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Thread: So excited its that time of year again for knitting and crochet!!!

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    Wink So excited its that time of year again for knitting and crochet!!!

    My favourite thing about the winter coming (and probably the only thing) is that I get back into knitting and crocheting! Is anyone making/ planning on making something soon? I'm halfway though a crochet blanket for my best friends DS, I made one for her DD last year which she absolutley loved. I have been knitting (basic stuff) for years, but I finally taught myself how to crochet last winter. I find both very addictive once I get started!


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    Yeah... I'm meant to be doing the sleeves for a jumper that DH started - he knitted the body in the round, but couldn't face the fiddliness of knitting the sleeves in the round on 4 needles. I stopped when I got pg with DS 18 months ago, cos I was too tired in the evenings, and haven't picked it up since - woops!

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    I am trying to teach myself to crochet. My nan taught me to do granny squares years ago, but nothing else, lol. So I am trying to learn how to read patterns and to make some basics. I am making a blanket for a friends bub, just with granny squares, but I am trying to to do little shoes too, which are proving more difficult than I thought they would be!

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    I'm going to crochet a blanket for DS2s bed. I'll just do the basic granny squares (because that's all I can confidently do) and stitch them all together. I'm heading to spotlight on the weekend to get my supplies!

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    I am currently knitting up some dinosaur beanies and some Hoot and Hootabelle toys! I love winter knitting

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    Hoot and Hootabelle, how awesome is that any chance of swapping a pattern chippy? My kids would go crazy over that!
    Cass and MrsFab I'm still trying to get the hang of a basic granny square, though this is supposed to be the easiest. My mum makes beautiful granny square blankets, everytime I've tried it myself though it just does not look right. I start my blankets off like this but then swap to other stictches to complete it.
    Pholi, good luck to to your DH with that it sounds complicated!!
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    YouTube ladies. Thats where I learned everything I know.

    I've been crocheting up a storm! ! made 2 baby blankets for friends, a pillow, a gigantic single bed sized blanket for my niece..... all of them in my favorite pattern...... the star shape. I've done all these in the last 2 weeks!

    Before that I made a few blankets for my own baby on the way.... a seatcover for my uncomfy wooden rocking chair, slippers, baby hats... I'm o fire lol. I also crochet all year round. I used to smoke... now I'm hooked on crochet LOL. Much more satisfying. DP thinks I am insane.

    Current projects are a pram liner, a pram shade cover type thing, and if I have time before this bub is born, a couple of throw rugs for my recliners. See? addicted. I only learned to crochet 18mths ago.

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    YouTube ladies. Thats where I learned everything I know.

    I've been crocheting up a storm! ! made 2 baby blankets for friends, a pillow, a gigantic single bed sized blanket for my niece..... all of them in my favorite pattern...... the star shape. I've done all these in the last 2 weeks!

    Before that I made a few blankets for my own baby on the way.... a seatcover for my uncomfy wooden rocking chair, slippers, baby hats... I'm o fire lol. I also crochet all year round. I used to smoke... now I'm hooked on crochet LOL. Much more satisfying. DP thinks I am insane.

    Current projects are a pram liner, a pram shade cover type thing, and if I have time before this bub is born, a couple of throw rugs for my recliners. See? addicted. I only learned to crochet 18mths ago.

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    I am loom knitting Christmas stockings at the moment for my kids craft stall at school in December. I've done 11 so far, but not sure how many more I will manage now that I am back into full time study.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seven Oaks View Post
    Hoot and Hootabelle, how awesome is that any chance of swapping a pattern chippy? My kids would go crazy over that!
    Cass and MrsFab I'm still trying to get the hang of a basic granny square, though this is supposed to be the easiest. My mum makes beautiful granny square blankets, everytime I've tried it myself though it just does not look right. I start my blankets off like this but then swap to other stictches to complete it.
    Pholi, good luck to to your DH with that it sounds complicated!!
    I just have a pattern i made up myself (my daughter is obsessed with Hoot), but would be happy to share it with you once i write it up properly

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    I just wrote up my to-do list and between markets and stuff i somehow i have just realised i have to get the following done in the next two weeks
    One reversible Very Hungry Caterpillar Toy, four hoots and two hootabelles, 4 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, a rabbit/hat and booties set, 8 bracelets, Brobee x2, Plex, Toodee and Foofa from Yo Gabba Gabba show, a necklace and a teddy bear.
    Knitting is usually my break from everything but i might need a holiday after this!

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    That would be awesome Chippy! Wow forshelby, thats great, and you too Astrolady I bet the stocking are just beautiful! I'm a day off finishing the crotcheting part of the blanket, not including sewing in all the ends, washing, and pin drying it into shape. Youtube would have been handy when I taught myself to crochet, but we had no phone, no reception and definatley no internet where we lived at the time! I taught myself from books from the library, the old readers digest ones from the 70's were easiest to learn from.

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