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crochetjunkie

crochetjunkie
Original Member
Last Online: June 25, 2019
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 am up for private, US only swaps. Just pm me.

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.

DO NOT SEND ME ANYTHING POLITICAL! ESPECIALLY TRUMP RELATED!.
I loathe him, however I do not wish to bring politics into my fun zone here on Swap-bot. Thank you.

Fun

YARN

Yarns I like:
- With Love by Red Heart.
- Soft by Red Heart
- I Love This Yarn(a store brand of Hobby Lobby).
- Heartland by Lion Brand (and the chunky version too).
- Charisma by Loops N Threads
- Barcelona by Loops N Threads.
- Hometown USA by Lion Brand.
- Landscapes by Lion Brand.
- Vanna Choice by Lion Brand.
- Deborah Norville yarns.
- Sweet Rolls by Premier.
- Sugarwheel cakes from Hobby Lobby.
- Caron Big Cakes.
- Caron Cotton Cakes

I also love receiving “scrap” or left over balls of acrylic yarn...solid or variegated. I make scrappy blankets and donate to a local church. Balls as small was a walnut or golf ball are perfect...or any amount!!

Yarns NOT TO SEND ME!
- anything wool
- the huge blanket yarn by Bernat.
- sock yarns with a wool component to them.
- yarn that smells: cigarette smoke, pet urine/feces, mold, perfume, etc.

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.

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.
- art: abstract, surrealism, impressionism, expressionism, pop art, modern, contemporary, minimalism, Andy Warhol, Jackson Pollock
- dark: horror, gothic, steampunk, etc

Dislikes:
- touristy or multi-view
- religious.
- handmade.
- out of date holiday

A - Z

A - Alice in Wonderland, Andy Warhol
B - burlesque, black cats, Beetlejuice
C - cats cats cats cats!!!!!!!, crochet hooks(Susan Bates or Amour by Clover), cheetahs, clean cotton or linen scents, cussing/sexual/inappropriate.
D - dr. Pepper(anything), decks of cards (standard size), Dexter
E - elephants, ear cuffs,
F - foxes, the “f” word (my favorite word and I love it on random items!).
G - Gus-Gus, Garbage Pail Kids
H - hair elastics, horror movies, Hilda.
I - It’s Happy Bunny,
J - Jack Skellington, Jack the Ripper, Jackson Pollock,
K - kittens,
L - Lions, Leopards,
M - magazines (crochet, paranormal, cats), memo sheets, Marine Corps, macabre, mixed media, magnets,
N - Nightmare Before Christmas, notecards.
O - orange, Oogy Boogey Man,
P - pit bulls, pattern books (crochet), pinups, paranormal, postcards, puppies, pin-back buttons(fun and interesting...hearts if they feature a cat!!), post-its (fun and quirky), pillowcases (cotton only please),
Q - quotes, Queen of Hearts playing cards, Queen of Hearts from Alice in Wonderland.
R - roses, reusable shopping bags,
S - Supernatural (tv show), Snoopy, stationary with or without matching envelopes, Stephen King, serial killers/mass murderers, sarcasm, squirrels, swapping cards,
T - tweezers (super fine point), tattoos, TMNT (esp Raphael), Twizzlers,
U - unused US postage (in any denomination), unusual/weird/unorthodox .
V - vanilla, vintage.
W - Wizard of Oz, Weird Al Yankovic, Wicked Witch of the West, wind chimes
X - X-Files (tv show).
Y - yarn (no frogged yarn please),
Z -zoos.

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


DISLIKES

  • anything smelling of cigarettes

  • I’m picky about my washi. Do NOT send me: cheap-o washi that doesn’t stick, glitter washi of any kind, duct tape, deco tape, dollar store washi, washi that overlaps with the neighboring tapes...this causes it to rip!!, “smelly” washi.

  • anything Pro-Trump. I hate that idiot.

  • anything religious. I have my beliefs and am not interested in other religions.

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If you are my partner in multiple swaps, I will send them in the same envelope to save postage. I have not seen anything that says each swap has to be mailed separately.

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I rate fairly. If your swap is sent late without communication, I have no choice. A 3 is the fair rating and is how this site is meant to run. Sending extras or offering to send extras will not “buy” a 5 rating from me.

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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!!

Crazy Cat Lady

Yes I am a Crazy Cat Lady. I have 14 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.

Paddy came to me in November 2017 at about 8 months old. My niece’s dad (sisters ex husband) was going to toss him out in the negative temps because he was reaching puberty. My niece begged me to take him, how could I say no?!? He’s very sweet, cuddly and one of the chattiest cats I have ever met! He likes to follow me from room to room in the morning when I’m getting ready, chatting the whole time. He is a long haired orange and white boy. He is scheduled for neuter May 2nd.

Castiel is the newest one. He came here in September of 2018 at about a year old. He’s a peachy colored mackerel marked short haired sweet boy. My husband was introduced to him thru a friend. He was so very affectionate and sweet that my hubs fell in love. Later on the boyfriend of his friend decided the cat had to go and dropped him (up til this he had been completely an indoor cat) in a trailer park. My husband was livid. We were finally able to catch him and bring him home after a couple months. Someone had him fixed not two weeks before we found him. We have a TNR in our area. He is a super sweet boy who likes any human food or drink you let him have. I think he was hit before at my husband’s former friends house. When I go to pet his head he ducks like he thinks I’m going to hit him. He’ll figure out that will never happen. He just has to see it for himself. Because he was in a home with children and non-stop visitors, he lives people and makes friends with everyone that comes over. He’s a sweet boy.

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.

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. She’s also the biggest of all the pups and Jersey! I guess the extra attention paid off! I am lucky that I get to see all the pups from Jerseys litter and I got to watch them grow up.

Ratings

brooklynbunch rated for Crazy Ephemera Swap! #2 on Jun 25, 2019
5
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Comment: What a lot of goodies! I especially like the vintage envelopes. Thanks so much. Susan (brooklynbunch)
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Comment: Loved it, thank-you!! Just writing in a pub now, and even though I was feeling super greedy, I am sending your gorgeous Washi off to a new penpal.
lmadames rated for Mail Tag Swap #6 on Jun 25, 2019
5
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Comment: Thank you so much I enjoyed it!
5
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Comment: Thank you so so much for the package! I loved absolutely EVERYTHING inside, it CERTAINLY made my day ❤️ The washi samples were my favorite I think. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
5
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Comment: Hi Jennifer! Love the stamps you used! Where do you find your vintage stamps if you don't mind me asking? I try to pick some up each time I go to a postcard show - I love the different designs from back in the day! LOL! Plus lick and stick yourself - who knew? LOL! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Response: I get most of mine on Etsy and eBay. I have some favorite sellers that I frequent the most.
brookeasaur rated for WIYM: Random Washi Tape on Jun 24, 2019
5
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Comment: Thank you for all the amazing random washi ♥ I am in washi heaven. Thank You & Happy Swapping !!
GabySkye rated for Washi Washi - June on Jun 22, 2019
5
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Comment: Thank you so much for your package! I LOVED the samples and all the goodies! Even just the beautifully decorated envelope brought me such joy. :)
Zefaniya rated for Striped Washi Sample Swap on Jun 22, 2019
5
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Comment: Thanks! :)
Twonubsanafork rated for Washi Happy Mail #2 - USA on Jun 21, 2019
5
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Comment: Thanks so much! I love the washi!!
Autist rated for Washi of the Month JUNE on Jun 21, 2019
5
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Comment: Thank you so much!! I actually didn’t have any of these! Yay!!
5
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Comment: Thanks for the great washi tape! Love how you decorated the envelope as well :)
coleenfranks rated for 4 Postcards in an envelope #2 on Jun 20, 2019
5
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Comment: Thank you, Jennifer for all the pretty post cards.
boandsully rated for 4 Postcards in an envelope #2 on Jun 20, 2019
5
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Comment: Love everything. Thank you for sharing!
Mekenzie rated for Happy Mail #5 International on Jun 20, 2019
5
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful envelope. Thank you for reading my profile and having the job to choose beautiful gifts for me.Have beautiful days and wish you a full letter mailbox.♥
Response: Yay! I’m glad you finally got it!!
5
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jenlovespsu rated for The Happy Mailbox #13 on Jun 19, 2019
5
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Comment: Thanks for the fun swap! :)
WhimsyEcoBug rated for Washi Happy Mail #2 - USA on Jun 19, 2019
5
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Comment: I think this is the second time we've been partners on a washi swap! I'm glad because your washi's are always so pretty ! Thank you.
tcottone rated for Washi Washi - June on Jun 18, 2019
5
rating
Comment: Thank you so much!!
Rox98 rated for Mail Tag Swap #5 on Jun 18, 2019
5
rating
Comment: Thank you so much! ♥️ I really loved all the things! Super cute!!
SillyTilly42 rated for Send Anything #74 on Jun 17, 2019
5
rating
Comment: Thank you!

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Comments

Ryleighsmom on Jun 25, 2019:

Thank you so much for the birthday mail for my daughter, Ryleigh! AWG June She will open it on July 1. ☺️

LilysMama on Jun 22, 2019:

Received your Washi Tape RAK today. Thank you so much for your generosity! I was not expecting so much, what a lovely surprise :)

Trinket on Jun 22, 2019:

Have been travelling for a few weeks and finall opened up your envie from CPG, loved the texture of the papers. It was delightful, I feel spoiled thank you very much.

goinjenny on Jun 17, 2019:

Thank you for the PCs in AWG June!!

tcornell on Jun 10, 2019:

Thank you so much for the FTD envies/ephemera, wow what a find! I am actually originally from the Detroit area, so I am well aware of the streets that the addresses are addressed to as well! I will find good use for these, I promise! Thanks a bunch for thinking of me! Tracy

hollycm6 on Jun 7, 2019:

Thank you for my AWG-June, the random mailing decorations. Oh my gosh I know exactly who is getting the pink bra, too!! Haha thank you!!

Butterfly1974 on Jun 5, 2019:

flowers Thank you so much for my May birthday Wishes from “All About the Wishes. I love the hardback book cover, ephemera, and junk journal supplies you so generously gave me. The old check from Knoxville TN, Ironically that’s where my husband and I plan to move next year. It’s a sign!! :)

jannieb on Jun 3, 2019:

Thank you for sending Grayson a little chher! He loved the kitty postcard. You wrote so nice & clear that Grayson was able to read it all by himself. He was very proud & had a big smile on his face! Take care!!

hollycm6 on Jun 3, 2019:

What a fun package to come home to!!! Thank you for granting my wish for May... super cool!! And very unique!! (I'm wearing them now haha!!)

CarlyJo on May 31, 2019:

Thank you so much for the rak of washi! They are all fantastic, although my favorite are the gradients each color family! 400?! I'm sure you used up some but how did you even originally store that many

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