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#1 Ya_Big_Tree

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Posted 09 March 2013 - 11:03 AM

Place for the yarn obsessed to discuss current projects, yarn stashes and to show off their work.

I had a thread in the old TRF for this already but lets start another one.

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Posted 09 March 2013 - 11:57 AM

Yay!! Another thread for knitting people!! :yay:

Yarnies? I like that name! :D :ebert: : cheers:

Anyway, I've not had much of a chance to knit recently (:o) but I'm getting back into it... I'm only doing squares got a blanket at the mo... Only made four so far so it'll take a while!! :D

I've got a case of the "itchy fingers" I'm going to dig out my needles right now!!


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Posted 09 March 2013 - 12:11 PM

I tried knitting, but I never quite got the hang of it - tension too tight, one strangled needle...  :sigh:

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Posted 09 March 2013 - 12:28 PM

:huh: :huh: :huh: :huh: <------ Me trying to knit.

But I'd really like to learn.

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Posted 09 March 2013 - 01:50 PM

What a great way to relieve stress

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Posted 09 March 2013 - 02:33 PM

I've finally learned how to crochet ( somewhat) I'm a knitter mostly but I've been making circles for squares for an afghan. It's going pretty well :)

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Posted 09 March 2013 - 03:22 PM

I still have the reproduction of the cover of 2112 I latch hooked my sophomore year of high school.

(Or does that not count as sophisticated enough of a discipline...)

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Posted 09 March 2013 - 03:44 PM

I haven't given crotchet much of a go... I had trouble just with chain stitch!

I wanna try again at some point though...

Also I do cross stitch but haven't done any for a while..  I find the lights gotta be right for me to see the holes in the fabric.

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Posted 09 March 2013 - 03:45 PM

View Postlaughedatbytime, on 09 March 2013 - 03:22 PM, said:

I still have the reproduction of the cover of 2112 I latch hooked my sophomore year of high school.

(Or does that not count as sophisticated enough of a discipline...)

Latch hook?

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Posted 09 March 2013 - 04:21 PM

View Postlaughedatbytime, on 09 March 2013 - 03:22 PM, said:

I still have the reproduction of the cover of 2112 I latch hooked my sophomore year of high school.

(Or does that not count as sophisticated enough of a discipline...)

Of course it is. I used to do that myself back in the day. Cross stitch too is yarn work.

If it involves yarn or textiles this is the place to yak about it.

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Posted 09 March 2013 - 04:24 PM

View PostLyndseyG, on 09 March 2013 - 03:44 PM, said:

I haven't given crotchet much of a go... I had trouble just with chain stitch!

I wanna try again at some point though...

Also I do cross stitch but haven't done any for a while..  I find the lights gotta be right for me to see the holes in the fabric.
I was exactly the same way about crochet. I tried many times over many years and I just didn't get it. But recently I decided to try again and after frogging many times I'm finally creating something that looks decent.

Cross stitch I tried a few times too abd I made some stuff but my passion lies with knitting and crochet I think.



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Posted 09 March 2013 - 06:41 PM

And of course I left my crochet at work. :doh:
Oh well not like I'm not going back there tomorrow morning.


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Posted 10 March 2013 - 01:28 PM

View Postlaughedatbytime, on 09 March 2013 - 03:54 PM, said:



Ah right!!

I've done that in the past but not for many years...

Both my mum and my nan knit and crotchet and my nan used to crotchet the backing as well as doing the latch hook part. She made many rugs this way.

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Posted 10 March 2013 - 11:41 PM

Here's a few things I made recently...
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Fall Tam I made last autumn... all knit

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Lace scarf I knit last fall... gave to a friend for a gift

Working on a crochet project currently... will be posting pics of the progress as it comes along.

Anyone else wanna post pics?

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 08:59 AM

If it was talk like a pirate day... I'd be askin ye to get on yarnies


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Posted 11 March 2013 - 02:56 PM

View PostYa_Big_Tree, on 10 March 2013 - 11:41 PM, said:

Here's a few things I made recently...
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Fall Tam I made last autumn... all knit

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Lace scarf I knit last fall... gave to a friend for a gift

Working on a crochet project currently... will be posting pics of the progress as it comes along.

Anyone else wanna post pics?

Nice!!

Here's mine:

And lo, a blanket is born...

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Sorry about the quality of the image. I'll post more as it grows...

Edited by LyndseyG, 11 March 2013 - 02:57 PM.


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Posted 11 March 2013 - 03:11 PM

Nice stuff, ladies!

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 03:16 PM

I've been knitting for years...absolutely love every aspect of the craft...except executing "Yarn-Overs"...anybody have troubles with this as well? In general I quit when i have to do this

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 03:19 PM

In securing the previous stitch in a wale, the next stitch can pass through the previous loop from either below or above. If the former, the stitch is denoted as a knit stitch or a plain stitch; if the latter, as a purl stitch. The two stitches are related in that a knit stitch seen from one side of the fabric appears as a purl stitch on the other side.

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