I'm New! Hello Everybody!!


Hiya,
Thought I'd jump in and finally introduce myself. :-)
I'm Diane (Dee online & to friends) from upstate, NY .... I live alone
(separated from husband) with 2 cats. One is Monkey (who is absolutely
crazy and tooooo close to me, LOL) and the other is Sweety (she minds her
own business.)
I'm 53 years old and have fibromyalgia (possible Lupus - crazy doctors),
chronic fatigue syndrome, mitral valve prolapse, menier's disease, arthritis
in the knees and a host of other fun things (like menopause) thrown in for
good measure. LOL ...
I learned to crochet when my sons were small .. but never did allot with it
until recently. I've fallen in love with Amigurumi (small crocheted
characters and animals) with wide spread eyes and big heads. LOL ....
I've crocheted a few all ready and am having fun making more ... they're go
from small to tiny.
Great to meet ya'll .... looking forward to getting to know everybody and
learn new techniques.
I have a few problems with some things .. but it's still early and I'm not
quite awake, so will be back later to ask.
Hugs,
Dee
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Dee Dee
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Welcome Dee you will find you fit in alright on here then, some others on here from your part of the world, and hey, ask away if you get stuck on anything.
again welcome and enjoy, look forward to hearing more from you as and when time allows
Cheers......Cher
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spinninglilac
Hi Dee! Welcome to the RCTY Family! :o)
I too have Fibromyalgia (fun, isn't it? Not!), chronic fatigue syndrome, osteoarthritis, degenerative disc disease, and a bunch of other things too (partly brought on by the Fibromyalgia, and some not). Who *ever* said getting older was great? I want to meet that person and give him/her a piece of my mind. Thankfully I don't have to deal with menopause *ever* because I went through it within 1 -2 weeks after having a total hysterectomy due to cervical cancer 14 1/2 years ago. I tell you though, going through it all at once like that.... everyone stayed clear of me for a while... I was like a wild woman with outrageous mood swings like you wouldn't believe. Thank goodness it was overwith quickly and I was back to normal (I heard that you guys!! I am *too* normal. LOL) with no after-effects. :o)
They sound cute... is there a website where we can see them, and maybe find patterns, or do you make them up yourself?
Once again, welcome to "the family". :o)
*hugs* Gemini
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MRH
Ha! Welcome DeeDee! I was just gonna ask the same question as Gemini did above. Hope you can direct us to a site or even post some pictures for us to see 'cause I'm VERY curious. :o)
I'm pretty new here too, but I can tell ya that it's a great group! Lookin' forward to getting to know ya better. Eve :o)
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Eve
Welcome aboard, Dee. I had to Google Amigurumi to see what they are; they are adorable. Gem,
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one of the sites I found.
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The Jonathan Lady
Hi Dee Dee, I'm Jean, I drop in Once in a blue moon, and seldom do more than post a reply ot two. I can never remember if I have formally introduced myself to everyone or not.
I'm 45, live in So. Cal, and have a family of DH, teen son, 2 dogs & 1 cat.
I taught myself crochet a few years back, after my gramma passed on- It was a way I could keep a part of her with me.
I have a friend in the midwest suffering fibromyalgia, her name is Diane too just as a coincidence. It seems to be an affliction that ushers in a host of other unwelcome ailments. I send positive energy for you, in the hope you will have more good days than bad! (If DLU is out there- hey lady!)
I have recently discovered amigurumi as well, and have ordered a couple books off ebay from Japan. maybe they'll arrive today! I plan on spreading the love to all my neighbors' grand kids!
I have also come up with a cute amigurumi type wrist bag, which I think I may try to market. If you have time, maybe you'd be interested in beta testing for me?
Stay warm! Jean
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Jean pSmith
I love those - I wonder how hard they are to make. My DGD#2 would love those little guys. They are really cute. Judy
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JCT
Hi Dee and Jean,
Welcome to the greatest group on the web. Dee, I'm another upstate New Yorker and Jean, hello to you in Calif.
I do knit, but mainly crochet afghans for Project Linus or for friends and as gifts. Do come back and tell us more.
Nora
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norabalcer
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Hi Jean and Dee Dee - welcome to the group, it's great. I'm fairly new here, too and I've learned a lot from these women. Now we cal learn about amigurumi from you. Joan in Central Connecticut Widowed, 2 grown sons, living with a cat named Sam - what could be more prosaic?
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Joan
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Hi Jean and Dee Dee - welcome to the group, it's great. I'm fairly new here, too and I've learned a lot from these women. Now we cal learn about amigurumi from you. Joan in Central Connecticut Widowed, 2 grown sons, living with a cat named Sam - what could be more prosaic?
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Joan
Hi there!
I am also a Diane! I live in NJ. I crochet and cross stitch. Thanks for talking about amigurumi. My kids are nuts about anime and I suspected they may be related. I think my DD may be interested in having some of these critters floating around up in her canopy!
Welcome to RTCY,
Diane
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seasidestitcher
I am certain DGD#2 would love these - she is learning to crochet (she is eleven) and I suspect even knowing one could learn to crochet these would inspire her.
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JCT
Welcome, Dee. My DH has FM, too, so I know what you are going through. We also have at least one person with FM who posts here regularly. More to the point, we all do crafts, and love talking about them.
Higs, Katherine
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Katherine
Thank you, Jan... I was just about to google for them too when I saw your response. Aren't they adorable?!? ;o)
Gem
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MRH
Welcome to the RCTY Family to you too, Jean! :o)
I just saw the pictures of those amigurumi on the website that Jan posted... they are SO cute! Now I have to see if I can get some patterns too. Like I don't already have enough patterns to last me a lifetime. LOL
Gemini
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MRH
Amigurumi is not hard at all, simple shapes and stitches are the key. The real trick is proportions, and once you've done a few you can figure out most anything you want to do. I'm contemplating a "portrait" amigurumi of my cat, Phil, for my next project.
If you want an english pattern booklet (BTW- the only one I've found in english) you can get one from this ebay seller, she self-publishes her great crochet patterns.
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are nicely printed and easy to use. No charts for the amigurumi title, just written directions. I do not have a personal interest in this and receive no discounts or other consideration for referrals. I hope nobody is offended that I posted a commercial link.
Jean
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Jean pSmith

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