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Spinoff: Needle, hook, yarn, and thread

BekkaPooBekkaPoo Posts: 3,861Registered Users
Hey crocheters and knitters.. post your projects, your favorite patterns, etc. here. If you're on Ravelry add me on.. I'm BekkaPoo there also.

Right now I'm working on my first afghan, as well as a few other projects for the holidays. Is anyone else making home made gifts this year?
"The challenge is to be yourself in a world that is trying to make you like everybody else."
"...rationality is not necessary to sell things.."
My staples: Mane n Tail (cowash), Garnier Fructis Sleek n Shine (leave in condish), Grapeseed oil or shea butter (sealing), Organic Root Stimulator Elasticitea (leave-in condish & light hold)
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  • luvmylocsluvmylocs Posts: 7,578Registered Users
    BekkaPoo wrote: »
    Hey crocheters and knitters.. post your projects, your favorite patterns, etc. here. If you're on Ravelry add me on.. I'm BekkaPoo there also.

    Right now I'm working on my first afghan, as well as a few other projects for the holidays. Is anyone else making home made gifts this year?

    okay first dumb question. when you say knitters is that the word for people sewing clothes or do you mean knitting like making blankets? i told you it was dumb :?
    a dreamy pisces :fish:
    please recycle, it matters...
    i change lives...through fitness
    i'm more relaxed being natural
  • kathymackkathymack Posts: 9,999Registered Users
    I've knit since I was a little girl. Used to do sweaters, scarves, mittens, afghans, etc. Now,I knit necklaces: Orchard Artworks - Kathy Makransky
    3a (Corkicelli), highlighted, fine, low porosity
    SE PA

    HGs: Anything Sevi; Curly Kinks Satin Roots, Curlycue ReNew and Coil Jam; homemade FSG and okra gel; soap bars; UFD Curly Magic; Botanical Spirits Jellies, CJ Repair Me, Aloe Fix
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
  • BekkaPooBekkaPoo Posts: 3,861Registered Users
    luvmylocs wrote: »
    BekkaPoo wrote: »
    Hey crocheters and knitters.. post your projects, your favorite patterns, etc. here. If you're on Ravelry add me on.. I'm BekkaPoo there also.

    Right now I'm working on my first afghan, as well as a few other projects for the holidays. Is anyone else making home made gifts this year?

    okay first dumb question. when you say knitters is that the word for people sewing clothes or do you mean knitting like making blankets? i told you it was dumb :?

    Lol.. it's okay. Knitting and sewing are two different crafts though, I can tell you that. Knitting is making fabrics and clothes with 2 or more needles. Sewing is using already made fabrics to make clothes.
    "The challenge is to be yourself in a world that is trying to make you like everybody else."
    "...rationality is not necessary to sell things.."
    My staples: Mane n Tail (cowash), Garnier Fructis Sleek n Shine (leave in condish), Grapeseed oil or shea butter (sealing), Organic Root Stimulator Elasticitea (leave-in condish & light hold)
  • luvmylocsluvmylocs Posts: 7,578Registered Users
    thanks! i'm going to learn a lot around here...
    a dreamy pisces :fish:
    please recycle, it matters...
    i change lives...through fitness
    i'm more relaxed being natural
  • Jess the MessJess the Mess Posts: 5,844Registered Users
    Kathy those necklaces are great!

    My mom and I both knit. I just learned but picked iy up pretty quickly. I only know a few basics and watching some videos on youtube intimidate me but I love it. My mom is extremely talented and creative and together we make some really unique accessories. You can see them at HeartFeltCreations. I wanted to post pics in the thread (not trying to push a business here) but photobucket wouldn't cooperate.

    Let's keep this thread going. Right now I'm working on scarves for all the kids in my life.
    High Priestess JessMess, follower of the Goddess of the Coiling Way and Confiscator of Concoctions in the Order of the Curly Crusaders

  • cymprenicympreni Posts: 9,609Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I've only crocheted a simple wrap. It's basically just a wide/long scarf.

    I know how to knit, but I don't do it well. I'm not good at the tension thing.

    I wish I could crochet more, but I have too many projects already. But I can share some books I found that are nice.

    This has a lot of cute clothing in it. Amazon.com: Total Crochet Fashions (Leisure Arts #4379) (9781574865806): MQ Publishing Limited: Books

    And if I ever find the time again, this jacket is the first thing I'm going to make
    Amazon.com: Swanky Suede To Crochet (Leisure Arts #75126) (Leisure Arts Little Books) (9781601401984): Leisure Arts: Books

    ETA: I forgot something! I really want to crochet myself some wrist warmers. Cold damp air makes them ache. With winter approaching maybe I should make the time.
  • Jess the MessJess the Mess Posts: 5,844Registered Users
    I really like that sweater. It looks like the suede yarn has been discontinued. I wonder if it looks/feels/acts like the chenille yarns?

    I havent tried any patterns yet. All the abbreviations confuse me :disgust:
    High Priestess JessMess, follower of the Goddess of the Coiling Way and Confiscator of Concoctions in the Order of the Curly Crusaders

  • M2LRM2LR Posts: 8,630Registered Users
    I knit, but I don't have any pics or anything on Ravelry. I'm M2LR on there.

    I have some pics on FB, so if you want to friend me, pm me and I'll tell ya my real name, lol.
    :rambo:
  • StarmieStarmie Posts: 6,682Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    I'm knitting tea-cosies for my parents and sister. Just a silly kind of present really, quick and easy.
    3b in South Australia.
  • CurlyHairedFarmerCurlyHairedFarmer Posts: 3,073Registered Users
    I used to really like to crochet when I was a little girl. I probably have my hook around here somewhere...maybeI should find it and get back into it!
    Currently Loving:
    Shampoo: Giovanni 50:50

    Conditioners - CJ Strengthening, CJ Beauticurls Argan and Olive Oil, CJ Rehab, CJ Curl Fix

    Leave-in: CJ Smoothing

    Deep Conditioner: CJ Hibiscus and Banana Deep Fix

    Stylers - Tigi Curls Rock Amplifier, AG:Recoil, KCCC, Mop-C Curling Cream, Paul Mitchell Sculpting foam
  • kathymackkathymack Posts: 9,999Registered Users
    Kathy those necklaces are great!

    My mom and I both knit. I just learned but picked iy up pretty quickly. I only know a few basics and watching some videos on youtube intimidate me but I love it. My mom is extremely talented and creative and together we make some really unique accessories. You can see them at HeartFeltCreations. I wanted to post pics in the thread (not trying to push a business here) but photobucket wouldn't cooperate.

    Let's keep this thread going. Right now I'm working on scarves for all the kids in my life.

    Thanks, Jess. Your link didn't work, so I didn't get to see your work.

    Just wanted to make a comment about chenille. It "worms." I bought a lot of it a long time ago and was really disappointed with my finished work. I'm not sure how you stop it from worming.
    3a (Corkicelli), highlighted, fine, low porosity
    SE PA

    HGs: Anything Sevi; Curly Kinks Satin Roots, Curlycue ReNew and Coil Jam; homemade FSG and okra gel; soap bars; UFD Curly Magic; Botanical Spirits Jellies, CJ Repair Me, Aloe Fix
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
  • BekkaPooBekkaPoo Posts: 3,861Registered Users
    Oh cool.. it's good to see there's a lot of creative people here. :) And yeah CHF, you should get back into it. Crochet is all the rage these days (again) it seems.

    Kathy, your necklaces are gorgeous! Very cool. :occasion2:

    I have decided that I am gonna get multiple hooks in my most frequently used sizes so I can work several projects at a time. And M2LR, Ravelry is addictive.. it's starting to compete with my NC time..lol
    "The challenge is to be yourself in a world that is trying to make you like everybody else."
    "...rationality is not necessary to sell things.."
    My staples: Mane n Tail (cowash), Garnier Fructis Sleek n Shine (leave in condish), Grapeseed oil or shea butter (sealing), Organic Root Stimulator Elasticitea (leave-in condish & light hold)
  • M2LRM2LR Posts: 8,630Registered Users
    I tend to search for patterns for hours. :-)

    I have to stop buying yarn for a bit, so I am trying to find patterns to
    Burn thru my stash.
    :rambo:
  • BekkaPooBekkaPoo Posts: 3,861Registered Users
    I just checked out your blog, M2LR. You make your own yarn?! :happy2: That's too cool! Are you still making any?

    eta: And yes I spend hours drooling over patterns too.. I have about 36 items in my queue to work on. Right now I'm only working on one project, but I want to start a few more.
    "The challenge is to be yourself in a world that is trying to make you like everybody else."
    "...rationality is not necessary to sell things.."
    My staples: Mane n Tail (cowash), Garnier Fructis Sleek n Shine (leave in condish), Grapeseed oil or shea butter (sealing), Organic Root Stimulator Elasticitea (leave-in condish & light hold)
  • SarcasmIsBeautySarcasmIsBeauty Posts: 5,640Registered Users
    Where did you guys learn how to knit/crochet? I learned how to knit years ago but I doubt I'll remember how. I've always wanted to learn how to crochet though, any good recommendations on where I can learn?
    Turtles: omg please don't put that in your moo moo

    Nej: too late... moo moo has been infiltrated.
  • CurlyHairedFarmerCurlyHairedFarmer Posts: 3,073Registered Users
    Where did you guys learn how to knit/crochet? I learned how to knit years ago but I doubt I'll remember how. I've always wanted to learn how to crochet though, any good recommendations on where I can learn?

    My grandmother taught me the basics of crocheting. I had a book that helped me, but I cannot remember the name. I will check to see if I can find it when I get home.
    Currently Loving:
    Shampoo: Giovanni 50:50

    Conditioners - CJ Strengthening, CJ Beauticurls Argan and Olive Oil, CJ Rehab, CJ Curl Fix

    Leave-in: CJ Smoothing

    Deep Conditioner: CJ Hibiscus and Banana Deep Fix

    Stylers - Tigi Curls Rock Amplifier, AG:Recoil, KCCC, Mop-C Curling Cream, Paul Mitchell Sculpting foam
  • M2LRM2LR Posts: 8,630Registered Users
    Where did you guys learn how to knit/crochet? I learned how to knit years ago but I doubt I'll remember how. I've always wanted to learn how to crochet though, any good recommendations on where I can learn?

    Mine is kind of a long story...my grandma was a huge knitter, and I remember her trying to teach me, but I couldn't get it. Then, a friend from work bought me some yarn and needles when I was pregnant with Roo, still couldn't get it.
    I went to a WW meeting and the lady in front of me was knitting. I watched her the entire time, about 30 minutes. Came home, dug out my needles and wallah!
    I still do basic stuff like scarves, but I also do socks, and other little projects. I recently made some beaded earrings that are knit. I've been experimenting with lace, and it takes me a while to
    Get it and I get easily frustrated, but I keep plugging away. I will see about putting my pics on photobucket or some thing.
    :rambo:
  • BekkaPooBekkaPoo Posts: 3,861Registered Users
    Where did you guys learn how to knit/crochet? I learned how to knit years ago but I doubt I'll remember how. I've always wanted to learn how to crochet though, any good recommendations on where I can learn?

    I learned how to knit from my mom and grandmother who were both really good at it, but I never could get the coordination to work with two needles. I am much more comfortable with crochet. I learned a few basics as a kid, but picked it up again about 2 years ago.

    Most of what I learned was through books, google searching, and you tube. TJW1963 is pretty much the default youtuber/blogger for people who want to learn crochet. She has written patterns and videos for each of her projects, and there are hundreds (or so it seems).
    "The challenge is to be yourself in a world that is trying to make you like everybody else."
    "...rationality is not necessary to sell things.."
    My staples: Mane n Tail (cowash), Garnier Fructis Sleek n Shine (leave in condish), Grapeseed oil or shea butter (sealing), Organic Root Stimulator Elasticitea (leave-in condish & light hold)
  • cymprenicympreni Posts: 9,609Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Where did you guys learn how to knit/crochet? I learned how to knit years ago but I doubt I'll remember how. I've always wanted to learn how to crochet though, any good recommendations on where I can learn?

    My great grandma taught me how to knit. For crochet I bought one of those starter kits. I found crochet a lot easier than knitting, faster too. There are things like triple stitches that are easy to do and make things like scarves really quick.
  • SarcasmIsBeautySarcasmIsBeauty Posts: 5,640Registered Users
    Thanks!! I'll definitely look into kits/vids/books, maybe I'll get lucky and find someone to teach me.
    Turtles: omg please don't put that in your moo moo

    Nej: too late... moo moo has been infiltrated.
  • Jess the MessJess the Mess Posts: 5,844Registered Users
    I learned how to knit by watching my mom for about 2 hours one night. We attend a weekly stitch club and at the time I was cross-stitching. I lost my needle and had nothing to do but watch. The next week she started some yarn on needles for me and I just kept working at it. Now it's almost second nature to do a knit stitch.

    Sorry my link didn't work everyone. If you want to see what my mom and I do you can go to www.facebook.com/HeartFeltCreationsByCo

    M2LR your stuff is great and the hand dyed yarn is awesome. Also the beaded scarves are amazing.
    High Priestess JessMess, follower of the Goddess of the Coiling Way and Confiscator of Concoctions in the Order of the Curly Crusaders

  • M2LRM2LR Posts: 8,630Registered Users
    BekkaPoo wrote: »
    I just checked out your blog, M2LR. You make your own yarn?! :happy2: That's too cool! Are you still making any?

    eta: And yes I spend hours drooling over patterns too.. I have about 36 items in my queue to work on. Right now I'm only working on one project, but I want to start a few more.


    I haven't been spinning too much recently, but I've been buying the "bare" skeins from Knit Picks and dyeing them. Some of the colors come out terrible when I try and hand paint, so doing monochromatic
    works better for me.

    works better for me.
    :rambo:
  • M2LRM2LR Posts: 8,630Registered Users
    I learned how to knit by watching my mom for about 2 hours one night. We attend a weekly stitch club and at the time I was cross-stitching. I lost my needle and had nothing to do but watch. The next week she started some yarn on needles for me and I just kept working at it. Now it's almost second nature to do a knit stitch.

    Sorry my link didn't work everyone. If you want to see what my mom and I do you can go to www.facebook.com/HeartFeltCreationsByCo

    M2LR your stuff is great and the hand dyed yarn is awesome. Also the beaded scarves are amazing.

    Thank you!
    :rambo:
  • KookyCurlKookyCurl Posts: 1,980Registered Users
    My Aunt taught me how to crochet a couple years ago...omg just realizing it's more like 6. I made my new nephew a blanket and since then I've been hooked. (haha, crochet pun!)

    Bekka, what I love about crochet is you don't need multiple hooks (unless you like to keep everything for each project together). I just loop a safety pin onto where I left off and then I can pick it back up when I want! Usually I just make 1 or 2 things at a time.

    I'm making some baby booties and hopefully a hat for my sister who is expecting and some baby bath puppets. I'm also going to do an iPad case for my friend for her step-mom for christmas. I usually do up a bunch of dishcloths too. I want to make me some pot holders for the new place too!

    Anyone with extra time or just a little I highly recommend this project. Scarves for Special Olympics They get handmade scarves for every athlete and volunteer. They have specific colors each year so everyone has some uniformity. You can send to whichever program you wish. I am doing it for Maine because my cousin competes and it's always on the coldest weekend of the year! They are partnered with Red Heart so the yarn is inexpensive. You can do any pattern as long as it meets their length requirements to ensure that it will fit most everyone.
  • SystemSystem Posts: 39,059 Administrator
    I swear, I can't even remember the last time I actually FINISHED a project. It makes me sad and mad at the same time :angry8:

    I learned crochet back in junior high school in Home Ec, but I taught myself how to knit (well, with a little help from a nice lady who heads a volunteer knit/crochet group here....she had to teach me purl, as a lefty I struggled with that)

    I've actually finished a crochet net beanie/snood thingy. I've had a sock in the works for about 2 years now, having taught myself to knit on double-pointed needles.

    By the way, belated thanks to those who helped me during my agonizing thread from that time. That sock has blood, sweat, and tears knitted into the very fibers. I still haven't finished that stupid sock but DAMMIT I know how to knit on double-pointed needles!!! (sigh)

    P.S. I always recommend children's instruction books on how to knit or crochet!

    ETA: Update--just pulled out the sock. Was not hard to find my place after all this time, but tonight's NOTTTTT the night to be painstakingly slipping and counting stitches after a hard, confusing first day on the new job.

    On the upside, though, I've officially started the......drum roll........HEEL FLAP!!!
  • Jess the MessJess the Mess Posts: 5,844Registered Users
    I signed up for ravalry.com. Never heard of it until now but it's pretty cool. I'm JGib81 for anyone interested.

    I started a new something (not sure if I'm going for a scarf or cowl yet) tonight. Jo-Ann's was having veteran's week so with a 50% off an item plus the extra 20% for my military id I paid about $10 for 3 pretty yarns. I'm knitting them all together at the same time. It's looking good so far. I'll post a pic tomorrow.
    High Priestess JessMess, follower of the Goddess of the Coiling Way and Confiscator of Concoctions in the Order of the Curly Crusaders

  • BekkaPooBekkaPoo Posts: 3,861Registered Users
    Jess I got your add on.. I can't wait to see pictures of your projects. :) And Kooky, yeah I like to keep everything for a project together. Last night I bought a few extra hooks, so this weekend will be a crochet weekend.. I'll be starting a lacy shawl for a friend.
    "The challenge is to be yourself in a world that is trying to make you like everybody else."
    "...rationality is not necessary to sell things.."
    My staples: Mane n Tail (cowash), Garnier Fructis Sleek n Shine (leave in condish), Grapeseed oil or shea butter (sealing), Organic Root Stimulator Elasticitea (leave-in condish & light hold)
  • Jess the MessJess the Mess Posts: 5,844Registered Users
    So this is what I started last night. Ive only done a few rows but it looks cool. I'm just trying to decide if I like it or if I want to use my huge needles for more of an open weave look.

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    High Priestess JessMess, follower of the Goddess of the Coiling Way and Confiscator of Concoctions in the Order of the Curly Crusaders

  • Jess the MessJess the Mess Posts: 5,844Registered Users
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    They're all iPhone pics so not the greatest but these are some of my finished projects. You can tell I'm a beginner, lol.
    High Priestess JessMess, follower of the Goddess of the Coiling Way and Confiscator of Concoctions in the Order of the Curly Crusaders

  • BekkaPooBekkaPoo Posts: 3,861Registered Users
    Nice collar! And I like the green scarf too.. looks cozy. :) You did good. You did all that in just a few days?
    "The challenge is to be yourself in a world that is trying to make you like everybody else."
    "...rationality is not necessary to sell things.."
    My staples: Mane n Tail (cowash), Garnier Fructis Sleek n Shine (leave in condish), Grapeseed oil or shea butter (sealing), Organic Root Stimulator Elasticitea (leave-in condish & light hold)
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