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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
sherryvhkb Hi everyone,
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

Halter Tops are some of my biggest sellers and i LOVE making them!!!! :)

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

Early baby
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
sherryvhkb 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....


+ finished the latest dischcloth (+ used one of them yesterday morning to wipe all surfaces in the kitchen, Yeah !!! am getting there ...)

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
sherryvhkb 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 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
sherryvhkb @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
Originally Posted by Union View Post

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?
Aww, thank you! That made my evening. Those are my favorite stitch, shell stitch. I actually found it pretty easy to pick up. I got five or six books from the library and narrowed it down to a few that made the most sense to me. I did practice and tore some stitches out, but I have found crochet to be more intuitive than knitting. It just makes sense and kind of clicks, when it's in your hand. We didn't have internet at the time, so I couldn't watch videos, but I have heard there are some good ones on YouTube as well.
03-04-2014 07:31 PM
Originally Posted by mareseatoats View Post

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
Originally Posted by KatelynRose View Post

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..

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
KatelynRose 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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