Question of the Week - Projects

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Question of the Week - Projects
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Mon, 03-14-2005 - 10:57am

Where do you usually get your project ideas from?

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Mon, 03-14-2005 - 11:56am
With scarves and afghans, I just make them up as I go along, although I do admit to getting teh idea for the "dropped stitch lace" from "Knitty Gritty" on DIY TV



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WIP Rotation:

Mondays: "Snowman Alphabet", designed by Linda Gillum, chart in Cross Stitch Gold, issue 17


Tuesdays: "Shades of Aubergine", designed by Mary Hickmott, chart in New Stitches issue 131


Wednesdays: "Amish Quilt Sampler", designed by Marilyn Leavitt-Imblum for Told in a Garden


Thursdays: "Blue Porcelain Collection", design by Di Noyce, chart in Jill Oxton's Cross Stitch and Beading, issue 57


Fridays: "Blue and White China", design by Leslie Teare, chart in Cross Stitch Gold issue 20


Saturdays: "Golden Gate Avenue", design by Nancy Rossi for Janlynn


Sundays: "Winter's Twilight" stocking, design by Dennis P.Lewan for Dimensions Gold



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Mon, 03-14-2005 - 12:29pm
I have done a little of all of it. I learned to crochet, originally from my aunt. She has shared patterns with me. I have used a few from the label. I think my favorite that way, has been the Jamie Baby Blanket. My wip now, is from a pattern book. It is a scrap afghan. I have also done a crocheknit hat, which flopped. I followed an instruction book on that, and I think I got lost, or lost count or something wierd or sewed it together wrong. I dunno. I have looked online, and liked a few, just havent gotten to them yet. So much to do, so little time... Karen

 

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Registered: 09-03-2003
Mon, 03-14-2005 - 9:25pm

Hi!

I've used all of the resources that you listed. Sometimes I will buy a skein of yarn just for the pattern that's on it. I have a pattern book of ripple baby afghans that I have used. I've gotten a lot of patterns off the internet for projects. I'll exchange patterns with friends.

Martha

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Tue, 03-15-2005 - 8:50am

I get them anywhere I can LOL!!!

I'm a TRUE SUCKER for magazines I'll tell you! But I own a few books (I usually won't buy them unless they are on sale) and I've bought a few individual patterns from my LYS. I do love the free online ones too....

I just looked at my books, maybe it's more than just a "few" I can see 7 from across the room, there's probably three or four more over there I can't see because they are smaller.

That's why I love the magazines, it's like looking at a book but not. I tear out what patterns I want to save and recycle the rest. I've got about 20 patterns in a plastic basket and will transfer them to plastic sleeves in a folder someday. Probably this summer when I have more time.

I get so excited about patterns and knitting I almost can't stand myself LOL.

((hugs)) Kath

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Tue, 03-15-2005 - 9:27am
I've always wanted to make my own patterns - but I find I need the guidance patterns offer :)

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Tue, 03-15-2005 - 9:28am

So much to do, so little time...


I hear you on that...LOL...I have one on the go and about 20 more I want to do :)

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Tue, 03-15-2005 - 9:29am
Hi Martha!

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Tue, 03-15-2005 - 9:32am

You sound just like me - I always get super excited and want to do everything NOW!

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Tue, 03-15-2005 - 9:33am

I didn't even answer my own question!


I get 99% of my patterns off the net, and tons from lionbrand.com.

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Tue, 03-15-2005 - 10:13am
I find most of mine free online but I have boughten yarn for the pattern. I am always looking and I never can decide what to do next. Heather you now have friends to trade patterns with!!! I too love the lion yarn site it is so fun!Jen

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