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Tips ~ When working on yarn projects.
Fri 18-May-12
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Hattie
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Why didn't I think of THIS years ago. I would have saved hours & lots of frustration.     ponder roll_eyes  laugh

 

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from Les Miserables

Fri 18-May-12
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So simple and perfect, will try this when knitting as it will keep the wool clean and stop the worry of a cat going for it. Thank you

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Fri 18-May-12
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Good idea- now I won't get wool caught in the gear change as OH knits when we drive to the shops.

 Are we having fun yet? I am!

Fri 18-May-12
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We can always rely on you! It is scary how your mind works!

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Fri 18-May-12
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I have often used a small polythene bag with a twist tie, allowing the yarn easily through.

I also have some cones of yarn - I plonk them on to a kitchen roll stand that I bought very cheaply in a charity shop.

Saw somewhere a crochet pattern (I think it was crochet) for making a ball-sized bag with a handle that fits around the wrist, so that you can even knit or crochet while standing up! big_laugh (Waiting at bus-stops/train stations, or even in the hairdressers etc.)

"How do you spell 'Love'?" (Piglet). 

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Fri 18-May-12
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My Mum had one of these, exact same colour too with the yellow handle,

I'll try that again!

Fri 18-May-12
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I think you can still get them, TA, but they all have the same idea - just like garden string holders ....

 

I have had Maths totalling 13, six times today!

"How do you spell 'Love'?" (Piglet). 

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Fri 18-May-12
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You should be in admin, we don't get them.  tongue

I'll try that again!

Fri 18-May-12
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Hattie, I have just seen your Avatar, well done and very pretty!  big_hug welldone

I'll try that again!

Fri 18-May-12
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Ooow !! OMG.......IT WORKED; I am really surprised.  The engraving is an old one (19th Century) of my breed of Silver-Grey Dorkings. It has taken me about an hour to sort out & get it on the forum; I nearly lost the will to live in the process.

                                                big_laughdoh

 

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Fri 18-May-12
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But now let you effort and success make you strong!  It is a lovely image.

I'll try that again!

Fri 18-May-12
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And, who is the artist please Hattie?  If you know, of course.   I love pictures of poultry.  And pigs.

I'll try that again!

Fri 18-May-12
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Love the avatar, I know it is hard to do, I had to get OH to sort out mine!

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Sun 20-May-12
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I am well impressed, Nadine.

You must now the neatest  link poster on here (well, second only to TA, of course wink ) and now you have mastered gravatars.

I love it BTW. Lovely image. 

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Sun 20-May-12
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Searched t'internet, and it would appear that Hattie's engraving was from a print by Ludlow, c1908.

Or, perhaps I should say, it is a print from the engraving ....doh

There is a picture for sale on e-bay of it!!

"How do you spell 'Love'?" (Piglet). 

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