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crochetjunkie

crochetjunkie
Original Member
Last Online: February 24, 2018
Birthday: September 28
Country: United States

About Me

Member since January 2007

I love fun and quirky things. Weird and unusual. Dark and beautiful. Politically incorrect and funny. Pinups and burlesque.

I call myself a "yarny." I love to knit and crochet. The yarn section is where I head in every store!

I also love to sew and quilt, both by hand and machine, but I don't do it much anymore.

Due to postage costs I am mostly sticking to US only swaps.

I am up for private, US only swaps. Just pm me.

I am specifically looking for cussing and/or nudity adult coloring books. I know they are out there, but I haven't found any in my area.

I have recently been diagnosed with fibromyalgia. It’s really kicking my butt, but I am trying to find a way to live with it. The diagnosis was a blessing because it helped explain sooo many things.

Fun

YARN

Yarns I like:
- With Love by Red Heart.
- Soft by Red Heart.
- Unforgettable by Red Heart Boutique.
- I Love This Yarn(a store brand of Hobby Lobby).
- Heartland by Lion Brand (and the chunky version too).
- Hometown USA by Lion Brand.
- Landscapes by Lion Brand.
- any of the Vanna Choice by Lion Brand.
- any of Deborah Norville yarns.
- Sweet Rolls by Premier.
- Sugarwheel cakes from Hobby Lobby.
- Mandala cakes by Lion Brand.
- Bernat Pops
- Caron Big Cakes.
- Caron Cotton Cakes.
- Homespun by Lion Brand.
- Little Favorites by Rea cakes (VERY expensive...it's like my most coveted item on my lists).

Yarns NOT TO SEND ME!
- anything wool or blended with wool, that includes the regular Caron Cakes(they have 20% wool).
- the huge blanket yarn by Bernat.
- Caron Cupcakes.
- Caron Tea Cakes.
- Red Heart Super Saver solids.
- sock yarns as most of them have a wool component to them.

Crochet/Knit Swaps.

  • I have a big head, so keep that in mind if you are thinking of making me a hat.
  • if I don't like something you have made, it's no big deal because I regularly donate to a local church and will just add your item to the donation box.
  • Acrylic yarn makes my sensitive skin itch if I wear it. Cotton blends feel better against my skin.
  • things I like to make and receive: fingerless gloves, cowls, infinity scarves, ear warmers, shawls/wraps, dish cloths, pot scrubbers, amigurumi, purses/pouches/tote bags, socks.
  • I prefer printed patterns over emailed/electronic ones. I prefer crochet over knit.

I identify as 100% heterosexual. However, I support everyone's right to identify however they wish. In the past I have made pride flag specific crocheted items for my swap partners. If you want to do a private swap for something specific, feel free to pm me!!

POSTCARDS.

Likes:
- weird and unusual.
- funny, cussing, smartass, offending.
- TV shows, movies - animals especially cats (big and domestic), elephants, hippos, dogs, woodland creatures, etc.
- bright, vibrant colors.

Dislikes:
- touristy.
- religious.
- poorly handmade.

A - Z

A - Alice in Wonderland,
B - Bones (tv show), Big Cat Diary (tv show), burlesque, black cats,
C - cats cats cats cats!!!!!!!, cocoa, cappuccino, coffee(no instant), crochet hooks(Susan Bates or Amour by Clover), cheetahs, clean cotton or linen scents, cussing/sexual/inappropriate.
D - dr. Pepper(anything), dry shampoos, decks of cards (standard size).
E - elephants, ear cuffs, ephemera.
F - fingernail vinyls, face masks, fairies/vampires/werewolves, found objects,
G - Gingher scissors of any size/kind,
H - hair elastics, hair brushes, horror movies, Hilda.
I -
J - Jack Skellington, Jack the Ripper, junk journals,
K - kittens,
L - Lions, Leopards, la plume markers.
M - magazines (crochet, paranormal, cats, pitbulls, ), fine point markers, Marine Corps, macabre, metal findings,
N - Nightmare Before Christmas, naughty,
O - orange, Oogy Boogey Man, old keys,
P - pillow cases, pit bulls, pattern books (crochet), pinups, paranormal, postcards, puppies, post-its (fun and quirky).
Q - quotes, Queen of Hearts playing cards, Queen of Hearts from Alice in Wonderland.
R - roses, reusable shopping bags,
S - Supernatural (tv show), stamping discs for fingernails, Snoopy, Sharpies(fine point), Stephen King, sugar skulls, skulls, skeletons, serial killers/mass murderers,
T - tweezers (super fine point), tattoos, TMNT (esp Raphael).
U - unused US postage, unusual/weird/unorthodox .
V - vanilla, vintage.
W - Wizard of Oz, Weird Al Yankovic, Woodland creatures: deer, moose, squirrels, rabbits, owls, foxes, etc., Wicked Witch of the West,
X - X-Files (tv show).
Y - yarn (no frogged yarn please), yarn scraps(any amount),
Z -zoos, zentangles.

This is just a vague idea of what I like. If you have a question, feel free to ask!!

Crazy Cat Lady

Yes I am a Crazy Cat Lady. I have 12 cats total...all indoors, all fixed, all get along! I will list them as I got them.

Tango is the reason I am in love with cats. He came to me in May 2009 at about 3 weeks old. Starving and covered in fleas. He is now a robust, spoiled orange tabby who thinks I gave birth to him. Lol He is also a grumpy cat sometimes with the younger cats.

Lucas came to me in June 2011 at about 5 weeks. My brother-in-laws semi-feral cat had him and abandoned him at 5 weeks. He is my big Fatboy at almost 25 pounds. He is black and grey tiger striped and looks like a raccoon. He will smack you if you walk by him without petting him. He is a wonderful big brother to all the younger cats.

Sissy La-La came to me in 2012 at 2-3 years old(previous owner wasn't sure). She came already spayed and front declawed (I HATE declawing!!!). She is a soft-peachy orange tabby. She is the sweetest and most soft-spoken, so to speak. But she is the leader of the clan. She puts the other cats in their place with her clawless front paws. She comes running if any of the cats are fighting and gets the fighting to stop. She's pretty bad-ass.

Pepper came to me from the same owners and at the same time as Sissy. She was 6 months old at the time. She is half calico/half Sismese with beautiful blue eyes. She is ivory with black and grey splotches all over her. Pepper is wild and crazy and fun! Her favorite thing is to hang out on top of doors. Lol I call her my ninja-cat because she is crazy good at running and flipping. Her and Hank are best buds!!

Hank came to me in 2012 at 4 weeks old. My friend had a cat give birth under her porch. He is an orange and white tiger striped tabby. He thinks he is a dog and greets everyone who comes in like a dog does. He is super friendly and likes to play as much as Pepper does.

Sweet Pea is a tortoiseshell cat I rescued from under my sisters house in May 2014. She was really tiny, about 4-5 weeks. She is still skittish, even with me, but is a sweet girl. She wants attention, but at the same time doesn't. She also doesn't meow...she more chirps than anything.

Baby Butters is a black and grey striped tabby cat with mackerel markings. She came to me in October 2014 at about 5 weeks. I had taken Sweet Pea to the annual free spay and neuter and someone had brought in Butters. They spayed her even though she was actually too young. The people who brought her in were just going to release her back out to the streets, but I couldn't let that happen. They agreed to let me have her. Her name is because every time I picked her up or held her she would melt like butter. Aside from Lucas(who she is best buds with and cuddles with all the time) she is one of my most chill cats.

Molly was born under my mom's house in January 2015 to a stray my mom had been feeding. My mom and my sister both kept a kitten from that litter and I got Molly. She is what I call a Tortico. She is tortoiseshell colored with a white chest. She is very sweet and likes to suck on my ears. Lol She is best buds with Gypsy.

Gypsy was born April 2015 in my bedroom. I deliver newspapers and a stray pregnant female jumped in my car one day and would not leave. I brought her home and within 20 minutes she was giving birth. Gypsy was the last of 4 to be born; the only girl and the only black one. She was hissing as she was leaving the birth canal, and I knew she was going to be a spitfire! She doesn't meow, she squeaks instead. Lol

Wednesday (female) and Pugsley (male) came to me in October 2015 at about a month old. An acquaintance had gotten them only to be told by her land lord she couldn't have them. They are both solid black and are super sweet! They were sickly when I got them and I had to nurse them with goats milk...they wouldn't take kitten formula(and you know they can't have cow's milk). Pugsley, who I call Bubba, has decided his favorite place to chill is on my left shoulder with the back of his head pressed behind my ear, just purring away.

Gracie Lou was born to my mother-in-laws outside cat in the country. She is the only long haired cat I own. She is mostly white with grey/black striped patches on her back and face. She came to me in July 2016, about 6 weeks old. She thinks if I am on the toilet or scooping cat litter that I need to be petting her the whole time. She is very sweet.

And I have Jersey, my pit bull. She is mostly black with white patches. She was an early Christmas present for my husband in November 2013; she was 6 weeks old. She is so super sweet and has not a single mean bone in her body. When Pugsley gets all puffed up and growls and bats her in the face, she just blinks and licks her nose. The worst thing about her is that she likes the "treats" in the litter boxes. πŸ’©

Jersey had her one and only litter of pups in April 2017. She gave birth to 7, only 5 survived. We kept two females. Daisy was first born and the biggest problem. She was stuck breach in the birth canal. My husband had to pull her out by her back feet with Jersey's contractions. She's white with large brindle spots all over. She's very independent. Junebug was the last born and the runt. I often had to syringe feed her because the others wouldn't let her in to nurse. She has had a spitfire personality from go. She was growling at my husband at 2 weeks old. Lol She is sweeter then the other two. She is always coming up wanting lovings and snuggles all the time. She is almost solid black with a white smear on her face and white toes on one foot.

Ratings

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Comment: Thank you for the great card. I only have one cat now and it was because my granddaughter left her when she moved in with her boyfriend (now husband) a few years ago.
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Comment: Thanks! I love the colors and it fits perfectly.
goinjenny rated for Febmeowary - Postcard Swap (USA) on Feb 23, 2018
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Comment: Thank you
MissBrenda rated for Fingerless Gloves on Feb 22, 2018
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Comment: Oh I love these gloves! They are awesome! Thank you!
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Nellie1 rated for Stash Detash! on Feb 18, 2018
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Comment: Terrific box chock full of all kinds of neat goodies. Thanks a million!
emeraldawn rated for Pattern, Patterns everywhere! on Feb 15, 2018
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Comment: wow thanks for all the nice stuff. I luckily have boxes of yarn to try and use.
debbiespoms rated for Crochet patterns on Feb 10, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the wonderful patterns. Love them and don't have any of them!
cllfdl rated for Pattern, Patterns everywhere! on Feb 8, 2018
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Comment: Thank you!
Mamabemus rated for WOW: Roy G Biv - November on Jan 24, 2018
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Comment: sorry for the late rating. thanks for the extra post cards
kyrbau rated for New Year New Dishcloth 2018!! on Jan 23, 2018
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Comment: Two absolutely BEAUTIFUL dishcloths! The circular one is insane! These colors?! The blue! This yarn is SO incredible soft! I might use it as a face cloth!! It's too good for my dishes!!! Thank you SO much! You went above and beyond!! Your note gave me a little chuckle too! :) Thanks again!
DaniZplannerchick84 rated for Mega Washi Tape 9 on Jan 2, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely swap! I especially adored the washis <3
ArtyBeth3 rated for WOW: Washi de-stash on Dec 21, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the nice tapes & extras from my likes list! :)
caf1988 rated for Mega Washi Tape 9 on Dec 21, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for a fantastic selection of washi!
orneryswife rated for WOW: Washi de-stash on Dec 21, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the fun tapes and extras!! It's always fun swapping with you. 😘
HolgaLove rated for Mega Washi Tape 9 on Dec 20, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the cute washi tape. I love the "Oh happy Day" one!!!
jlink rated for WWOW: I've got the Blues . . . on Dec 20, 2017
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Comment: gorgeous tapes - love "The Adventure Begins" and all the others too. Thank you for a great swap
Leekoba rated for My Favourite Things 30 Day Journal on Dec 20, 2017
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Comment: Thank you so much for the awesome cat coloring book, and yarn! I adore cats! I love the journal too, it's so facinating to read about someone's life! I do hope your arm gets better, Thank you for sending this swap, I hope you have a wonderful holiday, and happy swapping!
FrostedPeppermintLolita rated for Mega Washi Tape 9 on Dec 20, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the washi tapes. And also thanks for hosting this swap !!! :3

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Comments

CurlyTea on Feb 14, 2018:

ChrisAnne on Feb 12, 2018:


Thank you for all the goodies from my AWG wishlist. I appreciate your generosity!

bluehairedmary on Feb 11, 2018:

Thanks so much for the retro postcards and ephemera bits! Made for happy mail for my AWG February Wishlist!

Tigerlilyknotwise on Feb 10, 2018:

Thank you for the AWG February wish! The cards are so bright and fun! Great ephemera too - will be fun for my current attempts at paper collage :) Have a beautiful day!

Margothecat on Feb 9, 2018:

Thank you for granting my AWG wih for animal postcards. What a nice assortment!

Lonestarchild on Feb 9, 2018:

Thank you so much for the FAB vintage B&W PCs and other goodies. This is great! Thank you!

mariamichelle on Feb 9, 2018:

Thanks again for the postcards for my AWG February wish. I can't believe you sent the whole box!! :)

momto8cats on Jan 31, 2018:

I love you how you have 12 cats. I used to have 8 many years ago, but they can't live forever. I have only 2 now. I enjoyed reading about all the cats, and the dogs too. Thank you. :)

Ryleighsmom on Jan 16, 2018:

I love the envie of pink you sent via AWG January wishes!! Thank you!!

mariamichelle on Jan 13, 2018:

Thanks again for the A Wish Granted January Wish of the bookmarks. I will definitely add them to my collection.

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