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#1021 Debbi-a1

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Posted 29 October 2008 - 09:06 AM

I'm going to get back into this one tomorrow!!! :cheer Yeah me! :cheer

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My Babbette Inspired afghan is still in pieces:blush
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Posted 29 October 2008 - 09:45 AM

Dontcha' hate it when you forget what size HOOK (not needle!) you were using? It's been that long since I last worked on it........

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Posted 29 October 2008 - 11:22 AM

Dontcha' hate it when you forget what size HOOK (not needle!) you were using? It's been that long since I last worked on it........

YES! I try to write down the hook size I'm using, but I don't always do that:blush.
I copied the pattern--for my own personal use and so I could write down the hook number (and write other info on it). Of course if I loose that paper then I'd forget.
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Posted 05 November 2008 - 06:37 PM

YES! I try to write down the hook size I'm using, but I don't always do that:blush.
I copied the pattern--for my own personal use and so I could write down the hook number (and write other info on it). Of course if I loose that paper then I'd forget.



Sorry to butt in here on your crochet a long, but I saw this and just thought I'd add my two cents! I have the uncoiled safety pins and place an alphabet bead on the pin (move it past the bent part) along with a few other beads just to be pretty. These pins are letters A-S and I have a few sets of them. As soon as I finish my beginning chain of a project, I place the corresponding letter pin to the hook that I'm using. It sure has helped when I end up leaving the project in a bag for MONTHS and then want to get back to work on it! I have no more problems with remembering what hook I used last!
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Posted 06 November 2008 - 06:48 AM

Yep, I got some alpha markers too that I made with some beads, and it helps alot, as long as you remember to put the marker in... :blush

I just "cleaned" out my yarn baskets, more like just went through them and found all my babette squares...i'm gonna pick this back up in the next week or so,. nice to know this CAL hasn't been lost in the dust. ;o)
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Posted 06 November 2008 - 10:03 AM

Sorry to butt in here on your crochet a long, but I saw this and just thought I'd add my two cents! I have the uncoiled safety pins and place an alphabet bead on the pin (move it past the bent part) along with a few other beads just to be pretty. These pins are letters A-S and I have a few sets of them. As soon as I finish my beginning chain of a project, I place the corresponding letter pin to the hook that I'm using. It sure has helped when I end up leaving the project in a bag for MONTHS and then want to get back to work on it! I have no more problems with remembering what hook I used last!

LOVE that idea! Thanks for sharing.
And yes I would have to remember to put it on right away. Sometimes the hook isn't in my crochet bag (little make up bag with hooks, pins, etc)., so I would have to remember early on:blush
Debbi
PS: I would love to see this CAL get going agin. These afghans would make great gifts (have all ready). I love the lapgahn ones that have been done too. Although I think I'll keep mine as a heirloom treasure... maybe...
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Posted 29 December 2008 - 01:44 PM

Worked on my Babette a little this weekend (what else are you going to do when you're snowed in). I think I might be finished soon. I have panel 6 and 8 to finish up (yes somehow I ended up odd like that). I measured what I had and going up to the panel 8 will make it long enough for me. So I won't do 9 or 10.

I'm hoping I'm right because I changed some. For the 12 round square on panel 7, I decided to do a 6 round one because I have all ready made a TON of 4 round ones and can fit them in easily. This way I can use them up. Then I took 4 squares with the same boarder and used that as one of the 8 round squares on panel 8. I figured it would make it look interesting at any rate (still sewing that one together).

So I'm hoping to be done with this soon!
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Posted 05 January 2009 - 06:00 PM

well my "babette inspired afghan" is sewn together. I have one boarder on it. And about 100 ends to weave in:eek... okay maybe not that many, several squares were weaved in before. But I do have a lot. I would like to do 2 more boarders, one round of 2 colors.

I didn't do all the panels, as stated above. It's big enough for me though.
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Posted 05 January 2009 - 06:51 PM

I went through my stash on Sunday...and I found all my babette squares...think i'll just do some more to make a small blanket...have a friend who has a baby, and she'll need a toddler sized blankie next fall...
would love to see a pic of what you've done!!
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Posted 06 January 2009 - 04:30 PM

Oh I've saw the smaller Babettes and they look nice.
I have some 4 round squares left (about 20) so I'm doing those for an afghan with a black boarder. I do have yarn left over for some reason:think
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Posted 25 February 2009 - 10:47 PM

i know i'm way late but i started a babette last week. for those that have finished theirs...did you block your squares?

TIA!

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Posted 26 February 2009 - 10:25 AM

I never block my afghan squares, but others might. Maybe because I used Red Heart and that start out a little stiff (until washed) although I don't have a problem crocheting with it too much. Anyway with RH I have never needed to block the squares. Maybe another yarn, like SS would be better off blocked... .

Here's a poll on what people block
http://www.crochetvi... afghan squares

Here's another one, where you can make them fit if you need to, but it sounds a bit hard to me...
http://www.crochetvi... afghan squares

Those might help or give you ideas until someone else who has done the Babette can help.
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Posted 03 March 2009 - 08:26 PM

thanks for the reply. i'm using SS yarn so i probably will have to block. i've never blocked before so it's going to be new for me. wish me luck, lol.

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Posted 03 January 2010 - 09:02 AM

I'm still working on this "lovely" afghan! Boy oh boy.....:blush....anyone else still around??????

I've updated my blog with my progress...........


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Posted 04 January 2010 - 11:57 AM

The Babbette? Mine's a wip with maybe 2 rounds of boarder left (if I still have the yarn and want to do that, I have one round of boarder). And lots of ends to weave in... :P
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