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Knitting or Crocheting for Christmas gifts?
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Date: 9/26/11 1:51 PM

What are you knitting or crocheting for gifts this year? Let's post & encourage each other.
So far I am half way through knitting a scarf for DH. I have 3 other scarves to knit .... am needing to get my friend's purse knit up also & felted.

So please post & help encourage other ...only 89 days left to go!

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Date: 9/27/11 10:19 PM

Not to exciting but i'm knitting dish and wash cloths for the kids. They love theonesI knit and they are fun and easy to do.

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Date: 9/28/11 10:23 AM

I just found a couple of patterns for coffee cup cozies warmers. I think I will add some of those to my list. Inlaws love to go out for coffee so maybe they would like a couple of them. ............ also use up some of left over yarn. ; )

Peggy I am knitting some washcloths & dishcloths too. I started making some scrubbies too ..... those are fairly quick & fun to make.... this is my first time making the scrubbies this past weekend.
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Date: 9/28/11 8:06 PM

I have been crocheting hats - so far completed one beanie and one beret. I am nearly finished a second beanie.

What knid of thread/yarn do you knit the dishcloths and washers in?

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Date: 9/28/11 8:55 PM

I use Sugar N Creme for dishcloths & scrubbies..... I love this cotton for washcloths as it is softer.

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Date: 9/28/11 9:35 PM

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I use Sugar N Creme for dishcloths & scrubbies..... I love this cotton for washcloths as it is softer.

I totally agree with you. Love that "I love this cotton" from Hobby Lobby but it is a bit pricer than sugar n creme so I try to save it for washcloths too. Here is a fun and easy washcloth/dishcloth knitting pattern
Cast on 4 stitches (I use size 9 needles
Row 1: knit
Row 2: knit 2, y/o, knit across to end
Repeat row 2 until you like the width 44-50 or so stitches on needle
Row 3: Knit 1, knit 2 together, y/o, knit 2 together, knit to end of row.
Repeat row three until you have four stitches on the needle then bind off.

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Date: 9/30/11 6:35 AM

Oh I am going to try that pattern. Sounds really neat ...Thank You.... I have been using Garden Dishcloths & love it! It is a bit slower for me as have to look at patterns each row... but they are kinda cool looking when finished.

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Date: 9/30/11 11:10 PM

After a long delay I am finally pulling knitting needles out again to attempt to make a few hats for winter. The " garter rib" pattern is pretty simple , however I have not used the double ended needles before and I keep dropping loops of the ends. I think I will have to go buy some thing to plug the ends. To bad I don't have a bunch of old corks...ha.. Anyway if and when I get some finished I will post pics. Happy to see you are still in the swing of it TGM :)

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Date: 9/30/11 11:10 PM

Duplicate
-- Edited on 10/3/11 11:33 PM --

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Date: 10/1/11 5:29 AM

One inexpensive way of making them stay on is to use short pieces of plastic tubing you can get from a hardware store & then cut it with sturdy scissors into pieces to fit the tips of needles. ....... or the little rubber bands on the ends... true you have to stop often & remove them & put them back on but it is much easier to do that than fix dropped stitches....for me anyways. I hate trying to fix dropped stitches
I prefer 7 inch length just for easier to keep on stitches. Some people also buy 8 inch length needles.
Best wishes with the hats.

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2 shots in DH eye down, 1 more to go. We hope the tumor is shrinking.
God is with us no matter what ...+


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