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|08-04-2014 02:07 AM|
|sherryvhkb||This new format seems harder to post pics|
|08-04-2014 02:02 AM|
Anything new going on? With fall in sight I've started back up. I'm trying to become a knitter as well as crochet. Any suggestions or easy ideas? Anyone come across any good holiday gift ideas?
|07-14-2014 02:39 AM|
|IsaFrench||i would send them now !!!!|
|07-13-2014 10:08 PM|
|mamarhu||No camera available, but I am 3/4 through a fun project. We were visiting a friend last week, and noticed her dishcloths were VERY worn and stained. This friend is quite wealthy, usually has everything she could possibly want, and I often am stumped to think of a gift for her family. The very next day, I found a huge skein (1 pound) of cotton on clearance, a beautiful variegated blue. I have knit and crocheted 7 dishcloths so far, each a different pattern, and I am only 1/2 way through the yarn! I think 10 dishcloths will be plenty. Haven't decided if I will wait for her birthday, or just send them when I am finished. But this is fun!|
|04-22-2014 05:55 PM|
These are finished now except elastic and felting. Starting a dark purple wool Skirtie.
|04-09-2014 06:30 AM|
|04-03-2014 10:31 PM|
great pictures !!
isn't it neat to see creations worn by an actual baby ?????
|04-03-2014 10:30 PM|
i would say much bigger needles for knitting =helps to see "what's happening"
(am not a "natural" with knitting, couldn't work it out for years, my brain had to mature to about 35 years of age until i could wrap my mind to what was happening when knitting .....)
|04-03-2014 01:04 PM|
|04-03-2014 01:02 PM|
|04-03-2014 01:01 PM|
My knitting attempts are driving me crazy!! I tried with a thin yarn but ended up having way more knit stitches than I had cast on. Then I switched to this and it got too tight to work with. Now I'm trying with just a chunky yarn but it's slow going and also seeming tight. I'm tired of unraveling....any advice.
|04-01-2014 06:18 PM|
|MrsKoehn||I haven't touched my wool longies in weeks.|
|04-01-2014 06:22 AM|
No pics because I have had several false starts lately. But I am still knitting socks. I am challenging myself to learn all manner of complex stitches, cables, multiple yarns, etc. It is an engineering miracle to watch patterns appear! Eventually, I will complete something (without having to rip it all out), and will post a pic. But it is fun in the meantime.
|04-01-2014 12:59 AM|
last baby blanket has been dispatched and received by the expectant mom
have finished another washcloth in "spring colors"
presently working on a larger knitted blanket (should be about 40 inches long and about 24 inches wide) for the same baby ... knitting is so much slower for me, so i keep in my purse some more crocheted washcloths in progress for odd moments waiting for a bus or in a waiting room ...
|03-14-2014 12:36 PM|
That is so beautiful! I really like the subtle colors. I've been trying to decide on a pattern and color for a blanket for our baby. I feel like it's a girl, but we aren't finding out until the birth, so that makes it harder! I had a pink acrylic crocheted blanket that someone at my dad's work made me when I was little that I slept with, and I loved it, but I can't find a similar pattern. Anyone have a favorite baby blanket (crochet) pattern?
|03-14-2014 12:19 PM|
|sherryvhkb||Oh I love that. Your so much faster than I am. It almost looks like a soft denim in the first pic.|
|03-14-2014 03:44 AM|
still need to tuck in the loose ends but here's my nearly finished second baby blanket for my nephew's future baby
|03-13-2014 09:55 AM|
for the dishcloths i use 100% cotton .... but i live far far away from the US = so , not the same brands
i love the ears on your hat !!!!
|03-13-2014 06:12 AM|
Isa nice- what type of yarn do you use for the dish/cleaning clothes? I am ready for some bright colors! I couldn't sleep last night and made an extra hat to go with the set since Easter will come soon after the baby.
|03-12-2014 11:13 PM|
what a lovely set Sherryvhkb !
found two more balls of the same variegated color at the market stall so am about to finish another pram/car seat blanket for my nephew....
|03-12-2014 02:46 PM|
That is so lovely! It really looks wonderful. Beautiful colors, too. The broomstick lace is slow going - I do not find it very enjoyable. I'll probably avoid it in the future.
|03-12-2014 02:22 PM|
That is a cute pattern. I'll have to try broomstick lace again. I tried it years ago with a fluffy yarn and it didn't work out!!
I'm done at last
|03-05-2014 04:19 PM|
|MrsKoehn||It looks adorable!|
|03-05-2014 09:51 AM|
I'm working on this set http://www.mooglyblog.com/baby-in-bloom-broomstick-sweater-free-crochet-pattern/ called the Baby in Bloom sweater (and bonnet) in a really pretty, grassy green yarn for out baby due in July! It seems to be turning out well so far, just about to start the broomstick lace portion.
|03-05-2014 03:31 AM|
@isafrench thank you. They are the colors of her nursery so I can't take credit. I am doing a bunny hat with the leftover yarn and I've had to use a conversion chart to follow the pattern.
I learned before you tube as well when pregnant with my second. I stopped for a decade or more- then picked back up a few years ago. The library is a good idea!
This thread has gotten busy!!! Yay!!! And good ideas out there for us ushering in spring?
|03-04-2014 07:49 PM|
|03-04-2014 07:31 PM|
Ohh wow that is so beautiful. I have been trying to learn on how to Crochet but I have not had the opportunity to sit down and learn. I would love to learn. Is it hard to learn?
|03-04-2014 02:41 PM|
sherryvhkb, your nealy finished blanket looks lovely .... i didn't think i could use grey as a third color with pale blue and white, what a very pleasant to the eye mix !!!!
for a beginner i would recommend rather large yarn (and a large corresponding hook) because it feels that the work progresses faster so it feels more rewarding .... but a rather small project so that it's completed easily enough ...
|03-04-2014 11:17 AM|
And YouTube. I work best from Mikeys Mail, Crochet Geek, Traceyish, and Bob Wilson. Some yarn that's not too slick will be easiest. Worsted weight. Size H him is where I started, but the yarn you will pick should say what size hook will be best.
|03-04-2014 07:46 AM|
Ops, I meant hook! Thank you!
My great grandmother tried to teach me crochet when I was very young but I didn't stick with it long.. I wish I had. But now I will! Thanks for the tips..
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