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MrsN - 21/03/2016 12:56:06
   
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Here is my first attempt at entrelac and I love it! It's such great fun and knits up so quickly! I just knitted a square to get used to the different sides and then the cast off row.
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Gingers girl - 21/03/2016 19:48:41
   
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That's looking good. Did you follow Tazzys pattern? I looked on the internet and it seemed to be done a different way. You seemed to have mastered it anyhow. Good for you! Was this a sampler or are you planning to carry on to make a throw or something? I'm not even going to give it a go....yet ...we went out Sunday and I ended up coming home with some lovely Corinne LaPierre felt squares in vintage colours..I had seen some little hand sewn felt animals and other items made up in the fabric and thought I might give that a go! I just need to get some patterns. I am kicking myself now as there was a book by the same lady with patterns..and I didn't buy it! I will buy it later when I am ready to go. Still knitting the dull coloured socks for hubby. I was knitting in a low light on Saturday and hadn't noticed I'd made a mistake and ended up having to pull it back and I had done lots. So I put it away. Don't know why but I don't seem to like knitting during the day and we sit in a low light on an evening which doesn't do me any favours, but I hate " Big Lights" lol.

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MrsN - 21/03/2016 20:26:13
   
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"Gingers girl":1y2lu2n5 wrote: That's looking good. Did you follow Tazzys pattern? I looked on the internet and it seemed to be done a different way. You seemed to have mastered it anyhow. Good for you! Was this a sampler or are you planning to carry on to make a throw or something? I'm not even going to give it a go....yet ...we went out Sunday and I ended up coming home with some lovely Corinne LaPierre felt squares in vintage colours..I had seen some little hand sewn felt animals and other items made up in the fabric and thought I might give that a go! I just need to get some patterns. I am kicking myself now as there was a book by the same lady with patterns..and I didn't buy it! I will buy it later when I am ready to go. Still knitting the dull coloured socks for hubby. I was knitting in a low light on Saturday and hadn't noticed I'd made a mistake and ended up having to pull it back and I had done lots. So I put it away. Don't know why but I don't seem to like knitting during the day and we sit in a low light on an evening which doesn't do me any favours, but I hate " Big Lights" lol.
[/quote:1y2lu2n5] No it's just a sample that I knitted up to see if I could do it. I got the instructions online and found it entertaining. I would like to knit a jumper but it's finding a pattern that I like that's the drawback. I prefer to knit during the day when I can see. My eyes aren't good enough for low light knitting. It's rubbish when you have to undo your work isn't it. That's why I knit in the day, no distractions from himself and plenty of light.
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tazzy - 22/03/2016 13:30:32
   
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gingers Girl the Felt animals Sound Great!!! Are we going to see them when finished? I only do "needle crafting" in the evenings or night time.. as Im more relaxed by then.. I use a Daylight Bulb in my light next to me.. They do make such a difference.. and leave less eye strain... I dont like the "big light" on either... :lol: :lol: Thats Some Great Entralec Mrs N.. It does grow fast and its fun as you keep changing colourations... Its different to mine though... (The one I wrote our on a previous post).. wondering if theres different kinds of entralec now :?: he he he... Im keeping on with mine When I retrieve it from the shop and the shops shut over easter so I wont even be going this Friday :o :o Cant even knit any squares ether as I pick up on the Blanket only :( :( should Finnish off my Flutterby waist coat this evening.. Its a quick knit and a plain pattern... not even sure I like it now :roll: :roll: :roll: searched for pink 4ply in my Wool stash and Nope none so the socks will have to wait... so that does mean I can start my Tunic cable dress :D :D :D Starting it now means I can take my time knitting it ready for this years colder weather :hug: :hug: I will be knitting/crochet/ card making other things in between knitting the dress or it will become too dull to do the same pattern over and over and over again.. (Think its a 12-14 row repeat not sure yet as Havent read it properly just glanced :oops: :oops: ) Happy Crafting everyone :hug: :hug:
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Mary E - 22/03/2016 15:19:17
   
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Annette the two soft touch crochet hooks arrived this morning just got in from my hospital appointment which went very well so I'm now going to look at Count Down with OH and try out the hooks , Thanks for the advise Mary x
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MrsN - 22/03/2016 18:26:34
   
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The cable dress sounds like a lovely project Annette, but I think I would get bored and end up with a mini dress lol. It's lucky that you have other mini projects in between. I'm cracking on with my yoke on my cardigan, it's Irish herringbone pattern around the yoke, really easy to remember so as I'm up to the shaping on every other row now I don't need to look at the pattern anymore.x My cardigan is pink with a capital P.I.N.K, a really bright fuchsia, lovely! Mary, I use clover ergonomic crochet hooks, they are much more comfortable than normal hooks.x Gingers Girl, sorry i don't know your name, can you get your book from Amazon? X
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tazzy - 23/03/2016 11:15:08
   
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"Mary E":8ar8w5f9 wrote: Annette the two soft touch crochet hooks arrived this morning just got in from my hospital appointment which went very well so I'm now going to look at Count Down with OH and try out the hooks , Thanks for the advise Mary x
[/quote:8ar8w5f9] Have you tried yet?... And what did you think? they did take me a few days to get used to now I wont crochet with anything else.... Glad the appointments went well :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug:
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tazzy - 23/03/2016 11:39:10
   
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"MrsN":1n1qeljk wrote: The cable dress sounds like a lovely project Annette, but I think I would get bored and end up with a mini dress lol. It's lucky that you have other mini projects in between. I'm cracking on with my yoke on my cardigan, it's Irish herringbone pattern around the yoke, really easy to remember so as I'm up to the shaping on every other row now I don't need to look at the pattern anymore.x My cardigan is pink with a capital P.I.N.K, a really bright fuchsia, lovely! Mary, I use clover ergonomic crochet hooks, they are much more comfortable than normal hooks.x Gingers Girl, sorry i don't know your name, can you get your book from Amazon? X
[/quote:1n1qeljk] Jayne Me in a Mini dress :o :o :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: think i had my day of wearing them back in the 60's :lol: :lol: :lol: I do wear Tunic type dresses that are half way between my hip and Knees i like pockets in them to.. I also wear very thick tights with the tunic or leggings and a jumper underneath to as well... Nice and toasty on cold days... Your PINK cardi sounds Brill!!!!! Ive got some fushia type of pink colour wool here ready for me to knit myself a Knitting bag Only 200 grams (2 x Balls) ... its done in a "pop-corn" stitch and the top of the bags stitches are left on wooden Needles and glued to.. thats the Opening....looks nice on the pattern I got ages ago :roll: :roll: :roll: im going to "sacrifice" a pair of Wooden Needles I got Free with a Mag... i tried them and they "pull" to much so at least they will get used instead of Binned... :roll: :roll: Many years ago I vaguely remember (i think) being able to buy wool in balls of 25 grams?even Bri-Nylon.. Or did I dream that?... 25g would be good for Intarsia kniting..Cant seem to buy small amounts no more Think the smallest amount Ive seen is 50grams and thats on my debbie bliss? wool I have.. Its annoying that I have to buy 100grams ball only to use a small amount of it as a Contrast on a pattern... like yellow for the center of a flower..... When I do that, the rest of the Ball of wool thats left goes into a big bag of left-overs to use on my square blankets... just like saving Bits of coloured cards weve only punched/cut one or two shapes out of :lol: :lol: :lol: Just thought Am I a "hoarder"?... :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: bet your life though If I got rid of them Id want to use That Colour/bit again .. and then the "cycle" would start all over again... :oops: :oops: Ginges Girl (named?) like Jayne said can you not get the book you wanted on Amazon?.. im pretty sure you could If you know the name of it.. and it will probably be cheaper to...
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Mary E - 23/03/2016 19:23:21
   
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Annette like the soft touch crochet hooks and am getting on well with them they have lovely shinny mettle hooks and slip in and out of my work beautifully I have now completed both fronts and done two rows of the back i do hope it will look OK as I have had a bit of trouble making sure the fronts match as the different colours in the wool make it very confusing when I'm trying to count the patterns. I think I've got them right although I did find a mistake yesterday evening two crochets in the same stitch half way down one front so I had to pull it all out and crochet it up again good job it's on big hooks and is an easy pattern , I'm really enjoying doing something different , I'll be looking for more patterns and buying more crochet hooks soon I'm sure . Mary x
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tazzy - 24/03/2016 09:25:29
   
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Mary Fantastic!!!! Thought you'd get on with the newer hooks. I dont like it when I look back and spot a mistake.. I know a few folks that would just leave them.. as they say you "Cant notice".. :oops: :oops: well, I can.. and it would Bug the Heck out of me every time I wore it...Wont be long till your Sewing Up!!!!!! :o :o :o Its Not too bad Undoing Crochet... But sometimes I still put inn a "Life-line" like in knitting... Just incase I have to undo... at least then I have a Clue of what Row Im on!!.. (for those that have not heard of a Life -line its just a Different colour length of wool thats Knitted/crocheted with the Normal colour..Then when you Take back to that colour and pick back up You know Its a Row !0 or 20 of the pattern) Probably telling people How to "suck eggs" So sorry If I am... But for New knitters/crocheters it may come in handy...
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