I learn more new things onKP. Very interesting that the Irish kept the Latin language alive in the Dark Ages and that the Monks were teachers. Wonder if anyone has written a book about that recently.
I am old enough to remember him singing o the hit parade in the early forties. What a voice.
Be sure and get your entry forms and fill out and send in. I used to enter quilts and clothing and weaving and tatting but that was25 years ago. Your shawl is beautiful and post pics when you are finished. Good luck. A Okie from Ponca. Yes we do knit in Okla. It is a very colorful state and so much to do here
Be sure and get your entry form. You have to send them in early and then you do not have much wait on your entry day. I used to enter things but no knitting. A Okie from Ponca. Beautiful work go for it.
I would make a nine inch template out of freezer paper and make your patches and your solid patches exactly nine inches square. I would sew with an exact one fourth inch seam. You will need to make several templates as the freezer paper will lose its stickiness after about 20 times. Easing in will frustrate you and the blocks need to be the same size.Hope this info helps. I have won many blue ribbons on my quilts at the local and state levels. Good luck.
QBack during the forties we used them to cover our hair when it was a mess. They were inexpensive and you could buy them every where. Not usually knitted. I am 91 and remember wearing one when I did not have time to fix my hair.
I am also 91 and had ten candles on my cake .9 large ones for the nine decades and one small one. Went to a show where they tell naughty jokes and they dedicated the show to me. It was called Just dirty enough. I laughed and laughed and came home and had a good nights sleep. I enjoy just watching and listening to the dumb things people do. A blessing to have lived this long and still drive and my mind has not gone south yet..Cheers
Wash it. Sew up the bottom and put plastic sacks in it. I do not know what it is ,good conversation piece .
AI notice that my bridge playing buddies that supported you know who have not said a word in months, I wonder why...
QI want you to know that Barrack Obamas mother lived in Ponca City Okla and went to school here for three years. His grandfather worked for Jay Paris furniture Co and his grandfather bought a house on North 13th St. I personally went to the county court house and checked the records. My son checked the school records and found his Mother's records. If you wish to check this story on the internet go to the blog. Ponca City we love you. Just trying to set the record straight. You can not believe everything you read in the newspapers.
I would go buy some old jeans and cut new squares. I have made 3 denim quilts since January and they are so heavy. The iron on stabilizer would probably work but you might like not having to fuss with it. Still have to make a couple more quilts and I cut my strips 41/2 by 121/2 and have one block going up and the next block going opposite. Makes a good looking quilt. I used an old electric scissors to open up the legs. It zipped right through that tough material Good luck
I live in Ponca City and we have a group that meets at the Senior Center every Thursday at 10 a m for a little over a hour. No organization and we do knitting for charity and for ourselves and are willing to teach others for no charge. You might try a senior group and works good if you do not try to get it organized too much. We range in age from late thirties to ninety. Hope you can get a group started.
Go continental. I am ambi and can not knit the English way and have tried and tried. You use both hands in knitting so continental would probably be best.
I learned to crochet a little by the time I was about 10 and then my Mom taught me to tat at the same time. I must have been a patient child as I can remember taking the knots out of that tatting but I was determined to get it right. Taught myself to knit at about 18 and it was so easy compared to tatting. In Peru you will see young girls of 4 or 5 years old with a couple of knitting needles in hand and trying to make stitches when out playing. They probably can do knitting by 7 or 8 years old. There is some fantastic knitting in the mountains in Peru and men do a lot of it. I have taught EMH girls to knit and also girls in a large foster home. These were girls of 15 to 17 years old and some wanted to learn and some did not. The EMH girls learned but it took an hour session 3 times a week for almost a full semester. But once they got it they really liked knitting. I have not taught really young girls to knit but I think about 7 or 8 would be a good age if they are interested.