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Off to Australia for Declan's baby sister
Declan now has a new baby sister so have posted these off ready for their winter

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Tea Cosy
I surprised a friend with this. She was thrilled, especially as I had knit it myself.

Here it is:

This is where the pattern came from - a very old booklet of patterns for children to knit.

My sisters and I used it when we were little.


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Ghillie dhu dolls
Hi we’re doing these to give to fosters n carers who give them to the children x

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M1 knit question
Pattern calls to K3,yo,K1,M1........ If it doesn't say M1 L or M1R, does it mean to just pick up the bar stitch , put it on left needle and knit thru the back?
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Meet Valerie, my latest bunny - just finished today.

Happy Knitting everyone!

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2 stitch i-cord bind off?
Has anyone done a 2-stitch i-cord bind off? Is it even a thing? I am putting a seed stitch border of about 2 inches on the knitterati gradient lapghan and am thinking about finishing it off with the i-cord bind off, but the 3-stitch seems a bit heavy for the border.

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This must be the worst nightmare of knitting ...
I made a mockup of the Outlander Claire's Wrap Stole / Shawl on the basis of available photos on the internet - and I have to say, I did pretty well - and I am now almost done with a second copy - a gift for my "sisfriend" - and then this happens on the last bit...not enough yarn...grrrrrrr....

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How to calculate yardage from one weight to another
Hi everyone! Newbie to the forum here. First I want to thank you for adding me and tell you a little about myself. Retired, living on a barrier island off coast of Georgia where I grew up. I have a daughter, four grandchildren and a wirehair fox terrier that keeps me on my toes. My first crafting love is designing and sewing children’s garments, specifically heirloom garments with smocking, embroidery, lace etc. I also love crocheting (because I can take it out on my patio and enjoy the sea breez) that I learned from my mother and tatting I learned from my grandmother.

So, I’ve decided to branch out a bit and design a crocheted shawl for myself rather than use a published pattern. It will be rectangular and easy peasey combo of stitches—you gotta walk before you run, right?

I have crocheted a swatch in DK weight yarn to see if my idea would work—it does. And I know how many yards of DK weight yarn it takes for the swatch. From the dimensions of the swatch and yarn yardage I can calculate how much DK weight yarn I will need for a shawl 20” x 60”.
BUT I want to do the shawl in SPORT WEIGHT yarn to make it a bit lighter and lacier. I don’t have any sport weight yarn to create a swatch. Is there a rule of thumb that allows you to convert yardage from one weight to another? In other words if a shawl in DK weight yarn requires 1,200 yards, how many yards will I need for the shawl in SPORT WEIGHT?

Thanks in advance for your help.
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Hand knit by machine
I want to make the Vermont Felted Bag by machine. Pattern found on Valley Farms a bit ago. I am going to use my knit king 260. Hand pattern says to cast on 34 sts. that is for hand knit. I am going to do 68 sts . For the bottom it says to cast on 3sts. knit 1 row than cast on 3 more sts. Would I be correct to cast on 6 sts each side for shaping of the bottom. Sorry I don't know how to post reference to this pattern.

THank You, daleech
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Fwd: New Preamble to the Constitution...Pass It On
This was sent to me & it definitely makes a lot of sense

This is probably the best e-mail I've seen recently. The following has been attributed to Lewis Napper, a Jackson, Mississippi computer programmer. He didn't expect his essay -- a tart 10-point list of "rights" Americans don't have -- to become an Internet legend.
'We the sensible people of the United States, in an attempt to help everyone get along, restore some semblance of justice, avoid more riots, keep our nation safe, promote positive behavior, and secure the blessings of debt-free liberty to ourselves and our great-great-great- grandchildren, hereby try one more time to ordain and establish some common sense guidelines for the terminally whiny, guilt-ridden, delusional. We hold these truths to be self-evident: that a whole lot of people are confused by the Bill of Rights and are so dim they require a Bill of NON-Rights.'
You do not have the right to a new car, big screen TV, or any other form of wealth. More power to you if you can legally acquire them, but no one is guaranteeing anything.
You do not have the right to never be offended. This country is based on freedom, and that means freedom for everyone -- not just you! You may leave the room, turn the channel, express a different opinion, etc.; but the world is full of dummies, and probably always will be.

You do not have the right to be free from harm. If you stick a screwdriver in your eye, learn to be more careful; do not expect the tool manufacturer to make you and all your relatives independently wealthy.
>>>> You do not have the right to free food and housing. Americans are the most charitable people to be found, and will gladly help anyone in need, but we are quickly growing weary of subsidizing generation after generation of professional couch potatoes who achieve nothing more than the creation of another generation of professional couch potatoes.
>>>> You do not have the right to free health care. That would be nice, but from the looks of public housing, we're just not interested in public health care.
>>>> You do not have the right to physically harm other people. If you kidnap, rape, intentionally maim, or kill someone, don't be surprised if the rest of us want to see you get the blue juice.
>>>> You do not have the right to the possessions of others. If you rob, cheat, or coerce away the goods or services of other citizens, don't be surprised if the rest of us get together and lock you away in a place where you still won't have the right to a big screen color TV or a life of leisure..
>>>> You do not have the right to a job. All of us sure want you to have a job, and will gladly help you along in hard times, but we expect you to take advantage of the opportunities of education and vocational training laid before you to make yourself useful.
>>>> You do not have the right to happiness. Being an American means that you have the right to PURSUE happiness, which by the way, is a lot easier if you are unencumbered by an overabundance of idiotic laws created by those of you who were confused by the Bill of Rights.
>>>> This is an English speaking country. We don't care where you came from, English is our language. Learn it!
>>>> You do not have the right to change our country's history or heritage. This country was founded on the belief in one true God. And yet, you are given the freedom to believe in any religion, any faith, or no faith at all; with no fear of persecution. The phrase IN GOD WE TRUST is part of our heritage and history, sorry if you are uncomfortable with it.
>>>> If you agree, share this with a friend. No, you don't have to, and nothing tragic will befall you if you don't. I just think it's about time common sense is allowed to flourish. Sensible people of the United States must speak out because if you do not, who will?
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