See pirates, it IS a knitting club!
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?
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
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?
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.
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.
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.
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