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Gingers girl - 18/03/2016 21:26:42
   
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Lovely knitted goodies from you Tazzy! You certainly make those needles smoke :) I bet people are queueing up for your garments and handmade goodies! Like you my hands are arthritic and I know what you mean about changing to crochet to give them a rest, cos I do the same. I too like the crochet hooks with the ergonomic handles. I am still on with the first sock for my husband, but I only pick the knitting up when I'm in the mood or I tend to make mistakes. Finding this pair easier than the last...and it's the same pattern. Not liking the color much though. They are a tad drab...I think if they were brighter they might have been finished quicker... Although they might not have liked so good on him!!! I too would like to see your entrelac. I googled it, and it's something to think about. I think the butterfly in me will certainly like it too! Just be careful that your needles and hooks don't wear out :lol: Angela

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Sue Yorkshire - 18/03/2016 22:55:25
   
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Annette I love your knitted garments I love cable and Aran wool. I knitted something similar for my son when he as young I have done a bit of knitting for Caleb but he grows so fast that I feel quite cheated as it took me longer to knit it than for him to grow out of it lol Xxxx

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Mary E - 19/03/2016 12:01:10
   
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Sorry to ask girls but what are crochet hooks with "ergonomic handles" not being a very modern person and having only just taken up a crochet hook again after Hem!!!!!!!!! Years I have no idea what you are talking about Are they easier to hold ? if so it's something I would like to know about so do tell !!!! Mary x
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tazzy - 19/03/2016 12:44:17
   
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"Mary E":3nitlvh4 wrote: Sorry to ask girls but what are crochet hooks with "ergonomic handles" not being a very modern person and having only just taken up a crochet hook again after Hem!!!!!!!!! Years I have no idea what you are talking about Are they easier to hold ? if so it's something IU would like to know about so do tell !!!! Mary x
[/quote:3nitlvh4] Yes Mary They re Hooks with a Flat soft grip handle.. I changed over to mine gradual.. as I needed The size.. You can of course buy sets.. but I like my money to buy all kinds of craft stash.. :lol: :lol: :lol: My Set Soon came together and I never missed paying out a "chunk" of money..I even bought a nice pencil case to keep them all nice together in.. (Its pink and Sparkly :lol: :lol: ) If you decide to go for them I can recommend the Knit-pro ones I use... nice for my hands and soft grip.... :hug: :hug: :hug: Heres A link for a Picture of a Set from Hobby craft... but you will find that sets Do not always Have the most popular size hook used (3.50, 4mm)... :( The manufactures do this to make us spend more... http://www.hobbycraft.co.uk/knitpro-wav ... 07102-1001 Hope the Link works :oops: :oops: :oops:
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tazzy - 19/03/2016 13:09:30
   
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thank you for all your nice comments on my knitted socks and jumper... :oops: :oops: I like doing Cable And cant wait to start my Next Knitted project... I bought the wool yesterday from my Nice Knitting place I go to.... Well there was a sale on up to 20% off.. so It had to be bought there and then ... My friend I meet there she bought some lovely Silkies 4 ply Hand Painted wool.. Now This Is amazing!!! :o :o :o Very much a Luxury wool And The Price reflects it too... But Oooooohhhhhhh Awwwwww niiicccccceeeee... :hug: :hug: :hug: My wool I bought Is a Blue/grey Tweeded Aran wool the colour depends in what Light you are in.. :lol: :lol: I know that this Tunic Will be a Labour of Love to make .. But I will get there... For any one who wants to take a peek at the pattern Its James C Brett JB103.. almost done the back of this Futteby animal Print wool i state yesterday/.. I will get a Pick of the Entralec Blanket Im making.... :oops: :oops: :oops: (Ive left it at the Club :oops: :oops: :oops: ) Its safe there Phew... Jan will have put it away..shes good like that but All ENTTRALEC is is Squares... You can Pick up along the side and bottom of the previous squares to save sewing them all-together This is The Pattern I do for Each Square.... (It Has a Line going across from corner to corner.. so if you pick up the stitches be careful what way as the Line may not go in the right Direction of the others.... I use Any 4 Ply wool (Sportweight) that I have left over from Things Ive knitted... You can use any type of wool just make sure that its all the same type.. Cast On 25 stitches Row 1. Knit 11 Stitches, slip 1, Knit 2 together Pass over Slipped Stitch Knit 11 Row 2. Knit across Row 3. Knit 10 Stitches, slip 1, Knit 2 together Pass over Slipped Stitch Knit 10 Row 4. Knit Across Row 5.Knit 9 Stitches, slip 1, Knit 2 together Pass over Slipped Stitch Knit 9 Row 6. Knit Across Row 7. Knit 8 Stitches, slip 1, Knit 2 together Pass over Slipped Stitch Knit 8 Row 8. Knit across Continue down to 3 Stitches .. And you Slip 1 Knit 2 together.... Knit 2 together Finnish off.. Mines On-going I just pick it up and do some then put it back down :lol: :lol: it keeps me warm as Im knitting it :hug: :hug: When you do your entralec Throw the size you want just pick a Colour youve used in it and knit a Small plain boarder all around.. :hug: :hug: :hug:
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tazzy - 19/03/2016 13:13:34
   
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"Sue Yorkshire":2d5htof2 wrote: Annette I love your knitted garments I love cable and Aran wool. I knitted something similar for my son when he as young I have done a bit of knitting for Caleb but he grows so fast that I feel quite cheated as it took me longer to knit it than for him to grow out of it lol Xxxx
[/quote:2d5htof2] thank you Sue.. what I do when Im knitting for my G children I always Knit Bigger sizes than they need As then by the time Ive knitted it They have Grew again... So If you Knit Bigger sized to begin with They Grow into the "jumper" (or whatever) Then grow out of it... :hug: :hug: Bet Caleb looked Brilliant and snuggly in the one you knitted him.. :D
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Mary E - 19/03/2016 14:15:36
   
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"tazzy":j504c36b wrote:
"Mary E":j504c36b wrote: Sorry to ask girls but what are crochet hooks with "ergonomic handles" not being a very modern person and having only just taken up a crochet hook again after Hem!!!!!!!!! Years I have no idea what you are talking about Are they easier to hold ? if so it's something IU would like to know about so do tell !!!! Mary x
[/quote:j504c36b] Yes Mary They re Hooks with a Flat soft grip handle.. I changed over to mine gradual.. as I needed The size.. You can of course buy sets.. but I like my money to buy all kinds of craft stash.. :lol: :lol: :lol: My Set Soon came together and I never missed paying out a "chunk" of money..I even bought a nice pencil case to keep them all nice together in.. (Its pink and Sparkly :lol: :lol: ) If you decide to go for them I can recommend the Knit-pro ones I use... nice for my hands and soft grip.... :hug: :hug: :hug: Heres A link for a Picture of a Set from Hobby craft... but you will find that sets Do not always Have the most popular size hook used (3.50, 4mm)... :( The manufactures do this to make us spend more... http://www.hobbycraft.co.uk/knitpro-wav ... 07102-1001 Hope the Link works :oops: :oops: :oops:[/quote:j504c36b] Thanks Annette I just went onto Google and googled the hooks I wanted large ones as the jacket I'm making uses 6 and 8 so I ordered two and the are winging their way to me as I write Thanks for the info I'll se how much better they are then I'll do as you suggest and gradually get more Mary x PS the wool for my Jacket is "James C Brett Marble Chunky " and it's great like Josephs Coat of many Colours the Pattern is JB 368
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tazzy - 20/03/2016 12:10:41
   
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Mary Ive used that exact type wool and it Knitted up great so nice to use ... I like the way the colours merge into each other oo wonder what "colour-way" you went with?.. ... Love the Pattern to!!!JB 368 I like the one your doing because it "Over-laps" on the front.. :hug: :hug: :hug: Cant wait to see the Finnished result now Mary... :hug: :hug: Ive seen "other" people use that brand and Kind of Wool And Ive seen their results to and aww they All look great to and comfy to wear... I like How this thread is going as I dont think Im taking anyone away from Crafting other things to :oops: :oops: or at least I hope not ... see I card make / scrap book/ Encaustic wax/ pyrography/ wood turn/ Kumihimo/ metal craft In the Day times (Not all at the same time :lol: :lol: )... In the Evenings I sit and knit or crochet......then read and drop off to sleep hopefully and when I wake in the night.. and cant sleep I sit and knit/crochet quietly... It doesnt matter how long things take to create... there all going to be fabulous and remember There are No Mistakes... they are Creative - Licence's :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Sue Yorkshire - 20/03/2016 16:43:12
   
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Mary we need a picture of you modelling your finished jacket I have just googled ENTTRALEC knitting as i didn't have a clue what it was and I love it. When I get home I might watch the demos on you tube and maybe have a try at it. I might start with a scarf I used to do lots of knitting and sewing but haven't done much for the last 20 years except a bit for Caleb and curtains and covers for a few sofas. I've probably forgotten most of it by now Xxxx

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tazzy - 21/03/2016 11:35:15
   
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Sue, Its a Bit Like Riding a Bike... You never truly Forget How to.... you will However See The Change in the Wools And the More Different Variety you can get and They are Much easier to knit/crochet with Nowdays.. Even Now You can Download patterns to an E-reader or kindle.. Saves having a Paper One getting all crumpled.... Just got to watch out in Crochet patterns especially that its not an American Version as The Stitches terminology are different...Loads of Free Patterns on the Web too.... ;) ;) ;) Good Luck everyone with the Entalec.. blankets scarves etc etc.... :hug: :hug: Just remember to use the Same Type of Wools throughout (as DK is bigger thicker than 4 ply...) Ive got to put my waistcoat in Flutterby wool down as My G daughter wants Two pairs of Wellie socks in pink? as shes going away with the school.. And she cant find her others.. (there prob to small for her now anyway-so mum may have put them in G sons sock drawer..) dont think she will get pink ones as doubt very much if I have pink 4 ply almost finished the waistcoat to.. I so want to start My Tunic dress :( :(
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