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jedijudy

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A shiny new thread for all your crafting questions and ideas! [Smile]

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Brenda Clough
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Knitting a long Harry Potter scarf for a niece. It'll take ages, it's supposed to be 14 ft long.

[ 07. January 2017, 14:43: Message edited by: Brenda Clough ]

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Lothlorien
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Thanks Judy, I can see the shininess from down here.

My eldest son would adore a Dr Who scarf. Length and sameness of knitting even in stripes deters me.

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neandergirl

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Knitting a fox scarf - similar to the old fashioned fox furs - for kiddo who likes to dress up as a "grand lady".

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Huia
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We don't have foxes here. They were one of the few animals from Britain that some misguided settler didn't choose to introduce, but an elderly Englishwoman I met when I was about 3 or 4 had a real fox fur and it both fascinated and repelled me. After that I though all foxes must smell of mothballs.

I googled the knitted ones and they looked like a vast improvement.

Huia

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Banner Lady
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Making Christmas garlands for 8 large Christmas trees for the local nursing home. This is so much fun and you-tube has been amazingly helpful. They aged care facility where my 99 yr old mum lives has trouble finding enough volunteers to do the decorating each Christmas. So I suggested taking all the old decorations to my studio to remake them into fat garlands that will go on the trees quickly. "Oh yes please!" they said.

I have had a ball buying up sparkly decorations in the January sales. But the brief keeps expanding....table trees for the 12 dining room tables...Christmas door hangers for each room in the facility...wall decorations for the admin area.

I suspect I will be enjoying doing Christmas craft right up until its December again. Just glad I found out what a "work garland" is before my youngest daughter's wedding. By then I hope to be a boss at making beautiful garlands.

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la vie en rouge
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I am still knitting the same jumper I have been knitting since July. Stepdaughter was supposed to be getting it for Christmas, which morphed into supposed to be getting it for her birthday. Taken that her birthday is this week and it still has no sleeves, I think she’s getting an IOU [Hot and Hormonal]

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Penny S
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I once picked up a fox fur at a jumble sale and slung it on top of the wardrobe while I thought what to do with it. I had to get up in the night and remove the identifiable parts, wrap and bin them, because it was looking at me!

I then made it into a bonnet, lined with some dress material and bound with orange piping cord. I wore it for several years, but when I wanted to stop, I couldn't get anyone to take it. Fur was a no-no, even old fur. (I had always thought it was respect for the animal to keep it going as long as possible.) And I can't remember what I did in the end.

Meanwhile, I have finished the cowl I was making - a tube about a foot across, and long enough to pull up from the neck over my head, as well as wearing it as a roll collar. I have crocheted an edging, but it isn't quite right.

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Heavenly Anarchist
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I'm on the last square of 16 in a crocheted log cabin blanket. It is a pattern from a uk blogger called attic24. This week I hope to start piecing it together.
At Christmas I finished my first ever crocheted shawl, made from hand dyed mini skeins of variegated yarn opened each day throughout advent.

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St. Gwladys
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I'm still working on the Morrocan tiles blanket I started last January. I have one large motif to finish, 12 large triangles to finish, 4 small triangles, then the border. I shall be glad when it's done!

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St. Gwladys
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I'm still working on the Morrocan tiles blanket I started last January. I have one large motif to finish, 12 large triangles to finish, 4 small triangles, then the border. I shall be glad when it's done!
Other things have been done over the year, 4 baby blankets and 4 twiddle muffs, but I'm going to crack on with this now.

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Lothlorien
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quote:
Originally posted by Heavenly Anarchist:
I'm on the last square of 16 in a crocheted log cabin blanket. It is a pattern from a uk blogger called attic24. This week I hope to start piecing it together.
At Christmas I finished my first ever crocheted shawl, made from hand dyed mini skeins of variegated yarn opened each day throughout advent.

Yesterday I picked up an order of yarn from a Hobart yarnshop. I am in Sydney. I have done little knitting for some months as arthritis in my hands has been bad. I do knit for exercising the fingers, but at times things get too much. This is for a blanket of sixteen squares, each with a different pattern, like sampler of embroidery stitches from 150 or so years ago. Various shades of blues and greys. I hope the fingers can cope with a square at a time.

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Penny S
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I can't work very much on my hat at a time. On New Year's Eve, possibly for psychological reasons, the joint at the base of my right thumb decided to get very painful. It stopped that fairly quickly, but a reminder is still there, and in exactly the place that is most worked by the hook for the knitting loom. Irritating.
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Brenda Clough
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I am diverted from my knitting to create a series of signs for the protest march next week. I took many a design and calligraphy class in college, and have produced the occasional book cover, but I haven't done serious graphic design in forty years. Nevertheless I just turn the tap on and it pours out. I am astonished at how easy this is and how good the signs look.

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I love knitting but haven't done any for a while, and I can do basic crochet. Some of the ideas mentioned above for crocheted or knitted blanket squares sound just the sort of thing to get me started again. Can any of you recommend somewhere - maybe on line - I can get patterns?

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Lothlorien
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Sparrow, I am enjoying doing the first square. I bought both yarn and pattern from the Stash Cupboard, but that is in Hobart, Tasmania. Some of the patterns I recognise from a couple of books with a variety of stitches. If you have something like that, you may be able to use that.

I liked the yarn it came as a kit, and the hard work of getting tension right for each square so they would be same size after blocking had been already done. The pattern was not cheap, AUD $20 but is printed ion good paper, A4 size so nothing is cramped. Clear photos and a pleasant tone to the accompanying notes. It has been done by employees and friends of the store and was called Montage.

I could have done the extra leg work re tension and stitch numbers but it was good not to have to bother.

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Drifting Star

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If you search for 'granny square crochet' on Amazon you will find lots of lovely books, including some that are free kindle downloads (if you don't have a kindle you can set up Kindle for PC - or various other formats - at no cost).

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Lothlorien
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The squares I am doing are knitting, not crochet. I do crochet but not often. Stitch dictionaries and similar are useful books and I have several. I have often used them for patterns for decorative socks and scarves. However, I bought the pattern because the stitch numbers etc have been worked out so all squares will block to the same size fairly easily. That is, of course, providing my tension is right. [Biased]

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Currently (slowly) working on a pair of socks with soles. Slowly because I'd never done socks or Fair Isle before (most of the leg is Fair Isle), and so I've been making 2 test ones using cheap yarn from the local shop (under £2 for a 100g ball of acrylic dk!). Nearly ready to start on the real pair...

I have just been giving in to temptation. The loveknitting site has its winter sale on till midnight tonight. So I downloaded 2 free blanket patterns and bought the yarn required. I hit the top level of discount they were offering. [Hot and Hormonal] Needles will be sorted out when the blankets are closer to the top of the project queue. [Smile]

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I have finished my cowl and hat combo, with the hat done in double thickness, and wore them out to the dentist today, as they happened to go with the sweater I was wearing.
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