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bearilou

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*crochter who lurks around knitters in the hopes their knitting chops will wear off or sink in by osmosis or something*

Um...I got a Martha Stewart knitting and weaving loom kit for my birthday? Would that be considered cheating?

*returns to lurker status*
 

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I really wish there was some way I could knit and write at the same time. I have speak recognition, but it requires too much concentration.
 

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Mind if I share my tale of woe with you guys?

On Wednesday nights I like to knit while I watch PBS science/nature shows, just in case they show extra gross stuff like animal porn, surgery, or spiders. :scared:Last Wednesday night, Nature was making me lightheaded with bird-cams and fish-eye lenses, so I picked up my loom, knitted a few stitches, and...noticed a stitch hanging loose. There was a peg missing; this loom does not have removable pegs.

I was hoping to make the blanket I was working on longer, but my OCD kicked in and I had to finish it right then and there before bad things happened with that loose stitch! I spent the rest of the show half binding my work off and half watching and hoping the hook I was using wouldn't slip out the stitches. No blanket from me. Just a large blue square. :(

I haven't thrown out that loom. I can still use it for flat-panel knitting; I just can't use it to knit in the round anymore. *sigh*
 

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I'm a knitter and sometimes crocheter. I knit mostly socks, but it's been ages since I've done anything. Winter always gets me in the mood though.
 

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I knit, but it's definitely a light hobby for me. Mostly I knit because I like owning clothes that I made to my specifications. XD

My husband, however, is one badarse crocheter. He makes custom and fandom dolls and I do a lot of the detail work, like faces. He's got a bunch on his deviantArt, if anyone is curious.
 
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Aww, thank you callalily! I showed your comment to him and he grinned like an idiot. :)
 

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*crochter who lurks around knitters in the hopes their knitting chops will wear off or sink in by osmosis or something*

And here I am a knitter that wishes she could crochet! If you get that osmosis thing worked out, let me know. :)

I knit mostly small things - socks, mittens, hats, cowls, and now my friend has sucked me into spinning and is on the verge of sucking me into weaving, too.
 

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*coughs on the dust bunnies*

Hey, I knit. I've had a case of startitis that has just been awful. I usually knit while I watch TV shows or listen to audiobooks.

Did all the knitters run away?
 

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I have not gone anywhere. I just have some stitching projects going. As soon as my current stitching WIP is a FO (Finished Object), I grab my needles again for a while. This is the only way I can give attention to both without feeling guilty about neglecting the other.
 

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Hurray, a knitter!

I am working on a cabled sweater. It's going slowly but I spend at least an hour on it every day in the hopes that I will finish it.
 

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I'm a crocheter. I finished two large afgans sooner than I expected (now to get the afgans to them). Now I have for WIP. I'm focusing on the wool afgan now with the cold weather and there's only 1.5 skeins to go on that one.
 

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I'm a crocheter. I learned to knit way back when (45ish years ago), but didn't enjoy it much. A couple of years later I taught myself to crochet and have never looked back. I'm on panel 4 of a 7 panel afghan for a wedding present (wedding is Apr 9). Since I only started it on Dec 23, I think I'm in good shape to finish in plenty of time.

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Slow knitter here. Seriously slow but I can hook like crazy when I've the notion to.

B wore one of my crazy hats to work last week and I've got orders. :) next I'm doing a blarf (blanket/scarf) to carry around. Then I'll start on a blanket for my oldest. Then.... :)
 

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Slow knitter here. Seriously slow but I can hook like crazy when I've the notion to.

B wore one of my crazy hats to work last week and I've got orders. :) next I'm doing a blarf (blanket/scarf) to carry around. Then I'll start on a blanket for my oldest. Then.... :)

I love the term "blarf". I do 'laprugs' (aka lapgans) - small afgan/blankets to be used when sitting in a chair or recliner.
 

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I knit and crochet. My husband is a Rev Way reenactor and I make hats and scarves for him and his friends. I also like to embroider, do crewel and needlepoint. I've tried sewing but that was a disaster! :)
 

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I knit and crochet, too! I'm currently knitting my first sweater. I've almost finished the body. It's going well: it kinda fits and, even without sleeves, it looks smarter than my usual fleece. YAY!
 

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My local sewing/craft stores no longer carry Paton yarn. I'm going to have to buy it online now. It seems the yarn aisles are shrinking in every store these days.
 

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I remember when I could even buy wool yarn at Michael's, and at K-Mart for goodness sake. Wool is rarely available now. Glad I'm no longer using it, the price is horrible.

In my area the Michael's has a limited yarn section. And a lot of what they have is ugly. For me Jo-Ann has a lot more to choose from. But it's about 6 miles away vs 1 mile.

I'm on panel 7 of 7 on the wedding afghan. It would go a lot faster if the cat would stay asleep somewhere other than on my lap. I still think I'll make in time to send it to CA with the mother of the bride.

MM
 

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You can probably get real wool online.

I live in NYC, where there are still some stores that specialize in nice yarn. It costs the damn earth -- it can be more expensive to make the sweater than to buy one -- but you can get it.
 

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My local JoAnn's has less and less yarn each time I go in. The yarn selection in Michael's and AC Moore is shrinking too. There is a specialty store in town but $15 and up for a few ounces of yarn is too steep for my wallet. I can find a lot on line but I prefer to feel the yarn in my hand before buying. Just a quirk of mine.

I'm working on a baby blanket right now. I do them up in a simple repetitive stitch when I want to keep my fingers busy but don't want to think to much about counting. I donate them to the local women's shelter.

I'm also working on a holiday embroidery table topper. My mother bought the kit in Germany and started it, but decided to let me finish it. She lost the instructions somewhere along the way so all I have it the picture to go by. Most of the work seems to be common stitches. I think it's coming out nice so far.