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Feb 16, 2017 14:18:00   #
yup! and the table holds the weight of the work, meaning that I can continue to work with mohair in May in Mississippi.
 
Feb 16, 2017 09:50:35   #
I have two large rectangular dining room tables in my living space. I spread my work there. I line the skeins up above my work. then when that row is thru, i do NOT flip the work or turn it over or tangle the yarn in that movement. I move to the other side of the table, move the skeins straight across the table, and work the next row, then move to the other side of hte table and continue. This means that I am not tossing around yarn and project.

My daughter in law uses a card table, it's moveable and that way she can pick it up and rotate the entire table rather than move and tangle the work and working yarn.
Feb 10, 2017 08:44:33   #
hey, there! from Debra in Mississippi
Jan 29, 2017 15:21:21   #
thanks, all!
Jan 29, 2017 13:30:01   #
and to you, happy new year, spring is on its way for sure!
Jan 29, 2017 13:29:23   #
Welcome from Misssissippi!
Crafts and creativity are so valuable to me, so I am really glad that you are here after not having had the chance to be creative for thirty years. It'd be great to see you progress in these next few weeks; yea! grins, debra
 
Jan 28, 2017 21:14:32   #
thanks, ladies!
Jan 28, 2017 16:27:15   #
Earlier this month, I went thru my front yarn room {I have a back one too, but it's not accessible at the moment} to organize it some more and clear up some of the mess that has grown in there. I ripped many projects that had been setting, taking up room and yarn, glaring at me. I finished a handful of projects and gave them to whom they were intended. And I unearthed this blue and brown square pictured. I added all the outer rounds of blue, past the brown, and sent it along with some dark blue squares I had done for a group project to a lovely woman in Nevada who will assemble 4"x4" granny squares that have been sent to her from all over the world into a blanket for a coworker who lost her son before the holidays. I know that sometimes we do stuff for other people and it's a nice treat when we receive something for ourselves.

The multicolor granny below that is NOT finished, it's a part of a much larger project that I am working on. It's similar to temperature or mood afghans in theory, but it includes a family component. I did the high and low temp for the day and location of various birthdays for nineteen people. Those people are, starting from the center and moving out, My Husband and his first wife {she died over ten years ago and I represented that with the highs/lows for that day in one round of two strands}, their five children and their spouses and their children. A round of black separates each sibling's family unit from another sibling and their family of creation. White rounds separate parents from children. Maroon rounds separate individuals, siblings amongst the grandchildren. This part is about half finished now.

Then I'll add panels to the top, sides, and bottom. Those will be embroidered or cross stitched with the individuals' names and dates, a family tree of sorts. I call it the Wolfghan, because it's my husband and his descendants {and our last name is Wolf}.

Below that is a granny rectangle throw done in Caron Simply Soft Shadows, plum mist. My cousin's baby girl is graduating high school this spring. It's for her. I'm also doing afghans for my cousin and her husband, and their son, as well as my aunt. I'll send all of them on at one time, when they are finished. I haven't figured out what exactly I will do for everyone, but I am pretty sure I know what yarns I will be using.

Our daughter Donna will be the recipient associated with the peppermint swirl pictured last. I wanted to make something that Donna would really love so I asked her to consider color, item, pattern, design, etc. She picked the peppermint throw, but I want to make it the size of her bed, which is queen. So she decided that she would rather have larger swirls than more swirls, and the yarn in Caron's Simply Soft Autumn Red and Black. In this photo, the red looks oranger than it really is.

So those are some of the projects I have been working on in crochet.








Jan 28, 2017 16:01:52   #
omg, soooo beautiful! love your color combinations

i just started to do tunisian again recently, so pictured are two different projects. the baby blanket on the bottom is in Caron Simply Soft papaya and soft pink. The greens are dark sage and sage, both in Caron Simply Soft. I also recently made two dishcloths using tunisian entrelac, one was in simple stitch like these are in, the other was in stockinette/knit stitch. I'm having fun with tunisian.


Jan 28, 2017 15:54:34   #
Thanks sso very much, Mary, Butterfly1943, Naneast, & Jimmy's Wife.

Most of my finished projects recently have been crochet, cuz I'm a fiber freak of sorts, aren't we all?
Jan 28, 2017 15:49:56   #
I know, right? How could I?!?!
 
Jan 28, 2017 11:36:19   #
Last night I came across this site and then realized that I have an account here but it'd been three years since I was active on Knitting Paradise; so I just wanted to say, "hey!" and give a very brief re~intro: my name is Debra Wolf and I live with my husband and three lil dogs in Starkville, Mississippi {home to Mississippi State University}. I've crocheted for about forty years, and taught myself to knit about ten years ago. I use lots of similar techniques when I knit as when I crochet, so I hold the yarn tension with my left hand {since I am right handed and crocheted first, holding the hook with my right hand}. I generally knit fast, using a continental combination {with the stitches sitting on the needle either way} style. This year, so far, I've crocheted &/or knitted daily, for several hours. I've two knitting projects ongoing at the moment, and four crochet projects with several more planned. The two knitting projects are pictured. The blue one is the center panel of a gift for a friend, it's Caron's Simply Soft in Pagoda with a strand of Lighthouse Mist {mohair} in the blue colorway. The carrot, gold, claret Red Heart are similar to our wedding colors {we married in the autumn 2009}, it's a soft and squishy throw for another friend. If you are interested in the crochet projects, I do belong to FB and have discussed them there, and will be posting to my blog which is linked in the signature section below. Glad to be back!
Amy's center panel

autumn throw

Jan 28, 2017 01:02:36   #
blue5147 wrote:
I want to crochet a blanket like a Grannie Square but as if you had folded it in half then half again. I hope you can understand what I want.


Sounds like that might be similar to a mitered square.

https://crochetagain.com/2012/06/24/mitered-granny-square/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kmRz_pkA-hY
http://knittingsuna.blogspot.com/2011/04/mitered-square-blanket-pattern.html
Nov 26, 2014 12:31:39   #
JSZimmer wrote:
Dkwolfe, knitty-gritties!!!! Thanks for that word! I love it.


imma knit~wit and usually it shows {wink}
Nov 26, 2014 11:36:55   #
JSZimmer wrote:
Any recommendations for a clear explanation of how knitting works?? I am an ok knitter but because I don't get what's really going on I have a very hard time fixing mistakes, especially with easy lace patterns I have used. There is a new book called Principles of Knitting. Has anyone read it? Any comments and suggestions are appreciated.



I have that book and I love it! Principles of Knitting has been around for a long time, however a new edition of it came out fairly recently. However, some folks find it a lil too technical in the explanations. I do like it, cuz that's the way I tend to think, I want the explanations to be highly detailed and I want to understand the theory behind it and I want to know the Knitty~gritties. But sometimes it can be a bit much if you just want to know your answer and know it now. There are other books, of course, but this one fits me perfectly. There are a few others that I really like too, but most folks say that they are too theoretical and not practical {I agree, they are theory driven}. But if you want to look at it, you can, before you buy it!!
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