June 16, 2011

I have enough testers for the two blankets

I have enough testers for the two round ripple blankets.

Thanks everyone.


June 15, 2011

I can't believe Jean Leinhauser passed away

I've heard that Jean Leinhauser has passed away.  Anyone who has ever purchased a crochet pattern book probably has seen her many patterns.  If anyone has information or a link to read more about Jean and her passing away, please email me.  She will be missed!

Here is a link to a video I saw that she and Rita Weiss did together.

Here is another link someone just emailed me.


Anyone wishing to send a card to Rita Weiss can mail it to: 
Creative Partners, LLC 
3536 Avenida Sierra 
Escondido, CA 92029

Donna SmoothFoxLover@yahoo.com

Testers Found - Two Granny Round Ripple blankets


12 point

8 point

I love Round Ripples and I love Granny's so I've been designing a couple of Granny Round Ripples.  I know the pictures aren't the best.  I just tossed the blankets on the back of a couch and my ends are still showing.  I'm not finished with them as I want them slightly larger.  So if you love ROUND RIPPLES and you love GRANNY'S - let's get started. There is an 8 point and a 12 point.   I really prefer testers who will let me make a list and just split it down the middle, half and half on who tests which ones AND No, you cant ask to test both of them unless you finish the first one and can complete the second one by the deadline.  Both patterns are different patterns though so you can't just alter the number of stitches used to work the other size blanket.  

When I find enough testers I go back and change the title of this posting from Testers Wanted to Testers Found. Before emailing me, please go back and check this link to see if the title has been changed. If the title has been changed, PLEASE do not email me asking to test. If you are currently testing an item and I haven't received your picture yet as you can not ask to test this item.

1. Must be a follower of this blog and a subscriber.

2. Must be able to finish testing by Friday July 8, 2011
3. Must be able to send me a picture of your finished item attached to an email. People not following through and sending me a picture or not posting on Ravelry will no longer be able to test future patterns. 
4. Must be able to send me errors of any kind you find in the pattern. 
5. It is mandatory as of January 23, 2011 that all testers add their test projects on Ravelry after I post the link to the pattern. Once I post the pattern, you'll need to go back to Ravelry and link it to the proper pattern. If you posted your project ahead of time, it won't be linked to the pattern without using the exact name I called the pattern once it was posted. Anyway, believe me, I will be checking. If 10 people want to test, there should be 10 projects on Ravelry.
6.  Do not ask to test if you are not going to make a full size blanket.  What this means is, you can't just work about half of the rounds and call it quits as a doll blanket.  It's either the entire pattern or larger or no testing.
7. You can use whatever colors of yarn you'd like but the yarns should be 4 ply medium worsted weight. If you prefer a 3ply yarn, you will need to change the hook and your blanket will be a lot smaller. You can change colors of yarn whenever you'd like.  You don't have to change on the rounds that I changed on.  You will need probably 3 skeins of yarn total if you just use two colors of yarn.  In my 12 point, blue and purple picture above, I used parts of several skeins that probably totaled 2 of turquoise and one of purple.  In the 8 point I used parts of all different colors of yarns but probably over one skein of the most used color.

Don't ask to test if you want to use varigated or stripped yarn as it will distract and not show how pretty these blankets really are.  I AM SERIOUS.

If you want to test, send me an email to the address below with your Follower name. Only the first people emailing me will receive the pattern to test. I respond to all requests. If you don't receive a response, send another email as your original email may have gone into spam. Please don't post a comment that you'd like to test. I can't send a copy of the pattern to a "comment." You have to email me as it states. Don't send me a comment through the Google feed that you want to test. You must use the email address below.

SmoothFox Charity Square Nbr 1 thru 4 - Free Patterns

I've been asked to post the patterns for the charity squares we used in the Online Angels charity drive.  The patterns are now available down the right side of my blog and below.  You can download them through the links on Ravelry.  Online Angels has a great need for more squares so if anyone wants to donate some squares, please follow the mailing information in the patterns.  We will have additional charity square drives later this year.

Here are the four links below:
Charity Pattern Nbr 1
Charity Pattern Nbr 2
Charity Pattern Nbr 3
Charity Pattern Nbr 4

Here are the pictures for each pattern below




No, I didn't send out a SPAM email

Somehow Ravelry was hacked and a hacker got their stored passwords of members.  It just so happened that my password was the same on Ravelry and for my email at Yahoo.  Somehow the hackers sent an email out using my email account.  You can usually tell the spam emails because the subject lines are blank or begin with the letters RE: and there is nothink in the subject line except the RE:.  Please don't open any emails that don't include a subject or begin with the letters RE: and never click on the links in the emails.

I apologize to all of you who received an email from me.


June 1, 2011

SmoothFox's Baby Love Blankie

This pattern will be on sale for the month of June for $3.00 only on Ravelry.  This price is only good on Ravelry.  After June the price will go up to $4.50.   

Click the link below to purchase or read more about the blanket:
SmoothFox's Baby Love Blankie

Happy Crocheting!


Testers pictures of Fox's Baby Love Blankie

Here are the instructions to post a project on Ravelry
1.     Click on the link below
3.     It takes you to the pattern page – you may need to log-in to Ravelry to see the “Hook it” icon in step 4
4.     Click on the "Hook it" icon in the top right area
5.     It will let you fill in the blanks, name your own name for the piece you
worked.  You can name it whatever you want.  Example:  Andrew's  blah blah blah.  It will let you rate the pattern also.  So you enter all the information about your "project" like, did you like it, did you have to add a round of sc's to make it the right size, what yarn you used etc and then you save that. General notes for other people who will see it. 
6.     Then there is a tab so you can add your pictures of your square or blanket or multiple squares with the same pattern.
If you had already created your project on Ravelry before I posted the pattern, you will need to go to the link above – highlight and copy the BOLD name of the pattern that I named it.  Then go to your project page and put in this name as the pattern name link.

It's really kind of easy.