January 2013 Check-in

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January 2013 Check-in
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Wed, 01-09-2013 - 7:15am

Tell us a little bit about yourself...who you are, general location and any other little tidbits about yourself that you would like to share.

What's on your hooks and/or needles right now?

Any finishes in this new year?

Any projects in mind that you want to get done in 2013?

Any new techniques, stitches, or projects which you think is beyond your experience level that you would like to try in 2013?

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Wed, 01-09-2013 - 7:16am

Tell us a little bit about yourself...who you are, general location and any other little tidbits about yourself that you would like to share.  I am Martha and I live in Southern Michigan.  I enjoy camping, walking, birdwatching, cooking and playing volleyball.  I also enjoy crocheting but right now it seems like I'm a slacker in that area.  I work full time at a bank.

What's on your hooks and/or needles right now?  A baby afghan that really should get finished before the end of January.

Any finishes in this new year?  Nope

Any projects in mind that you want to get done in 2013?  Nothing in particular but I will work on things to enter in our county fair this fall.

Any new techniques, stitches, or projects which you think is beyond your experience level that you would like to try in 2013?  I would like to attempt a sweater or something similar.

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Registered: 07-21-1998
Wed, 01-09-2013 - 8:40am

Well, it ALMOST works. (Can't see the post I'm replying to).

Robin, Denver Colorado area. I have two kids and a day-job. DH does some of the "Mommy" stuff.  I knit and crochet, I'm learning to spin, and I'm starting to design my own stuff. Right now, the only knit is a UFO that might become a very strange hat, tentatively called "Calico Kitty". On the hooks is a large-ish filet crochet peacock that will probably become a curtain, and a pair of very large mittens for DH (who wanted them lined, besides). I recently finished a pair of lace bookmarks. (I have this book on edgings, and I figured that any one of the, done back-to-back can be a bookmark. One's still in progress because I made the edging first and am tring to get the "back-to-back" part working.

On the spinning part, I'm dealing with the fact that the finished yarn never looks quite as awesome as the roving. I'm assuming I'll at least eventually learn to make it softer than it is. I'm probably spinning too tight, which is great for a durable yarn.

Other than that, I'm trying to refi my house. I hate paperwork.

Oh, new techniques? I'm being fascinated by craftsy classes. I"m in the middle of one on entrelac, but I need to clear out the WIPs a bit before I start actually doing something. (They also have double-knit and brioche knitting, that look interesting to me.) And it'd be nice to make a few vests. My wardrobe could use it. (Though what it really needs is a good purging first.)

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Registered: 05-11-1999
Thu, 01-10-2013 - 7:34pm

Angie from Maryland.  I am a homeschooling mom to my boy/girl twins that turned 11 yesterday.  I can't believe it.  I have two older children....a ds 25 and a dd 23...I have a 1 yo granddaughter and another due any day now.  I love making them handmade knits.  :) 

Right now I am working on a knit ruffle scarf, a cowl and a Plain Vest for my granddaughter.  I also have the Stitch Sampler afghan and a sc afghan on my hook.

I have finished a ruffle scarf for a friend, four hats for my granddaughters and one for my friend's dd.

I am hoping to make a knitted cable throw in bulky yarn.  I have a few baby things I want to make and a few afghans.

I would like to try to make more wearables in knit and crochet.

Happy Knitting and Crocheting!!!  :)


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Thu, 01-10-2013 - 8:46pm
wow...I can come in now. just practicing knitting with a new circular needle I hope it turns out as a dishcloth. Finished some hats for donations and a lap blanket in crochet. May have some projects....like a summer coverlet trying out cluster v stitch in crochet. Going to see if I can do popcorn later.
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Sat, 01-12-2013 - 7:21pm

Heather here, (used to be mommy2zoo) and still hanging out in the midwest.  I teach 5th grade and both knit and crochet with a bit of skill (except when it comes to sewing to join...)  My grandma taught me when I was young and I picked it back up after college and now it's closer to an addiction rather than a hobby... I love making things for those people I care about.  I also have taught my older son to loom knit and am in the process of teaching my younger DS when he feels like doing it.

What's on your hooks and/or needles right now?

on my needles right now, I have a blue & gray striped and ribbed scarf for my DS.  I just finished 2 hats for my nieces and 2 coffee cup cozies for my sister whose friends are quite envious of hers...  I'm kinda working on a sweater for myself but I lost the pattern around October and just found it again so I suppose I should actually work on it. ;)  My sister bought me yarn so I "had" to make some items for her girls.  I still need to make a sweater for her youngest since I never got to it before Christmas like I usually do...  (My Motto:  You give me yarn, I make you stuff)

Any finishes in this new year?

2 cup cozies and 2 hats with huge flowers on them.

Any projects in mind that you want to get done in 2013?

I want to make another shawl for myself... seriously cute.  a long rectangle that buttons on one shoulder and gets TONS of compliments from my coworkers.  I would like to finish at some time my kiddos' scarves and my sweater.

Any new techniques, stitches, or projects which you think is beyond your experience level that you would like to try in 2013?

Honestly, my mindset is that if I think it's too hard or I don't know how to do it... why not try?  I've taught myself some rather hard techniques.  I taught myself cables and pattern altering (which I am really good at since I'd rather do my own thing rather than follow a pattern... ;)

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Registered: 01-13-2013
Thu, 01-17-2013 - 10:25pm

Aha~ Nice posts!! 

Well, my mom do knitting & Crotheting, I am learnign from her when I am not obssessed with other trivial stuffs.

The year for 2013, I just want to learn to how to make scarf and gloves by knitting, that might be easy for those who expert at these things, well, I hope it would become easier for me as well.  Laughing

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Sat, 01-19-2013 - 12:12am

Hi Meredith,

Welcome to the boards! Knitting a scarf is a good project to begin with, but I think gloves might be hard for a beginner. I wouldn't attempt gloves myself! Let us know how it goes?

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Sat, 01-19-2013 - 6:35am

MeredithKing wrote:
<p>Aha~ Nice posts!! </p><p>Well, my mom do knitting &amp; Crotheting, I am learnign from her when I am not obssessed with other trivial stuffs.</p><p>The year for 2013, I just want to learn to how to make scarf and gloves by knitting, that might be easy for those who expert at these things, well, I hope it would become easier for me as well.  <img src="/forums/sites/all/libraries/tinymce/jscripts/tiny_mce/plugins/emotions/img/smiley-laughing.gif" alt="Laughing" title="Laughing" border="0" /></p>

Hi Meredith,

Welcome to Knitting & Crocheting.  It's good to see you here.  It's nice that your mother can help you learn to do these handcrafts.  I don't know much about knitting but if you have any questions I'm sure the knitters here will give you some good advice.  Please feel free to post pictures of your projects.  We love to see others work. 

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