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See pirates, it IS a knitting club!

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13/03/2010 at 15:17

Helen it's lovely. I love the red inner mount against the light outer mount and frame.

I went into town this afternoon and came back with some blue variegated sock wool and a book on ribbon embroidery...like I need any more craft books

13/03/2010 at 15:19

That is lovely HL,

Kwilter, there is want and there is need, want always wins

13/03/2010 at 16:46

Very true Beebs.

Just finished a pink bamboo/silk blend scarf for a friend . Just have to darn the ends in and I'll be able to post it on Monday. Pic on FB after the rugby.

13/03/2010 at 17:13

That is lovely HL!

I've started yet another pair of Mary Jane slippers... one can never have enough slippers.

13/03/2010 at 17:14
Did you ever find the missing buttons, small?
13/03/2010 at 17:21
Beebs Beebs, look what I made. 


As subtle as a sledgehammer. x 

13/03/2010 at 17:22
LN, brilliant
M...eldy    pirate
13/03/2010 at 18:10


From the days when I dabbled in needlepoint 

All good pieces of work are a little lopsided!!

13/03/2010 at 18:14

LN - they are fantastic.

That's it, I'm inspired.

Tiny Tears is coming out of the loft and I'm going to find the few bits and bobs I did get left by my Nan.  I'll start scouring the charity shops for other stuff and I'm going to knit.  If I start now, I'll have a jumper by winter.

PS It would be lovely if this thread kept it's audience.  

M...eldy    pirate
13/03/2010 at 18:16
Sadly I can only upload photos from my mobile to here so they are not too good but I shall let you see the original Mousey 
13/03/2010 at 18:33

Love those LN  and I'm in total awe at the needlework from Helen & Meldy, gawjuss stuff.

I went to collect my yarn from a shop I've not been to before and it was amazing.  Such gawjuss wools and really nice staff who are so enthusiastic.  They were happily sorting out somebody's knitting for them and when I admired a scarf the lady said not to bother buying the pattern as it was only a 4 line one so she just wrote it down for me.  I shall certainly go back there.  Shame I didn't have much time to stroke and coo over all the lovely stuff but the rugby was calling ......

M...eldy    pirate
13/03/2010 at 18:39
Currently trying something new with some chunky knitting wool ... bit of an experiment and its not knitting,  my mother gave up trying to teach me that!

Ribbon Embroidery is very pretty tho, have a few yet to start and a few finished somewhere around the family !
13/03/2010 at 18:47

I'm currently knitting a jumper which, when finished, will come half-way down my shins. After freezing my buns off all winter, I figured it was a good way to get rid of the wool I won't use and keep cosy at the same time. It's mustard yellow at the moment. Can't remember what that wool was for originally.

I also dabble in cross-stitch and crochet but I can't seem to get the hang of the tension in crochet, so things don't work out right and I can't wear anything I've made - too much of a 'home-made' look. And who wants a crocheted bikini anyway? I made some nice cross stitch things for the seating at the table this Christmas which nobody took any notice of except my mum and sister. But it kept me amused for about a month.

I've done some dress-making too (curtains and trousers and stuff) but I'm rubbish at that too, though it's probably nothing some classes, time and patience couldn't fix.

Why can't I win the lottery and not have to work?

M...eldy    pirate
13/03/2010 at 18:48
I get given all the coats and rugs to mend from the stables ....  I apparently do have my uses !!
13/03/2010 at 18:55

Beebs - No, it's a complete mystery as to what happened to those. I shall have a rumage in my button tin later to see if I can find 2 matching buttons again.

LN - Love it!

Meldy - That's a gawjuss kitty!

Azacaya - I'd love to be able to crochet too, my granny taught me how to do a chaim about a million years ago but I've not done any since.

Lol at crocheted bikinis. My MiL once knitted her OH a pair of swimming trunks. They stetched to enormous proportions when he got them wet!!  Not a good look

M...eldy    pirate
13/03/2010 at 19:01
One of my future projects is to make a button handbag ... I am sure I can put something together with a charity shop rummage !
13/03/2010 at 19:03

I taught myself to crochet using a Ladybird book.

I don't think the crocheted bikini is for wearing to the pool, but I'm not sure. Maybe I should start a thread about it?

M...eldy    pirate
13/03/2010 at 19:04
I'm still waiting for my knitted Tri suit  
13/03/2010 at 19:06
Knitted Tri suit, LOL! Remember to put plenty vaseline on all yer bits!
14/03/2010 at 11:09

Hope it doesn't sag too much.

I finished a sock last night, but made a mistake on the toe shaping, so I'll have to re-do that bit. Already cast on and started the second one before I realised, so hope to do that a bit better.

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