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Post  froogs on Wed Aug 24, 2011 3:47 am

Anyone like nothing better than to immerse themselves in a bit of craft?

I love to crochet (I am just 31 too Embarassed ) I'm self taught via you tube and actually quite good at it now, If I dare to big myself up a little bit Embarassed

Does anyone else like crafting while you're at home?
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Post  Anne on Wed Aug 24, 2011 5:21 am

Hi
Nothing wrong with bigging yourself up :-) Well done for teaching yourself crochet :-)
I crochet, have done since I was 9. My main love in knitting though. Learnt to knit when I was 19, and expecting my eldest, and apart from a couple of years of machine knitting, knitting is my main favourite craft. I enjoy cross stich and card making. have some of those knitting looms and aim to learn that. I've done rug making, basket weaving, and want to have a go at jewlery some time :-)
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Post  froogs on Wed Aug 24, 2011 5:39 am

I wish I could knit Sad I have tried but can never grasp it. The world is your oyster if you can knit.

My grandma used to knot me allsorts. The grey woolly skirts for school , tied at the waist with knicker elastic and matching cardigan were erm, imprinted in my mind! I remember it fondly though, some sort of cable/square stitch, complicated so made with love Very Happy

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Post  Anne on Wed Aug 24, 2011 5:55 am

I love knitting. I take it with me when I go out, just incase I get an urge lol. What I love most of all is sitting in a cafe and knitting, or crocheting. Doing that also gets people's attention, and lot's usally start up a conversation, which I love :-)
At the moment my mind is doing overtime with ideas I want to do, re presents. Currently I'm knitting a mug cosy, which I'm going to pair up with a mug, a box of Earl Grey tea-bags, and a packet of biscuits for a present for a friend :-) My mind is stretching to egg cosies and egg cups, with maybe a toast rack and perhaps a nice jar of marmalade or something?? Mugs, with cosies, hot choc etc, etc. Water bottles with cosies, maybe a pair of socks, preferably knitted and a novel ???? My mind is never still :-) I keep meaning to do some charity stuff, I've had big ideas about that as well lol, but my time doesn't keep up with my mind lol.
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Post  helen jelly on Wed Aug 24, 2011 6:26 am

I've just taken up Knitting - managing to do small home projects, Love your Xmas ideas Annie - do you mind if I borrow a couple

I'd love to be able to knit - I'm teaching myself from Youtube and have conquered how to do the first part, a chain, now to master the next bit lol

I love the whole crafting thing but I'm pretty clueless about it all, so I admire from afar and if the pennies allow then I buy something

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Post  Anne on Wed Aug 24, 2011 6:31 am

Go ahead helen jelly :-) Enjoy putting your projects together :-)
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Post  TP on Wed Aug 24, 2011 10:22 am

:no:
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Post  life_in_termoil on Wed Aug 24, 2011 10:40 am

Im crap at anything crafty!! Ive got no patience whatsoever.

Although I did start knitting a blanket for my son but 22 years on its still not finished and is sat in a box somewhere haha
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Post  alec eiffel on Wed Aug 24, 2011 6:04 pm

I do a few things, at the minute I'm working on a big wallhanging for the main bedroom. I was going to quilt it (stuffed quilting) but I don't know if I will now. I've been working on it since November so it's taking a while but I'm hoping to have a big push and get it finished by the end of this year.

I can knit but haven't made anything for what seems like a hundred years. There is a knit and natter at the wool shop in the town though so I'm tempted to see what's what there. I also enjoy printing, painting, applique, painting furniture and stuff like that.

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Post  lollyfin on Wed Aug 24, 2011 6:08 pm

Wow Anne those gifts sound great
Well I can knit but havent for ages, will have to start again
used to do cross stitch
used to make soaps and stuff
and my OH just bought me a sewing machine that I now want to learn to use to make things, this might sound a bit strange since I cant even sew on a button but it annoys me if I cant do things I think of as life skills so I am determined to work this out and hopefully make some pretty things as well as taking up curtains and stuff
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Post  froogs on Wed Aug 24, 2011 7:26 pm

There is a knit and natter type group in our town but I've never been, even though I would love to go! It's in an area that is very cliquey at the best of times. I just don't have the confidence to try.

I'll have to natter your ears off here instead Razz

I'm the same but with knitting lollyfin. It's driving me mad that I can't do it! I remember being like a bear with a sore head when trying to fathom out how to crochet. I don't like it when I can't do something I really want to do.
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Post  Anne on Wed Aug 24, 2011 7:52 pm

I keep thinking I'd like to get a crafty club on the go. There is a knitting group here on a Friday afternoon, but I can't always get to it.
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Post  lollyfin on Wed Aug 24, 2011 10:46 pm

We could be our own craft group
sit down at a certain time and work on things together while having a cuppa and a chat
and that way noone actually has to hear my bad language when things go wrong!
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Post  froogs on Wed Aug 24, 2011 10:54 pm

lollyfin wrote:We could be our own craft group
sit down at a certain time and work on things together while having a cuppa and a chat
and that way noone actually has to hear my bad language when things go wrong!

We should! Except I couldn't crochet for typing. Hey, there's a gap in the market - speaking forums! bounce Wink
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Post  lollyfin on Wed Aug 24, 2011 10:57 pm

but then people would hear me being annoyed haha
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Post  froogs on Wed Aug 24, 2011 11:02 pm

lollyfin wrote:but then people would hear me being annoyed haha
oh yeah.. doh! the swear filter could be good though. Would bleep you with a posh lady saying 'nincompoop' 'crumbs' 'fiddlesticks'

Off to iron, I'm getting giddy Embarassed
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Post  lollyfin on Wed Aug 24, 2011 11:06 pm

:lol!: will try to use nincompoop today instead of others!
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Post  juliapenguin on Thu Aug 25, 2011 5:28 am

I'm quite good at cardmaking - my MIL doesn't like them much because they're 'too plain' but I think they're gorgeous and stylishly minimalist... I'll maybe take some photos and put them on here and you can tell me honestly?
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Post  knitmylife on Thu Aug 25, 2011 5:50 am

omg have i died and gone to heaven. not only are you lot money saving experts and homemakers you also love to knit and crochet. you dont know how happy i am.

this place rocks.

i have just finished crocheting a dishcloth after teaching myself last year. id tried loads of times but just couldnt get it but this time i was determined.

i also knit like a demon and am currently working on a tapestry of a pheasant for my hallway. oh to stay at home and work on that all day.

we have just been away for 5 night and to get home to my own little space was wonderful. i love being at home. i never want to leave x
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Post  froogs on Thu Aug 25, 2011 5:56 am

Aw welcome knitmylife Smile

I'm becoming a bit of an addict to here, so friendly and full of people who are like minded and supportive. I can only imagine it going from strength to strength.

I have been crocheting for about a year and have never tried a dishcloth. It's now on my list of things I want to do
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Post  knitmylife on Thu Aug 25, 2011 5:59 am

i just made a chain of about 30 stitches. then did rows of trebles until it looked about the right length (square). then ive edged it all around with a fan shaped thingy. it looks lovely im really proud of it x
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Post  lollyfin on Thu Aug 25, 2011 6:20 am

julia you have to let us all see!
hi knit its great here isnt it
I have been very bad and spent way too long here last couple of days but have got more done as I feel quite motivated by everyone
I want to do some knitting now but have no wool will have to sort that out tomorrow and im going to the library to get books on sewing cos im gonna do it... I can be a bit compulsive when I want to learn something haha
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Post  wendy on Thu Aug 25, 2011 6:24 am

Shall have to try crocheting some dishcloths as well.

I've done some knitted ones and even managed to sell a few on Ebid. The people who bought them were very pleased so it might be an outlet for others to make a bit of extra cash.

I've sold quite a few bits on Ebid, rather than Ebay, as there are no charges except for PayPal if you use that, and every penny counts Smile

I've bought a lot from Ebay though, and my hubby has bought motorbikes/spares from there (thats his hobby....building old trials bikes).

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Post  froogs on Thu Aug 25, 2011 6:31 am

knitmylife wrote:i just made a chain of about 30 stitches. then did rows of trebles until it looked about the right length (square). then ive edged it all around with a fan shaped thingy. it looks lovely im really proud of it x

did you just use normal bog standard wool?

I agree with spending far too much time on here and a really clean tidy house with washing piles right down and no ironing left to do...... that is not mormal for me, there's always something I put off Embarassed

So yay homemakers bounce
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Post  lollyfin on Thu Aug 25, 2011 6:43 am

Mags my OH is the same if it has wheels and an engine his wee eyes all light up..he likes it best when they are broken so he has an excuse to take them apart Rolling Eyes
Frugalicious I had a look at your blog today and the little sheep are adorable
I am quite shocked at how tidy I have been today this place is definately a
good (bad haha) influence on me
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