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Craft club topic of the month - knitting!

Discussion in 'suburban75' started by RubyToogood, Jan 24, 2005.

  1. RubyToogood

    RubyToogood can't remember what goes here

    Love it! Perfect for current weather.

    I've been eyeing up patterns for cotton t-shirty type things. What's it like to wear?
     
  2. Me76

    Me76 Not very good lurker

    Really comfy. When i first sewed up the shoulders were a bit weird but after a couple of wears they have dropped nicely. (I don't block).

    I could have done the sleeves a cm shorter as the wavy bit keep getting caught in my elbows and staying curled up, but apart from that, it's one of my favourites that I've made so far. I will get a lot of wear from it i think.
     
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  3. campanula

    campanula plant a seed

    Fine knitting, Me76. I fairly zipped through my first attempt with fine wool (although the yarn was a total pleasure), I am dragging my heels with the second hat for DiL. Like 40 rows for 10cm...seems to take forever - the prospect of doing a jumper is vanishingly small (I would actually splash the cash on more Woolfolk yarn if I thought there was any chance of finishing). So what's next then...or are you in summer retirement? This hat will be my last item...although I do have shitloads of Manos del Uruguay worsted weight...
     
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  4. Me76

    Me76 Not very good lurker

    Next I'm making a Christmas jumper. I can never find any in the shops i like so I'm making my own.

    Using the pattern of the mesh top jumper i made, but making it slightly shorter, and a chart i have for a penguin and some snow flakes on the front.
     
  5. Biddlybee

    Biddlybee making knots with sticks

    I need some advice... I did some knitting by a campfire :oops: :D a particularly smoky one...

    Whats on my needles and a couple of balls of wool, have absorbed the campfire really well... can I wash halfway through a project? Will it completely fuck it up?

    Not really sure how I could 'air' it otherwise :hmm: I wouldn't mind so much, but it's a blanket for a newborn :oops:
     
  6. Siouxsie

    Siouxsie Fashionable objector with a uniform fetish

    Can you test the spare balls with Febreze and then hanging them in a knicker bag on the line for a couple of days...see if that gets rid of the smell.
     
  7. Biddlybee

    Biddlybee making knots with sticks

    Knicker bag? Line? :D

    Not sure about Febreze tbh, I'm going to try sun and wind first by airing near an open window.
     
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  8. Siouxsie

    Siouxsie Fashionable objector with a uniform fetish

    Knicker bag :D one of those net things you put your smalls in to stop them tangling up.
    I read somewhere about putting smelly clothes in the freezer overnight...don't recommend it though, especially for a baby.
     
  9. Biddlybee

    Biddlybee making knots with sticks

    My smalls are not that small or skimpy that they tangle :D
     
  10. moose

    moose like some cat from Japan

    Just ordered yarn for the Okapi jumper, from Ravelry. It's neck-down, 1 piece with some short-row shaping, so should be challenging enough to keep me interested. I'm not doing the same degree of tweediness, though, mine will be flat black in the main.

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  11. Biddlybee

    Biddlybee making knots with sticks

    On the fifth (out of seven) colour with this blanket... over halfway \o/

    Hanging out in the sun got rid of the smokey smell btw :)
     
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  12. Me76

    Me76 Not very good lurker

    I am planning my next project and have a couple of choices. Questions about yarn though:

    1 is it possible to get a glittery or sequinned, chunky, washable yarn for less than £4 for 70ish metres or am I asking for the impossible?

    2 when a yarn has a bit of a fuzziness to it, is there a name for that I can search for, or do I need to look at every picture of every DK yarn?
     
  13. Biddlybee

    Biddlybee making knots with sticks

    2. Fuzziness might depend on the blend. eg mohair/angora like kid silk haze (*spit*) is very fuzzy. What's the yarn used in the pattern?

    1. An acrylic, probably. Ravelry will list yarn substitutions which can sometimes be helpful. Sirdar or king cole are usually quite cheap.
     
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  14. Me76

    Me76 Not very good lurker

    The yarn it says in the pattern is patons soft mix. But it's hand wash only so there's no point me getting that. But I like the fuzzy effect of it.

    Here's the pattern
     

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  15. Me76

    Me76 Not very good lurker

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  16. Biddlybee

    Biddlybee making knots with sticks

    Blanket finished, and a little hat too.

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    Really fancy finally knitting my jumper, but no point when I'm this size :facepalm:

    Maybe I'll make some gloves :hmm:
     
  17. Biddlybee

    Biddlybee making knots with sticks

    I need ideas for a knitted toy :hmm:

    Can't find one I really like and need something to keep my fingers busy.
     
  18. RubyToogood

    RubyToogood can't remember what goes here

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  19. Biddlybee

    Biddlybee making knots with sticks

    Not sure. The ones you've done look great, some of the other projects look a bit awful.
     
  20. Biddlybee

    Biddlybee making knots with sticks

    Ugh, knitting with sock/3ply is slooooow.
     
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  21. Me76

    Me76 Not very good lurker

    I am desperately trying to finish my Christmas jumper quick so I can get onto the next thing.

    Which I really need to be the black glittery bobbly jumper as it's not stocking stitch and I'm a bit bored of stocking stitch. But the yarn for the other jumper is so gorgeous and soft I want to play with that.
     
  22. Biddlybee

    Biddlybee making knots with sticks

    One project for home, one for bus/train?
     
  23. Me76

    Me76 Not very good lurker

    I don't have time on the commute really. Otherwise that would be an awesome idea.

    I will just have to be disciplined.
     
  24. campanula

    campanula plant a seed

    Ground to a halt on grandaughter's cardigan with only half a sleeve to go. Somehow, totally unable to motivate myself as it consists of many colour changes. 3/4 sleeve in cotton - it won't fit her if I leave it much longer...or be weather appropriate.
    Summer is so NOT knitting season.
     
  25. Me76

    Me76 Not very good lurker

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    Look at my gorgeous new knitting shelves.
     
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  26. Biddlybee

    Biddlybee making knots with sticks

    Wow! Look at all your wool too :D :thumbs:
     
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  27. Me76

    Me76 Not very good lurker

    The wool in the colour blocks is all from the magazine subscription that I have. A ball every week that I'm supposed to make two quilts with. I have about 13 squares I think. :blush:
     
  28. Shirl

    Shirl Brexit my arse

    It's that time of year again when I want to knit and come here for help with a project that I usually give up on once I've made and arse of it :oops::facepalm:
    Anyway, all I want this time is a pattern for a regular sort of bobble hat to keep me warm on my dog walks. Two needles and nothing fancy. I still have the icelandic wool left over from the Sarah Lund jumper that got the better of me and I'd like to use some of that.
    :)
     
  29. moose

    moose like some cat from Japan

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  30. Shirl

    Shirl Brexit my arse

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