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Re: 'Knitting and Crocheting Group'

Post by Idona » Fri Jan 23, 2009 12:13 am

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This is my latest project done, my diagonal dish cloth pattern shawl. in alpaca.


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Post by Ph.D.2B » Fri Jan 23, 2009 1:17 am

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Post by Ph.D.2B » Fri Jan 23, 2009 9:38 am

Got this sweater in my newsletter and it looks like it might be up your alley no shaping just rectangles but very nice

http://www.berroco.com/exclusives/recta ... ngela.html
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Post by Idona » Fri Jan 23, 2009 4:04 pm

Ph.D.2B Thank You!! I really like it, and I will make that.Thanks for thinking of me, i really appreciate that. :thanks: Only thing , I wish the neck line wasn't so open like it is. I wonder if that could be brought in some, what do you think?

I hate my neck and very rarely wear a collar line like that. I'd end up always wearing a turtle neck under it.

Thanks for the Rockon on my shawl. I had a hard time getting a better picture of it. But I'm very please with how it came out.
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Post by Ph.D.2B » Fri Jan 23, 2009 8:25 pm

Its easy to adjust the neck either
a) where it says to seperate at row 30 do it at 34 remember to stop short 4 on the other end
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b) follow the directions as written and sew using a whip stitch the ends to where you want the neck
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Post by Idona » Fri Jan 23, 2009 9:45 pm

(B) Sounds like the easiest to do :thanks:
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Post by Ph.D.2B » Fri Jan 23, 2009 10:43 pm

yep until you get more practice and then a) lets you do more to the neck like make it square instead of straight or rounded but for now B is your best bet. I also like to take a ribbon in a different color and lace the sides loosely together makes a more glamorous look then just sewing depends on the color used and type of yarn your knitting with
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Post by Ph.D.2B » Fri Jan 23, 2009 10:45 pm

OH I don't make a bow on the outside (feel a bit old for that). I lace from the inside and make a bow or knot (depends on how permanent I want it) on that side so only lacing shows on the right side
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Re: 'Knitting and Crocheting Group'

Post by LuvMyRedHead » Sat Jan 24, 2009 7:18 am

Here are two really easy & free crochet patterns. (My mom is the designer!!)

http://www.lionbrand.com/patterns/80857AD.html?noImages

http://www.lionbrand.com/patterns/80858AD.html?noImages

please dont judge her on the simplicity, her work is usually much more advanced but this is what the company wanted this time around.. :shrug:
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Re: 'Knitting and Crocheting Group'

Post by JSCsmom » Fri Mar 13, 2009 9:48 am

Hi all!

Just thought I'd share my latest project... Oldest DD is expecting our first grandbaby in about 5 weeks. I decided to crochet a baby afghan... out of alpaca of course. Only what's cool is I actually KNOW the alpaca who was generous enough to "donate" the fleece for the yarn!

Hope you all are doing well.

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Post by Justt » Fri Mar 13, 2009 10:03 am

Connie - that is just so special! Best wishes for your first Grandchild! I have four grandchildren and there is such a special blessing in being a Grandma!!! Enjoy it!

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Post by catwoman » Fri Mar 13, 2009 10:46 am

Connie, that is just the sweetest thing - to actually know the alpaca whose fleece you will be using. I find that incredibly touching. It's like a gift from the dear animal to the new little one. It actually brings tears to my eyes.
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Post by rhales199 » Fri Mar 13, 2009 10:48 am

Connie, yep, that is way cool and sweet! Hope all goes well with the coming grand baby (and mom, of course!)!
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Re: 'Knitting and Crocheting Group'

Post by Idona » Fri Mar 13, 2009 11:13 am

Hi everyone,Some of you have been over in 'over 50 on SBD' and you've heard that my DH has Renal Cell Carcinoma in both Kidneys. We were truly at our lowest last Weds. But as each day passes the fear and tears are passing.

I started my Einstein Coat back on Jan 9th . Today I'm at the point where it's almost time to make the sleeves. I haven't been sleeping well and knitting has been a comfort for me. The Einstein Coat is a very easy garter stitch project by Sally Melville from her Book 1
There are two or three versions of the coat and I am making the 'Not-So-Warm' coat. It is the one that doesn't have a collar ,so I am going to add a hood to mine.[URL=http://img204.imageshack.us/my.php ... .jpg[/img]
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Post by Justt » Fri Mar 13, 2009 11:25 am

Idona - so very sorry to hear about your DH. I can't even imagine all you've been through. It is good to hear you say you find your knitting a comfort. Hugs.

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Post by JSCsmom » Fri Mar 13, 2009 3:07 pm

Idona, I am so sorry to hear about DH. I will keep you both in my prayers.

To post pics, you can go to http://www.photobucket.com and create an account. Upload your photos to that site (make sure you reduce the photos to fit to message board size), and then you can post the picture here by moving your mouse over the picture, and when the dropdown box appears, click the link beside "IMG Code" and it will copy the link for you. Just paste it in here and it will appear like magic!

Like this... Here is a pic of the guy who donated his fleece for DGB's blanket.. He is also the father of 2 of my alpaca babies!

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Post by Idona » Wed Mar 25, 2009 1:00 pm

JSCsmom, I love alpacas .Your so lucky. They look so gentle . When my one grandson came to visit us once when he was itybity we took him for a ride and when we pasted an alpaca farm near us he asked his Papa ,'what are those ' Papa told him they were 'Long neck dogs' We still laugh about it.

We past that farm every now and then when we are heading out for Carshows and DH has a wolf whistle in one of his streetrods and gives it a toot when we past the farm,every little head snaps up when we drive by. It's not loud enough to scare them, it just gets their attention.
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Post by Idona » Fri Apr 24, 2009 1:52 pm

WOO,WOOOOOO………………

My Einstein Coat is done!!! I put a simple crocheted edge running along the sl,st edges in a light green and a zipped hoodie . When DH is feeling up to taking a picture for me I will post the out come! I actually got to wear it to work yesterday.Everyone has been waiting for me to finish it so they could see it and I got a lot of positive comments on it. I put a temporary zipper in it for now,because I didn’t have the right color. I have to fine some type of tubular buttons because the button holes came out small and using smaller buttons just gets lost in the look.

I started the coat back on Jan 9th. I am ready to start another one!!
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Post by rhales199 » Fri Apr 24, 2009 11:34 pm

It sounds pretty!
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Post by Idona » Sat May 02, 2009 3:52 pm

I have finished my Einstein Coat ! here's a picture of the done project. I put a zipper hood on it . The zipper that is shown is only temporary, until I can get the right color. Also I am still looking for the right buttons.

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I am starting on my second project the Lion Brand Flattering Jacket Pattern #: 753

It calls for using the seed st, which I understand how to do. I have to cast on 75sts to start, which will call for Odd-numbered sts. Dosen’t it work out the same as Even-numbered sts? I don’t understand what the difference is ,are they not both saying the same things?

Seed St on even-numbered sts
Row 1 K 1, p 1; rep from across.
Row 2 P 1, k 1; rep from across.
Rep Rows 1 and 2, always having a k st over a p st and a p st over a k st.

Seed St on odd-numbered sts
Row 1 K 1, p 1, k 1; rep from across.
Rep Row 1 always having a k st over a p st and a p st over a k st.
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Post by Ph.D.2B » Sun May 03, 2009 12:09 am

The difference is how the pattern will look over the whole area. Evens line up odds don't.
love your coat I need one but not in natural yarns (wools give me hives). where did you get the pattern?
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Post by Idona » Sun May 03, 2009 9:35 am

Thank you, the only place that you can get the pattern is to buy Sally Melville Book 1. I tried looking for the pattern online and it's just not available. Amazon has her book at a very good price.http://www.amazon.com/Knitting-Experien ... 1893762130 Sally Melville is also on Ravelry.com and she is very kind to answer any question you may have on any of her patterns. They even have a Sally Melville Fan Club thread for her on there.

The Einstein coat is Very simple and easy to knit up. It's all done in garter stitches with 6 panels ,lower body, upper back, left upper front, right upper front and then the sleeves. Collar or hood is optional. No pockets , which I really wish she would add to the pattern. But if you ask her she will give you her advice on adding them.

You can make it out of any yarn you choose as long as the gauge is the same. I used 100% acrylic because that is what I have tons of at the moment. When I have finished off all of the acrylic yarn that I have in my stash then I will invest in some nice warm wool blend yarn.
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Post by Idona » Mon May 18, 2009 3:34 pm

I am going to be a Great Nana!!

I want to knit up a blanket that will be softer that any blanket I could buy. What yarn should I use?

I am also looking for a fast and easy (simple) pattern with no holes in it.

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Post by rhales199 » Mon May 18, 2009 8:51 pm

unfortunately I have no ideas, but I just wanted to tell you :congrats: on the coming addition to your family!
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Post by Ph.D.2B » Mon May 18, 2009 10:15 pm

OOOOHHHHH baby blankie time, congrats. They have so many super soft baby yarns now many in acrylic which is probably a good idea so it can be washed repeatedly and not shrink or fade. Was in wal-mart the other day and they had 3 that I wanted for me. Was thinking they'd make the softest sweaters I'd ever wear. Wish I could remember the names.
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