I just recently finished my first large project, a blanket for my oldest daughter. I was quite proud of myself, it turned out nicely! I am also crocheting some outfits for some small bears for family members. Very fun, but challenging! I have finished 3 out 5 outfits so far. And lastly I am halfway through a nice thick scarf for my mother who lives in the snowy midwest!
Those are great Bonnie. What kind of yarn did you use?
Thank you; I used Aunt Lydia (Coats & Clark) Shimmer with a size C hook. Now I'm making some with Lion Brand's Glitterspun, again using a C hook. One ball of the Shimmer made 48 flowers and one skein of the Glitterspun will make 45 flowers.
OMG those flowers are so cute on the layout! I have a TON of crochet thread in every color of the rainbow that I can't wait to put to use in edgeings and flowers to use on my layouts! Even small doilies as backers for flowers!
I just started a blanket this weekend that I want to give to some family friends of ours who just moved into a new home and they have a ton of new furniture. I pulled the colors from their rug in their den for an afghan and I'm so afraid that it's coming out more 70's retro rather than Tuscan villa feeling. LOL I'm hoping that once I get it all put together that it will look better.
Love the flowers! I'm working on a crochet flower afghan, finishing a knitted cable viney afghan and a hat. Stuck on the kitchener stitch though. I have never done it, any suggestions?
I'm going to PM you a link that demonstrates how to do the Kitchener Stitch. You had me thrown for a loop (been Crocheting for 30+ years and have never heard of this stitch) until I discovered this has to do with Knitting. Anyway, hope this will help you so you can complete your project.
I'm a new knitter. I've finished a few scarves and one baby blanket for my new niece. I scrapped about it (see below). I'm currently working on another baby blanket for my cousin who's expecting her first daughter. Nothing fancy, just a garter stitch. I wanted to try a nice pattern, but it didn't make any sense to me. I'm going to take it to my knitting group and see if they can help me figure it out.
I actually sat in bed tonight and started work on ... well, I had no idea what it was going to be when I started, I just needed SOMETHING to do in bed, so I grabbed a hook and a ball of nifty yarn that a spinner friend gave me.
I think, with the width I made, that I'm going to just keep switching out yarns every few inches or so and make a really obnoxious scarf out of it.
I finished knitting sweaters for my two granddaughters and now I'm working on one for my grandson. Oh, and I threw in a little pink scarf out of "Poodle" yarn for my oldest granddaughter, Rylie, in the midst of it all!
I'm now on the third skein of a shawl that I started when I realized my first pickup wasn't really going anywhere, lol! As soon as it's finished, I have a gorgeous camisole pattern that my daughter wants me to do, but I might just do another shawl in a different yarn and color to have some choice.
I'm new to this site & while looking I found this forum. In addition to scrapping I like to knit sometimes for change. I just got done making my mom an angel blanket for christmas it took me about 3 weeks to make & actually I wasnt able to give to her until the beg. of Jan. Im still trying to work on a xmas blanket for 2 years now but its in panels & Im not a big fan.
I think that is the worst part for me is putting it all together because I cannot see the whole piece and I feel like I'm just starting over again and again. This is actually the first paneling I've done so maybe that has something to do with it too; I dunno.
I have never tried to crochet before, it looks a lot harder to me then knitting. How long do you think that the beret will take you to make? Have you ever made a beret before? I knit at work because at home I get to busy & I try to scrap.
Crochet is actually easier than knitting -- my buddy spent a few days here and taught me how, finally -- but both have really different uses.
Haven't made a beret before, but the pattern is ridiculously easy. It's little more than single crochets and slip stitches -- all the "neat" comes from the yarn texture.
Got the first shawl done, started on the second, and I have to say that the Moda Dea Dream yarn crochets like, well, a dream. It is WONDERFUL stuff, soft, fluffy, fuzzy, and yet isn't splitting or catching on the hook.
I'm just about finished with a twin size bedspread/afghan of the Texas State flag. I only have to sew on the star. OMGosh it has taken me for ever! I saw a really cute sweater that I going to start after I'm done with this. I've never done a sweater before so it might take a while.
I just finished a cabled throw. I wanted to give it to my Mom for Christmas, but it is too small. It looks more like a baby blanket. We have some friends that are expecting a baby in October, so I may give it to them.
I havn't been on the site in quite a while. How cool to come back and see a knit/crochet thread. I am currently working on a red sweater for my mom for mother's day. She is a "Red Hatter" so I'm doing it in a brick red and then I'd like to find a Red Hat pin to put on it when I'm done. There are a lot of things I'd like to knit.
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I am knitting American Girl doll sweaters for Fall craft shows, mostly out of eyelash yarn...I designed the pattern to make them easy to do and easy to get on and off the dolls for smallhands..they fit Bitty Baby also...so far 115 of them...a lot done while recuping from a total knee replacement..2nd in two years..such fun
I am currently working on 5 different blankets. I am working on one for my son, one for my mom for christmas, one just for play, one for my best friend who is having a baby and I am working on an american flag blanket. I need to start on this hooded babky blanket that I am going to make for my sister who is going to have another babt in Jan.
I've put down my mom's red hat sweater I'm making and am making a cardigan for my daughter for her birthday. I get alot of the patterns I use from the Lion Brand website and this one came in an email. I'll post a pic when it's done. It's perfect for a ten year old.
I've started a blanket I read about in "Knitting For Peace". It's the Warm Up America one. It consists of 49 7"X9" squares with various patterns. It's an ideal thing for someone who gets bored easily. ME! lol
I'm also teaching my 10 yr old son to knit so he can knit a blanket for cats in rescue. Cute idea...also from "Knitting for Peace".
I'm making my 1st attempt @ knitting & I sort of like it...One of my co-workers is teaching 2 of us how to knit...She made a beautiful shaw from ribbon & it was absolutely beautiful...So I figured rather than paying her to make one, I should learn how to do it & right now I'm making a towel, next week we're starting on the shaw out of yarn b4 we jump to the ribbon...
What's on my hook and needles...
Hook: afghan for a wedding in November (tried a pattern from Lion that didn't work, so it's in the process of being ripped and reworked - this is the only pattern I've gotten from their website that didn't work)
Needles: dishcloths for a barter
Also, have waiting for me the binding on a quilt(for craft bazaar at church - it's donated), and three other quilts are at the quilter waiting to come home and get finished (one of those is for a wedding in January)
I am currently making Lovey Bunnies out of Bohemian yarn for all my grand kids. (they are all under 2 years old)
I found the pattern on the Michaels web site and they only take me a couple of evenings to complete!
They are great. I will post a pic in the next day or so.
This is the first one I made with this pattern, but I have knitted other things before I made this. It came in a "recepie" book(sorry, I'm norwegian so I don't know all the english terms for things) with a lot of other great garments. And the alpaca wool is so soft and fun to use, I would really recomend for everyone to try it!!
I'm working on another doll blanket in double crochet with a hear motif of skipped stitches on it. Well, it's not totally skipped stitches, after I do a double crochet I do a chain stitch then skip the stitch under the chain and do a double crochet in the next stitch.
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Hi All.. here is the blanket i just got done for my grand daughter. Its crocheted with two strands of yarn, rose and peach.(her favorite colors). I actually did this blanket a day. I started it yesterday and finished it tonight. I used a jumbo crochet hook. It came out really nice and it seems with the bigger stitches the blanket came out very soft.
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I did a double crochet Its a series of stitches, really easy, double crochet chain one double crochet in one stitch , then skip two stitches, and repeat. Thats on the base chain, then once you get through the first row, you repeat that 1 dbc 1 chain 1 dbc in each of the previous rows chain one.. really simple. Im working on another one, in green and blue for my grandson.