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Discussion in 'Make It So' started by jacktrash, Jun 3, 2015.

  1. hyrax

    hyrax had a handle on my life, but i broke it

    ooh that looks really cozy! do you have a link to the pattern?
     
  2. spockandawe

    spockandawe "My body is a #starscream temple"

    Sure thing! And it's definitely super cozy and has some nice weight to it. I worked with a bulkier yarn than they used, I think, and used the hook recommended by the yarn, so mine turned out a bit larger than the pattern estimates.

    And after I was done, I did a border of sc, did a border of hdc, then I turned and did a border (in the opposite direction) of sc, but crocheted only in the loops in the back of the hdc stitches. It makes the tops of the hdc pop to the front of the blanket, so you have a perimeter of raised v's to echo the texture of the waffle stitch. I've got no idea if that has a name, but it popped up in a cowl pattern I saw and stuck in my head, and this seemed like a fun place to use it.
     
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  3. Saro

    Saro Where is wizard hut

    mmmm i still haven't finished my chevron afghan and now i want to make this in something rainbowy

    chevron? zigzag? whatever, the very classic type of crocheted blanket
     
  4. keltka

    keltka the green and brown one

    beloved partner wants to get into spinning after we watched the combined 12 hour norwegian knit night special, anyone got advice/tips/startup recommendations?
     
  5. Lizardlicks

    Lizardlicks Friendly Neighborhood Lizard

    Get a cheap drop spindle kit from Amazon. If you want to ply your yarn, you can set up a sort of DIY Lazy Kate with two sticks poked through a shoe box.
     
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  6. jacktrash

    jacktrash absentee sperglord

    i had never heard of that show so i went googling, and now 'slow tv: national knit night' is on my netflix list for next time i need to relax. :)
     
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  7. keltka

    keltka the green and brown one

    hella! it seems very up your alley
    might I recommend starting with the shorter one first? it's intended as sort of PREGAMING THE MAIN EVENT, feat. knitbombing a motorcycle and guri the sheep, as well as neat little spotlights of knitters all around norway
     
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  8. Saro

    Saro Where is wizard hut

    All I wanna do is look at yarn to make a waffle blanket
     
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  9. paladinkit

    paladinkit brave little paladin

    This is my favorite learn-to-drop-spindle video on YouTube, hands-down. I'd also really recommend Abby Franquemont's book, "Respect the Spindle" if your partner likes learning from books.

    Edited to add: anecdata from other spinners + my own experience implies that watching someone spin in person can make a big difference in understanding in early stages, so if you have any access at all to spinners IRL near you (maybe through a local knit shop, or a local fiber event) that can help. I got a lot of my instruction on the internet & through books, though, so it definitely can be done - I just had a serious lightbulb moment about drafting the first time I had someone walk me through it in person.

     
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  10. theprettiestboy

    theprettiestboy wombatman

    abby is a gem and a treasure! i can also recommend the spindlers group on rav, which she also hangs out in

    definitely see if there are any fiber events near you, lots of folk bring a spinning project to those and are usually super happy to help you get started
     
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  11. paladinkit

    paladinkit brave little paladin

    Also I had a Very Big Fiber Weekend, and finally wrote it up in my blogette, as well as talking about my further yarn dyeing planning.

     
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  12. keltka

    keltka the green and brown one

    thank you @paladinkit!! unfortunately iirc most of our local spinning events are Paid Classes but we might also just...not be looking in all the right places? we'll probably start searching

    also she's joining kintsugi soon so she'll be able to ask around herself :D
     
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  13. paladinkit

    paladinkit brave little paladin

    Still more fiber news from my corner - a new unboxing video for my fiber club! I feel like I was more relaxed this time.

     
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  14. Lizardlicks

    Lizardlicks Friendly Neighborhood Lizard

    Ooo is that the April box?
     
  15. paladinkit

    paladinkit brave little paladin

    Yep!!!! I really love it, I think it's my favorite since January.
     
  16. keltka

    keltka the green and brown one

    @auxanges to get you started!!!!
     
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  17. auxanges

    auxanges pitch connoisseur

    thank you love!! (and everyone else!)
     
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  18. Lizardlicks

    Lizardlicks Friendly Neighborhood Lizard

    I'm getting too deep. Now I want a hackle and comb set. I have these lovely color samples of wool top that are too small to do anything with on their own (I think they're made for needle felting) but they would be absolutely the BEST blended on a comb.
     
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  19. paladinkit

    paladinkit brave little paladin

    JOIN THE MADNESS

    I don't own any blending tools yet, but I have a little bin full of 2oz-or-less fiber bundles for when I get blending tools.
     
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  20. Lizardlicks

    Lizardlicks Friendly Neighborhood Lizard

    So far I actually haven't spent that much money on the hobby because I keep getting gifted things. A couple drop spindles, a pair of broken hand carders that just needed a little glue, the spinning wheel which just needed some TLC and parts replaced....

    If I wait long enough, do you think someone will drop a drum carder and a hackle and comb set into my lap?
     
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