Knitting! (and other needle arts...)

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Hazel Pethig
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Post by Hazel Pethig » January 5th, 2019, 10:11 am

Here you go, I posted my finished blocks on Imgur
https://imgur.com/gallery/JpGeZef
[size=150][i][color=cyan]Eat.[/color] [color=blue]Sleep.[/color] [color=darkblue]Read.[/color] [color=indigo]Repeat.[/color][/i][/size]

Kikisaulite
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Post by Kikisaulite » January 5th, 2019, 12:05 pm

Looks super cool! :thumbs: That piece with cats is definitely my favourite! :D The finished piece will be a masterpiece, something one can scrutinize for hours, with all those small details and different prints. Great work! :clap:
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ShadowRain
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Post by ShadowRain » March 2nd, 2019, 11:42 am

Hi everyone!

I just got myself a knitting machine and I was curious if anyone had any pointers or book recommendations to share :) .

mightyfelix
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Post by mightyfelix » March 9th, 2019, 10:11 pm

Test Knitters Wanted!!!

I've recently designed a quick little knitting pattern for a butterfly. It uses scrap yarn (sock or sport weight) and straight needles. The butterfly will come out to around 2 to 4 inches from wingtip to wingtip, depending on your gauge. It's flat and lacy and good for sewing or pinning onto anything you want to dress up with a butterfly.

You'll need to know:
knit
purl
knit 2 together
yarn over

Does anyone want to test this pattern for me and give me some feedback as to readability, accuracy, ease of following the pattern, and so forth?

lymiewithpurpose
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Post by lymiewithpurpose » March 10th, 2019, 9:06 am

I’d be willing to give it a go! Might take a little while because I can’t get very far without my knuckles hurting but it sounds fun!
Campbell
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mightyfelix
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Post by mightyfelix » March 10th, 2019, 11:30 am

lymiewithpurpose wrote:
March 10th, 2019, 9:06 am
I’d be willing to give it a go! Might take a little while because I can’t get very far without my knuckles hurting but it sounds fun!
It takes me about 15-20 minutes to make one. I think I knit at a slightly above average speed, so maybe that gives you a bit of an idea. (On the other hand, I now have the pattern memorized. It'll take longer while trying to read/learn it.)

When I get home, I will put the pattern online and send you a link. Actually, I'll probably just put it here in the thread, because I don't see any reason to restrict it. I won't be selling the pattern, as I designed it to be freely distributed at my church.

mightyfelix
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Post by mightyfelix » March 12th, 2019, 12:50 am

lymiewithpurpose wrote:
March 10th, 2019, 9:06 am
I’d be willing to give it a go! Might take a little while because I can’t get very far without my knuckles hurting but it sounds fun!
Ok, here is the pattern. Sorry it took me a couple of days to actually remember about uploading this. Please let me know (whenever you can; no rush at all) how it goes for you. General things like:
  • how easy or difficult was it to follow the pattern?
  • were there abbreviations you didn't understand? If so, what?
  • were the given stitch counts accurate?
  • any specific problems that arose
  • any suggestions you may have to make the instructions more clear
  • etc
I'd love to see a picture of your work, too! Maybe through an email attachment, if you don't mind. I can PM you my email.

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Post by lymiewithpurpose » March 12th, 2019, 6:23 am

mightyfelix wrote:
March 12th, 2019, 12:50 am
lymiewithpurpose wrote:
March 10th, 2019, 9:06 am
I’d be willing to give it a go! Might take a little while because I can’t get very far without my knuckles hurting but it sounds fun!
Ok, here is the pattern. Sorry it took me a couple of days to actually remember about uploading this. Please let me know (whenever you can; no rush at all) how it goes for you. General things like:
  • how easy or difficult was it to follow the pattern?
  • were there abbreviations you didn't understand? If so, what?
  • were the given stitch counts accurate?
  • any specific problems that arose
  • any suggestions you may have to make the instructions more clear
  • etc
I'd love to see a picture of your work, too! Maybe through an email attachment, if you don't mind. I can PM you my email.
Sounds good! I will get on it when I can (and when I actually remember :lol:). Looks like fun!
Campbell
Constructive criticism always welcome

Readers wanted: The Cliff-Dwellers

Pinkigloo
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Post by Pinkigloo » April 12th, 2019, 5:08 pm

Just found this off topic, by my post count you will see that I am new to LibriVox. I love yarn!!!! I have been crocheting since grade 1 and as an adult have also picked up knitting and needle tatting. Saw this thread and had to introduce myself, so hello! There are so many posts to read in this thread, it may take we a while :wink:

Kozmique
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Post by Kozmique » May 17th, 2019, 6:03 pm

Does anyone else in here embroider, or is it all knitters? One of my closest friends is a dedicated yarnie, who spins and dyes her own wool and can tell you the name of the sheep it came from, but I've never picked up the knack. But I'm great at embroidery! :D

annise
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Post by annise » May 17th, 2019, 6:40 pm

There's a big thread on cross stitch viewtopic.php?f=25&t=15742&hilit=cross+stitch

mightyfelix
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Post by mightyfelix » May 18th, 2019, 12:54 am

I've never tried embroidery, but I don't think I'd enjoy it. I didn't care for cross stitch much. I have just recently started bobbin lace, and I'm loving it! Such a cool art form, and really not that complicated when you break it down into individual stitches.

Kozmique
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Post by Kozmique » May 28th, 2019, 8:52 am

I don't enjoy cross stitch. I prefer freeform embroidery, which is like painting with thread.

Pinkigloo
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Post by Pinkigloo » July 31st, 2019, 3:24 pm

Hey Kozmique!

I do embroidery, as well as a good number of other yarn/thread related making. I feel that cross-stitch (I also do) and embroidery are very different though

mightyfelix
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Post by mightyfelix » August 1st, 2019, 10:30 pm

About three months ago, I started going to a class on bobbin lace making. It's so wonderful!

https://youtu.be/ZdLTFOSEp3Q

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