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  • How Not To Be Bored Waiting

    Here are some suggestions for small projects to carry with you for times when you have to wait for something. You can accomplish quite alot just by filling in empty minutes working on a small needlework or hobby project. 1. Yo-Yo's: If you are unfamiliar with the term, yo-yo's are small fabric...
    Posted to Weblog by Edey on Mon, May 3 2010
  • Saving on yarn costs

    Purchasing yarn for a specific project can get expensive, especially if the pattern calls for several different colors, or if it is a set of something, like a baby outfit that has a hat, sweater, booties, and blanket. How a pattern is written can make a difference in how much you spend and if you will...
    Posted to Weblog by Edey on Tue, Apr 20 2010
  • Tunisian, or Afghan, Stitch for quick yarn projects

    This type of yarn project uses a special type hook that looks like a cross between a straight knitting needle and a crochet hook. It has a cap on one end and a hook on the other, and is long so that it can hold multiple stitches. The name of Tunisian or Afghan refers to the same stitch. This type of...
    Posted to Weblog by Edey on Mon, Nov 23 2009
  • Plarn!

    You know how sometimes you have an idea and then you find out others have the same idea? Well, I have been saying for years (every time a palstic shopping bag ripped and my food fell all over the street) "You know, these bags, woven together, would actually be pretty strong!" It turns out that...
    Posted to Forum by Michigander Fan on Wed, Apr 23 2008
  • Re: Do you knit or crochet? How does it benefit you and your family?

    Actually, you can do a lot with double and triple crochet stitches! If you look at most patterns, that is what they are made of (plus the single stitch of course) Its the yarn that usually gives the interest. All filet crochet is dble stitch and chain stitch. To get the pattern, you just fill the square...
    Posted to Forum by My Family's Interests on Sun, Jul 15 2007
  • Re: Do you knit or crochet? How does it benefit you and your family?

    There are lots of great books out there plus the web of course. It isn't hard to do granny squares. www.lionbrand.com is a great website. They have great pictures and info in the how to section. Easy to understand. That is where I learned to bind off when I was finished knitting. Great patterns....
    Posted to Forum by My Family's Interests on Sun, Jul 15 2007
  • Do you knit or crochet? How does it benefit you and your family?

    I accidentally hijacked a thread applauding Hobby Lobby. I really really enjoy going there. To the point that my internal financial adviser often forgoes going to that store to avoid temptation. The reason I hijacked it is because I was really happy with the deals at Smiley's Yarn. Pat mentioned...
    Posted to Forum by Jasminzbox on Sat, Jul 14 2007
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