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Publications / Re: Online magazines - free!
« on: Yesterday at 20:43:18 »
Thanks @dolcevita . I haven’t been in my library for years, so I registered online ( very easy @Iminei ) and have had a look at audio books, which I love to listen to when sewing. I had to scrabble around to find free ones on Audible, but this looks like a great service. You can also read all sorts of newspapers free.  :D

This was yesterday afternoon’s activity and a lovely one for a cold wet windy day. It’s not Christmas without making at least one stocking. :D This one is for my daughter’s friend’s new born baby. He’ll only be 3 weeks old at Christmas, but he has to have a stocking!
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A Good Yarn / Re: Decrease at neck edge?
« on: December 07, 2021, 23:35:45 PM »
Hi @BrendaP ,

This is the pattern. I’ve just ripped it back and decided to knit the neck higher than the pattern says. It was knitting up like a scoop neck rather than a crew neck. I think I’ll just have to improvise a bit, but at least the dinosaur intarsia worked.

A Good Yarn / Re: Decrease at neck edge?
« on: December 07, 2021, 22:16:09 PM »
Thanks @BrendaP , just wanted to check someone else understood it as I do.

It then says ‘ continue on these stitches until armhole measures 14cm’

I’ve assumed , as you say, that it means every row, but the neck looks quite wide. I suppose the neckband will bring it in.

A Good Yarn / Decrease at neck edge?
« on: December 07, 2021, 22:04:54 PM »
I’m knitting a pattern that says to shape the neck ‘ K25 , turn, then decrease at neck edge until 19 sts remain’. Would you decrease once at neck edge on every row or on alternate rows? It’s just not clear and not obvious from the photo either.  :\

Today... One thread per day / Re: Tuesday 7th December
« on: December 07, 2021, 08:41:44 AM »
Was expecting to be baby sitting this morning but it was called off, so I’ll be out for my walk as usual. Might stop at the post office and buy my Christmas card stamps as I wrote all my overseas ones yesterday and most of the others are done  :dance:  No snow here,  thankfully, despite the forecast, but the roads are very icy according to my son in law, so I might need my grips.

@SewRuthieSews , the mug rugs are so easy. I copied them from a picture online. It’s really good for using little left over scraps of green( or any colour you like ) just sew the scraps together until you have enough for a triangle. I made a template for the triangle, which makes it easy.
Aran knitting is also not as hard as it looks. Once you’ve done one set of pattern rows, you can see where you are , so you’re less likely to make mistakes. I find multi colour knitting much trickier- I’m knitting a dinosaur jumper just now using a pattern diagram and it’s so fiddly and slow!

Today... One thread per day / Re: Wednesday 1st December🎄
« on: December 01, 2021, 08:51:12 AM »
Can’t believe it’s December again. Have just put up my home made quilted advent calendar and filled it with Quality St- luckily there were exactly 24 sweets in the box that I bought.
Will be off dog  walking soon, then a trip to the local High St. It’s looking cold again after a brief mild blip yesterday.

Alterations Advice Please / Re: PJ Problemo
« on: November 30, 2021, 10:44:10 AM »
@Iminei Actually all you need is ‘proof of purchase’ - so if you paid by card a bank printout might do.

A few of my Christmas things are made. :D 2 mug rugs as little gifts for friends I’m meeting on Thursday, aran hoodie for my granddaughter and 2 Christmas masks each for me and my sister. Lots more still to do!   [ You are not allowed to view attachments ]  

Read the first post in this thread @Catllar - there are hints there!  ;)

Current Projects / Re: Pale and interesting quilt finished
« on: November 25, 2021, 18:05:01 PM »
Thanks for the lovely comments.
Yes, @Bjay , it is FMQ. Mainly loops, with flowers at the block intersections ; flowers and leaves round the outside and with the occasional heart and words thrown in for luck!
I can do flowers and leaves in my sleep, but really must learn some new patterns.

Current Projects / Re: Elizabeth Hartman, Dinosaur Quilt
« on: November 24, 2021, 13:26:13 PM »
That’s a wonderful pattern, but a lot of work. I’d have to do a cushion version,I think! I look forward to seeing it finished.

The Haberdashery / Re: tape for baby bib ties
« on: November 24, 2021, 11:59:38 AM »
That’s beautiful. I think attaching Velcro to the short ends would work and would certainly be safer. I make bibs too, but they’re a different shape and have snap fastenings.

Current Projects / Pale and interesting quilt finished
« on: November 24, 2021, 11:03:25 AM »
Just finished this quilt, this morning. Cutting off all the tiny loose threads is always my least favourite bit!
 It’s for my granddaughter who is due to arrive in early January and quite different from my usual quilts. Originally I was going to give her a quilt I made in the summer from brightly coloured HSTs, but then I found another baby to give that one to. This one is probably a bit/ very gender stereotyped :S but since this is the first grandchild that I’ve known in advance is a girl, I was just in a girly mood! I usually avoid pastel colours in play quilts, but I’d seen one similar to this on the web and liked it. I also thought it was a good use of all those paler bits and pieces I had lying around.  I hope I’ve given her lots of interesting things to look at as she plays on the floor.  [ You are not allowed to view attachments ]  

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