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Crafter-Granny (C)
I was tired of all my crochet hooks, scissors, needles, etc falling off of the table by my chair, so when I saw this free pattern for Crafter-Granny on Pinterest my problem was solved.

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Just sharing ( Knitting) SL

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Woolen clothes for Sade Iritana- born 13th March 2018
My friend Iritana asked me some months ago now, if I could knit a few items for her expected great grand daughter. The city they live in is notoriously windy so wool is a good option for baby clothes.
I will bundle everything up and post it to them.
Leggings, jacket and two sizes of bonnet.

Two more bonnets- the one on the right is cotton, and a 3 month size jacket

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Increase Afghan
Site will not post suzieW patterns. sorry
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Postila Tam
This is a tam I have just finished using a chart I found on Pinterest. It was just the chart with no instructions but I worked it out anyway. It is a russian pattern from I only have a Picture of the chart so if you can follow a knitting chart I will upload it for you. It is not a hard knit and only 2 colors.

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Crochet Butterfly
A friend from a spinners and knitting group I go to , does a lot of Chrocheting and ask me if I would like some butterflies she has crocheted to use on my hats. She crochet them from fine cotton in one piece then folds them over to form the wings, then adds a few pretty things like you ladies do. So I took a few of them here they are.

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Ragdoll Llama
Just finished this for one of the twins, the colors are more pastel than the picture shows. Free pattern, posted here, from
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Knitting machine recommendations needed
I am new to flatbed knitting, but recently became the fortunate recipient of five (yes, five!) flatbed machines and an enormous amount of yarn. I haven’t actually used any of them yet, because I’ve been busy sorting parts and accessories, and pairing them with their machines.

The problem is that I only have room for two machines, and I need advice on which would be the best two to keep. Here is what I have:

Emprisal 305 (no ribber)

KnitKing 260 + ribber

Studio 360 + ribber + cable + lace carriage

Studio 301 + ribber

Singer SK700 + two sets of pristine lace punch cards (but no magic cartridges or point cartridges)

I’d love to have advice from experienced flatbed knitters so that I can make an informed decision.
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Herrshners Afghan Kit "Victorian Treasure"
One panel of this afghan is worked over 50 stitches with the first stitch of the panel being slipped and purled on the wrong side which makes a "decorative" bit at the beginning. However, the last stitch of the panel is a K on both sides for a garter stitch. In between are some other designs that are consistent. To me the last stitch of the panel should also be a slip so both sides of the panel would match, creating a symmetrical design. Anyone else made this afghan? Too late for me to change it now as I have done too much to want to redo it, but thought I'd point that out. Hope I am clear on what I am trying to say.
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It's finally hidden
I just had to share my good luck. The gentleman from whom I am purchasing my house is in the middle of remodeling his kitchen, bathroom and hallway. In the process of remodeling all this, he came up with 6 of those handy-dandy " put them togeather yourself " shelving units , with doors" . I have become the delighted recipient of these cabinets. As per the above title, " it " - my stash of yarn is finally all in one place, hidden away. I believe I had to go through 3 closets, and my quilting fabric cabinet to actually FIND most all my stash. When I found most of it, As I shelved it in the new cabinets my DH said he kept hearing me say " Wow, I didnt know I had this", or
" When and where on earth did I get this yarn? And best of all " What on earth was I thinking, buying this truely ugly looking yarn?"

Anyway, thanks to my new ( new to me at any rate ) cabinets, all my yarn is now in one place....unless I find more stuffed away in some odd place.
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