General chatter - Anyone on here crochet or knit?
05-26-2010, 11:39 PM
If so... what do you make?
I crochet and knit... though right now I'm more in a crochet mood. I find it easier to do more complex stitches with one hook vs two (or more) needles. :cool:
I usually make myself headbands and hats... though I have made cat toys, dog and cat collars, a horse fly bonnet... and I'm working on a harry potter (death eater and bellatrix) bag. So yeah...
I might take some pictures later.
So... what do y'all make?
Any of you on ravelry.com?
05-26-2010, 11:41 PM
Nope, not on that.
I've made baby things, scarf stuff, blankets.
My daughter's 10 and she's making alot of crocheted stuff ATM.
She's learning by watching videos on the internet. Knit and Crochet Today, I think is the name of the website.
She's made fingerless gloves (hand warmers-??), small purses, head bands, a couple of hats. She's realy been doing well, I think.
I'm spacially challenged and can't figure out the directions :(
05-27-2010, 12:00 AM
I crochet. I make blankets and scarves. Nothing too fancy. Basic stitching and a few shell patterns. I also make jewelry (I haven't bought earrings in about 2 years). When I get home (and to my digital camera) I'll post the necklace/bracelet/earring set I made. I can't knit. I seem to get the stitches way too tight with knitting. I haven't tried in years though.
I'm teaching myself to sew by hand, and when I get home I'm planning on taking a sewing fundamentals class.
05-27-2010, 01:42 AM
Oh yeah! I do both!
Recently, I've been crocheting with #10 thread making doilies, but mostly mojo bags for and upcomming festival. I crochet them in white, then dye them with rit dye. I have also been crocheting baby blankets for close relatives. Seems like everyone is having baby's all of a sudden!
As for knitting, I just learned in the past couple of years, but figured out how to make socks!
Does anyone sew? I've been making my own t-shirts and can't seem to stop. I love them sew much! :)
here are some pics of my doilies!
05-27-2010, 01:50 AM
I make baby things and give them as gifts or donate them to hospitals or other 'baby place' charities
This is a good site to get patterns and ideas
as well as here
05-27-2010, 01:51 AM
Homebound, Beautiful work! I sew, but I make quilts.
05-27-2010, 03:34 AM
I'm more comfortable with crochet (my mom and grandma started teaching me when I was 4). I tried learning to knit from a book when I was about 10, but that didn't go very well (I picked up knit stitch easily enough, but I couldn't purl to save my life, I kept dropping stitches).
Then I found a group on yahoo called knitting with crochet hooks, and finally mastered the purl. I now can knit with pointed needles, but I still prefer hooks. I use circular afghan crochet hooks and 14" afghan hooks as knitting needles (you can actually buy knitting needles with hooked points. They're not very popular in the U.S., so I just afghan hooks in pairs and use a knitting needle gauge to determine the knitting needle size. I have one set of hooked knitting needles, and they are identical to my afghan hooks, except the one has the knitting needle number written on the end caps, and my crochet hooks have the crochet hook letter written on their end caps).
Right now I'm on a combining kick. I love combining crochet and knit in the same project. I'm working on a teal tote bag with alternating bands of knit and crochet.
I'm also working on an afghan for my SIL's wedding present. I still haven't decided whether to present it as is, or whether to felt it first (I'm leaning toward felting, as I already felted some gauge squares, and I love how the yarn felts).
05-27-2010, 07:53 AM
I've been a knitter since I was a little girl and have knitted hundreds of items over the years. I've only recently taken up crochet and I'm loving how easy it is to do what looks like quite complex lacy patterns. I've just completed a crochet teddy for my neice which came out suprisingly well as there was quite a lot of shaping in it which were new techniques to me and a pretty cotton summer cardigan for my DD.
HandHB you're doilies are lovely, I've not tried anything so fine yet but as I like a challenge may end up trying something similar soon.
05-27-2010, 08:58 AM
I only know how to knit. I like knitting lots, but haven't done it in a while. I like making Icelandic sweaters and socks mainly.
05-27-2010, 10:37 AM
I do, I do!
I don't have a current sewing project, and I've decided to knit an afghan.
05-27-2010, 02:29 PM
I started out knitting, but moved on to crochet. I find crochet to be much easier....I'm terrible about dropping stitches, and it is so much easier to correct when you only have to deal with one loop at a time! I make doiles, aghans & baby blankets.
05-27-2010, 02:43 PM
I do both knitting and crocheting. I've made afghans, baby blankets, baby sweaters, adult sweaters, doilies, dollies, just about anything that can be made with either skill.
Currently I am making some small teddy bears and clothing for them. In the fall our church has a bazaar and I will be donating the bears for that. Any that aren't sold will be given to the police department which uses little toys of that nature for small children that are in need of something to cuddle.
Handicrafts are fun. Doing them in the evenings helps keep my hands out of the cookie jar. LOL.
05-29-2010, 08:47 AM
I knit and crochet both, and I am on Ravelry as AprilBroken. Craft is what keeps me sane!
05-30-2010, 01:41 AM
I knit. Very slowly with too many projects on the needles ;) but I knit. I'm on Ravelry, my queue there is much longer than my available knitting time!
Right now I mainly knit stuff for my kids, but one day I swear I'm going to finish that Central Park Hoodie. Of course, I'm not sure I even like the yarn anymore, but that's another ramble.
05-30-2010, 03:16 AM
i crochet :)
i make blankets, hats, scarfs, mittens, socks, you name it :)
05-30-2010, 07:26 AM
I love knitting, but I can't crochet- I'd love to learn though!
I like making small little toys that I don't know what to do with :P
But I also enjoy making hats, scarves, bags, purses, and I'm making a coat, but I havent worked on it in months since it's so warm out now
05-30-2010, 10:18 AM
Homebound, Beautiful work! I sew, but I make quilts.
Homebound those are MARVELOUS! And I too dabble in quilting and sewing but I would love to crochet. I have tried but my stitches are so uneven!
05-30-2010, 11:42 AM
Homebound ~ those are very pretty. I am a crafter, but I never could get the hang of crochet or knitting. I tried crocheting my daughter a baby blanket (a giant granny square) when she was a baby ~ it ended up being a doll blanket (I got bored and frustrated). She is now grown and expecting baby number two. She used to crochet some when she was younger - an aunt taught her. She is on unofficial bed rest (do and move as little as possible) due to pregnancy complications so I sent her a box of yarn (a variety of colors) with a "learn to crochet" kit and a "learn to knit" kit. She is crocheting a baby blanket for the new baby (I sent her another box of yarn yesterday so she'll have enough of the same yarn for the blanket). She doesn't have much time to finish it - they are going to take the baby by c-section most likely at 36 weeks (June 14). I am hoping it will rekindle her love of crochet and get her to learn how to knit (she's been watching you tube videos to help figure it out). It is a dying art I wish I could learn. I sew some, but nothing fancy. I have big plans for my craft/scrapbook room, once I get it put together. BTW ~ I would love to see pictures of your t-shirts. It would be fun to see pictures from everyone of what they make. The main thing I do is paint primitive signs. I made hair bows for while, but ended up giving that up ~ actually, I've dabbled in a lot of different crafts over the years (pouty dolls, fairy wings, dress-up stuff for little girls, wands, halos, gift baskets, etc.). It depends on what I'm in the mood to make.
06-05-2010, 07:54 PM
Thanks for all the compliments!
Here are some pics of some things I've been sewing!
06-06-2010, 01:31 PM
I knit, learned when I was about ten, but am not all that good considering, LOL. I can make a pretty good blanket, scarves, baby hats, etc. but can't do anything like sweaters
06-06-2010, 06:13 PM
I'm a knitter, but I'm a lazy knitter. I'm the world's best scarf knitter though, I like projects that don't mean I have to think, so I tend to make scarves, purses, bags... easy things.
I also got given a spinning wheel for my birthday and have got very into it, I just need to sort out a workroom so I don't get asked to stop spinning because it sounds like I'm dragging a dead body across the floor!
06-06-2010, 08:15 PM
I started knitting after last Christmas and really like it.
So far I've made 8 scarves and some wash cloths. Have knit a number of different patterns.
Used to do a lot of sewing but kind of lost interest.
06-06-2010, 08:33 PM
I do both....though I haven't done anything in awhile! My favorite is probably just Knitted Dishrags! My Favorite finished piece is the Lord's Prayer!
Sweet Tea Sweetie
06-12-2010, 10:33 PM
I knit all the time with needles or a loom.I mostly make hats and scarves.Crochet confuses me.
06-12-2010, 11:12 PM
I'm now working on a baby blanket. :)
I can knit your basic scarf, but that is about it! haha
06-13-2010, 07:54 PM
Wanted to share some projects :D
http://i554.photobucket.com/albums/jj427/penguinspics/th_042810Quilt024.jpg (http://s554.photobucket.com/albums/jj427/penguinspics/?action=view¤t=042810Quilt024.jpg) quilt for a friend
http://i554.photobucket.com/albums/jj427/penguinspics/th_100_3322.jpg (http://s554.photobucket.com/albums/jj427/penguinspics/?action=view¤t=100_3322.jpg) preemie outfit
http://i554.photobucket.com/albums/jj427/penguinspics/th_100_3324.jpg (http://s554.photobucket.com/albums/jj427/penguinspics/?action=view¤t=100_3324.jpg) preemie outfit. the white thing is a diaper
http://i554.photobucket.com/albums/jj427/penguinspics/th_100_3321.jpg (http://s554.photobucket.com/albums/jj427/penguinspics/?action=view¤t=100_3321.jpg) preemie outfit
http://i554.photobucket.com/albums/jj427/penguinspics/th_ChristmasLogCabin.jpg (http://s554.photobucket.com/albums/jj427/penguinspics/?action=view¤t=ChristmasLogCabin.jpg) wall quilt for Mom
06-14-2010, 10:12 PM
I just started crocheting and I've made two dishrags (b/c I can't wait to make them really cute so I can give htem away as gifts..I'm thinking big ribbon wrapped around them with a bar of soap and cute little flower :)
I also made a small circle type thing with bright pink yarn that looks like a ball of fish eggs for my boyfriend (he's a fishing guide) and he went out and caught a salmon with it! So, maybe I'll start making those and selling them haha ;)
06-14-2010, 10:17 PM
I just knitted potholders/dishrags. I can do a decent knit purl but just for useful items, not for "pretty things." I made a large Jute square and think I would like to knit a jute rug one day. I love my jute square and use it a a trivet.
06-14-2010, 11:27 PM
i do both.. currently languishing on a blanket (crocheted) that's four rows from finished. i also have a granny square exchange (using a common color in every square) with the end goal of receiving around 80, 7" squares for a blanket. also just got yarn for a cardigan i'm doing as a crochet along with a friend. trying to go out on a limb and use a bright color for this - but seriously considering taking it back for that olive green earth tone :).
06-16-2010, 02:38 AM
I love to crochet. I learned when I was 9 and just started getting into it again about 2 years ago. I can't seem to crochet in the summer though. I guess it's more of a winter activity for me. All I have done though are blankets and scarves. Nothing major.
My friend at work tried to teach me to knit but I couldn't do it. My mom just learned so maybe she'll teach me in a different way. She afterall taught me how to crochet.
06-17-2010, 06:21 PM
I knit, crochet, tat, sew, and pretty much everything else. I don't have enough posts here yet to be allowed to put in links or pictures but I loved seeing all the pretty stuff others have posted.
07-12-2010, 07:41 PM
So many creative folks here! I crochet some, simple things, mostly in the winter when I don't do much gardening.