.com/simple-shrug/xprd49926<BR>0/?_requestid=8944284 </link> ... Sat, 23 Jun 2012 20:26:35 EST Hello Everybody! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x8532x48639481 Hello. I'm Vinia from Michigan. I'm 31, I've never been married, but currently have a boyfriend, and I have no kids. I've been overweight since I was 8 years old and i'm just looking to change that. My highest weight was back in 2006 when I was at 283. I think my last weight in was 209. So i'm just hoping to find support and maybe speed up the process a little. I'm really looking forward being 130 lbs. Fri, 22 Jun 2012 10:51:09 EST Hello!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x8532x48622223 hello all!! I am new to this team, I have been on SP for about 2 years (maybe 3). I have tried to stick to the plans, but seem to fall off a lot. I am new to crocheting, I have been knitting for 3 years. I really like the way crocheting is forgiving, like SP!!!! My goal is to get moving and lose 5 lbs by July 15. One little step at a time, right? Thu, 21 Jun 2012 08:58:20 EST Hi Everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x8532x48556101 I'm Rose and I'm coming back to spark after a long absence, I was not totally committed, could not stick to any diet. Well I feel like I've hit bottom. I'm 52 and feel 65, I'm so out of shape. <BR> I have been crocheting since I was 14 and love it. My Aunt taught me, she thought it would keep my hands busy, I was a hyper kid. <BR> Has anyone ever figure out how many calories we burn when we crochet? <BR> <BR> Sat, 16 Jun 2012 21:24:06 EST Knit and Crochet show http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8532x48485290 Hi all, <BR> <BR> Just wondering if anyone is going to the knit and crochet show in Manchester, NH later in June or in Reno in September? I'm going to the one in September and was looking to hear about anything anyone experienced at the one in NH and if anyone is planning on going to Reno, maybe it would be nice to have a fellow crocheter and Spark buddy? <BR> <BR> Thanks, <BR> Jessica Tue, 12 Jun 2012 00:45:00 EST New to SparkPeople http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x8532x48420616 Hi, my name is Katherine and I'm new to SparkPeople. Looking to lose some weight and hopefully some support to achieve my goals and to support others as well. Thu, 7 Jun 2012 15:48:43 EST Summer Sizzle Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17919x8532x48376569 Summer is here and the temperature is rising. <BR> Many have vacations planned or just got back from one <BR> It's easy to get out of step when it's too hot to work out or your not at home, but we're not going to let is stop us.... <BR> So it's time to get on the sizzle. <BR> Our goal is to work in exercise at least ten min. every day any type of exercise counts. <BR> Also let's not forget to drink our water, we don't want to get dehydrated. <BR> Post your exercise and glasses of water here... Mon, 4 Jun 2012 21:09:59 EST Newbie to Crocheters http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x8532x48311822 I love to crochet and usually crochet every single day. I taught myself because my Mom refused to teach me, as I am left handed. I am trying to learn the Tunisian stitch. Good Luck to all your weight goals. I started on this website 2 days ago. Hopefully will stick with it! Thu, 31 May 2012 15:07:29 EST hi! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x8532x48276463 I'm new to sparks and new to this group and just wanted to say hi and force myself to post things as opposed to just reading. Trying to change my lifestyle and find a better way to live. I've spent years telling myself I will do it later but I never took care of the weight gain and now I have almost 60 pounds to lose. I know now that if I don't just do it, I never will. Tue, 29 May 2012 10:50:45 EST Newbie in PA http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x8532x48276046 Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> I am a new-ish member of SparkPeople (joined 5 weeks ago) and a brand new member of this team. I am so happy to have found a "crocheter's team"!! I have been an avid crocheter for the past 30 years. You name it...I've made it. <BR> <BR> PROFESSIONAL: I am an Associate Professional Member of the CGOA (any other CGOA members here??) and am pretty active in my local chapter. I am a Ravelry member (crochetlady22). I am a Contract Crocheter and Pattern Tester with a ... Tue, 29 May 2012 10:24:01 EST Hello from Texas http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x8532x48238055 <BR> Hello <BR> <BR> I look forward to being a member of this team. I have been married for 31 years to my college sweetheart. I live in Texas and work full time in state government. We have 3 children ages 27, 20, and 17. My hobbies are crochet, gardening, cooking, cross stitching, sewing, quilting, and following NASCAR. <BR> <BR> Both of my grandmothers taught me to crochet 38 years ago. I like crocheting with yarn and thread. <BR> <BR> I look forward to being a member of this te... Sat, 26 May 2012 11:22:10 EST Baby afghans? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2910x8532x48211705 Ok, I've tried to look for a pretty baby afghan, and I haven't been successful. Have any of you come across one? I have two nieces that are due within a week of each other and they are both expecting girls. Has anyone seen a pretty baby girl afghan? Thu, 24 May 2012 11:30:58 EST Hi! I'm Shannon. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x8532x48094400 Hi there! My name is Shannon & I live in South Texas. I learned a little crochet when I was a child, but never enough to really make anything. I picked up a book about 9 years ago, learned my basics, and I've been happily hooking ever since! <BR> <BR> The only problem I have with crochet & weight loss is that if I'm in the middle of a crochet project I have a hard time tearing myself away to go to the gym! Wed, 16 May 2012 11:13:44 EST Does anybody heve http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=305x8532x47935159 a pattern for a toddler poncho with a hood? I made one for my oldest granddaughter and would like to make one for my great grand daughters. I just need a simple pattern so I can embroider flowers on it. Sun, 6 May 2012 08:24:51 EST My own pattern http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2910x8532x47894506 Making a doll, all on my own (no pattern) I got the body, Legs, and such done I don't really know how to attach a head and arms. Any iders?? Thanks in advance. Thu, 3 May 2012 12:39:52 EST Yarn bargain!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8532x47623837 Hey ya'll. Michaels in my area has Red Heart Super Saver on sale today only for $1.89. It would be worth checking the Michaels in your area. Tue, 17 Apr 2012 10:24:23 EST Ravelry users? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=305x8532x47614914 A friend introduced me to Raverly. It's an amazing (FREE) site for anyone who enjoys fiber works (Crocheting, Knitting, Cross-Stitch, Sewing) Just wondering if anyone else is a raverly user. I've fallen in love with the site. Mon, 16 Apr 2012 19:40:19 EST Hi Everyone. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x8532x47610561 Hello, I'm another Newbie. lol. My name is Rachele and I'm 24, living in the lower half of Michigan. I have been losing weight all my life, and gaining it right back again. Looking to keep off the pounds this time. I have an almost 4 year old boy, Eli, who keeps me on my toes. I started crocheting Oct. 2011. I have made a bunch of projects, but my favorites have been An Angel I made of my mother in law, and fingerless gloves for my own mother .Right now I have been working on making a ton of ... Mon, 16 Apr 2012 14:33:29 EST hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x8532x47563045 I am not new to SP but I am new to the team. I have lost 35 pounds already and I am ready to lose a lot more! Fri, 13 Apr 2012 11:28:10 EST Have you ever tried http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=305x8532x47487024 Romanian point lace cord stich? <BR> It's not that hard once you get going good on it. <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=xl3aa9t6zxU&<BR>noredirect=1 </link> Sun, 8 Apr 2012 20:39:56 EST I'm new! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x8532x47437116 Hi! <BR> <BR> I'm a 32 year old mom of one boy from Southwest Michigan. I taught myself to crochet about two years ago and have a small business selling some of my stuff. I'm looking to lose a minimum of 50 pounds. <BR> Looking forward to being a part of this team! <BR> <BR> Have a great day! <BR> Kate <BR> <BR> <BR> Thu, 5 Apr 2012 08:50:50 EST An Update... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8532x47367944 Hey folks! <BR> <BR> I got a Goodie, and it reminded me to pop in and say Hi! Thanks! :D <BR> <BR> Cora is 8 months old now, and I have four to go until I plan on jumping back in to the Spark universe. Haven't lost any weight, but I haven't gained, either. LOL! We had some lovely weather two weeks ago, which let me get out and get walking with the stroller, but then it got cold again. Booooooo... <BR> <BR> I have lots of updated pics of my little monkey at <link>www.suebeedesigns.com/Ph... Sun, 1 Apr 2012 10:15:22 EST New-ish http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x8532x47328478 Hello! My name is Cat and I've been crocheting for 15 years (since I was 10). Up until last year, I only knew a few stitches and I never made anything other than scarves and potholders. Last October, I started branching out, and I've learned so much that I've actually sold a few things. I love crocheting and am always looking for something new to learn. <BR> <BR> As for my weight - I desperately need to lose some! I joined SparkPeople in 2009 under a different name and lost 40 pounds, but I ... Thu, 29 Mar 2012 16:42:28 EST hooks http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=305x8532x47297332 what is your favorite type or brand of crochet hooks? <BR> what size hook do you use the most? <BR> <BR> Mine is Boye steel hooks and size 7 Tue, 27 Mar 2012 21:17:46 EST Spring into Action March 22 - April 30 challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17919x8532x47210360 Spring means a lot more activites, including getting out doors. <BR> Our challenge is to get moving <BR> You may choose any tipe of exercise or activity (including yard work or spring cleaning) you are able to do <BR> Tell us here what exercise or activity you choose each day and how long you did it <BR> you may also log in your daily steps if you wish. Thu, 22 Mar 2012 14:08:34 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x8532x47167846 Hello everyone I’m new here on this team Mon, 19 Mar 2012 21:59:44 EST Add me to the Restarting List please! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x8532x47141361 Hi, everyone! My name is Tyler and I am a 20 year old college student from San Diego, California. I have been an avid crocheter for about ten years now and am ready to take care of my body again. For anyone out there who is looking for a spark buddy, I desperately need one -- accountability is my Achilles heel. Also, if anyone is on ravelry, please feel free to add me. My username is tybear009 on there. <em>252</em> Sun, 18 Mar 2012 13:51:14 EST what is your favorite http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=305x8532x47131515 what is your favorite type of pattern? <BR> I love doilies, shawls, and thread items Sat, 17 Mar 2012 21:17:25 EST Introducing Myself http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x8532x47039132 Hello, I am fairly new to the site. I am hoping to drop a significant amout of weight in the next few months. I love to crochet, all the time, although, I am really only good at afghans and snowflakes. Mon, 12 Mar 2012 13:59:05 EST newbie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x8532x47010605 Hello. Just found this team and decided to join. Ive been trying to lose weight for a while and have been trying to crochet to keep my hands busy. I just cant seem to keep motivated. Ive been dealing with an ankle injury and have been off my foot for a while and I still cant get motivated to finish a project. I love to crochet but become frustrated when I cant do it as fast as I expect it. Ive been working on socks for my daughter for a few months and still havent finished one. Hope to get so... Sat, 10 Mar 2012 20:21:21 EST tips http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2910x8532x47008975 Have any tips you want to share? <BR> <BR> I sometimes use a plastic sleeve for my pattern then make marks using an erasable marker. <BR> Helps me keep my place yet pattern comes out clean for next time. Sat, 10 Mar 2012 18:32:51 EST A blog to read http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8532x46990049 My friend (we actually go to church together) is leaving Spark People because of what she explains in her blog. Maybe we can get SP to take a look at it! <BR> <BR> http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public<BR>_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4779069 Fri, 9 Mar 2012 12:56:38 EST have you ever http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=305x8532x46962966 made the mistake of trying to watch an exciting show on TV and crochet at the same time? <BR> I tried to crochet while watching Criminal Minds and ended up having to pull out two rows. <BR> <em>2</em> <em>198</em> <BR> Ooops Wed, 7 Mar 2012 22:12:28 EST Labels? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8532x46850419 At my daughter's new preschool, they ask that you put your child's name on everything. Any ideas how to put her name on the stuff I've crocheted for her? I'm kind of stumped here. Thu, 1 Mar 2012 14:29:02 EST Newbie Introduction http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x8532x46766487 Hello all, <BR> <BR> I just discovered this site and am hoping it will be the motivation I need to keep me going in my trek to loosing weight and getting fit. I have gained weight since my husband and I met three years ago and have been wanting to really loose it but haven't been able to with my crazy schedule. I have finally finished grad school so I am putting my extra time and energy into getting healthy and hope I can stay on the wagon long enough to actually see results. My goal is t... Sat, 25 Feb 2012 18:58:26 EST Butterfly Afghan http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=305x8532x46740946 Wanted to share: <BR> <BR> <link>www.allfreecrochet.com/Throws/Croche<BR>t-Butterfly-Throw/ml/1 </link> Fri, 24 Feb 2012 02:47:43 EST New to forum http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x8532x46734600 Hello, <BR> I just joined and picked the 7,500 steps per day goal, need more info or point me to the info page. <BR> I enjoy reading, jigsaw puzzles, crossword puzzles. Crocheting is what I do mostly, will take a chance and try other crafts too. I am in the process of making an scrap yarn afghan for a door prize at my husbands first family get together. My name is Elsie. Thu, 23 Feb 2012 17:48:13 EST New To Group http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x8532x46710169 Hello all, I am not new to SPARK but new to this group. I am also in Crochet the Pounds Away. I am looking forward to visiting with you all and lending my support. Wed, 22 Feb 2012 10:07:42 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x8532x46705024 Hello everyone, <BR> I'm 28, and have been crocheting since I was 5. My grandmother taught me as much as she could when I was little. However, I'm a leftie and she gave up trying new stitches after awhile. That helped me to learn how to crochet fast. Now that I'm older, I can make tighter faster stitches even when learning new ones. I've found if I crochet throughout the day I'm less likely to snack or eat all the time. I have osteoarthritis in my hands and the crocheting helps them not to be... Tue, 21 Feb 2012 23:55:41 EST Add me to the "Newbie" list :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x8532x46701538 Hello, everyone! <BR> My name is Sally - and I just joined "SparkPeople" today...this website looks great! <BR> Confession - I am NOT a crocheter, rather a needlepointer... can I still stay..?? Please,please, please, I promise to be good ;) <BR> <em>249</em> Tue, 21 Feb 2012 19:55:34 EST started another project http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=305x8532x46646784 I am starting on a small afghan using the basket weave pattern. I don't know if it is just me being a lefty but the back post double crochet stitch seems awkward. It works out ok but right now it's awkward doing it. The front post double crochet stitch is easier for me to do. The pattern calls for crocheting the first row in the hump of the chain which I had never done before. Slow to crochet but the edge is neater and I will probably start using it on all my future afghan or scarf projects. ... Sat, 18 Feb 2012 13:52:40 EST Hello! It's Nice to meet you. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x8532x46630569 Hi. I am new to the team as of today. My name is Grace. I'm 51, married 33 years. I have been crocheting since I was a kid. My grandmother taught me. She gave me a no. 7 steel hook and a ball of turquiose bedspread cotton. I've been 'hooked' ever since. I also enjoy quilting, sewing, knitting [I'm a beginner], counted cross stich, embroidery, reading, cooking and playing the piano. <BR> I have a baby afghan in progress and an afghan for my mom in progress. I'm looking forward to making new f... Fri, 17 Feb 2012 11:33:47 EST Happy Birthday MAGGIE0215 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8532x46604256 Hope you have a very Happy Birthday today <BR> <em>144</em> <em>179</em> <em>409</em> Wed, 15 Feb 2012 19:12:53 EST Happy Birthday 7FARMER http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8532x46604238 Hope you have a very Happy Birthday today <BR> <em>410</em> <em>107</em> <em>19</em> Wed, 15 Feb 2012 19:11:15 EST Keeping hands busy ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x8532x46603983 So thankful for this site. Crocheting does help keep my hands busy. I can't eat and crochet at the same time. This is my second day. I am confused about a couple of things. My hubby and I ate out for lunch and I can't find where to write down the food I had at Sizzlers. Also I can't find the place to put my minutes of exercise on. Wed, 15 Feb 2012 18:49:31 EST Hello! Glad to be here! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x8532x46581193 I'm really excited about taking this first step. I've never joined an online group before but I'm looking forward to the experience. If there is anyone out there who would like to respond please feel free to do so. I look forward to all the help I can get and in turn hope I can be of help to others. :-) Tue, 14 Feb 2012 11:37:41 EST new to Sparkpeople http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x8532x46549180 I am a self taught lefty crocheter. I taught myself to crochet 30 years ago from a book. I am not coordinated enough to use knitting needles. Now I only have to get coordinated enough to crochet and use the exercycle at the same time to lose weight. I have several projects going on at any time. I am working on a strip afghan and a winter scarf I am adapting from the afghan pattern.Hopefully I'll finish the afghan this year. Sun, 12 Feb 2012 14:20:50 EST Hi everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x8532x46535267 Hi, <BR> My name is Angela Ebben. I have been hooked on crochet for years and am now trying to get hooked on health as well. I make a lot of items for babies and small children because most of the the people around me have kids. Kids don't seem to be in the future forecast for my husband and I so, I try to be the best aunt to the children around me. My friend's children have adopted me as their aunt and I love them as much as my blood nieces or nephews. <BR> <BR> In the past I would use... Sat, 11 Feb 2012 14:48:45 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x8532x46531073 Just found this team site. I'm a self taught crocheter and have crocheted for many years.I am always looking for new projects and ways to live healthy. <BR> Val in New Orleans Sat, 11 Feb 2012 10:03:39 EST Happy Birthday LEAHLUE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8532x46492257 Hope you had a very Happy Birthday today. <BR> <em>410</em> <em>107</em> <em>144</em> Wed, 8 Feb 2012 21:04:57 EST Brand New! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x8532x46445005 This is my first time ever posting on a message board! I am in my late 20's and I am about 10lbs from my goal weight. I have already lost about 12 lbs, but have been stuck at my current weight for a few months. I have an awesome husband who has been very supportive of me pursuing a healthy lifestyle. I really think I have been struggling with these last 10 lbs due to a resistence to seek support from others. I am generally a private person and haven't really shared my fitness or weight l... Mon, 6 Feb 2012 09:36:40 EST Super Bowl http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8532x46441968 Did you watch the Super Bowl, if so what was your snack if you had one. <BR> I had a cup of sugar free hot chocolate Mon, 6 Feb 2012 04:48:47 EST Happy Birthday ANNAFISH http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8532x46437746 Monday is ANNAFISH's Birthday <BR> We wish you a very Happy Birthday <BR> <em>410</em> <em>107</em> <em>144</em> Sun, 5 Feb 2012 21:01:25 EST Walking into Spring challenge (2/4 through 3/20) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17919x8532x46405266 This is a self challenge, set the number of miles or steps that you want to make your daily or weekly goal and let us know what it is. Then log your steps (or miles) at least once a week for those who do not log in daily. <BR> You may keep a running tab of your walking if you like to see how far you went in the 46 days of this challenge. <BR> Team goodies will be given out at the end of this challenge. <BR> <BR> example posting: <BR> My goal is _______ daily <BR> today I walked______ <BR> My... Fri, 3 Feb 2012 20:43:54 EST Sugar pop baby afghan http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=305x8532x46285386 <link>thecrochetcrowd.com/baby/sugar-pop-b<BR>aby-afghan.html </link> <BR> <BR> saw this on line and its an easy one and thought I would share Sat, 28 Jan 2012 10:32:28 EST walking questions http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17919x8532x46278475 1. do you use a pedometer <BR> 2. do you track your steps and or miles <BR> 3. would you be interested in a walking challenge <BR> If we did a walking challenge it would be set up so that you would be competing against yourself not the others in the group. Fri, 27 Jan 2012 21:10:46 EST crochet toppers for handtowels help??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8532x46246661 i have always loved these and thought i would start a new hobby/how hard is it??? i hate to sew so looking for a easy one with little or no sewing,thanks?????? Thu, 26 Jan 2012 04:40:06 EST Looking to knit a blanket http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8532x46189077 I started a blanket a couple of years back and really think it is too complicated a pattern to complete. Looking for some easy ideas for a nice throw blanket. I only know how to knit!! Mon, 23 Jan 2012 08:20:42 EST Help with instruction!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2910x8532x46138034 Hi Everyone. I am totally at my wits end with a pattern. I have emailed the company asking for clarification and even their additional instructions don't make sense so I'm turning to my fellow Sparkers for guidance. Hopefully someone can help me so I don't have to rip the whole thing out and find another pattern. Here is my problem. I'm making a sweater that uses a shell stitch. I got the pattern from Crochet World magazine Oct. 2011 just in case anyone happens to have that copy. It is... Fri, 20 Jan 2012 09:19:55 EST My first message! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x8532x46133512 Hi, this is my first message since signing up for the Spark site. I can see I have a lot to learn but know it will be helpful to my weight loss journey as I have a lot to lose and battling diabetes and high blood pressure as well. I will need all the help and support that I can get and I know tracking and journaling are the tools that help me the most. Looking forward to getting to know all of you and looking for motivation from everyone. Hello, and glad to meet you all. Thu, 19 Jan 2012 23:23:38 EST finding a yarn http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2910x8532x46121543 I started an afghan project with yarn that I'd purchased on clearance. I bought 8 skeins, but discovered that since they're only 5 oz, one skein did not make a complete strip. Of course they're clearance...and they were hiding in my stash for at least a year, so no Hobby Lobby has them anymore. (I've looked). I even ripped the 2 completed strips apart so that they're not quite as long as the original pattern called for, to try to stretch the yarn out a bit, but I've still only got 5 strip... Thu, 19 Jan 2012 11:10:46 EST New to the team, but not to crochet http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x8532x46119949 Hi everybody! <BR> <BR> I've been on SP for about a year, and have been crocheting for at least 30. My grandmother first taught me when I was about 8. I got bored with it, cause I felt like I never made any progress on my projects. I picked it up again at about 20 with the help of some great pattern books. Mile a Minute is my friend, since things seem to actually get done! <BR> <BR> I don't always get as much time to crochet as I'd like, altho I've started bringing projects with me to w... Thu, 19 Jan 2012 09:55:27 EST Accountability Partner http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17919x8532x46118329 Looking for a person who would not mind an occasional text from someone who is trying to beat the food and winter blues. I just need that extra support right now and can't seem to dig deep enough in me to find it alone. <BR> <BR> Interested??? Thu, 19 Jan 2012 08:32:47 EST New to Team, Not to SP http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x8532x46118303 Hi! <em>213</em> <BR> <BR> I'm Jayne, and I live in Texas. I taught myself to crochet a number of years ago but just started crocheting again last year. I'm looking forward to learning some new things through my interaction with y'all. Thu, 19 Jan 2012 08:31:31 EST NEWBIE HERE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x8532x46018336 Hi All, My name is Jayne and I just wanted to stop in and say HI to everyone. <em>244</em> Fri, 13 Jan 2012 23:21:27 EST Hello! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x8532x45994400 My name is Tanya. I live in Texas. I have been a member of sparkpeople for 3 years now. After the first year of being on sparkpeople I had a baby so I had to start all over. I am nearly at my goal weight. I just need that extra push. I am a stay at home mom of 3. I love spending time with my kids, crocheting, reading, and exercising. I look forward to getting to know everyone. Thu, 12 Jan 2012 17:54:04 EST Hey there!!!!! !!!!!!!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x8532x45985475 I have been away for a while and how things have changed. I will be updating and filling in and all that good stuff in the next few days. I am back with Sparks because of all the support I had with RA a few years ago. Now it MS.......so I really need the support.....I shortened my team list but can't pass up on my crocheting, knitting and cats.....I will be posting pictures of something I started a couple of years ago.....pet quilting....its where you take a picture of your pet and make it... Thu, 12 Jan 2012 09:21:11 EST Hi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x8532x45896920 I really couldn't think of anything creative to say in my topic, lol. So I've been crochetting since I lost our first baby almost 4 years ago. My weight has always been a battle in my life so it's new since my loss, but it doesn't help. I recently went through another round of some pretty big life events and found myself gaining back all the weight I had already lost (20lbs). So I'm back to it :) Sun, 8 Jan 2012 09:46:54 EST Happy Birthday JACONRAD http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8532x45883728 Today is JACONRAD's Birthday <BR> We wish you a very Happy Birthday <BR> <em>144</em> <em>410</em> <em>107</em> Sat, 7 Jan 2012 16:09:56 EST New to teams, but love to crochet http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x8532x45804034 Hope I am doing this right...been 20 mins and 10 screens to get this far. I have been crocheting since High School (decades ago!!!) I usually have 10 projects in the works at any given time. I love to try all the types of crochet so I make a lot of prayer shawls and chemo caps. I am disabled due to spinal cord injury, so I was excited to find this group. Creative people who want to be physically happy and healthy. Tue, 3 Jan 2012 19:45:30 EST New Year (Jan 2012 Challenge) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17919x8532x45725255 Lets start off this new year right by commiting ourselves to keeping track of our exercise. <BR> Try to exercise at least 10 min each day (all forms of exercise count) <BR> keep track of your exercise here to see how well you are doing. <BR> Try to post every day if you can, if not at least once a week. <BR> Team goodies will be given to those who take part in this challenge. <BR> <BR> sample posting <BR> todays exercise: <BR> my total exercise: Sat, 31 Dec 2011 07:27:57 EST New to group, and crocheting http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x8532x45721857 I'm a school nurse, wife and mom to 2 wonderful girls, looking to lose 104 lbs in 52 weeks in 2012. <BR> <BR> New to crocheting, I'm getting hooked! (sorry, couldn't help it). Looking for others who can offer tips/advice on crocheting and my weight loss goals. :) <BR> <BR> -Lara Fri, 30 Dec 2011 22:39:14 EST Happy Birthday CONFIDENT36 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8532x45630430 Hope you had a very Happy Birthday today <BR> <em>19</em> <em>409</em> <em>179</em> Fri, 23 Dec 2011 22:33:52 EST Steel hooks http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=305x8532x45615015 Does anyone know where to find steel crochet hooks in the larger sizes? I watched one of the videos that came in my Hooked on Crochet newsletter on crocheting with wire for jewelry and he said to use a steel hook in size J. The other video I have watched just said to use a K hook. But when I look for hooks I am only finding the small hooks in steel. The larger hooks are all either plastic or aluminum (I think some places also have bamboo). The one guy said that the wire will cut into the... Thu, 22 Dec 2011 16:16:21 EST Happy Birthday CATZTEACH http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8532x45605465 We hope you have a very Happy Birthday CATZTEACH <BR> <em>179</em> <em>144</em> <em>409</em> Wed, 21 Dec 2011 21:42:38 EST Hello! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x8532x45525130 I joined SparkPeople (again) for just over two weeks ago and I thought using the boards and teams more would help me stick to it. But it seems like all the teams I've joined so far have been pretty inactive. This one looks like there is activity, though, so I'm glad I found it. <BR> <BR> I am Rachel, I'm 20, and I taught myself how to crochet around this time last year. I love it, but I have a hard time finishing projects, so hopefully being on this team will not only help me stick to Spark,... Thu, 15 Dec 2011 14:19:25 EST Happy Birthday FLICKIE13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8532x45499604 Today is FLICKIE13's Birthday <BR> Hope you have a very Happy Birthday <BR> <em>410</em> <em>19</em> <em>107</em> Tue, 13 Dec 2011 17:18:16 EST Happy Birthday SCRAPPINPOLLY http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8532x45499088 Dec 14th is SCRAPPINPOLLY's birthday. <BR> We wish you a very Happy Birthday <BR> <em>144</em> <em>410</em> <em>409</em> Tue, 13 Dec 2011 16:14:32 EST Hi to all. I am new http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x8532x45415437 I am new to this team as well as new to crocheting. I have always wanted to learn how to crochet and a friend of mine at work was able to teach me in a way I could understand. I am not new to trying to lose weight and I must admit that over the last year I have not done very well. In fact, I have gained weight, always telling myself that I will start over the next day or the next week. That is not working for me so I am taking it one day at a time. I went to the gym on Monday and plan on... Wed, 7 Dec 2011 13:52:17 EST Holiday Slump? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17919x8532x45342940 Does this happen to anyone else? This year, I'm making more handmade gifts, which is in turn leading to other projects and I'm crocheting instead of working out on my lunch break. Hopefully, once I get this scarf done I'll be back to my normal routine, but does anyone else sacrifice workout time to crochet during gift giving season? Fri, 2 Dec 2011 18:29:43 EST December Winter Wonderland challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17919x8532x45342636 OK I know it's cold outside, too cold for some to walk outside. But we're not going to let that stop us. We're going to get out our treadmills, walking CDs,gym memberships, wii, and/or any other equipment we need to get moving. Don't walk for exercise, that's OK too as long as you are moving. Let's show them just because it's cold, just because it's the Holidays we can still exercise and get healthy. Fri, 2 Dec 2011 18:02:14 EST Happy Birthday UNIQUEUNICORN http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8532x45339693 Dec 4 is UNIQUEUNICORN's Birthday <BR> We hope you have a very happy Birthday <BR> <em>410</em> <em>144</em> <em>107</em> Fri, 2 Dec 2011 13:28:25 EST patterns http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8532x45270657 Is it me or does everyone have problems reading patterns? <BR> I understand what I'm reading and do exactly what the directions say to do, but it never comes out the way the picture or pattern reads. I have spent so much money on patterns only to throw them out because there end count doesn't match up with what I did. <BR> Does anyone else have this problem? and if so what do you do? Need some help in this area. Mon, 28 Nov 2011 09:51:47 EST Hi Everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x8532x45262800 I'm not new to crocheting or eating. Lost 25 pounds this year and have gained it all back and plus some. I have been crocheting for 40 years. Sun, 27 Nov 2011 19:54:41 EST Just joined the team! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x8532x45236439 Hi! <BR> My name is Laura. <BR> I'm alittle rusty right now with crocheting, but been busy making new things since I became a Grandmother in Oct.! <BR> Now I'm crocheting for Newborns in need, and for my new Grandson! <BR> I'm having so much fun and my work is getting much better now that I'm doing it again daily! <BR> Love making items for my family! I'm so happy that I found this team! Fri, 25 Nov 2011 17:30:30 EST crocheting a picture frame ornament http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=305x8532x45186019 Does anyone know how to do this? I'm still a novice in crochet & I would like to make some thing for my MIL to hang on her Dad's tree. It will be a picture frame witha picture of her mother who just passed away in it. It was my SIL's idea & I told her I was going to see what I cando. I know it has to be similar to crocheting snowflakes or filet but has anyone heard of doing this? Mon, 21 Nov 2011 15:51:09 EST Christmas ornament http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=305x8532x45172866 <link>www.favecrafts.com/Crochet-for-Chris<BR>tmas/Little-Stocking-Ornaments-from-Re<BR>d-Heart-Yarn/ml/1 </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> Thought this was cute Sun, 20 Nov 2011 19:02:34 EST Donation to Brain Injury Association of Maryland http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=305x8532x45151209 This organization was and is extremely helpful with real things when a family members gets a brain injury. In my family's case, it was my adult daughter who had a heart attack when she was alone that turned into a stroke and left her with a severe memory loss. <BR> <BR> She is now living on her own with support. It's BIAM that helps the family understand and pursue options. <BR> <BR> The hold a silent auction each year at their annual convention. This year I'm edging fleece blankets. <BR... Sat, 19 Nov 2011 07:24:21 EST Belated Birthday http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8532x45097044 Yesterday was PETZ62004's Birthday <BR> I hope you had a great one <BR> <em>410</em> <em>409</em> <em>19</em> Tue, 15 Nov 2011 18:11:10 EST Happy Birthday Sandra http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8532x45096816 Thurs Nov 17 is Sandra's (KNITTABLES) Birthday <BR> We Hope you have a very Happy Birthday <BR> <em>410</em> <em>107</em> <em>144</em> Tue, 15 Nov 2011 17:53:30 EST Not so new to crochet, but I only know 3 stitches http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x8532x45092025 Hi, my name is Crystal. I am from Mesquite, TX. I am actually a transplant from Idaho. I actually started crocheting in 2008, but I only know just 3 stitches. One stitch my mom taught me a long time ago, and that is the one that I really only used for the longest time, the 2nd one I only started using last year, I know other people use it. I just don't know the names of them, I think one is a double, one is a chain, and i don't know the other one :(. I am hoping to learn though. Tue, 15 Nov 2011 12:16:05 EST hello I'm new http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x8532x45049671 Hi I'm Tracy, 37 mom of 6 (3 boys at home, and 3 away) I have been crocheting since my grandmother taught me when I was pregnant with my daughter, whom is my oldest child (19). I am slowly learning more and more. I recently had an auto accident and broke my L1, so I can't work out or do anything actually. The only thing I can do is crochet, it keeps me sane! Sat, 12 Nov 2011 20:45:40 EST what is your favorite crochet gift to give? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=305x8532x45049039 I love to make Christmas decorations and slip them in cards or on pkgs. Sat, 12 Nov 2011 19:56:36 EST post what you would like for a challenge here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17919x8532x45049001 I'm thinking about the next one be a walking challenge and call it Walking in a Winter Wonderland. Would anyone be interested in that? <BR> Also if there are any other challenges you would like to see please let's hear them. Sat, 12 Nov 2011 19:54:01 EST Crocheting for Charity? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8532x45019166 I wanted to use my leftover yarn to crochet for charity. Anyone know of any legit places to crochet for, preferably that supply the pattern? Thu, 10 Nov 2011 19:22:13 EST Sharing a pattern http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8532x44918152 <link>www.allfreecrochet.com/Thanksgiving-<BR>Crochet/Gobble-Gobble-Turkey-Amigurumi<BR>/ml/1 </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> thought this was cute for those who celebrate or to make as a toy for children tooo Fri, 4 Nov 2011 12:11:17 EST My new whimsical hooks http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=305x8532x44915279 I love my new hooks from eBay. Surprisingly, they are comfortable to work with (fingering weight yarn or thread). It took me a long time and help from others to see that the one I've got the asterick next to is some sort of horned animal such as a deer. <BR> <BR> The first one could be a woman holding a globe because i can't figure out an animal that would look like that. What do you think? <BR> <BR> The rest I think are: ostrich, crane, deer, pelican and shrimp <BR> <BR> <link>www.f... Fri, 4 Nov 2011 09:04:43 EST November Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17919x8532x44875051 Crochet and other craft break challenge. <BR> OK now that it's November many of us are going full speed trying to get our crochet ready for Christmas. But we can't be Hooked on Health if we don't remember to take exercise breaks. <BR> So this months challenge is to every 20 min of crochet or craft time take a break and exercise. <BR> Stretching, walking in place, toe touches, hand exercises, dance, what ever you want to do but try to take a 3 to 5 min exercise break. <BR> Let us know what you... Tue, 1 Nov 2011 21:36:01 EST New crochet website (new to me anyway!) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8532x44835485 I just found this website through a newsletter I subscribe to. It's called The Crochet Crowd, but it has patterns, videos, loom knitting. <BR> <BR> <link>thecrochetcrowd.com/ </link> Sun, 30 Oct 2011 15:20:24 EST Could we develop a signature hook move and cheer? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8532x44830908 I was wondering if it would be possible to develop an exercise using our crochet hook (s) and a sort of cheer that would motivate us to exercise while honoring our love of crochet. <BR> <BR> Maybe something with our hands (good to stretch those fingers before a crocheting session) and some uplifting words to go with it. <BR> <BR> I'm not good at cheers -- <BR> Give me a C! Sun, 30 Oct 2011 09:15:27 EST Hi. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x8532x44698283 I am a young crocheter/bookworm. I am currently working on a cupcake cusion. I get most of my patterns from Wolfdreamer's blog. Fri, 21 Oct 2011 15:13:21 EST Crocheting with wire http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=305x8532x44689647 I know someone was crocheting some earrings some time ago, but didn't know if those were with wire or not. I saw some really nice crochet wire jewelry last weekend and was wondering if anyone had done that. I would like to try it. <BR> <BR> I am still not getting messages unless they are replies to something I wrote and then I get them only part of the time. So if no one hears from me for long periods of time, that's why. This has been going on since June and I think is due to my ISP. Fri, 21 Oct 2011 00:17:33 EST Pricing?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2910x8532x44650420 I've never ever sold any of my crocheted items before. It's always just been a hobby for me. I make stuff and give it away as gifts or donate to charity. But this year a lady I use to work with asked me to crochet a Hello Kitty Blanket for her granddaughter for Christmas. I have it almost done, but have no clue what to charge her. Any suggestions? It's made big enough to fit on a full sized bed. <BR> <BR> I would post a picture but I don't see that option on here :( Tue, 18 Oct 2011 15:57:54 EST graph template http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2910x8532x44633479 Starting hubby's football throw this week. Found a site online for free graphs that allows you to upload your pix, and set the grid size. Pretty neat! This will be my first time following a graph, pray for me! <BR> <BR> <link>www.cyberstitchers.com/StitchingTool<BR>s/GridPaper/ </link> <BR> <BR> Be sure to click "grid options" to set grid size and upload pix. <BR> <BR> Mon, 17 Oct 2011 16:13:01 EST