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Two pair socks: one skein
I made a toe up sock and liked the pattern so did its almost-match in reverse as cuff down. Then I had enough yarn left for a second full pair but liked the way the stripes came out on the first one so just made them ankle socks so I could keep the same patterning.
Stanza yarn in case curious. Found it for $6 at Tuesday Morning. Two pairs (plus extra left for something else) for $6 is pretty great.
Patterns were the basic patterns in Kate Atherley’s book Custom Socks.
Blue and lemon baby cardigan
I finished this on Friday night but didn't get a chance to put it up until now.
wheel chair shawl for my best friend
hope she will like it!
Update on shortening a vest I made for my grandson
First of all I want to say thank you to the KP'ers who gave great advice. I have learned a wonderful technique and will now have a nice vest to wear myself. Big smile. Its great to turn a problem into a success! HOWEVER, to the person who PM'd me with a long, intense rant about how it was all my fault for not swatching, etc., etc., -- I did swatch, I was spot on. I believe the first time I made the vest, it was too short because I guess the designer assumed a man with a 36" chest was also short. MY fault for assuming it would all be good. The second time, I added length but didn't like how the neckline looked. Finally I decided to use a custom fit pattern where you input all the measurements and the gauge and the pattern is generated. I trusted and went forward. Somehow I messed up in the measurements. Again MY fault. I take full responsibility. My grandson lives a drive away, and i am impatient- - wanted to get it finished, and man I was tired of the yarn --soooooo. My Answer To the PMer, is You were rude and unkind and assumed all sorts of things that were not true. This is not helpful. For the most part, KP is a safe and helpful place and I feel that all the wonderful knitters here are my friends. Thank you for listening. Glad to get that off my chest. Sue
Car and caravan
Here is my car and caravan that I have knitted for the front window of our caravan, who's name by the way is Bertha. It is different to the original picture of the pattern, which a very kind and lovely lady let me have the pattern for a couple of weeks ago. It is made to look like our caravan, which it does sort of but the door and window should be the opposite way round. I didn't knit the wheels I used wooden buttons that says handmade with love on them. And I changed the colour of the car to my hubby's choice as its for him really. It's not perfect but my hubby loves it.
Knitted car and caravan
Our car and caravan
Saucy Joke: Whose Is It?
One Monday morning the postman was walking through the neighborhood on his usual route delivering the mail. As he approached one of the homes, he noticed that both cars were still in the driveway.
His wonder was cut short by Craig, the homeowner, coming out with a load of empty beer, wine and spirit bottles for the recycling bin.
'Wow Craig, looks like you guys had one hell of a party last night,' the Postman commented.
Craig, in obvious pain, replied, 'Actually we had it Saturday night. This is the first time I have felt like moving since 4 am Sunday morning. We had about 15 couples from around the neighborhood over for some weekend fun and it got a bit wild.
We all got so drunk around midnight that we started playing WHO AM I?'
The Postman thought for a moment and said, 'How do you play WHO AM I?'
‘Well, all the guys go in the bedroom and come out one at a time covered with a sheet with only the 'family jewels' showing through a hole in the sheet. Then the women try to guess who it is..'
The postman laughed and said, 'Sounds like fun, I'm sorry I missed it.'
'Probably a good thing you did,' Craig responded:-
'Your name came up seven times.'
Scanning knitting patterns
I usually scan in on the paint site and it scans as JPEGS .Then I bring up another site PDF fill Tools Free ...and this then changes the scanned pattern to PDF by dropping one page in at a time but you can only drop up to 5 pages at a time .If you have say 8 pages then it needs 2 goes which then means there are 2 separate patterns in file Is there a quicker way . I keep seeing advertised JPegs to PDF between post on this site has anybody tried it.
Pram cover ( c )
It only took me 3 nights to complete this, I'm sure I get all my inspiration off all the lovely people on here, it is chunky acrylic yarn with no labels, I bought it from a yarn sale at abakhan, I still need to sew the ends in, it's for no one in particular I think I'll put it with my charity stuff, I think I did the spikes a little too deep or it isn't wide enough but I think some mum will love it, just a quick question, when you are do sting to a charity do you put a made with love tab in or is that just for people you know
I'm currently knitting a shawl with an awful lot of stitches & I have to put something on the needle ends to stop the stitches "escaping" when I put it down - I'm twisting a rubber band round the tips but I wondered what other knitters use or if any one has come across some sort of do-dar for sale ?
Hint from 1940
Hello everyone; sorry I've been quiet for so long. I am recovering from hip replacement surgery, so I have a lot of time to sit & knit.
A few days ago, I was looking through a British magazine from 1940; it was my Mother's.
They say, cast on your stitches, then row 1 - k1tbl, p1 & you will get a lovely, neat edge to your garment.
i did, & it is lovely! So, I thought I would pass on the hint to others.
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