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Sep 19, 2019 08:33:24   #
suzy-kate wrote:
Had to have three new tests because I've a large floater in one eye and a cateract forming in the other, optician recommended I wear either lenses that darken or always wear Sun glasses on bright days and I needed new glasses because my vision has changed, what's more I need to go back every twelve months from now on. So transition lenses were free, so I chose them rather than paying extra for the tint, I did have to pay more for those glasses to have the lenses thinner and then another £20 for a 3d exam, but then I didn't have to pay the £25 for the eye test. Having put away £500, to pay for it all I was pleased to find I'd only spent £260, DH complained that I'd had new glasses, 3 years after the last pair, I took great delight in pointing out he had new glasses after only 18 months because he broke one pair and lost the other and his (because he has verifocals) cost over £1000, think he was shocked when I told him how little I spent. Before he could say I had money left, I told him he couldn't have it, I may need new glasses next year lol.


He just told me he thought I had new glasses last year, no that was him.
Had to have three new tests because I've a large f... (show quote)


Isn't it funny how they choose to remember only what suits them. Sounds like a short-term-memory loss to me. My DH has that as well.
Besides you may need to buy more yarn with your left-over dosh, so you can practice using your glasses while doing your craft.
That makes sense doesn't it?
Good luck to you,
Cheers
Moisey
 
Sep 13, 2019 20:07:57   #
You are welcome! I have been wanting to try it myself but keep getting side-tracked by other requests for toys.
As for neater work, I taught myself to knit and crochet from books so never had anyone to show me little tricks to help.

My knitting was so sloppy & baggy that the very first jumper/sweater I made for my first boyfriend was unpicked by his mother & re-knitted to fit & had many balls of wool left over, which were offered to me, which I declined anyway.
I was disappointed, but got over it (& in time, got over him as well) & am now married 56yrs while he has married & divorced 3 times.
Always be guided by your instinct.

Later when knitting & crocheting I made a conscious decision to improve my tension & always have one finger against the yarn while crocheting keeping it tort. To other people watching me crochet it would look strange but it works for me and in the past when showing my work on this forum, many have said how neat & regular my work is.
I hope you give crocheting a go when trying pooling & would love to see your completed work, however the choice is yours. Good luck!
Cheers
Moisey
Sep 13, 2019 08:33:24   #
Another one, but just realised you may want a knitted one only. These are crocheted.

https://www.yarnspirations.com/on/demandware.static/-/Sites-master-catalog-spinrite/default/dw26641691/PDF/RHC0125-015943M.pdf
Sep 13, 2019 08:29:36   #
This one from Red Heart may suit you. Looking for more.
Cheers
Moisey

https://www.yarnspirations.com/on/demandware.static/-/Sites-master-catalog-spinrite/default/dw09b5b482/PDF/RHC0125-016636M.pdf
Sep 8, 2019 05:52:59   #
Good for you, well done! I've made a few different ones myself and end up giving them away to family and friends. Great to carry in your handbag & use at markets etc.
Cheers
Moisey
Sep 6, 2019 08:48:41   #
Thanks so much for the patterns, as it is hard to find good patterns for small dolls plus the basket is a bonus.
Cheers
Moisey
 
Sep 3, 2019 10:36:34   #
I can relate to most of those. Thanks!
Cheers
Moisey
Aug 31, 2019 10:46:50   #
Moisey wrote:
You are most welcome.

I have crocheted a few angels & mainly used fabric stiffener on the wings.
It may be easier to crochet the wings first with crochet thread then weave some fine wire through the wings to help support them with or without using fabric stiffener as well. Just a suggestion.
Moisey


Here are two Angels i made some time ago. I think there is one more as well.
Moisey
Two Angels with Snowflakes

Aug 31, 2019 10:39:27   #
You are most welcome.

I have crocheted a few angels & mainly used fabric stiffener on the wings.
It may be easier to crochet the wings first with crochet thread then weave some fine wire through the wings to help support them with or without using fabric stiffener as well. Just a suggestion.
Moisey
Aug 31, 2019 10:33:59   #
martina wrote:
Many of my late relatives on my mothers side worked in cotton mills. Hot, harsh dangerous conditions, long hours, poor pay. This was what made my grandad an ardent trade unionist.


And I think the tiny bits of cotton floating around played havoc with their lungs as well. Would be interesting to see any health stories connected to their employment in the mills.

When in Melbourne many years ago we visited a down-stairs linen shop & suddenly my DH had a terrible coughing fit which took some time to settle down. The lady there said that sometimes a tiny bit of floating cotton could bring that on. Imagine working there over long hours.
Sometimes when we think we had it tough during our working life, we should remember those who had it a lot tougher, long before we existed.
Cheers
Moisey
Aug 30, 2019 11:32:25   #
So that baby (papoose)? if still living would be around 96 yrs of age & her mother maybe 20 yrs older. Wonder what their story was in this life.
We made "shortie pajamas" in first year High School in our sewing class using the old foot pedal Singer sewing machines. Mine were in cheap gingham fabric, purple & white & lasted for years. Actually it was the same year, 1956 when that young lad was born who was trying to cross the road. Would be 63 yrs of age if still living. Where were his parents I wonder.
The mill girl does not look very happy. Just trying to finish her job when they got her to pause for a photo.
My husband went through a phase of making Peanut Brittle. Nice but not really good for your teeth. Now paying the bills for that.
Thanks Chezl. Good ones.
Cheers
Moisey
 
Aug 30, 2019 11:10:51   #
Plenty to give you some research.

https://www.artbeads.com/design-studio/how-to-crochet-with-wire/

https://www.pinterest.com.au/pin/126874914479618853/
Aug 30, 2019 11:08:04   #
More here.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VeWdpjIMNqQ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_dVpB0MExnc

https://www.thesprucecrafts.com/crocheted-wire-jewelry-free-patterns-instructions-979435
Aug 30, 2019 11:04:40   #
There are many sites to help you. Here is one. also some on Youtube. I will list what I find for you.
Cheers
Moisey

https://www.thesprucecrafts.com/crocheting-with-wire-979273
Aug 28, 2019 06:06:13   #
The Coca Cola frosting may sound yummy but is a diabetic's nightmare, or soon to be a diabetic.
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