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    Littlebean
    The Knitters Thread
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    • 1st Oct 07, 5:55 AM
    The Knitters Thread 1st Oct 07 at 5:55 AM
    Following on from the recent thread about handknitting it is apparent that many of us OS'ers are also keen knitters. The idea of this thread is to give us a place to post comments/suggestions, to be able to chat about our current work in progress (WIP), share patterns/tips/tricks, and post pictures of our completed work (I'm nosy and love seeing piccies ).

    I'll get the ball rolling: I've now finished knitting the sweater that sparked the original post. Now I've remembered just how much I disliked making up the finished garment -definately the worst part of knitting. I've managed to pick up and knit around the neck and I've done the collar, but now I have to work out how to set in the sleeves - hmmmmmm. Any suggestions/tips would be gratefully received. I've never knitted a sweater with shaped armholes before - having stuck to straight seams - but having splurged on the yarn I really want the finished product to look nice.
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    • PipneyJane
    • By PipneyJane 16th Sep 17, 7:57 AM
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    PipneyJane
    everyone is welcome here, We are a friendly bunch here and all very laid back! If you did want a crochet thread there is one in the crafting section of the forum.

    I have crochet a few beanie hats over the last few weeks, stocking up for Superman's charity "winter warmer" bags for the homeless people in town.

    Knitting has slowed down, I had a miscarriage in august so the unfinished knitting I began for hitcher hiker has been abandonned until I feel able to face it.

    I'm turning my attention to christmas presents - master H want's more clothes for his bear so will be a mixture of knitting/crocheting and sewing going on..... and the usual hats to make! I found a nice pattern for some slipper socks to have a bash at too!

    Whats everyone up to?
    Originally posted by mary hinge
    Mary - I am so sorry about the baby. (((( hugs ))))).

    I am half way down the last sleeve of my Bellecond Blouse http://http://www.ravelry.com/projects/PipneyJane/2811-bellecond-blouse-2. Next up is The Jan Sweater from Susan Crawford's A Stitch In Time Volume 2. http://http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/the-jan-sweater. It's been lurking for a while - I bought the yarn for it in 2011!

    Also on the needles is my "sock du jour", which lurks in the bottom of my handbag. I expect to get some knitting on that done tomorrow, when I'm due to get the Tube into London for a football match.
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    • By spirit 17th Sep 17, 9:05 AM
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    spirit
    Maryhinge, sorry to hear your sad news. This happened to my daughter just before Christmas last year. Thankfully she is now 23 weeks pg with a boy. I wish you all the best for the next one.

    So I've been knitting a lot of baby boy things. I like Debbie Bliss and Bergere de France patterns and yarns at the moment (any other suggestions gratefully received)

    I've made a lovely striped hoody in teal/ecru from Debbie Bliss. I also made a navy colour jacket with hood from Bergere. The pattern doesn't say to line it but I thought it would look better done. I'd like to say I have lined it myself but it would be a fib. I'd love to be able to sew nicely - sighs. I got some navy/white striped fabric and the local craft shop is lining it for me.

    I'm currently working on a cabled tank top, another DB pattern, in indigo colour. I've done the front and am 2/3rd of the way up the back.

    At the same time, i'm doing another hitchhiker. I've found that the WI cotton yarn in Hobbycraft is nice to work with and affordable.
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    • nursemaggie
    • By nursemaggie 17th Sep 17, 2:26 PM
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    nursemaggie
    I would love to be able to knit for a baby again. Used to do lots for friends.
    My DD was living in Saudi Arabia when DGS was born so he certainly did not need anything knitted.

    Now they are living in Malta I get to make the odd thing as they do have three months of cooler weather. Of course if I make him a jumper, if I don't make it too big he may only wear if half a dozen times before the warm weather is back. At age 4 he loves my hand knits.
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