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Thread: Anyone knitting? Whatcha makin'?

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    Quote Originally Posted by IndigoMeadow View Post
    I am not knitting but I do Tunisian Crochet which has knit like stitches. I have been working on headbands!
    I've seen Tunisian Crochet on TV and it looks like something I'd like to do. I knit and crochet, so that seems like a good fit.

    Right now I'm not working on anything because I'm spending all my time turking or learning how to turk

    but saw a shawl/cowel made in the round that I think my daughter-in-law would like. Think that might be my next project

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    Quote Originally Posted by paperprincess70 View Post
    I tried to learn to knit but just couldn't grasp it. When my stepson mastered crocheting I decided to give it a try. I'm doing okay. My first project was a knit hat that didn't turn out so well. But my second hat came out okay!

    Now I'm working on a blanket. I'm afraid I'll end up like cheshir3 and drag this thing around with me for years and years...
    My 9 year old grandson asked me to teach him to knit. But because I seem to do better with crochet, I thought it would be better for him. We tried and tried but his brain/fingers just couldn't get it. Then I decided to go ahead and try knit....HE PICKED IT UP RIGHT AWAY ;-) He said "see gramma, I told you I wanted to knit". It was then that I realized just some people's brains work in a crochet way and some in a knit way and those lucky ones are just as good at one as the other.

    I do like cheshir3 admitting it's taken 10 years for her scarf...LOL. While I was going through a rough time emotionally, I made a scarf that was really pretty for my girlfriend. By the time I got through with it, it was about 10 feet long. I almost undid it, but decided to give it to her anyway. Her husband had just been diagnosed with cancer and she was spending a lot of time in cold hospital waiting rooms. I told her to wrap it around herself a few times and that was my arms hugging her. We both got a good much needed laugh. Now every once in a while she reminds me she's sitting with my scarf wrapped around her several times and thinks of me and loves it.
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    I'm working in shawls, using up yarns I've had for a while, mostly solid color blends, pretty fine weight, they'll be perfect for summer. Ravelry is a boon for patterns and yarn suggestions.

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    I'm learning to knit a sweater for my little niece. I have trouble with yarn tension, so the project is looking uneven. Oh well!

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    My hubby asked me about three years ago if I would knit him a replica of Tom Baker's scarf that he wore in the Dr. Who series. Still working on it. It's not going to be a perfect replica 'cause I ran out of some of the yarn colors, but it'll be close enough. It's about 8 feet long so far.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FarmCat View Post
    My hubby asked me about three years ago if I would knit him a replica of Tom Baker's scarf that he wore in the Dr. Who series. Still working on it. It's not going to be a perfect replica 'cause I ran out of some of the yarn colors, but it'll be close enough. It's about 8 feet long so far.
    I taught my husbeast to knit because of the Tom Baker scarf. Too much garter stitch makes me stabby! Now he wants to make another one out of better yarn.

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    I recently picked up knitting again after taking a break for many years. I finished a pair of socks and a cowl. I am currently looking for my next project.

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    I second www.Knittinghelp.com and also suggest Ravelry. They are awesome! Tons of patterns, many free, 3 million members, you can ask questions and get educated answers. Lots of inspiration.

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    I forgot to say what I'm knitting! Socks, and lots of them. I have a couple of dear friends that get hand-knit socks for Xmas every year. So far no complaints.
    One year I did Fair Isle mittens form most on my Xmas list, and was smart enough to scan the results, as well as taking notes. The next year I made matching hats, and if I hadn't scanned in those mittens, they never would have matched. I'm a big proponent of a knitting notebook - I can't begin to remember what all I've made.

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    Socks intimidate me. I'll stick with scarfs and other flat misc pieces...
    May the hits be with you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VonDooGilly View Post
    Socks intimidate me. I'll stick with scarfs and other flat misc pieces...
    I'm fine with socks. I just need a one-footed friend, because Look a squirrel! I lose interest before I finish the second one.
    I've just finished a throw SO's sister. 4 strands of yarn on super big needles. Would very quick for someone just learning. After I made the throw, I knitted a tighter knit matching striped cover for a pillow. It is done in time and it is finished including working the ends in. http://www.lionbrand.com/patterns/90...html?noImages= (only I did mine in different purples).

    Now I'm working with yarn with pomp-a-doodle yarn making a bath mat. It's kind of fun and fluffy but not really practical.

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