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  1. HELP!!!! I'm currently trying to crochet a greyhound (long story!!!) Anyway, the pattern I've got calls for a magic ring/circle, but with only four stitches in it ... I spent HOURS last night trying to make a ring out of four stitches and there just don't seem to be enough stitches to make a ring -is it possible to do a magic ring with only four stitches? Thanks all!
  2. I have a colleague who lives on a farm and keeps chucks (very much as pets, not part of the farm, as such) she lets her chucks freerange all day, unsupervised and takes the odd loss to foxes as part of nature. I don't think she is cruel for taking that view and as far as I'm aware, she doesn't think I am cruel for only letting my hens FR when I'm around - the rest of the time my chucks are in their 4m Cube Run, not ideal, perhaps, but significantly better than many colony chucks' environment. I'd be very upset to lose a chuck to a fox, but I do know that others feel differently and that the odd loss to foxes is the price we (and the chucks) pay for them being completely free. All in all, I'd tell Mrs Know-it-all neighbour to butt out - there's more than one way to keep a chicken!
  3. I've gone right off M&S lately, their stuff is either too way out for me, or too fuddy duddy - they don't seem to have the normal, ordinary, bog standard staples they used to be so good for - they used to be great for t-shirt nighties, can't even get those at the moment (without lacy bits on them, which I can't stand!!!)
  4. I've only seen the first episode so far, very enjoyable, although I'm afraid Ms Humble drives me slightly nuts
  5. Wow, a crochet group sounds amazing - and your makes are AMAZING too, well done Quickcluck!!! I've just finished a panda, 'tho I'm struggling to make his face look "right" if you know what I mean, the pattern is very cute, but I'm not sure my little guy looks quite the same, somehow!
  6. Totally AMAZING views here in Cirencester, best view I've ever had of an eclipse
  7. I'm trying to make a panda at the moment, he's quite big and complicated (for me, as a beginner) and it also involved moving from crocheting in rows to rounds - the pattern didn't explain how to do this, so needed some help from Youtube. I'm just worried that when I come to do his face he won't look "right" ... we'll see!
  8. Here it is http://club.omlet.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=99153
  9. I might be wrong, but I think the old mark 1 run is compatible with the new mark 2, but it doesn't work the other way round - the mark 2 can't be extended with mark 1s. Not sure how that works, but that's how I read it, there was a thread about this when the mark 2 run was first announced
  10. These get RAVE reviews too and they're a fair bit cheaper (you don't get the funky case, though!) http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00OACMMVE/ref=pd_lpo_sbs_dp_ss_1?pf_rd_p=569136327&pf_rd_s=lpo-top-stripe&pf_rd_t=201&pf_rd_i=B0018D8GUO&pf_rd_m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE&pf_rd_r=1ZPYMR98NC6W9B27DHJS
  11. Having yet to find an easy way to refill a bean bag dog bed without the polystyrene balls going EVERYWHERE - I'm afraid my chucks found quite a bit of entertainment in chasing escaped beans around the garden - I now do the refilling in the house - more messy, but somehow the escapees are easier to contain!!!!
  12. That's useful advice, thanks Cat Tails!!! I'm wondering if I ought to make a grip (out of loom bands, maybe?) for my hook - I wonder if it's the fact of holding something quite thin for so long that causes the problem? I am LOVING crochet though - I've only been doing it for about a month and already I've made the aforementioned pea, a chicken, an elephant, some gloves and a scarf - not sure what I'm going to do with them all, but that's another issue!!!???
  13. I've only just started to crochet (self taught with the help of YouTube etc) and I'm finding I can cope relatively easily with amigurumi. There are gazillions of patterns online - there's a great sort of slow motion tutorial on YouTube about how to make an amigurumi ball which seems to be the base for most of the patterns - I made my mum an amigurumi pea for mothers day (it's a LONG story, but peas are a bit of a family joke ) and she was really pleased with him! I find my shoulders get very tense when I'm crocheting - I think I probably hold the hook too firmly, but if you've already got a dodgy shoulder it might be best to leave it for a while!
  14. Hello Chuckmum! I'm afraid I can't help at all, but I've just caught up with this thread and wanted to send feel better soon Omlet vibes your way (not a lot of help, I know, but really hope your GP can sort this out for you quickly)
  15. I get problems persistently with people parking in the road opposite my drive which, on a very narrow road, can make it difficult for me to get my car on my drive (or out!) It isn't the same people who always park there, but they are visiting the same house - I really don't want to make a scene by mentioning it to the neighbours concerned, but surely, if you are visiting someone's house you would park either on their drive or on the road outside THEIR house, not mine!?
  16. Have you thought about a Retired Greyhound? I know I'm biased but Greyhounds make great pets for working families ... http://www.retiredgreyhounds.co.uk/[/url There are lots of branches up and down the country so hopefully one not far from you?
  17. I had a run extension delivered last week via Parcel Force - however, even though I'd asked for it to be left by the garage if I was out and the parcel was marked "NO SIGNATURE REQUIRED" they still didn't leave it when I was out!
  18. Took me a while too - but they are just the most adorable little things
  19. Oooh, when I bring my seeds round, do you think I'll be able to play with Mr Posty's puppy too, or will that be pushing my luck!?!?
  20. Wow, that looks an amazing propagator!!! If you've got any spare room in there, I'll pop round with some of my seeds, if that's ok!?!?
  21. Hooray, well done that Omleteer!!!! Difficult decision for you to make, but hopefully it's given you a boost knowing that you've got an offer!!! Well done!!
  22. Good luck AG - so glad you got an appointment - hope the dr is able to sort things out for you I've finally relented and booked a GP appt for next week (booked last week, two weeks away was the earliest I could get - not urgent though, so doesn't matter) Only problem is I'm scared WITLESS of doctors so get to spend a whole fortnight stressing about a 10 minute appointment
  23. That's really lovely and she's even got her wellies on ready - she'll be needing those!!! the chicken shopping will be even more fun

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