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Fri 19-Nov-10
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mike.
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Emma recently took up knitting. Her first project was a scarf, just to get used to the basic techniques. The next things she did were the hat and mittens. The bear isn't home made, we won it in a 'lucky dip' smile

I've not done any knitting since primary school. Didn't actually knit anything proper " I think we were making bookmarks but no matter how many rows I knitted it seemed to stay the same size. Emma is much better at it than me¦

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The hat pattern came from here and the mittens were based on the pattern from this site.

Heather E thought I should post the info here in case anyone else was interested.

 

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Fri 19-Nov-10
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Beautifully made - love the unusual mittens. Well done to Emma! welldone

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Sat 20-Nov-10
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Great mittens! If I don't find my gloves soon then I may just have to get a pair sent over whistle

Sat 20-Nov-10
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Well done Emma!  I've never seen mittens that look like that before.  Maybe time for you to start again Mike?

I'll try that again!

Sat 20-Nov-10
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I don't know if I fancy knitting to be honest. I think if both of us take up knitting, there will be elbows all over the place and it won't be pretty wink

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Sat 20-Nov-10
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big_laugh how about crochet then, not too many elbows involved in that.

I'll try that again!

Sat 20-Nov-10
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Or tatting - nice and compact!

Sat 20-Nov-10
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I've never got to grips with tatting, though I love the results that can be achieved.

I'll try that again!

Sat 20-Nov-10
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I was surprised to be able to pick it up again after many years, although haven't done any for a while but I learnt to do it when I was a child as my Gran taught me. Good job I could still do it all those years later as by then my Gran wasn't around to help. When I have hours and hours to spare I shall do some more I am sure. whistle

Sat 20-Nov-10
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JoannaS said:

When I have hours and hours to spare I shall do some more I am sure. whistle


 

And just when is that supposed to be? I get tired just reading all that you do! big_laugh

Sat 20-Nov-10
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Thanks for putting up the picture, Mike.  I really love this hat, and didn't realise it stops at toddlers' size.  Any tips from knitters on how to make it big enough for an adult?  Or do I have to 'go boil my head'? steamsteam   big_laugh   I think I'll have a go at the original size first to see how I get on.  Anyone any good at translating American size pins/yarn to English equivalents?doh

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Sat 20-Nov-10
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Just look here Heather.  

If you do a tension square you can work out how to make the hat larger by increasing the amount of stitches and rows.  

I'll try that again!

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3ravens said:

JoannaS said:

When I have hours and hours to spare I shall do some more I am sure. whistle


 

And just when is that supposed to be? I get tired just reading all that you do! big_laugh


 

This year I am tired of what I have done. Having never had a regular job I have been mightily blessed with the option to be as busy or not as I wanted but this year!!!!!!!!

When I have finished this embroidered stole for my daughter I definitely want to do some knitting, haven't done any in years. Will have to get in practice for when wee little ones start arriving in a few years time. Hubby's Mum cannot knit now as it gives her asthma, so someone has to do it. The best jumper she ever knit was  a Postman Pat jumper (translation for our American readers, Postman Pat is a popular puppet series for children - or was when mine were little and a jumper is a sweater) complete with lots of hills and a little Postman Pat van. Very cute!

Sun 21-Nov-10
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Thanks, TA - I knew you'd come up trumps with a good site reference for me.  How do you find time to locate them all?  I find more useful and interesting links here than I can cope with (my Favourites list is about a mile long), and don't have the time to go Googling for my own interests - have to do enough on Google for OH whose attention span is Zilch! when it comes to search engines.  roll_eyes  Just printed off the Berry Hat pattern.  My new form of bedtime reading.smile

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Mon 22-Nov-10
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Heather E said:

Thanks, TA - I knew you'd come up trumps with a good site reference for me.  How do you find time to locate them all?  


 

I have no-one to look after so can spend all my time on-line if I wish to.

I'll try that again!

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