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post #41 of 93
I always end up with too many knitting projects going on at once. This week I am working on simple cotton tams, and then I want to knit another bag, all of which are for the store front I occasionally sell work in. Then, if I ever get this stuff done, i will go back to working on the purse I started for myself, then the socks I want to try, and the felted bag.
post #42 of 93
finally got some photos of my rag rugs!
post #43 of 93
I am finishing up the socks for ds2 and I just started a baby blanket for a friend who is expecting her first. I am still spinning the gray wool and cleaning the white. I saw this awesome sight on dyeing with kool-aid so I am inspired. Oh the pretty colours.
post #44 of 93
jrabbit- Great job on the rag rugs. I have one in progress, but mine has all the knots in it. I don't mind, but I will say that yours looks much nicer. I'll prob. try that method next time. Thanks for the link.

I finished my crocheted hook holder. I'm pretty pleased that I have somewhere to put all my hooks finally.

Now I'm working on a this in a lime green with woooden handles. I'm going to embellish it with something like a flower, but I just started and I'm not sure yet. Hoping to get it done this week before we go on vacay.
post #45 of 93
I used to make rag rugs! One particularly beautiful one was a gift to my MW after the birth of our first !!!

I've been spinning up some seriously threadlike BFL in order to make a swallowtail shawl. I'd already made one out of all self spun to wear to a good friend's wedding (a girlfriend had offered to make me a strapless dress so I made the shawl to cover my shoulders) but I gave it to my mother for mother's day. Re-do since I totally promised myself that would be the one garment I made for myself and would keep forever

I also have a goal of finishing of my UFOs I have three smallish bins full of them
post #46 of 93
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I also have a goal of finishing of my UFOs I have three smallish bins full of them
???? UFOs???
post #47 of 93
I finished my rag rug, and a knit doll and her dress, and a washcloth. Now I want to make hats for my family for this Christmas (get them all done and put away early and relax this Dec). Problem is they don't like wool and I don't like acrylic. I tried starting one in Caron Simply Soft but it's just sooo icky to me.

Also, I've been dreaming of beginning some lace projects, but I think I'll wait on that.
post #48 of 93
Can I jump in here? I'm a compulsive knitter lol, but have had some hard time getting in the time needed with my lil ones. I'm working on a cool pr of knee high socks for my neighbor's bday. 1 is almost done, onto the second next week hopefully!!

http://www.ravelry.com/projects/Jdaisy/vellamo
post #49 of 93
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Originally Posted by JamieCatheryn View Post
I finished my rag rug, and a knit doll and her dress, and a washcloth. Now I want to make hats for my family for this Christmas (get them all done and put away early and relax this Dec). Problem is they don't like wool and I don't like acrylic. I tried starting one in Caron Simply Soft but it's just sooo icky to me.

Also, I've been dreaming of beginning some lace projects, but I think I'll wait on that.
I have this problem with my kiddos! I DESPISE acrylic, but use it since its washable and more cost effective. I have compramised with cotton blend. I love lion brand cotton ease or tlc cotton plus. Its not as warn as wool, but you can always double it up....which does make it more expensive than the wool of course : (.

I have 2 cotton-blend double knit hats planned for christmas already ; )
post #50 of 93
jrabbit, i your rugs! thanks for showing them off, they are inspirational.

so i used the looms for about a month and finally understand knitting enough that i was able to figure out the needles using a book. so i have practiced for a few nights and now i am ready to do my first little project on needles. i got my first wool yarn and what i want to do is make some little pages to dye and felt to make a needle/sewing book. is there any way to have a good idea how much it will shrink up? the needle book i made previously was 4"x5" and i liked that size a lot. i am just not really sure what size to knit them to come out with that size...or, can i cut the resulting felt? or not? if so, i could just knit generous sizes....
also, i should use garter stitch, and only knit, right? to make a flat page. if i do stockinette and switch up knit and purl between rows then the page would be the same on both sides (which is what i thought i should do), but the edges might curl....so i should not do that....is that right? or will this felt be too thick to use for this purpose? the wool seems fine enough, but the weight says "4." i am using the only needles i have yet, which are size 8.
will someone advise? please and thank you.
post #51 of 93


I'm working on Eden's Adam

post #52 of 93
Made that hat I was struggling to start, I love how it turned out and am getting used to the acrylic, I'm buying a softer acrylic for the rest of them (Berocco Comfort has been recommended to me, I'll go pet it and see). I'm currently knitting a uterus for birth classes and planning a knit baby to go with it. DH thinks it's funny I'm knitting a womb lol.
post #53 of 93
I am on the second sock in a pair of Debbie Bliss striped baby socks, and I also have a baby hat on the needles.
I just cast on a couple of days ago for THIS baby blanket.
post #54 of 93
I'm making the Old World Booties. I just finished the first, on to the second sometime this week!
post #55 of 93
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I'm making the Old World Booties. I just finished the first, on to the second sometime this week!
Those are so cute!!! Are they hard to make? I was going to make some booties for some new moms but couldn't find a pattern that I liked.
Thank you for sharing.
post #56 of 93
I'm making the Sheepy Sack for my baby due in September. I've never knitted before and it's got a few mistakes, but I'm learning pretty quickly with the help of ravelry, youtube, and knittinghelp.com.

Just finished a few crochet soakers, too... using the Little Fire Crochet Soaker pattern. Crochet Soaker 1 & Crochet Soaker 2 - same pattern, different colors.
post #57 of 93
Can I jump in and ask a question? Does wool straight off a sheep stink?

I am about to get 12 sheep's worth of shearing. And I'll only have a couple days to process/clean it before going out of town for a week. Will it stink up my car when I pick it up? (hatchback) Will it stink up my garage while I'm out of town? Any quick links for hand-cleaning or taking it to laundromat? How do you dry it?

Okay. So you can tell I'm kind of anxious about this. I'm afraid of what I may have just got myself into!
post #58 of 93
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Can I jump in and ask a question? Does wool straight off a sheep stink?
IME? Yes! Sorry.

Here's my ongoing, super tedious project. If you get one stitch wrong, you mess up the entire eyelet pattern and have to frog backward. That can be pretty frustrating when you use this highly pillable yarn. But for those of us who can't afford the 50-bucks-per-skein cashmere, it's a lovely substitute!
post #59 of 93
I finished up the shawl for DH's grandma (it's sooo pretty! I need to get a picture of it) and I've started this for my neice. After that, I'm going to start on Christmas presents. I'd like to crochet for everybody this year, so if I start now, I can get it all done by Christmas.
post #60 of 93
I haven't posted in this forum, although I have been knitting for 7 mos now, I think. I just learned how to knit, although I had tried twice before. Third times a charm

Anyway, I had been doing longies, then shorties, some socks, that kind of thing. But, then I have been working on fitted DIAPERS. I am also trying to perfect a pre-fold diaper. I FINALLY found the perfect yarns, and found a wholesaler, sort of, to make them more affordable. Because it takes a lot of yarn. LOL They are darn cute. And, I want to replace my whole stash with these, (well, and plan to sell a few ) But, I FINALLY got it all perfect. So, pattern revising and writing has taken a lot of my time.

When I get these done, I plan to finish the 2 pair of socks that I have OTN for my DS and DH. Kymberli
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