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14/03/2010 at 11:19

I'm, intrigued by what you are doing with your chunky wool

Small a mystery

Aza you'd need to line the peep hole bits up carefully

Kwilter you are a knitting demon
14/03/2010 at 15:28

Aza - I had a knitted bikini, but that was as a child when, frankly, it matters less. Pale blue with pink trim. And it didn't stretch when it got wet, but it did feel like it had been knitted from plastic string. Nice!

I know what yoe mean about wanting to try all these things, but real life gets in the way. I'm dabbling in making clothes for my god daughter and her tiny tears doll. She used to be mine, a present from my god-mother and mum made her a whole wardrobe of fabulous clothes. i can now do repectable gathers, but have trouble with zips

Cross stitch is just a matter of being able to count - or at least, it is the way i do it.

14/03/2010 at 15:50
HL I have visions of those plastic pan scourers, sounds very uncomfortable

I can still miscount with cross stitch
Bouncing Barlist    pirate
14/03/2010 at 16:03
Is knitting the new pipesmoking?
14/03/2010 at 16:04
knitting is the new rock and roll and sex and drugs, Barly
14/03/2010 at 21:38
And to prove it, I've just finished knitting a pair of socks
14/03/2010 at 21:42
Which presumably you knitted whilst taking drugs and having sex? Careful with those needles
14/03/2010 at 21:43
I am taking my needles and new yarn on the train with me tomorrow.  Gawd help anyone sitting next to me who encroaches on my knitting space.  I shall practice my best stern glare.
14/03/2010 at 21:48
I find it best never to annoy someone armed with pointy sticks
14/03/2010 at 21:49

Ooooooo, I will post piccies of my cross stitch series.  Had a phone call from my framer last week to say that they last one is framed and ready for collection.

Does anyone here do/have done bobbin lace making?  I used to about 15 years ago and still have all the bits and pieces in the attic.

14/03/2010 at 21:50
Never tried bobbin lace, but have admired it. I can tat.
14/03/2010 at 21:54

This is my current work-in-progress

And I also used to do lots of hardanger.  I made a duvet cover with lots of hardanger square inserts. It was beautiful until the cat was poorly on the bed and I could not get rid of the stains

14/03/2010 at 21:54

I own lots of tat and I probably will buy more when I get to the Metro Centre tomorrow.

There's a village near where I grew up which is quite famous for its lacemaking.  They revived the classes a few years ago and it's very popular.  I've never tried it though/

14/03/2010 at 21:55
Bobbin lace is easy, Kwilts.  You only ever use four bobbins at a time and either twist left over right or right over left. 
14/03/2010 at 21:56
Oh wow Schmuckee, that is just incredibly gorgeous.
14/03/2010 at 21:57
PS - What's the best way to take photo's of stitching that's behind glass?  I can't stop getting reflections on the glass
14/03/2010 at 21:59
Outside in natural light and shut off the flash?
14/03/2010 at 22:00
Cheers TP - I will post a pic tomorrow of what I have done of it so far.  I am one of these people who do stitching for three or four weeks non-stop, then not go near it for a couple of months.  One piece of work took over three years from start to finish but was probably only four or five months of actual stitching
14/03/2010 at 22:08
I'm the same.  I have great spurts of enthusiasm and then go off it and the bit of work gets left in a cupboard for months.  Mrs Pink has a tapestry of mine which I started when I was about 15 and finally finished when I was about 30.  I am thinking I might fancy doing some tapestry covers for my dining chairs sometime soon.
14/03/2010 at 22:31
I was once asked to do a set of tapestry dining chair covers, but it would have taken me forever
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