Knit & Crochet

Discussion in 'Hobbies' started by Sundancers, Sep 16, 2012.

  1. Roslyn

    Roslyn A Round American Woman

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    Love that afghan Andi!! The colors are just gorgeous.

    I have put down the knitting and the crochet for the Summer. Something about the humidity and my "hot" hands doesn't make yarn slip through my hands as well. I prefer to do yarn things in the Fall and Winter.

    So, I'm giving my eyes a workout with a very advanced, complicated, pull my hair out counted cross stitch. I work on linen even weave over ONE thread, 28 count. I'm an embroidery masochist.........

    I was sorting some pattern boxes and came across my teneriffe (chicken scratch) pattern notebook. Back in college I would sit in front of the TV late at night and just sketch patterns. I have almost a full notebook. I have lots of linen and cotton......... I need another project like I need a hole in my head.......... :confused:

    ......and I'm saving for a rug frame. I have been working on and off with traditional rug hooking, making stair treads. They are small enough that I'm using a cross stitch frame, but since I hold it in my lap, and I'm using a crochet hook, well, it's really hard on my wrist, so I do it off and on. I want a full size frame so that I can finally make a rug for my hallway, bedroom etc.
     
  2. Roslyn

    Roslyn A Round American Woman

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    Here is a photo of my "trying to use up yarn, but ended up buying more to finish" project. :D

    I have discovered that I have a lot of problems with random. I thrive with pattern and structure.

    And I'm lazy, I'm going to eventually have to work all those tails in. I hate working in tails.
     

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  3. Sundancers

    Sundancers New Member

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    I have Jacob sheep which gives me the different shades of gray ... but I do dye some of the white wool with Kool-Aid. (grape and black cherry) Just to add a little color to the gray. I did notice the "grape" purple didn't show very well in the pictures.
     
  4. Sundancers

    Sundancers New Member

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    A few of the hats I have been working on ...
     

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  5. nj2wv

    nj2wv New Member

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    ImageUploadedByChicken Forum1387332800.341348.jpg

    This is the blanket I just finished. I learned to crochet from my grandmother when I was very young. I make the squares during the summer unless it gets too hot and I connect them in the winter. I am working on new squares now with more scrap yarn and purchased yarn but yarn math is similar to chicken math so who knows how many blankets I will end up making !
     
  6. minmin1258

    minmin1258 New Member

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    NJ2WV: That's a beautiful afghan. Looks comfy enough to snuggle under for a nap!
     
  7. nj2wv

    nj2wv New Member

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    Thank you minmin. It sure is warm and very soft too. I used red heart super saver and was surprised how soft it was after I washed it. These are all the squares I made at drs appointments and visits to my husband when he was in the hospital.
     
  8. minmin1258

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    Wow I'm sorry to say this but it looks like you spent a lot of time at Drs offices and at bedside in hospital. I pray things are better for him now (and in turn better for you). If I crocheted while waiting for Doctors appointments this last year I'd probably have five or six afghans made! Lol
    Workers comp says I have to go to the appointments or forfeit the "pay checks" I've bn receiving. But I sure get tired of going back n forth t UHC Ortho clinic!!!!
     
  9. Sundancers

    Sundancers New Member

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    NJ2WV ~ Love the afghan!!!
     
  10. nj2wv

    nj2wv New Member

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    Sundancers - thank you !

    Minmin - that's a nice office they have up there. But the waits are very long. One time we were there four hours ! I pray that you get well too. A career as a driver takes a big toll on your body.
     
  11. MamaHen

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    Love that chevron afghan! :D
     
  12. Itsacutefuzzball

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    I hand sew most things I do with fabric. I tried to crotchet a dog sweater for my chihuahua once, never finished it.:D I do cross-stitching occasionally. My hands can't stay still, so I'm always doing something! (Same with my feet and tap dancing! ;))
    Also minmin, hope you get better!
     
  13. artsy1

    artsy1 Artfulwings

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    Gorgeous colors in it!! Tails and i gon't get along, i love knitting or crocheting, but sure don't like weaving things in! Wrapping up a last present- a chicken friend- a tourquois hat- then have to figure out soething fast for my inlaws...
     
  14. nj2wv

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    You could keep the tails out and use as a fringe. It looks great as it is. Or you could grab a few strands together and tie a knot so it looks like a tassel
     
  15. NataleeKW

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    ImageUploadedByChicken Forum1493378499.803359.jpg ImageUploadedByChicken Forum1493378518.978637.jpg here are two afghans that I am working on right now. I ran out of yarn on the first so I started the second since the yarn came from the U.K. And takes time to get to me in Indiana.
     
  16. WeeLittleChicken

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    I can't wait until I re-find all my stuff from moving - yarn and needles included. I also second that knitting is a great thing to do if you're someone that can't sit still! I like to grab a little project and knit while I watch TV in down moments.

    Has anyone here knit comfort dolls?
     
  17. nannypattyrn

    nannypattyrn Well-Known Member

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    I don't knit at all, but I do crochet some.
     
  18. BantyChickMom

    BantyChickMom New Member

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    150651_478101805569491_57491783_n.jpg 13495637_1135535953159403_9202068702054064937_o.jpg 314986_262994927080181_1423621625_n.jpg I don't knit but I do crochet. I always have a project going on, sometimes 2 or 3, lol.
    A few blankets and ornaments I've made over the years.
     
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  19. robin416

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    My absolute favorite is the first one. The Christmas decorations are adorable.
     
  20. Sylie

    Sylie Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I crochet all the time, I love it. I just finished a new scarf today. It's nothing fancy but it was fun to work on