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Re: Stitchers of PF temp thread

Post by Jaded Diamond on Tue Aug 30, 2011 4:49 am

Glad you got it sorted tort!
I've had a couple of parcels arrive this morning with blankets & they're absolutely gorgeous & I'm so thankful for the people who've made them (ravelry people) but when put next to my little blankets mine look pants.
Sounds so silly feeling down on my own stuff Sad I did make mine plain so they're ideal for on the neonatal unit but everyone else's look so pretty! Will do pics later so you see what I mean x

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Re: Stitchers of PF temp thread

Post by Julie84 on Tue Aug 30, 2011 4:57 am

Has anyone crocheted with Sirdar Snowflake before confused - Jessica chose it as she said she wanted a new blanket but I'm tempted to take it back to the shop (the unopened balls) as I'm finding it near impossible to crochet with. It says it needs a 5mm crochet hook so I went for a 6 and still struggling, I just can't see my stitches. It's so lovely and soft and snuggly, I know why Jessica chose it, but its so hard going- I'm unpicked and redone the foundation row at least 4 times now. Rolling Eyes

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Post by sleepyface on Tue Aug 30, 2011 4:59 am

Don't be down on yourself hun!
Once you've mastered the basic stitches & tension, the only thing that seperates one piece of crochet from another is the design and colour really. Just because other people have opted for glitzier patterns/colours doesn't mean yours are pants - if anything yours sound more suitable for their purpose.
Just look at the stitch composition - any better or worse than yours? ..... Thought not! Very Happy x x

I *HAVE* finished something!!! Hat and scarf for DD, I'll upload pics when PF is back up - don't wait with baited breath, its pretty basic!

PP Julie, its a flipping nightmare!! I abandoned mine so no advice, just sympathy!!

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Post by angelcake on Tue Aug 30, 2011 5:34 am

I've got all my patchwork rows sewn now, just need to stitch the rows to each other!

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Post by tortoise on Tue Aug 30, 2011 5:40 am

I don't want to work! I want to stitch! Been updating my blog in work :S

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Post by angelcake on Tue Aug 30, 2011 5:43 am

Naughty tort!!! I'd love to blog but I'm crap at updating it so end up making a blog and posting once!

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Post by tortoise on Tue Aug 30, 2011 5:45 am

You have an android phone though dont you? Blogging from your phone ftw!

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Post by HannahPlummer on Tue Aug 30, 2011 6:57 am

I can't crochet but I've knitted with the snowflake wool. Lovely but very very hard to work with...

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Post by Jaded Diamond on Tue Aug 30, 2011 7:37 am

My nanna was telling me the other day she can't crochet with snowflake but she's knitted a cardi for dot x

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Re: Stitchers of PF temp thread

Post by fifi211 on Tue Aug 30, 2011 7:43 am

Yay! Finally got internet working, don't know how long it will last though.

JD you are being really tough on yourself...you have done brilliantly making so many blankets and organising others ((hugs))

Tortoise I get like that too when I'm working on it...I could literally spend all day (and night) stitching lol. Any links to your blog?

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Post by tortoise on Tue Aug 30, 2011 8:37 am


http://leahislovingthis.blogspot.com/

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Re: Stitchers of PF temp thread

Post by angelcake on Tue Aug 30, 2011 8:56 am

I've finished my patchwork!!! I need to get the backing/border fabric and wadding on thursday when I go to fabric land and I'll be all ready to finish it off!

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Post by tortoise on Tue Aug 30, 2011 9:02 am

What border etc are you giving it? Xxx

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Post by fifi211 on Tue Aug 30, 2011 9:04 am

Thanks for the link Very Happy

Well done angelcake...we will need pics when it's all done, of course x

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Post by tortoise on Tue Aug 30, 2011 9:11 am

Well here's my first 10 rows! The last 4 are the ones I made more effort with, the increase and decrease issue anyway. Colours are a tad pastelly but it's a gift and the little dudes bedroom is the toys r us jungle theme.




Sorry if it's absolutely massive, I'm on my phone.

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Post by fifi211 on Tue Aug 30, 2011 9:25 am

That's looking really good and very neat Very Happy

I like the pastel colours, I would like to use something a bit less bright next time...everything I've done lately has been a bit 'in your face'.

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Re: Stitchers of PF temp thread

Post by tortoise on Tue Aug 30, 2011 9:34 am

I love brightness! I love my chevron colours too, it's a bit dark for lots of people but I love the blues and purples Smile

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Re: Stitchers of PF temp thread

Post by fifi211 on Tue Aug 30, 2011 9:48 am

I'm going to do a ripple for each of mine...Jamie's is going to be blues, brown and orange to go with his room and Charlie's is going to be reds, blues, and yellow to go with his...I think they will look lovely as throws for their beds.

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Re: Stitchers of PF temp thread

Post by angelcake on Tue Aug 30, 2011 10:00 am

tortoise wrote:What border etc are you giving it? Xxx

Just plain black. I think the patchwork speaks volumes for itself so it'll be just a plain black cotton border and a plain black cotton back. I'm fairly confident I can do the stitching together to make a blanket but the quilting is starting to worry me. I'm not sure I'm going to be able to do it, I a) can't sew in a straightline and b) was having size issues with the patchwork Laughing The patchwork is already over a meter length and width ways so it's going to be a challenge.

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Post by tallytally on Tue Aug 30, 2011 10:00 am

tortoise wrote:Well here's my first 10 rows! The last 4 are the ones I made more effort with, the increase and decrease issue anyway. Colours are a tad pastelly but it's a gift and the little dudes bedroom is the toys r us jungle theme.




Sorry if it's absolutely massive, I'm on my phone.
ooh thats lovely- and yes very neat!
I've just started a patchwork business which i just love, i make allsorts. Part of me worries that im not good enough but OH insists tha im really good and i've had loads of interest. So far i have had 3 orders Smile
My next task will be to make myself a sling- nervous but excited!

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Post by *star* on Tue Aug 30, 2011 11:13 am

I really want to make one of those star blankets. They look ace, just a modified form of the chevron blanket I think.

Looking nice tort - I'm doing a pastel ripple blanket too Smile

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Post by SpaceAngel on Tue Aug 30, 2011 11:19 am

Tort, that's a fantastic ripple!

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Re: Stitchers of PF temp thread

Post by Jaded Diamond on Tue Aug 30, 2011 1:06 pm

Love the ripples there tort (did I already say that I can't remember!)
I find that as you're doing it it does look like the increases & decreases move, but you have to look at the alternate lines as they're the ones that go in the same direction (if that makes sense)

I found a close up of Henrys blanket, although I know you're sorted now, I just wanted to post a pretty picture! lol


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Re: Stitchers of PF temp thread

Post by angelcake on Tue Aug 30, 2011 1:30 pm

I made something else today! I've spent almost all day sewing, it's been wonderful Laughing

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Re: Stitchers of PF temp thread

Post by fifi211 on Tue Aug 30, 2011 1:38 pm

Sounds like a good day Very Happy

I've just eaten, internet is still working (yay!), gonna sit and do some more blanket.

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