Knitters (& crocheters!) what's on your needles these days?
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Posted: 1/21/2013 7:52:23 AM
I have a baby cow earflap hat worked on my crochet hook and for the knitting needles, i am working on learning 2x2 ribbing for some hats I'm donating to a women's shelter. I was so happy when some of my ribbing turned out right, but the other half is all wonky, LOL. Guess I'm back to finding YouTube videos that are sense


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Posted: 1/21/2013 7:57:50 AM
Here is the pattern for the Resersible Baby afghan that I am in the process of crocheting. I am doing it in a dark chocolate brown and light blue. It's for my nephew's new baby.




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Posted: 1/21/2013 8:01:31 AM
I'm mostly knitting dishcloths right now because most of my knitting stuff is still in storage until we get our POD delivered in March.

I have a Shopping Shawl that I finished out of Patons SWS Wool and it has a very Missoni feel to it, but I feel like I need to line the pockets, so I need to remove them and figure out how to do that. I did, however, wear it once just to the grocery store and got stopped several times and asked about it.

I usually knit at home in the evening and carry a small project in the car. The community where we are moving has its own knitting group and I stopped in last week to meet the ladies - it's a very large group - probably about 25 women and they meet every week for 3 hours, so I'm going to start going to that starting this week even though our house won't be finished until March.


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Posted: 1/21/2013 8:32:55 AM
I started a thread like this a few days ago just like this one on Ravelry.   I would love to see our 2 Peas Group become more active there, like it use to be, so if you knit or crochet, please come join us.

Currently, I am knitting a Sky Scarf and crocheting some Granny Squares for charity ( I send them in and others put them squares received together to make lapghans for nursing homes.

Then I plan on finishing a Breast Cancer Awareness Afghan for a friend of mine.


The community where we are moving has its own knitting group and I stopped in last week to meet the ladies - it's a very large group - probably about 25 women and they meet every week for 3 hours, so I'm going to start going to that starting this week

That is great! My LYS has a group tht meets but they are uh...how do you say...they really don't seem to like new folks joining...they were not welcoming and I got the idea that thy did not appreciate me bringing crochet to the group...so I mostly jut knit or crochet at home in the evenings while watching TV



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Posted: 1/21/2013 8:42:28 AM

I would love to see our 2 Peas Group become more active there, like it use to be, so if you knit or crochet, please come join us.


I just joined.

I have seen the sky scarf idea before and thought it was a cool idea. It would also be easy enough for this novice knitter.




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Posted: 1/21/2013 8:45:04 AM
Trying to learn the crocodile stitch (I think that is what it is called??)...this is just practice, but I would love to make a baby bonnet out of it for my newest grandbaby that is due in march.


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Posted: 1/21/2013 9:12:57 AM
I love all of these project ideas ... especially the shopping shawl!

I'm a member of the ravelry group, but I haven't posted on there.

Anyone else besides me knit left handed?

I bring my knitting to work and knit at lunch time. I also like to knit in the evenings when I watch TV.

I travel a lot for dog shows (dog agility competitions). At the shows, I have been knitting mats for my dogs to use up leftover yarn. It's mindless knitting that I can do to pass the time at the show. My mom and I are going to make a bunch of blankets/mats to donate to animal shelters. I found the idea on ravelry and this website:

The Snuggles Project

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Posted: 1/21/2013 9:20:03 AM

Anyone else besides me knit left handed?


Me! I crochet and knit left handed. I can crochet enough right handed to show someone how to do it, but it makes my brain scrambled and my teeth itch if I do it for very long.




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Posted: 1/21/2013 9:20:43 AM


Multi-striped infinity scarf from Quince & Co. - and it's for me...my gift to myself

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Posted: 1/21/2013 9:23:09 AM

Me! I crochet and knit left handed. I can crochet enough right handed to show someone how to do it, but it makes my brain scrambled and my teeth itch if I do it for very long.
That's awesome!

I haven't had much luck yet learning how to crochet, but I am hoping to take a class soon. My knitting instructor was able to teach me to knit lefty, so I know there's hope for me to learn to crochet too!

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Posted: 1/21/2013 9:28:19 AM

I haven't had much luck yet learning how to crochet, but I am hoping to take a class soon.



If you were closer I would teach you. I'm in Central indiana




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Posted: 1/21/2013 6:10:12 PM

I just joined

Yea!!!



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Posted: 1/21/2013 6:29:47 PM
I'm working on my first pair of mittens. I have the right one completed and am working on the thumb on the left one.


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Posted: 1/21/2013 6:36:29 PM

. Now I'm working on an infinity scarf for my DD. I get it to the point I think I'm done, put it on DD to measure and she asks "just a little longer". Now I know why they call it an "infinity" scarf.

my brain is on strike.. how do you make an infinity scarf longer? The first one I did I ripped out so many times and when done was too long.. lol
I have a few things on needles. I lost the hat I made last year so Ive got another going. It's a plain slouch hat made with Baby Alpaca DK in a soft grey.
A raglan sweater for myself in an Encore oatmeal color I'm not crazy about but it was a gift.

A few pairs of socks that I get the yarn in a club from S. Africa. Check out Nuturing Fibers on Rav. AWESOME colors for awesome yarn!
And finally I'm about to start a Squish blanket from Steven West in Lornas Laces worsted in a few of the 50 Skeins of Grey colors for my mom. She is always cold, loves 50 Shades and is coming home from her nursing home next week.


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Posted: 1/21/2013 7:24:55 PM

we have a two peas ravelry group JOIN US!
Thanks for the link. I joined!

Sarahruby - I'd love the pattern for that crocheted long sweater in your second picture if it's available!

Berty - I have a friend who does loom knitting and she makes beautiful stuff. I think it's great that you're creating something beautiful with yarn.

I love knitting AND crocheting and alternate between the two. I get so torn with what to do with my free time - do I read (also my passion), do I knit/crochet?, or do I scrap? Fortunately, I have a reasonable amount of free time, so I can eventually get around to everything. Frankly, if I were ever to remarry, it's have to be to a very wealthy guy so I wouldn't have to work and could just pursue my passions.


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Posted: 1/21/2013 7:30:36 PM

my brain is on strike.. how do you make an infinity scarf longer?
The pattern that I made was really just a regular scarf that when you get it to the desired length you join the two ends. DD found the pattern on Raverly

I will definitely try to be active over in the Ravelry group. Clearly from this thread it's obvious that I am seeking out folks who love yarn as much as I do. I don't appear pathetic do I?


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Posted: 1/21/2013 8:56:49 PM
I'm almost done with a ginormous afghan for my nephew's graduation party. He wanted hunter orange and camouflage stripes...not what I would have chosen, but it's working out. It will hang down 10" on each side of a queen bed...and it will be longer than the bed, too. Huge and heavy. He better take care of the darned thing.

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Posted: 1/21/2013 9:17:45 PM
I joined the Ravelry group too

BF I love that shopping shawl, that may have to go on a to do list

Another thing for the to do list is that reversible baby shawl, it is so pretty and will look great in blue and chocolate



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Posted: 1/21/2013 10:38:01 PM
I just finished a smaller version of the Honey Cowl for DD and now I'm trying to finish up some socks for her.

I knit at home, waiting for appointments, etc. and I go to a group that meets every Thursday night.


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Posted: 1/21/2013 10:39:36 PM
Melanie, thanks for the kind comment. I'm really starting to get addicted to it! LOL.

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Posted: 1/21/2013 11:40:40 PM
My gs wanted the camo afghan too. Sure glad he didn't think about adding the orange I sent it home but he brought it back because he wants it bigger. I'm calling it the infinity afghan!
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Posted: 1/22/2013 6:46:40 AM
OMG! I pray that my DD's boyfriend never hears of a camo afghan! that boy loves any and everything in camo!

Last year I dubbed it the year of the afghan. I make 5 different ones. I swore this year I would make small projects.


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Posted: 1/22/2013 7:09:32 AM

OMG! I pray that my DD's boyfriend never hears of a camo afghan! that boy loves any and everything in camo!



If he does teach him to make his own. My son in law wanted a blanket - a huge one. I never had time with everything I had to make, so he had me teach him to crochet. I don't think he has ever finished it, but at least he knows how.




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Posted: 1/23/2013 4:31:50 PM
Now I'm working on this:

Easy Mistake Scarf


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Posted: 1/24/2013 11:58:50 AM
I've made a couple of these ^ Easy Mistake scarves and they turn out really pretty! Love that pattern.
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