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Got it :D
Well spotted BB, thank you.

Current Projects / Re: I'm not staying!
« on: December 12, 2017, 21:07:37 PM »
You might not be staying but I bet you keep popping back! :ninja:

Hi, I'm new... / Re: New student arrived :D
« on: December 12, 2017, 10:31:04 AM »
Welcome from me too.

This is the place to learn all sorts of things!

Current Projects / Stars for Stella
« on: December 07, 2017, 14:33:35 PM »
Have just finished this a present for a new GN.

The original block was 12", so with the help of the Maths Goddess, I sized it up to 36". thanks Brenda.

It is backed with a very soft yellow flannel and lightly quilted to preserve the softness.

Hope she and her Mum like it and use it.

In the wardrobe / Re: Birthday shirt
« on: December 07, 2017, 14:20:28 PM »
People are making up their own jokes on this thread 0_0.

Lovely shirt BTW.

Current Projects / Re: It is finished!
« on: December 04, 2017, 20:28:21 PM »
Lovely quilt, lovely story. :D

I have the Janome, it's been a bit of a learning curve but now I wouldn't be without it.

Patchwork & Quilting ... Welcome to the Darkside / Re: Looking for patterns
« on: November 29, 2017, 23:12:12 PM »
Low, they are from the Uk, they have animals on and you don't have to print them out yourself.  Think of the money you saved in the woolshop.

P.S.  I vote for the Sleepy Sloth or the rather cute bear.

A Good Yarn / Re: My Knitting Journey HAS Finished I Fear
« on: November 28, 2017, 21:00:15 PM »
Aren't people here lovely and supportive. :toast: :loveit:

Patterns Discussion / Re: Pattern for tartan/plaid
« on: November 28, 2017, 09:58:39 AM »
Two beautiful garments, particularly like the way you've used the plaid on the dress.

Well its all out and it doesn't look too bad.

Next time I will try with a single inital instead, I'm often too ambitious ><

The varigated thread I was using was not the best choice either.

Off to requilt with a simple motif, I don't want heavy quilting on this quilt as it will make it too stiff, plus if I don't get a wriggle on the baby will be grown up!

I am quilting a baby quilt for a new GN.

I thought I'd try to quilt around her name with very close rows of stitching, leaving the name as negative space.

It was not a success :'(.

I' m in the process of pulling out the stitching |O |O.

Now I will put something else in the space but will be left with a block with lots of little holes in. Will these close up when I wash the quilt do you think?

A bit of a 'do' / Re: Christening Gown
« on: November 23, 2017, 20:15:34 PM »
Thats lovely Sandra, so much thought and skill.

A Good Yarn / Re: First Foray into Knitting
« on: November 21, 2017, 19:33:10 PM »
Just watched a few Very Pink videos and they are rather good.

She showed a way of purling continental style that I can cope with.  I'm doing a Mitred Square Blanket in order to master continental knitting and I'm getting on fine, but its done in garter stitch as I thought I ought to master one stitch at once.

I keep trying to purl continental and have watched several videos but nothing worked until I saw Norweigen Purling and I can cope with that.

Lowena these videos are a great way to get back into knitting, have you found a pattern yet?

A Good Yarn / Re: First Foray into Knitting
« on: November 21, 2017, 11:49:49 AM »
Sorry to disagree with Ploshy (and on her Birthday too) but if you use cables rather than straights the weight of the work is held on your lap once it's quite big and this puts less strain on your wrists.

Interchangeables are wonderful as long as you get them really tight and remember to tighten them occasionally whilst working.

You can knit back and forth with one long cable or use two instead of conventional needles.

As Ploshy says wooden or bamboo needles are a lovely alternative to metal, in my mind much nicer to use.

After all that, if you are just wanting to have a go to see if you like it, buy some cheap needles from your local charity shop and have a play.  If you want to take things further you can  splash the cash later

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