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Adrienne Chandler

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    Knitting-related injuries

    Hi everyone, As I have been frantically whipping up some socks for Christmas, I have had quite a few near misses with flailing dpns and my face - I am very glad I wear glasses, I can tell you that. Have any of you had any knitting-related injuries? I'll go first, shall I? I once sat on a sock needle (yes, it was the metal LK ones from many issues ago) and it managed to poke itself into my leg and stay there. It didn't go in very far, just a couple of millimetres but still, it's a dangerous hobby we have. It didn't hurt at the time, only when I noticed it and pulled it out! Has anyone else got any injuries to share? Or am I on my own here... Adrienne
  2. Hi everyone, This issue we want to know if knitting is your main hobby? Have you ever ventured out into other crafts and what other crafty pastimes do you enjoy? Is there anything you would like to try but haven't around to it yet, or are you perfectly content with your needles and yarn? Let us know! Adrienne
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    Hi Everyone!

    Welcome to the crafty gang, Holly!
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    Knitting-related injuries

    I think that is proof that Mum's don't always know best! My mum knits that way too come to think of it, but I just find it really unnatural to do. I have a habit of putting my dpns in my hair so I don't mislay the working one. It does make life a little dangerous when my OH tries to give me a hug. He's developing very good swerving reactions...
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    DECEMBER MOTM

    Congratulations Marie
  6. Wow, what a fantastic collection of cute critters you all made for our Animal Magic knitting challenge. Congratulations to you all. It was such a tough decision. We also want to welcome our new members, some of whom have joined from Twitter. As I said, it was really hard to choose a winner, but we managed it in the end and are delighted to announce that the winner is... [drum roll please!] Lynnmax for her adorable little dragon. Well done to you! If you pm me with your address, I'll get that fabulous prize sent out to you. We also decided that we were so impressed with Dani89's rabbit, especially as it's your first crochet attempt, that we think you deserve a special prize too. Pm me with your address and I'll send you some goodies. All the entries were fabulous and it was clear that so much effort had gone into each and every entry. Unfortunately we can't give prizes to everyone but wanted to give a shout out to Littlemissmaniac for her nursery rhyme mobile - it was so detailed - and also to Missaine whose mini jungle animals were fantastic - we particularly loved the hippo. Congratulations to the winners. Keep checking the Crafty Challenges section for more knitting and crochet challenges!
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    hexipuffs

    Hi Knitted Toys, The designer who came up wih the idea of Hexipuffing sells the pattern on Ravelry. You can get it here Adrienne
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    LK Animal magic knitting challenge - DEADLINE NOV 11

    Hi everyone, Thanks so much for all your entries. They're all brilliant. The winner is announced here
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    ERRORS ON FREE PATTERN LEAFLET LK48

    Hi everyone, We have had a few issues with the blue hat and scarf set on the free leaflet of issue 48. We do really apologise for this. Please note that ALL four of the patterns do require the free 10mm needles. Please see here for updates. Apologies once again Adrienne and the LK team
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    ERRORS ON FREE PATTERN LEAFLET LK48

    Hi everyone, We have had a few issues with the blue hat and scarf set on the free leaflet of issue 48. We do really apologise for this. Please note that ALL four of the patterns do require the free 10mm needles. Please see here for updates. Apologies once again Adrienne and the LK team
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    ERRORS ON FREE PATTERN LEAFLET LK48

    Hi everyone, We have had a few issues with the blue hat and scarf set on the free leaflet of issue 48. We do really apologise for this. Please note that ALL four of the patterns do require the free 10mm needles. Please see here for updates. Apologies once again Adrienne and the LK team
  12. Adrienne Chandler

    ERRORS ON FREE PATTERN LEAFLET LK48

    Hi everyone, We have had a few issues with the blue hat and scarf set on the free leaflet of issue 48. We do really apologise for this. Please note that ALL four of the patterns do require the free 10mm needles. Please see here for updates. Apologies once again Adrienne and the LK team
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    What's your prized knitty possession?

    Hi everyone, We all know how difficult it is to be ruthless when sorting through our vast stashes of yarns, needles, notions and patterns, but what one knitty item do you most treasure? Is there anything that you really wouldn't want to part with? A
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    Poppies

    Hi, Not sure if there's an official one but there's this one here. A x
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    Help?

    Hi Have you tried Kemps Wool Shop? They have a big Clearance Section of discontinued yarns - there's a search box at the top of the page to make things easier. Adrienne
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    Help Needed with Nativity Scene

    Hi everyone, Just to let you all know that I've emailed Pink_Kittyo and she's now on the way to making a non-bald nativity
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    which interchangable knit pro's are better

    Hi, I know the Symfonie and the acrylic ones fit the same cables. I don't know about the Nova but would assume it was the same with them
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    which interchangable knit pro's are better

    Hi Marie, I have a set of the pink acrylic ones and they are really good to knit with - nice and light, but I also use the Symfonie's we have in the office and they're lovely too. Nice and smooth, warm on the hands. There is a noticeable difference between them but I wouldn't say one was better than the other, it just really depends on whether you personally prefer plastic or wooden or the metal nova needles. Adrienne
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    What is your favourite craft?

    Knitting and Crochet of course! (well, would you have expected me to say anything else ) Baking is next on my list though. I've just tucked into a cheesy scone that I made to take along to my WI committee meeting last night, I always make sure I save some extras for me x
  20. Hi knitters! After doing a fabulous job as a moderator, Buffyflump has had to step down from her position due to other commitments. We want to thank her for everything she did. In Buffyflump's place we would like to welcome Goose who joins Buzyknitting as moderator. Congratulations Goose! If anyone has any questions either knitty or forum related then don't hesitate to contact Buzy or Goose and they'll be happy to help. Adrienne x
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    Dreamy bedsocks Issue 47

    Marvellous! Glad you managed to finish it. Don't forget to post a pic in the Finished Objects section - I look forward to seeing them A
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    Dreamy bedsocks Issue 47

    Hi Sharon, I'm not sure why your sock would be so tight. The one decrease shouldn't make a drastic difference. Did you redistribute the stitches correctly? I have attached a diagram showing how it should be done. Is this what you did? A Dreamy.pdf
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    Dreamy bedsocks Issue 47

    Hi Sharon I'm Adrienne, the Deputy Editor at LK. Welcome to the forum. When it comes to sewing up the toe of these socks, lay the leg of the sock flat with the seam at the back, then flatten the toe end so the decreased edges are aligned. Then you sew these edges and the end of the toe (the cast off edges) together. Does this help make things clearer? Adrienne
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    Help please with Jane pattern Issue 46

    Hi there R! I'm Adrienne, the Deputy Editor at LK, welcome to the forum! After Row 3, each of your five cluster sts will have an extra wrap. On Row 4, you need to drop the extra wrap on each st, before purling them all together. The easiest way of doing this is probably to slip each stitch one at a time onto the RH needle, allowing the extra wrap to fall off leaving you with elongated sts. You should be able to identify the extra wrap as it will only be wrapped around the needle and will not be coming from the stitch below. Then return these sts to the LH needle and purl them together. I hope this helps, let me know how you get on Adrienne
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    No E-m@il updates

    Hi, I have passed this onto our web team to see if they can find out what the problem is. Thanks Adrienne
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