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Tue 25-Jan-11
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OdelleS
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brightspark said:

OdelleS said: Hi there snap, we both like to knit.  What a good idea to donate patterns and accessories to the club, it is such an awful waste to throw thwm away when they can be used, I have found that when I've asked in charity shops it's a similar story, they don't get them in hardly at all, people do tend to discard them.

I am particularly interested in ladies jumpers, tops, babies, toddlers, easy crotchet blankets, hats, cushion covers, mostly things that would keep me warm as I feel the cold terribly, always have layers on, waistcoats, tabards (hey haven't heard that used in a long time).  I like cables, chunky, anything really, cannot knit socks, use dpns, knit in the round and for the life of me admire people that can knit 'fairisle' I'm useless.

I'm self taught. (speaks volumes)! roll_eyes  My hands are finding it more difficult to hold the metal needles & read that bamboo/wooden needles are often easier to work with, I haven't tried with them as yet, also 'square needles' are supposed to be helpful, can't remember the name of them!

I don't want to make any costly mistakes, so if you could let me know if you have tried any of these alternatives to plastic or metal needles I would be delighted.

You always come to my aid here on this Forum, thankfully, don't know what I done before I joined.......Many thanks for your reply, must thank TA for forwarding my comment onto you.

You are all magic smile thank you so much,

Odelle. cheers wave

 

Mornin' Odelle " I too subscribe to Simply Knitting. I also have quite a lot of old patterns " I used to run a charity knitting group, and if any elderly ladies died, I found that rather than throw away patterns and knitting accessories, their relatives would hand them over to our group.

One lady even gave me a knitting machine (I already have one though " and don't use that much!!). smile

Are there any patterns you particularly want to think about? Mine are, in the majority, babies and ladies patterns, although there are some others, too.

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Tue 25-Jan-11
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Toffeeapple said:

I think I have many, many old knitting patterns in my garage, one of which is an Ozzie Clarke coat.  I doubt we could afford to buy the wool for it nowadays.


Hi, may I thank you for being so kind to pass my query on.......You're always here for me on this Forum, it's much appreciated.

What-ever did I do before I joined...I would like to say 'thank you' to you all for always being so helpful and to any-one 'sitting on the sidelines' with-out joining as I did for months, you don't know what wonderful 'friends' that you will cross paths with and meet on this Forum.....

That is so true, so thank-you, it is an exceptional site, with exceptional people!

Much love and gratitude to you all,

Odelle. big_hug You are true starstarstar wave 

Tue 25-Jan-11
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wave  You brighten our lives Odelle  big_hug

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Wed 26-Jan-11
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Bless you Odelle, but just wait until you've been here a while longer - the teasing is unmerciful!

I'll try that again!

Wed 26-Jan-11
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Toffeeapple said:

Bless you Odelle, but just wait until you've been here a while longer - the teasing is unmerciful!


 

And don't you just love it......

Did I see the word 'Alpaca' in there anywherewhistlewhistle

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Wed 26-Jan-11
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I see nothing changes around here while I am away smug. Now back to alpaca wool cheers

Thu 27-Jan-11
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I blame Odelle, the Alpaca de-railer!  tongue

I'll try that again!

Thu 27-Jan-11
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Toffeeapple said:

I blame Odelle, the Alpaca de-railer!  tongue


 
OK so blame the Newbie¦.Odelle you'll get used to it¦..she doesn't have that broomstick for nothing¦and she really does have one and look closely at the sky at night¦.it's not only Patrick Moore that you have to worry about¦¦.with his one eye on the clock and the other up the chimney¦..big_laughbig_laugh     but we love her¦we have to and the alpacas..just to keep on topic¦
 

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Thu 27-Jan-11
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Odelle, have you met Elsa the mad woman? 


(Say it with Alpaca!)  tongue

I'll try that again!

Thu 27-Jan-11
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TA said:

Odelle, have you met Elsa the mad woman?  (Say it with Alpaca!)  

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Now that's not nice...I have been throught the clinic and they say that I'm OK to be let loose....OK it is in Bulgaria but it's a start and they said that I could also contribute to this blog since I would be amongst friends...especially the ones that have alpacas.....kiss

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I'm glad they've let you out Elsa! big_hug

Think Alpaca!

I'll try that again!

Thu 27-Jan-11
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Toffeeapple said:

I'm glad they've let you out Elsa! big_hug

Think Alpaca!


 
Thanks TA¦I'm back amongst friends again¦..kiss  and I'm thinking alpacas....

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Thu 27-Jan-11
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That's good to hear.

You can knit with Alpaca yarn you know...

I'll try that again!

Thu 27-Jan-11
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Toffeeapple said:

That's good to hear.

You can knit with Alpaca yarn you know...


 

I know, but out here sheep stuff is much cheaper....I am paying approx £5.00 for a kilo of sheep's wool complete with bits of straw which are removed after the first wash....it makes lovely jumpers.  I've got two on the go at the moment but I'm thinking alpacas and then thinking...naaaahhhh.yawn

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Crikey, some yarns here cost £5.00 for a ball.  Is your stuff spun when you get it or do you have to find someone to do it for you?

I'll try that again!

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