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Jan 2, 2013 10:41:45   #
Everything looks great! Thanks for sharing - and thank you for the link for the puppet mittens.
Jan 1, 2013 10:31:08   #
josette wrote:
I made to ruffle skirts for my 8 and 10 year old nieces. My 28 year old daughter said she would love one too. I am patiently waiting for the aran sashay to come it next week but my hands are itching to work on something.

Josette, I knit ruffled skirts for two granddaughters (ages 6 and 9) for Christmas. Their daddy joked that he would wear one too - to shake his booty! If the pattern came in large sizes and the yarn wasn't so pricey, I'd knit him one - he'd wear if for Halloween!
Jan 1, 2013 10:29:31   #
Carol, he is just too cute! And your knitting for him is great!
Jan 1, 2013 08:46:22   #
My first priority today is a "hemming emergency" for my son-in-law. He is flying to Texas on Thursday for his cousin's wedding reception and his new pants are too long. After I get that done, I have two shawls that were gifted on the knitting needles for Christmas to finish knitting and then to learn about blocking. I have to admit that I have the second of a pair of socks on needles and I pick that up for fun. And I started knitting the "not so itty-bitty giraffe" by Susan Anderson. I had purchased the online course from craftsy with a special deal that included the yarn. Of course, I thought I had the right size double pointed needles, but a trip to the fabric store after a soak in the local hot tub place (with my daughter) on Sunday took care of the right sized needles. So I am set for today! Happy New Year everyone!
Dec 31, 2012 09:54:08   #
MrsC wrote:

Thanks for posting this link. I appreciate it.
Dec 31, 2012 09:53:49   #
mirl56 wrote:
Here is the milk run shawl (I found it by searching for 'milk run').

Here are some videos about how to wear a shawl:

Thank you for the pattern. I don't know why it wouldn't come up when I did the search, but now I have it.
Dec 31, 2012 09:51:22   #
That is a magnificent Thomas! He will be very loved!
Dec 31, 2012 08:23:14   #
It's a lovely bag. I really like all the pockets!
Dec 31, 2012 08:17:38   #
Sue, I am sorry for your loss. I am sorry for the stress you have been dealing with during the past months. May 2013 be a year filled with joy and great knitting projects for you! Welcome back.
Dec 31, 2012 08:06:25   #
KarenKnits wrote:
The milk run shawl found on Ravelry is a great one. I'm almost finished mine but also made one for my SIL for Christmas. Very generous sizing and warm!

When I go to ravelry and type in "milk run shawl" I get a message that nothing matches that. Could you give me more ideas how to find that pattern? Thanks.
Dec 31, 2012 07:56:41   #
I need to have several projects going at once. I care for grandkids during the day and some of my knitting can be done while I am sitting on the playroom floor with my two year old grandson. Other projects require more concentration and are kept for times when the boys are napping or not here. I have bought several small to medium sized open fabric box type bins that I keep my working projects in. That way they are mobile and I can pick up a bin and move from room to room easily. Logan (the 2 year old) has claimed a smaller bin for his own. He has several pieces of sock yarn (where I had to pull the second skein out to match where I started with the first sock) in his bin and he will hold them with two hands, rubbing his fingers and thumbs together. If you ask what he is doing, he will tell you, "I knitting." What are you knitting, Logan? "I knitting a bear!"

Having each project with its yarn, needles, and instructions kept together increases the likelihood that I will pick it up at some point and work on it! Good luck figuring out a system that will work for you.
Dec 30, 2012 19:49:17   #
GypsyC1225 wrote:
I turned 80 on Christmas day, and just bought a set of Harmney from knitpick. I figure to be around for a very long time

Way to go Gypsy! Keep on knitting!
Dec 29, 2012 21:11:13   #
Erica Patberg wrote:
I second the Hiya Hiyas. I've got a nickel allergy, and nickel plated Addis had me at the dermatologist with red peeling skin and swollen eyelids! Gave away all my Addis and bought the Hiya Hiya set. The newer sets have worked out a few of the kinks, the cords are SO flexible, and they now have sharps! Also look into the Chia Goo reds. I'm considering buying that set. A girl can't have too many needles ;)

Erica, I am so glad to know about the nickel on the Addis. I, too, have a severe nickel allergy. I am leaning towards either the Hiya Hiya or the Chiaogoo interchangeable needle sets. I appreciate your knowledge about the nickel. Thanks.
Dec 29, 2012 13:45:30   #
Wira, I am so sorry for your loss. Sending prayers for peace and strength to you. Hugs!
Dec 29, 2012 13:44:13   #
eileenk wrote:
Do you have any tips on how to put them together? Any "good tips on sewing them up? I made one however I had so much trouble that I am ready to just "junk the whole thing". How do you do so many so quickly? What yarn did you use?

Gypsycream has instructions on crafsty for putting the bears together. And if you need more help or have more questions, she will answer them personally. Don't give up!
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