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    What are we all working on at the moment? I'm in a bit of a craze, I've got an afghan on the go, as well as knitting one scarf, crocheting another, and considering starting a baby blanket for a friend. My blog links up with this FABULOUS crafty linky thing on Thursdays, it'd be great to see more people there, and we can share pics of our projects and get ideas


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    I am between projects for once. It's a bit of a weird feeling considering I usually have a few going at once. Lol. I'm thinking about teaching myself to knit so I can both knit and crochet. Do you prefer to knit or crochet? Which do you find easier?!

    I just finished ( yesterday) crocheting a scarf. I finished making my eldest a blanket last week which was granny squares ( blue and black in stripes cause that's what he wanted. ) all put together and then a border around the outside. Here ( not the greatest photo, sorry)

    I'm so lazy with getting more wool. Are you like that?!

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    Very nice Jewel!

    I used to crochet many years ago but i don't think i was very good. Sewing is more my thing. On my LO's bed she has a crocheted rug and then a knitted rug on top. They are awesome! so much nicer than boring shop bought blankets. I would like to learn to knit oneday but i'm not very good on getting even tension and so it tends to go skewish. Do you reckon you can overcome this, or am i doomed to be a non-yarn creator?

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    It depends on the project really. I taught myself both, and I know how to do more in crochet. I basically only know knit and purl stitches for knitting. If it's a scarf I'll knit it, but anything else is generally done crochet. I think crochet was easiest to learn

    That's gorgeous! I'd love to see the scarf, crocheted scarves fascinate me, mainly coz I've never done one And no, my only problem with buying wool is stopping! I have a huge tub full of different wools, I'm trying to think up projects to use them coz Professor doesn't want me buying any more, lol.

    You can definitely overcome it HotI! Tension comes with practice. Maybe you could get a novelty wool and knit yourself a scarf, and that way you can't see any differences in tension? Would be a great way to practice as well

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    I brought some funky coloured knitting needles today. Now YouTube and I have a date to learn to knit.

    I'll take a photo or 2 of the scarf for you later on today hopefully.

    I was actually wondering that about tension as well, HotI. My sister had troubles with it when she was starting out with the whole knitting thing and in the end she just gave up.

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    I've started a crafty album with my pics in it here if anyone's interested

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    I finished a babies cap/beanie a couple of weeks ago and am working my way through an easy cardigan. Since I didn't even get a single bootie done while pg with DD, this is a huge effort for me!

    My nanna would be so proud. Now I'm just wondering whether I redo the back of the cardigan, since I got the pattern right (mostly) on the front and figured out where I went wrong on the back, or just leave it be since no one will look at both parts at the same time anyway (and the baby won't know). They are at least the same colour!

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    Nice idea Keike, I love seeing what everyone is up to. Your pics are great, am I right in thinking you are a bit of a fan of pink/purple?

    I love the colours in your work Jewel. I'd love to see an image of the whole thing, I bet it looks amazing.

    Jennifer, I doubt that it would be an issue to leave the cardi as is, you are right, no-one is looking at the front and back at the one time so it most likely wouldn't be noticed. It is more about whether it would bother you iykwim! I'd be inclined to leave it as I am always keen to move on to the next project. I justify mistakes as being part of the charm of handmade.

    HotI, you can absolutely overcome tension related knitting issues, I am living proof. I have always been a crochet person, 20 years of it now (sheesh, not sure I wanted to work out that calculation!!) and I always avoided knitting as I could never get the hang of even tension. I was also a chronic stitch dropper, or stitch maker and would somehow end up with all sorts of weird and wonderful patterns when I was supposed to be doing a straight knit. Babies are great for inspiration though and in the last 12 months, beginning with the desire to knit a nappy cover for dd2, I overcame and now consider myself a knitter!!!

    I have just finished a cardi for each for my girls and a number of little hats for newborns and my one year old and am about to start something for me. I'm hooked!
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    Jennifer13 - Way to go. I think beanies are cuteeeeeeeeeeee. I'd prob leave it and not redo. Depends if you can leave it and not let it bother you every time you put it on your bubba.

    Jackrose - Awesome cardi. Love it.

    Keike - I did take a photo of my scarf on as well as hanging up for you but I haven't had time to upload them. I do have one HERE that I took mid way in making it for my 365 project. It shows the pattern of it.

    I promise I will be a bit more organised and all that and I might start an album here with my things ( I'm such a copycat. )
    cause if I do it now I know I won't get up and finish sewing this project I started earlier. I've allowed myself a 10 -15min lunch/bb/fb break and my time is up.

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    How're we going ladies? I've finished one rug, crocheted a scarf, started two more rugs, still gotta finish the knitted scarf and a BIG afghan and start and finish another crochet scarf - got all that?

    Pics on my blog, I'll upload them here when I get a chance. I even found some camo wool the other day, and am making a blanket for my dad, he's gonna LOVE it!

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    Wow! You've been so busy, Keike!!! I bet they all look so awesome.

    I've just finished crocheting my littlest some dog slippers. I think they look more like kangaroos though but who cares. Lol. I'll post a picture when I upload it another day. (I'm too lazy today)
    I crocheted myself and my sister like headband/ear warmer things that do up with a cute love heart button.I even lined it with material. I love it so much.
    Currently in the middle of making my eldest a beanie too.

    So not that much. I found the cutest pattern the other day for little crocheted converse looking slippers for a baby, or maybe a 1-2yrold, just not sure if I've going to try and have a go at them or not. Dunno who I'd make them for that would actually be grateful and genuinely thankful for something handmade(I have people in my family that expect things and aren't grateful for anything). Lol

    How awesome, camo wool!

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    LOL, the crocheting has been stopping me scratching myself to death with my anxiety, so this is definitely not a normal workload! Plus, barely going to work and not having any kids = lots of crocheting time

    Ooh, can't WAIT to see your headbandy thing, it sounds gorgeous!

    There's another thread in this section from helle, with a couple of questions about beanies - could you check and see if you can answer them? I've never made one, I need your wisdom, guru

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    I hope the crocheting is helping with distracting you from scratching. You can make pretty things and distract yourself at the same time = awesome!

    I'll try and get a good photo of a headband/earwarmer. They aren't that great but they work. I thought I was pretty cool by making a flower and adding a button onto it so I can attach it or not when I wear the headband. lol.

    Also I just decided to change the beanie I'm making my eldest into a mohawk one. So a beanie with earflaps and a mohawk on top!! I'm excited!!

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    Hi Girls - Can I join in here too? There are some very talented ladies here, alot to take inspiration from that's for sure. I started crocheting about 18 months ago. I taught myself on you-tube so I'm only at a very basic level. I really enjoy making rugs. I have just finished a nice pink one that I'm posting a picture of. The other thing I am working on is a blanket for a single bed all done in single crochet. (should take me about 22 years I expect) This is the project that I do between projects because it is quite slow going and I get tired of it. I'm using all scraps of wool from other projects to make it. I will try to get a picture of that when it gets a bit more established so you can all check it out.

    http://www.bellybelly.com.au/forums/...ted-blanket-2/

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    Can I brag that I only just started learning all by myself yesterday having never picked up a crochet hook in my life?

    So far I have three rows done of a single crochet scarf for Miss J. Ok so it's not anything too exciting, but I am so pleased that I am actually doing is

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    Aussiegirl - Your blanket is great! Well done. I know what you mean about it being a project you do between projects. I was like that when I made my big blanket and my son's blanket. They're such big projects that seem to go forever. ( well, that's how I felt most of the time. )

    Sarah - Way to go! That's great. I felt like that when I taught myself the other year. Once you start you'll be hooked

    Here's a photo of the doggie slippers I made - Click here
    And here's a not-so-good photo of the plain headband/ear warmer I made, Keike. Here

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    Jewel - Those slippers are adorable! How long did it take you to make a pair? I don't think I could ever make something like that. I bought a cute pattern off Etsy for some 'sandal' booties for DS and one would think it would be so easy to make something so small but it wasn't. I made 1 wonky 'sandal' and it took me half a day and it was all skew-if and too small anyway. It's hopeless - I can only make rugs. LOL.

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    They came as a kit thingie from Go-Lo. You get the wool and pattern and you make the slippers + a teddy bear ( I didn't make that though). I didn't do it all at once. I planned to but I had to start and undo it a few times - once cause I had the wrong size hook. Duh, me! LOL! The other times were cause I missed a stitch and there was a gap, and then the soles were diff sizes (I was like wtf?!) - So I did little bits over a couple of weeks.

    You make pretty rugs though!

    Seriously though, it's all practice with stitches and pattern reading, I think. Oh as well as patience. lol
    I started with a blanket, then I just found cute things to try one day. Like Little flowers, or love hearts, beanies. I made a heart pillow earlier in the year. I am proud of it... Not that it really gets used but I made it. Lol. (it's in my 365 project somewhere if you wanted to see if not that's okay too. )

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