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Saturday, March 26, 2005

Berroco

Berroco

I foten use Berroco yarns and these seem like good prices. The Mosaic ladder knits up nicely and this one skein makes a great knitted scarf, especially if you add an eyelash yarn to it. I use 17 needles and 18 stitches. I just knit until it is long enough. It makes a geat accessory.

Crochet Doll

Crochet Doll

Vintage crochet pattern books are sometimes hard to locate. The one listed here seems interesting. I might try it. It will be fun to see how the crochet pieces come out.

Sandy's Knitting

Sandy's Knitting

Great looking sock! I wish I had the guts to try to knit socks, but the thought intimidates me. Maybe your neighbors will ask you to knit them socks!

Double Knitting

Double Knitting: "Double Knitting Yarn Balls: Roll the Skein into a ball before using to keep tangles out of yarn. This will put Stress on the yarn and could take the bounce out of the yarn if left too long in a yarn ball.
Double Knitting Cones for Yarn: Weavers and Machine knitters love these. They are a great way to get a lot of yardage in one space."

I love the peach double knitting yarn. The price seems really good.

Crochet Poncho Pattern

Crochet Poncho Pattern

The 1970's shell pattern poncho brings back memories. It is amazing that this crochet pattern is back in vogue. I wish I had saved the knitting and crochet patterns that I used in the 60's and 70's- they would be in style now.

Knitting Musings

Knitting Musings: " It had to be a cardigan because of the extreme 'pulling in' factor with the ribbing at the bottom - I so did not want to go for the 'overstuffed sausage' look. Once she's all done, I'll decide on zippers, or buttons, or something - and depending on the yarn supply, I'll decide on the collar and the hood."

Great looking border. The knitted ribbing is the in look this year.

Gedifra

Gedifra: "Gedifra Yarn Balls: Roll the Skein into a ball before using to keep tangles out of yarn. This will put Stress on the yarn and could take the bounce out of the yarn if left too long in a yarn ball.
Gedifra Cones for Yarn: Weavers and Machine knitters love these. They are a great way to get a lot of yardage in one space. "

Just saw a lot of Gedfira yarn in AC Moore. It is a great yarn to use. I use it to make scarfs. It knits up nicely and it has a nice texture.

Poncho Crochet Instructions

Poncho Crochet Instructions: "Crocheting:
Other forms of handwork � knitting, embroidery and weaving � can be dated far back in time, thanks to archeological finds, written sources and pictorial representations of various kinds. But no one is quite sure when and where crochet got its start. The word comes from croc, or croche, the Middle French word for hook, and the Old Norse word for hook is krokr. "