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|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..
|03-04-2014 06:49 AM|
|sherryvhkb||Crochet is with a hook- walmart and Joanne's/acmoore have a nice learn to crochet or learn to knit kit for about $10-&15. It has the basic hooks and needles. After that there are plenty of free patterns online and in the yarn sections of stores. I started with crochet and in trying to get the hang of knitting. Once you get the hang of it, it's addicting. good luck-|
|03-04-2014 06:17 AM|
Wow, this thread is incredibly inspiring! I'd really like go learn to crochet SOON. We just moved but as soon as we get the slightest bit settled I'd like to go out and get a few supplies and start learning by just teaching myself from online references and videos.. Maybe collect a few books on the subject if I can find some at half priced books.
Does anyone have any tips on which needle(s) would be best to start out with, and what type of yarn? For a beginner?
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