Learn to crochet?

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  1. davanne

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    Max just said it reminds him of knitted swimsuits that were all the rage in the sixties:giggler:
     
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    Sorry not to have got back to everyone sooner. We took the grandson back to his Mum and then had a weekend away - except that the weekend didn't work out as expected and we had to come home early due to martin being unwell ......

    Sorry, no .... we are at Millport, Dumfries and Kelso.


    They look fabulous!


    2" is what the British Legion says but if any are smaller I will use them anyway :)

    I know I was aiming for 1,000 poppies and they are to drape our local war memorial over the week leading up to Remembrance Sunday and then for the week of the 100 years since the signing of The Treaty of Versailles (28th June 1919 / 2019). Our war memorial is one of the ones dated 1919. I am hoping we will be able to use them several times for different anniversaries.


    I have been buying yarn in Poundland / Poundworld and also Home Bargains / B&M Bargains. I also made an offer on ebay and had that accepted but when the yarn came it was more pink than red and the white was variegated shades of grey but never mind, it will be used.

    Once I have finished unloading the van I will count the poppies I made whilst we were away and subtract from the total. :)
     
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    49,217 less 5 made today =. 49,212
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    Helen so sorry Martin wasn’t well on your weekend away hope he is soon feeling better
     
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    That’s amazing !!!
     
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    Got some bright red wool today :D and black :(. The black is too thick but it's the only one they had in the Chino shop. Sooo still struggling with the middles. Got some buttons for the ones already made though.

    I've tried to make a small circle with the black wool and I've managed to make some but it's taking longer to do the centre than the rest of the poppy. Would a magic circle work? I've never done one but I'll give it a go. Otherwise it's a rethink or stitching the centre's.

    Anyway I've made another 11 (not for scrutinizing though :LOL:)

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    Just a thought Judith are you using a thicker crochet hook with the black,wool being thicker it may be easier if you do
     
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    Yes, but the wool is too thick. The middle is bigger than the rest of the poppy :LOL:.

    I've made a black one but it's twice the size of the others I've done.

    I'll try another shop for some thinner wool.
     
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    Terrible photos, the colour is all wrong. The middle in the red one was done with a chain of six, looped, and hooked into it. You can imagine the thickness of the wool from that :LOL:. Trouble is it's so fiddly to get started it takes too long to continue that way.

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    Do we subtract another 2 from 49,201 or are they in the original...? Arn't we all amazing. :)
     
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    They're in the original number if the black one is any use?
     
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    I’ve done another 2 so we are now 49,199
     
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    Last one for tonight .....so now 49,198
     
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    Well my k it arrived today, got some books from the library, had me in stitches. Charity shop didn' have any wool, so will try b and m tomorrow, can' believe I'm having a go at this, looks fun, but I'm a slow learner.
     
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    Another 6 red poppies from me (that's 22 red from me altogether so far). 49,192
    Had a go at a white poppy do we add them to the countdown total as well?
     
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    It is fun and very addictive:) B& M have wool also Home Bargains and Wilko
     
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    Yes I think we do Kate
     
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    Sorry to hear Martins not been well Helen give him our regards and hope he starts feeling better soon xxx
     
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    OK 1white poppy 49,191
     
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