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#1 cloudcat

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Posted 28 February 2009 - 12:21 PM

Greetings, Y'All!

I'm seeking an Awareness Ribbon framed in a Granny Square--just the one ribbon-twist, suspended in a square. I've found a couple of very nice crochet ribbons, but they're singeltons, meant to be mounted on a pin, not to be included on an afghan(unless you treat it as an applique). Personally, I like my crochet like I do my quilts: Pieced, as it were.

My Mum recently found a lump in her breast and in a preemptive strike (it IS confirmed as actual cancer) she is having her entire left breast removed. Her twin had breast cancer last year and went through chemo & radiation, and Mum would as soon that not be necessary. My Aunt is doing fine now and I believe (cross fingers, lots of prayers) that Mum will be too, but MON is the day and it's a little scary for all of us.

Can anybody help me with this?

Much Appreciated!

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Posted 28 February 2009 - 12:49 PM

I've used this one

http://www.crochetnm...fghansquare.htm

Hope that helps and best wishes to you and your family.
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Posted 28 February 2009 - 12:56 PM

Thanks, Ma'am. I've never done the afghan stitch (?) before, but I'll give it a try. I'd still like to find a suspended one if there's one to be had out there though. I've seen a Celtic Knot done that way and it seems someone should have figured one for a ribbon--

--which reminds me, maybe there's one in the book the knot is in...? If it is I'll see if I can post a reference, for future purposes.

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Posted 28 February 2009 - 01:06 PM

Update on the Awareness Ribbon--I went back and checked "201 Crochet Motifs, Blocks, Projects and Ideas"; on p84 there is a Bow Block. While this is closer to what I have in mind, it's a double-loop bow instead of the traditional one-loop twist.

My biggest problem is that I even have a pattern for the single-loop ribbon itself, I just don't have the expertise yet) to figure out how to suspend it in a frame!

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Posted 28 February 2009 - 01:08 PM

Here's a few that maybe will work for you:

http://www.crochetvi...ead.php?t=83160

http://mllorf.blogsp...bon-afghan.html

http://www.crochetca...chart-petit.pdf



A kit to buy:

http://www.marymaxim..._-1_15033_15034


Not sure if I've seen a suspended one.


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Posted 28 February 2009 - 01:20 PM

I like the third one--I've been threatening to try fillet-crochet, as well. But I'd still like to do a suspended one if possible (boy, do I sound particular, or what...? Must be my streak of OCD coming out--!)

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Posted 28 February 2009 - 02:11 PM

I don't have the pattern you are seeking, but I, too, am from SC and will be praying for your Mom! If I find a pattern for you, will post.

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Posted 28 February 2009 - 04:23 PM

Thanks Pepsi (Ooh, my favorite drink, by the by); I really appreciate it. :) If I run across one somewhere in the meantime, I'll make sure I post the site (or reference) for it.
Much Appreciated!

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Posted 28 February 2009 - 04:49 PM

There is a special book of patterns called Think Pink at Annie's Attic which I purchased to make several things for my Aunt who is a survior twice now from this dreaded disease Cancer. My prayers are with you at this time may all be well for your Mum. When this book is purchase proceeds go to Cancer research. Here is the link.

http://www.anniesatt...&go.x=11&go.y=2

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Posted 28 February 2009 - 07:13 PM

My mom bought that book for me when I started a comfortghan for my mil whose baby sister just passed away after a 3 year battle with breast cancer and I highly recommend it. There are some beautiful patterns in it.

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Posted 05 March 2009 - 04:06 PM

Update on Mum: She's out of the hospital and isdoing well. They took the entire left breast (her choice); they also took 2 lymph nodes for further testing. So far the prognosis looks good.
Thanks to all for the prayers, I'm very sure they helped! :)

In the meantime, until I can find the pattern (or figure out how to extrapolate) that I was after, I am instead constructing for her a "Shrawler", which is a cross between a shawl and a sweater, in Yarn Bee Cameo Bulky, in "Seashell", which is a soft peachy-pink. I have one I did for myself in Lion Homespun, Barley, which I have gotten many compliments on. The lady that made the pattern is Shelle Hendrix Cain, at crochetcabin.bravehost.com. If I get a chance I'll post a pic of each.
Thanks Much,
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