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    QUESTION OF THE MONTH - Do you like to crochet?

    I love to do both knitting and crocheting and have been able to do both from being a child. I got into crochet by watching someone from across the room trying to teach my mum to crochet, I picked it up and my mum still to this day is unable to crochet. The person teaching my mum was right-handed but for some strange reason with being left-handed just did it left handed and have never had any problems
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    Tired Tuesday

    Have not been on much as have been trying to keep myself busy the past couple of days so that I was not tempted to have a smoke. So far have gone 30 hours without a cigarette. I am not even bothered about having one either such a change to when I have tried to quit before. Has been beautiful sunshine on the east coast and have managed to get all my front and back gardens done today.
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    School hat for Jake

    That looks super warm Fiona and will come in now the weather is getting colder :roll:
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    Hat for Charlie to

    That is lovely Fiona :-)
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    Sunny Sunday ..... So Far

    Sunny here today although a bit chilly. Having a chill out day today with some knitting going on Buzy hope your head feels better soon Fiona ouch 6 days of migraine hope you get rid of it soon Dreamy I was like that at first with XF but once I realised that Gary Barlow tells them straight but in a nicer way seemed to be able to get into it more Suzy bet you feel like throttling your DF for getting the same bookcase as what he emptied Hope you all have a nice day whatever you decide to do
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    Cable pattern help.

    That is how I would do it Andi with the second cable being half as many rows that on row 7 of the first cable would start the second cable pattern instructions again. Buzy was no problem helping but did take some working out when I saw the pattern could see Andi's confusion.
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    Cable pattern help.

    think you are working both cable patterns at the same time up the cowl so you would start the round with row 1 of cable pattern 1 for that part then the first row of cable pattern 2 and alternate these around the round so you get the desired effect and continue working this for the amount of times that the pattern says, it would of been easier is the person had wrote the pattern like this Round 1: P2, FC6, (P2, K2) 2 times, P2, BC6, P2, C5B and repeat until end of round Hope this helps you to try and fathom it out Andi
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    started my Christmas makes

    I have made mine and already wrapped them up for this year but may do them some extra bits when I have orders out of the way. Enjoy making your xmas gifts
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    Sunshiney Wednesday

    Well a bit overcast here, have got a busy day as my mum has decided that we are going out for the day so won't get much knitting done there. I am just hoping that I don't come down with a bad cold or chest infection (which lays me up completely in bed) as that means I have to be totally clear before I am able to have my flu jab for this year. Well better get on and see to the animals needs and HW before my mum arrives to take me out for the rest of the day.
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    Miserable Monday

    Hi Everyone Have been shopping but was a case of having to as it was food shopping and my cats were getting low on their food. Wore my cardigan that I finished yesterday and got a few orders for me to knit them one so they can be for Christmas presents, yes I am obviously wool shopping as well tomorrow as soon as I phone up to get the size and colour that they would like. Tonight think it is time for me to finish off the Charlie top for my great nephew for next summer as just have the sleeve band on one side and then to sew up the sides and it will be finished (oh how I hate 4 ply) so will have a big big smile when that is done as it has been my little thing to do when I have been bored of what I was doing. Have got chance to look through this months LK and have spotted a few things in there that will take the place of this item and have already got an order from my mum for the bed socks but without the ruffle on from my mum so will more than likely start them tonight as have the wool in the colour she would like for hers. Well off to feed animals and myself and then have a chilling out night finishing off and possibly starting the socks.
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    Christmas knitting... have you started??

    Last year I made everyone Poinsettia table decorations for Christmas and ended up still making them into June this year for people that saw family's and just had to have a set for themselves. As soon as they were finished then started on the presents for this year, which were completed within 2 months and that was doing Jumpers for my great nephews and hats for people. They always love the surprise of what they get but normally they know if it is something to wear as ask what colour are they most likely to wear or not to wear and go from there. All the presents are now wrapped up awaiting Christmas to arrive and have been wrapped since 3rd September. I wore my Jolie cardigan today and few people that I know saw me whilst doing my shopping and have now got orders from them for me to knit them one so they can give as a Christmas present to their family.
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    Mittens help

    Hi Snaggles I am hoping that you mean mitten pattern for babies this is the one that I mainly use for family Stylecraft 8427 (who it is made by and the pattern number, it also includes bootees, bonnet and matinee coat), although it is on straight needles I have made them with DPN and just had to sew up at the finger tips. Hope this is what you were after
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    Wigwam bag

    Here is another finished item as was just waiting until I had the time to do the lining sewing on the sewing machine but apart from actually attaching the lining to the inside it is finished. The lace pattern is in the design of wigwams but did make an alteration to the pattern by doing a 6 stitch I-cord for the handle instead of twisting 3 metre lengths of wool together to make the handle. The piece of paper is placed inside so that the lace pattern could be seen.
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    Jolie Cardigan from Issue 46

    Hi here is my attempt at the Jolie cardigan and have made a slight alteration by doing a button hole rather than use press stud for the closure. Am rather pleased with myself as managed to knit and sew it all in around 10 days, this is the quickest cardigan that I have done for myself and some days was most frustrating as never got time to do any of it.
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    Bonus competition! Win knitty goodies!

    Well I have two Items that I have done in the 6.5mm knitting needles that came with issue 46. Here are my two things. The first being a bag and the paper is placed inside so that the lace pattern shows. The second is the Jolie cardigan but the pattern does not seem to be showing well