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Pom pom decorations - calling Jean Gottaknit!!
Mon 29-Nov-10
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Gottaknit
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Thanks for that tipoff, TA. I've bookmarked it for just-in-case. Not that I really need any yarn at the moment. I have spent years building up my stash, and I had better get on with what it was meant for - "when I am retired and have the time, but not the money".

I don't have a problem with that, but I get the feeling my executor may do!laugh

Mon 29-Nov-10
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Josie, I think you are right about shipping costs, do you have cheaper yarn outlets anywhere near you?

Jean, are you talking about Seth?big_laugh Bless him.  I've no idea why the first site has taken down all the colours that were there, perhaps they've temporarily sold out.  The second site will only sell in kilos, not grams but you can see the colours there.

I'll try that again!

Mon 29-Nov-10
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Thanks
for that tipoff, TA. I've bookmarked it for just-in-case. Not that I
really need any yarn at the moment. I have spent years building up my
stash, and I had better get on with what it was meant for " "when I am
retired and have the time, but not the money".

I don't have a problem with that, but I get the feeling my executor may do!laugh

The other week my neighbour and I confessed to eachother that behind our sofas we both have one of those tubular pop up linen baskets with zippy top FULL of yarn.We have an arrangement that whichever one of us drops first, the other gets the yarn....

Kateuk makes things at http://www.etsy.com/shop/finkstuff and sometimes she does this too http://www54paintings.blogspot.com/ and also this http://finkstuff.weebly.com/

Tue 30-Nov-10
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Seems like a sensible arrangement to me. wink

I'll try that again!

Tue 30-Nov-10
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Dear Kate, how very restrained you have been. My biggest downfall was a charity shop. They had a lot of yarn, and I remarked on it. "Oh yes, an old lady died and her son gave us all the yarn she had. It will take about six months to get it sorted and throught the shop." I had to reject quite a lot of acrylic, but there was a substantial amount of lovely wool wool. Like, off a sheep's back wool.

And that is before we talk about the fabrics. Again mostly charity shops - they don't seem to have it any more, so I am glad I got it while it was there. Lovely, Vintage!

Seth won't worry about it - he will just ignore it, if I know anything about him! If it comes to our children sorting it out, the older girl loves sewing and knitting as much as I do, but she is struggling to control her own stash!laugh

 

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A few weeks ago I was rootling in my garage and came across 10 packs of yarn - 1 kilo in each...it's been in there for 17 years...and that's apart from all the cones of yarn for the knitting machine!

I'll try that again!

Tue 30-Nov-10
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As far as I am concerned, it's better than money in the bank, and what is more, it is insulation. Plus, you can pat it, but it doen't need feeding, or hog the duvet.smug

Tue 30-Nov-10
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Made me laugh with your last remark Jean!  

I'll try that again!

Tue 30-Nov-10
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I shall just call in John Lewis to see if the want to restock !!  devil

Seed catalogues are responsible for more unfulfilled fantasies than the web and playboy combined . (after Michael Perry)

Tue 30-Nov-10
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I don't think your opinion counts on this subject...wink

I'll try that again!

Tue 30-Nov-10
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Jean, I just found this link to a pompom tutorial - is that the kind of maker that you used?

I'll try that again!

Tue 30-Nov-10
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No, though it is similar. The one you found is quite a lot simpler. Both of them work on the theory of winding the wool on semicircles, which is the thing that attracted me, since I well remember how tedious it was poking the yarn through the hole in the middle of the cardboard, way back then.aargh

 

 

is the address of a video tutorial for my kind. (Wish I had found that before, I was a bit baffled as to how mine would work until I got going with it)smug

Tue 30-Nov-10
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Ah I see now, thank you.  

I'll try that again!

Sat 4-Dec-10
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Seth - I resent the way that we (males) are sidelined on this topic. steam

I bet that you agree - blokes have opinions. tongue

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You could always start a welding thread...big_laugh

I'll try that again!

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