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tazzy - 14/10/2016 10:56:43
   
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I have a Few bits on the Go And A lot of stuff lined up to do!!.. Just not enough hours in the day... knitting wise Im on the second Sleeve for Hubbys Cardi Thwn I'll go back to actually finishing off my Cabled Tunic.. And a Cardi I started ... Then I will start a Cardi for me with beautifil Wool Ive bought Ive put that In eyesight so I can see it everyday and it gets me inspired to hurry up to get to use it :lol: :lol: :lol: Plus Im doing Prem baby hats and newborn hats for the local hospital.. theyve also put a Call out to make "Angel Baby sets" for babys born sleeping.. But Im afraid I cant do them.. I find them far too upsetting.... Sewing .. ive got some Bunting to make and some new cushion covers.. Ive got the material but my new sewing machines got a Hissy fit going on and I have to find the Instruction book to read how to remedy it.. :oops: :oops: Crochet.. I do a Bit a night Im on to Number three Shrug now :D This is all beside my Card crafting things going on ... phew..my fingers need a rest now ....
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Gingers girl - 27/10/2016 09:11:03
   
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Hi again... Well I finally finished the banana split socks..so called because the wool was a yellow and brown self-striping. I have just started another pair - wool is called 'Rose Garden' and a bargain at less than a fiver for 100g and it's 75% merino. I am doing these in between crocheting a blanket for one of our grandsons who is mad keen on space stuff and star wars. The chart I found on Ravelry..and so glad that his birthday is in January, as there are 625 squares to do, but I am doing them smaller than I normally do. I haven't told him that I am doing it for him, as I know it will be a lovely surprise. See attached. Annette if you read one of my postings in the Lounge you will have read that I have found a local knit and natter group. The ladies are lovely and we have a really good laugh...probably more natter than knit. This week one of the ladies gave me a dog coat that she has made for our new pup Izzy, what a kind lady! Another lady turned up with lots of knitting wool on cones, various colours, various plys that she no longer needed, so we all came away with some wool for our stash! I took some that I will have a go at making socks with ..as I think it will do..There were also lots of 'vintage' knitting patterns to take, but I didn't need any. Next week I am going to take a few knitting books in that I don't need. It's nice to be able to swap things. Also one of the ladies there knew that I make cards and asked me to do a couple for her grandson who was celebrating his 21st birthday. I made a pop up box with stars and 21 number. She was delighted with it. Like you, I have lots of stuff on the go, but I dip in and dip out, as the mood suits. This morning, I intend to make a birthday card for our grand-daughter who will be 4 in November. She is mad on unicorns and I think I have a tattered lace unicorn cutting file for my scan n cut. So after my postings, I will get cracking with that. Anyone else out there making anything?

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tazzy - 27/10/2016 12:10:50
   
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Brilliant Stormtrooper :D :D :D :D Bet your grandson will be so made up with it :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: 625 squares :o rather you than me sewing that lot up together :lol: :lol: :lol: I just dont like that job at all... It can I think "Make it or Break it" depending on how you Finnish it off.. I know a lady that knits such beautiful Baby items... But then Ruins them by sewing up badly :( :( :( :( ..... Im glad youve found a Knit & natter group to go to.... It does make a difference seeing and chatting about things all together - Like minded- The group I go to doesnt swap wools patterns etc as Its in a Wool shop that the "Host" has... So I think it would be a bit Rude to do that here :oops: :oops: :oops: .. But I have gained a Lot of Craft stash for my paper crafting from a lad thats Gave up.. I wasnt expecting THAT much :o :o :o Or some equipment either like a Crop-o-dile and a Corner Chomper Loads of embossing plates.. and embellies that shed bought in Canada :o :o :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: I too do far too much "Nattering than Knitting.. :lol: :lol: :lol: but I do look forward to going Every week I won the Raffle last week (again) a voucher for £20.00 To spend in the shop... I put it in my "Book" For future use of buying wools or what ever... Thats what I used to buy My new set of Needles that Im still loving I love te sound of your Banana socks :lol: :lol: Ive got Liqurinsh all sorts ones :lol: :lol: and £5.00 for Merano Wool!!! WOW Bargain!!!! Keep "Dipping in" and go with your Flow Hun.. xx
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Mary E - 27/10/2016 13:16:25
   
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I really wish I could join a group but there are just not enough days in the week for me to find time I really shouldn't leave Ken on his own too much as he isn't so active since his last knee opp and his funny turn,they are talking about having a Saturday one at the wool shop in town and I might go to that if it ges off the ground I don't knit much but I crochet and would like to get better. However I've finished the knitted hats and am now crocheting a baby jacket for our first great grandchild but as I haven't done baby clothes for 24 years I'm a bit out of practice and have started with a cardigan that will fit the child when it's about 18 months old I didn't think to check the size before I started just did the smallest size on the pattern found out later it's a 1 to 3 year old size . Still the new GG will grow into it I'm sure , I've now bought lots of baby patterns and I'm in for the long haul Mary x
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tazzy - 27/10/2016 14:56:57
   
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Aww Mary Thats Lovely I love Making For Babes they knit /crochet up so quickly Things knitted bigger are better as the babe will grow into them and not out of.. after all You will be putting lots of love in each stitch.. :hug: :hug: :hug: I hope the group starts up for you to :hug: :hug: Its amazing how much we can "pick up" at these chats.. Ive learnt a new way to do button holes.. and I do one now in my Tension Square and pop that in my bag so I can size up button sizes and match... I told a lady about "Russian Cast off" as its more stretchy for heads.. she was so made up that she didnt have to re knit her g daughters top again she stopped me in the town and told me Awww.... :hug:
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Gingers girl - 27/10/2016 15:25:03
   
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Hi Mary I think you're best making things for babies in the bigger size..they can grow into them. I have made things in the past that just fit...then they didn't hardly get a wear out of it...waste of time and money. It took me ages to find a local knit and nattergroup. Didn't even know there was a group running at one of the local village community centres. It costs £3 and cakes included...a real bargain. Some crochet some knit some do both and one lady hand sews...it's lovely. But anyway Mary you sound as though you have now than enough to keep you occupied. You are correct Anne there's always something new to learn and everyone shares their knowledge. Angela

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Gingers girl - 27/10/2016 15:26:00
   
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Sorry..that should have been Annette

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MrsN - 28/10/2016 07:47:36
   
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Just spotted the thread, I'm on with so many things at the moment and the clock is ticking on everything! We are having a Halloween party on Monday. I have been making napkin rings, and acid etching Halloween designs onto black plates, bowls and pint glasses. I made my Halloween dress and am waiting for someone to take a photo of me in it. It's purple crushed velvet, made up of 6 long pieces with princess seams and long sleeves. I also made a calf length dress in the same pattern in silver crushed velvet. I bought a gored tulip skirt pattern this week and some black crepe to make a calf length skirt for Whitby. We are going on my birthday next weekend for goth weekend and I'm so excited about it! It means I get to wear my Halloween outfit in the daytime too! I'm waiting for a black hoodie arriving and black glitter clothing vinyl that I'm going to goth it up with. I found a lovely rose design that curls at the bottom into a pentacle for the front at one side; and a nice Celtic style tree of life (yddrasel) design in a circle that has the waxing and waning crescent moon at either side to depict the moon phases and the triple goddess, maiden, mother and crone for the back at the top. Much nicer than skulls and vampires :lol: :lol: and more in tune with nature and the pagan/Wiccan culture that absolutely intrigues me. I'm also trying to finish a tunic I started about the same time as you started the cabled tunic Annette. I have completed one of the sleeves in the last few evenings and have the back part to finish. It was a circular knitted entrelac design in self striping wool. I just have the back to finish, which is basically the back sleeve area and a sleeve. The neck is square and I'm concerned that it's a bit small so I might have to put a couple of buttons and a placket on one shoulder. So lots on at the moment and the odd commission, I'm enjoying my new sewing machine. I got a singer confidence 7610 and it's lovely!
Jayne

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Seemark - 28/10/2016 14:01:55
   
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Well I've now finished my catnip mice (except for the catnip) and have made some rolling cat toys out of the inside of aluminum foil boxes. It's smaller and tougher than toilet roll innards. I've crocheted around the outside and added tails to each end and a bell inside. Now I've started on blankets and hats for prem babies. Like tazzy I can't cope with the idea of knitting outfits for angel babies but I find the hats and blankets a bit less personal and so easier to do. They use them for the prem babies but if the baby doesn't make it then the parents get to keep the blanket the baby used. I can cope with this a whole lot better. Off for a few days break with OH but I'll take the knitting with me to do while I'm watching TV in the evening.
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Gingers girl - 28/10/2016 15:25:21
   
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Our cat loves cat nip. It's quite funny watching her when she gets it... It's like she's had a 'fix'. They sound great.. The cat nip toys. The blankets sound like a good idea.. for the babies and like you say, I don't think I could cope doing the outfits for the angel babies ..so I suppose grateful thanks that can do them. Lots of folks busy with sewing and knitting on here....can't wait to see Jayne's outfit..I bet you will get right into the character. Might do some crochet this evening if I can get over the tiredness..early morning with our new pup...3 am wanting to go out for a number 1...oh got up with her, but I still feel tired!...Today just seems to have flown by and not done any crafting...but have managed to see 2 of our children today and 4 out of 6 grandchildren.... school holidays!

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