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  1. Needle Arts
    http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/429669_381341398561986_205344452828349_1401193_581207028_n.jpg *snort*
  2. Needle Arts
    : : : o l g a j a z z y : : :: :: Cable Braided Necklace :: Making these for stocking stuffers and last minute gifts.
  3. Needle Arts
    Well I finished it and it fits the smaller rat terrier. My first project since I started to learn to knit last week. Just wanted to too my own horn lol.:chug: I also was able to find 2 sets of 17 and 19 US needles in wood 71% off! I am really liking Bamboo. What are the pros and cons of...
  4. Needle Arts
    ~I just heard about this yearly event to raise awareness and enthusiasm for needle arts. This year it runs from June 11-19th. I haven't picked up my needles in a couple of months but I will this week. I have a dishcloth to finish and then I'm moving onto these adorable booties: Baby Janes...
  5. Needle Arts
    OK. This month my learning something new was knitting. OH my gosh...I have been watching youtube videos and I think I now can make scarfs!!! LOL. Look what I just made....I know it is little, but it is a start!!!
  6. Needle Arts
    I have been reading on the 'challenges' thread about knitters who are a tad scared of knitting lace. I started knitting lace this year, and I have some tips that might help: Use a lifeline. That's a piece of thread strung through all the loops on a needle and left hanging. You can rip back...
  7. Leisure challenges
    What's on your needles? I have socks, about 1/2 way on first sock. I usually have a big project and a small project. Hum, need to check the stash and see what if I have enough yarn for a shawl. What are you making?
  8. Needle Arts
    ...for someone who has knit scarves & dishcloths? I can knit & purl, and that's about it. I've never tried circular needles or DPN's. I need something new to try. Recommendations? TIA :knit:
  9. Needle Arts
    Does anyone have any suggestions on me learning how to knit. I would really like to, especially because there are so many great things I would LOVE to make. Thank you in advance!
  10. Needle Arts
    I love to knit slippers and I'm always looking for new patterns. Here's one I can't wait to try! http://www.seamenschurch.org/images/upload/slipperpattern.pdf Happy knitting!
  11. Needle Arts
    http://www.randomhouse.com/crown/pottercraftnews/blog/images/masondixon_bag.pdf I am going to try it. Apparently some new stitches to learn, but once you master that it goes pretty fast. I'm seeing some CHristmas gifts out of this pattern.
  12. New England Pals
    There's a lot of folks looking for ways to learn frugal skills acc. to that thread, myself included. Mine are canning, knitting, darning, and a few others. Unfortunately, the best skills I own are not of that class unless there's something you need alphabetized or a bookshelf sorted or a spot...
  13. General Chat
    Those of you that sew, knit and craft, are you finding the fabric stores, yarn shops and craft stores more/less busy and are you or are you hearing of people sewing, knit and crafting more due to the recession? Do you think THESE businesses are thriving more/less due to the downturn? Just...
  14. Needle Arts
    Yesterday I had the tv on (rare for me) and found on PBS a program all about knitting and crocheting. I feel embarassed about how excited I got! I haven't crocheted in years and years and just picked it back up this year for Xmas presents for grandkids and I have decided I LOVE crochet! I told...
  15. Needle Arts
    I know I'm probably the slowest knitter in the world, but I'm wondering if that's because I'm a newbie or if I'm just incompetent. :laugh: On average, how long does it take you to knit one, and how long have you been knitting? :knit:
  16. Needle Arts
    I was just wondering if anyone knits or crochets for charity on a regular basis? I used to, then stopped for a while, now I'm starting to again. Right now I'm concentrating on the troops and the animal shelter. Then I thought with Christmas coming it might be nice to do a few things for...
  17. Needle Arts
    I'd love to learn how to knit, but I don't know anyone who knits. How did you learn? Is it possible to learn without having someone teach you?
  18. For Sale or Trade
    Hand made knit infant hat Posted by: bleakoutlook Description: Hand made knitted infant hat. Knitted in a smoke free pet free home. Price: $10.00
  19. Sewing
    I've been cleaning out my closets and drawers and have a pile of old stretch leggings that aren't decent enough to donate and yet have a good bit of knit fabric that I hate to waste. I can sew the basics but am at a loss at what I can do with the knits. Any ideas or things I should be aware of...
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