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Pooh-Bah
Location: Bristol
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Posted:just wondering if there's any london knitters, or potential knitters out there.

i was supposed to be doing some at spitz last wekk, but unsurprisingly i forgot and spent the evening in a drug fuelled stupor!

just in case you didn't realise...

1. knitting IS cool - yes i know most of you aren't worried about being cool (ha ha) but despite this, you stil might enjoy it. as an example, i made a really nice gothy jumper that only took a day to knit & cost me about 3. so there.

2. yes. boys can knit too.

so if anyone thinks it'll be worth my while then just pm me. if not then i'm condemned to being that weird girl on the bus frown


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Helz Bellz
lovin' it...
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Posted:ubblol

I heard all about the knitting craze on the radio the other day, seems it is the "new" thing to do

My nan knitted me a scarf, and bed socks last christmas day biggrin love the click clack sound ubblove

whether i'll start knitting myself remains to be seen though....

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onewheeldave
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Location: sheffield
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Posted:I can knit, but tend to crochet instead (somewhere on this board there's a link to my instructions on how to crochet nice juggling balls.)

Knitting a jumper in a day is pretty impressive- was it with chunky wool?

There are a fair number of knitting/crochet resources and groups out there currently- the 'knitterati' are one example; knitting seems to be quite fashionable at the moment.


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Posted:Yay for crotchetting....Miriam just showed me...

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Momma Bear
Location: Telford, Shrops
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Posted:knitting is gravy! biggrin i am currently knitting my mum a furry scarf, next on the agenda is a lovely hat for me! wooo!
Newbury knitting?


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Pooh-Bah
Location: Away from home
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Posted:That's some stringy gravy you've got there jo wink

I like knitting, but I think spinning is more fun.
Wait... that sounds wrong around here - I mean spinning wool. smile


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Pooh-Bah
Location: Bristol
Member Since: 30th May 2003
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Posted:Written by: onewheeldave

Knitting a jumper in a day is pretty impressive- was it with chunky wool?



yeah, it's my special beginners pattern. size 12 needles...big wool! but it looks wicked though. smile

Written by: onewheeldave

There are a fair number of knitting/crochet resources and groups out there currently- the 'knitterati' are one example; knitting seems to be quite fashionable at the moment.



hmmm i know....it's just like the poi dialema - the one where you want a t-shirt saying

'i did this before it was cool!'

ha ha, shallow i know, and i do want to get more people in to it, but i don't want to be compared to madonna! lol


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Pooh-Bah
Location: Adelaide, SA
Member Since: 10th Jul 2005
Total posts: 1848
Posted:
knitting and poi are very similar delemas for me... i can do the stiches and moves (respectively) but i can't do anything with them...

and i don't think i can spell either...


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Pooh-Bah
Location: Bristol
Member Since: 30th May 2003
Total posts: 1662
Posted:wooo! that's exactly what i'm talking about!

lots of people seem to be able to do basic knitting...but i wanna show people that you can actually do some really cool stuff with just 2 stitches (hence the beginner's jumper...)

it's really easy & very satisfying.

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onewheeldave
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Posted:Crochets good, in that it tends to be faster than knitting; personally I found it easier to learn than knitting (other people find the reverse to be true), it's also very easy to create 3D shapes with crochet (eg balls- the first item I ever made with crochet was a orange tea-cup!).

The downside of crochet is that it uses more wool than an equivalent sized knitted item, and, due to the relative lack of 'stretch' in crocheted items, i find that knitting is preferable for making stuff like jumpers.

One thing that does work well in crochet is hats, where the lack of stretch isn't a problem- with thick wool (or doubled normal wool) it's straightforward to make a seamless wool 'beanie' in a couple of hours.


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Pooh-Bah
Location: Adelaide, SA
Member Since: 10th Jul 2005
Total posts: 1848
Posted:
yeah i bought stich n b!tch a few weeks ago to see if i could use it to actually make something out of my two whole stiches... i made the little patch in the front with the loveheart on to practice... but i still messed up a couple stiches in the middle of it so there's a flat patch tongue

then i was going to make one of the little wrist cuff things but just plain cuz i can't get the hang of that whole two threads and pictures and things... but i couldn't make the ribbing work... frown


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Location: Madtown
Member Since: 18th Nov 2004
Total posts: 125
Posted:Knitting is very cool indeed. I highly recommend it. If it weren't for the pesky fact that I live about 8700 km from London I'd join you for a knit-meet.

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Momma Bear
Location: Telford, Shrops
Member Since: 10th Apr 2005
Total posts: 4525
Posted:can you show me the jumper pattern? that would be awesome! i can knit, i can purl, but baby can i swirl! (hmm, ignore that last commment, i cant really swirl, or twirl).
But the jumper!! yay!!bounce


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Location: london
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Posted:Me me meeeeeeeeeeeeeeee, when I'm back in londidno smile

p.s you or weasle got a gecko yet? hope so smile


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Ade
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Location: australia
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Posted:Written by: onewheeldave

I can knit, but tend to crochet instead (somewhere on this board there's a link to my instructions on how to crochet nice juggling balls.)




I found it:
crochet juggling balls


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Location: Bristol, UK
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Posted:Knitting's getting more and more popular all the time. I rememeber when we used to knit in funky east end bars and tube trains and people thought we were mad.

Have a look at CastOff for London based events.


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Posted:My first crotchetting is a hat!! biggrin Im told its not very flattering frown

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Location: Sunshine Coast
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Posted:yeah for knitting!!!! I just finished my super long fluffy scarf. It's so nice and warm. tongue

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Location: england
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Posted:knittings good but i find crochetting better as i can do it without looking...

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Location: Wales
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Posted:It's winter, so its the knitting season. I started out with a simple scarf. Now I need ideas of what to move onto.

I've made loads of baby jumpers in the past, but as soon as I get to knitting bigger stuff it all ends up wrong. I can't seem to get the hang of tension. Everything I knit ends up shorter but wider than it should on the pattern. It's not so noticable on the little baby clothes but on the bigger jumpers it looks stupid. Any tips/help you can offer?

Crocheting is something I don't think I know how to do. Maybe I should learn that instead.


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Posted:I'll teach you to crochet Skully!
Just come and see me and we can have a workshop all to ourselves smile hug


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Posted:I've figured out how to make Daves balls today. I kind of think maybe a long time ago I was taught basics in crochet but I don't remember having any lessons. It all just felt kind of familiar when I tried.

Maybe its because I can knit.... after a fashion ubblol

More lessons would be most welcome though Missy Molly hug kiss


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Posted:Written by: Tao Star

i made a really nice gothy jumper that only took a day to knit & cost me about 3. so there.




You knitted a WHOLE jumper in a DAY!?!?! eek blimey, my knittings not up to scratch then, i once started to make a scarf, a stripey one (this was about 13 years ago now) i did 25 lines, and left it at that. However it did make a particularly suitable blanket for a small teddy bear... umm

i'm trying to learn to crochet at the moment, but i get really confused with the first line or two cos i keep twisting it round, that, and i broke the crochet hook..... need some practice


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Posted:During the winter is the only time that I get any knitting done, it's too cold to go outside and do any spinning. Right now I'm in the middle of a Celtic Knot Afgahn ... umm I wonder way I never pick up a project that I can finish in a day?

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Location: West LA
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Posted:Written by:
1. knitting IS cool



although what is hip and really cool can be found here: Knitting Magazine
one might notice the extra huge knitting needles (although these are definitely not british needles) eek
I think nothing is sacred anymore wink

Written by:
2. yes. boys can knit too.



My outing! And if anyone has interest in meeting between the 14th and 19th somewhere in London I would love to join. Mix the whole thing with some hot choclate and we have a nice winter-atmosphere for firedancing. So who is in?!?

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Pooh-Bah
Location: Bristol
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Posted:I have been really bitten by the knitting and crochet bug! Can't stop making stuff!



Crochet is great for making hats. I've been making pixie hats this week. Each one only took about 5 hours to make.


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Its really simple, all done in Double Crochet, just keep spiraling around, adding a few stitches here and there to make it get bigger. I added a small plait of wool to the top to make it longer



Edit: Just realised the hat in the pic is done in continuous slip stitch rather than dc. Once my camera is charged again i'll put up a pic of the dc one.

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Posted:eek wow thats amazing

i've been trying to make a hat like that for ages but haven't managed to yet

well done that looks great clap clap clap

i'll have to try crocheting one


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Location: Wales
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Posted:Cool Hat hun!

I might have a go at that. I have loads of red fleece here if you would like some to line it for uber warmth biggrin


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Posted:Outstanding hat, and it really looks good on you smile

You could go into business and sell those on E-bay.

In crochet books there seems to be a lack of conformity in what constitutes 'double-chrochet' etc, with Americans and British books using different terms.

So I'm wondering what stich 'slip-stitch' is, in your terms.

I've always assumed slip-stitch to be the one where you put the hook through the fabric, and then pull the wool straight through both the fabric and the loop on the hook.

If that's what you used, then well done- I find that stitch to be quite difficult to get any speed with (I find single-crochet ie hook through fabric, pull wool through, then wrap yarn round hook and pull through both loops on hook, to be my favourite, and a good compromise in speed and texture quality).


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Momma Bear
Location: Telford, Shrops
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Posted:i've been knitting pixie hats this week too! :d
I have made a khaki green and fluffy purple one smile
Yay for pixie hats!
I even knitted a little hippy dude, i'll post a pic soon smile


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Posted:WOW. cool. crochet is just not working for me at the minute, i'm going to go bug the women in the knitting shop and ask her lots of questions how to make it work.... i keep getting confuzzled.... too many loops!

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