Learn to crochet?

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  1. Puddleduck

    Puddleduck Funster Life Member

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    The craft room is teal :) Martin has done the first coat of paint and it looks a bit dark in the fading light but once the second coat is on and all the white fittings are in place it will look stunning :)
     
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    Glad your notifications are working:)
    Carmarthenshire is great Hazel a bit wet and windy at the moment but we love living here the pace of life is so much better than up in Lancashire.

    Love the sweater @scotzsue John looks very happy to be wearing it.my mum used to do a lot of Arran knitting I wish I could do it

    Sorry you are suffering with a cold Pam @snailtrailer PPP I started with a sore throat on Saturday evening then shivers and sweats I was fit for nothing on Monday but am a lot better today.

    Glad your eyes improving Helen @Puddleduck
     
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  3. Offagain

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    I’m not getting all the alerts from this thread either. The last one I’ve got is @snailtrailer ’s at 1120 today.
    I’ve done the unwatch / watch thing. But it doesn’t seem to make a difference. I’ll just have to keep checking back here.
    @scotzsue I love the jumper! I really enjoy knitting Aran patterns. I haven’t knitted an adult garment for years. I stopped making adult clothes when he first grandchild came along. Baby clothes are much quicker and cuter than adult clothes!
     
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    It's been happening to me for a while now, I also tried the same and it's still the same, I did tag Jim but no response!
     
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    Me too, I have had phone and internet probs since last Friday, finally got it fixed today but had very little chance to catch up and several threads I had been following are missing from my alerts. Would help if I could remember what they were, I do know there are not enough in the list.
     
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    Yeah .. my next project. .can't wait to start. :)

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    Jumper for #5 grandsprog
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    Leggings ditto
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    Cut out pieces for Pj's for #3 grandsprog (#5's sister, the one who just got over chicken pox)
     

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  9. scotzsue

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    Hope all poorly are on the mend.
    We have some really talented people on here.
    Not done anything for the grandsons now they are older, but middle one likes being different so he might like a 'jumper like papa'.
     
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    Finally finished my last outstanding knitting project - a cardi for my daughter, she wanted it short in the body to go with a couple of high waisted dresses.
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    Now I can start on my new bamboo yarn which arrived today. Never used it before but I love bamboo clothing. Had to order some bamboo needles, tried doing a tension square and kept losing stitches off the steel needles, never had that happen before :(
     
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    The craft room is now painted and the furniture I no longer want to keep has been submitted to Freecycle in the hope someone can make use of it - and they will collect it from here :)

    I have seen the sewing table(s) I want in Ikea, (SKARSTA desks if anyone is interested). We are now having a bit of a "discussion" about setting the machine in / on the desk so I have the big flatbed I need for quilting although I also need the free arm for when I make garments and attach the embroidery module. Martin wants to attach a shelf or cage under the desk top and cut the desk. I am going :unsure::unsure::eek::eek: and thinking it would be much much better to have an arrangement where the sewing machine sits on the desk in a flat topped gently sloping pyramid (no side at the front) which will lift on and off as required. Anyone familiar with the Elna Lotus machines where the machine case folded out to make a worktable will understand what I mean :)

    I have a list of jobs as long as my arm including working out how to arrange the room. I found that the Ikea Kallax units with a shelf divider are exactly the right size to take the drawers from my existing cabinets, the cases of the cabinets have gone brittle with age (they are the plastic chest of drawers things), I was really chuffed with that. Yes, I was the woman carrying a plastic drawer around Ikea. The drawer I had has a label "black" but I am wondering if I should have labeled it "fabric of colour" after recent discussions :) The lady on the customer services desk (I let her know it was my own drawer) was a "person of colour" and we had a bit of a laugh about it. I said that scientifically black was the absence of colour but maybe that would be even more of an insult!!!! She thought the whole discussion about skin tone and how to describe it ridiculous.
     
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    @Puddleduck your removable pyramid / flatbed idea sounds good. And your chat with the lady sounds interesting.
     
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    This is a picture of one of the jellyfish I made last year for OFAPUK with it's new owner

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    It's the second time I've had a picture of them in use
    Gives me a warm fuzzy feeling:h: and makes the split fingers worth while
     
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    This is my project at the moment a sleep sack for new grandchild due May
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    Using this wool
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    It’s a nightmare to crochet but looks good and feels lovely and soft.
    I was intending to do @scousebird ‘s pattern but it wasn’t suitable with this yarn so I shall be buying some more to do that one:whistle:
     
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    Glass rattling in the cupboards when on the move?


    Not a problem.

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    Puddleduck Funster Life Member

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    I'm not sure if anyone has used these people for supplies?

    https://hobbii.co.uk/

    I get email from them but haven't places an order yet, although very tempted as their prices are good and they have some unusual things.
     
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    I've got my crochet bag out ...

    It's a start ...

    The throw I was making last year is three quarters finished but that last quarter is taking longer than all the rest.

    I will do some, I will do some I WILL do some ... :LOL:
     
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    Thanks for the link Helen I’ve seen a case of crochet hooks that I may invest in:)
     
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    Haha three quarters was a tad optimistic on my part. Even for the van bed.

    Oh well just have to crack on :LOL:


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    We’ve been away five months and can’t move in our moho for blankets, cardigans and “must have” yarn :rolleyes:
     
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