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#1

:happydancing: So, I started this blog here and I am hopeing to learn more about knitting. I have just taken up knitting and so far I love it…well until I screw a project up and then I have no clue on how to fix it. Oh!!! but I do know how to frog it!!!. I am going to sign up in fall in a class to teach how to see mistakes and correct them.:ick:

I have made 2 dishcloths and one pair of Baba Bed Socks with leather bottoms.

works in progress are;

One shrug

one felted tote bag

one pair basic socks

one pair of felted clogs

The teacher just kept adding one project after another on us even if we hadn’t finished the first one. Now with summer here, I won’t be going to any more classes until fall, so I should have time to finish up all of the projects.:happydancing:

I’ll more then likely be on here alot looking for some help.

I think I like making the socks…Has anyone brought the dvd on here for socks? I’m looking for a very very simple dvd on how to make them. Something I can just go back to and refesh my memory.

Is it worth buying for a newbie to knitting or will it just confuse me more?

Nana,


#2

I am work down to the second cuff now on my first shrug Only thing is my knitting instructor didn’t have a pattern for this shrug. She is in the process of making one up, but that doesn’t help me much right now!!!

When I started the shrug she had me begin with knitting the cuff down and then knit the shrug on circular needles. I got about 1/4 through this when I noticed the cuff ribbing got twisted so She took the cuff off for me and I started knitting the cuff back on only this time knitting down from the knitted shrug to the end of the cuff. It came out so nice…only when the instructor but all of the sts back on the circular’s she turned the work to the wrong side and I didn’t know it until I had completed the cuff

She said it would be fine and now class is over until fall and I have no clue on what to do on the other cuff now. I took everything down from 96 sts to 48 by k2tog on the last row.Then I started my k2,p2 ribbing but it doesn’t look right should I just keep working on the cuff? will it look like it should after a few rows???

Does anyone have a pattern for a shrug??


#3

My first ever shrug is [B]DONE! [/B]Now I wish I had made it a tad bigger. I have to lose about 20lbs before I can put it on and post a photo of it…lol

I went back to work the clogs and I found a big mistake and I lost my place so I frogged it back to the sole. I don’t know if I started on the right or wrong side of the sole it looks the same on both sides?? Oh well…I may not have this knitting down pat yet ,but I do have the frogging down!!!

One down 3 to go!


#4

Hiya! Welcome to the blogs!


#5

:hug: hi Nana! :heart:


#6

Oh wow! your my first person to post in my blog!!! Thank you. Can you tell me what does the Thanks: and Thanked on the far left hand side under your avater mean???

Hi Jodi!!! Thanks for posting in my blog! How do you add the emotions to a post here?


#7

Thanks means you’ve told someone thanks by clicking the thanks button in the bottom right corner. And Thanked is how many times you’ve been thanked. :hug:


#8

You know I figured it out just after I posted the question…duh!!

I was working on my first clogs last night and I missed a turn and frogged it all out. I re-started it tonight and I think I missed another turn!


#9

This is a picture of the clogs I am trying to make.


#10

here is my shrug,it just looks like one long tube with two cuffs.I posted more pic’s of it over in Wha ya knitting thread


#11

[LEFT]:waving: Welcome!
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#12

[SIZE=3]Important Puppy Size (Could apply to Kittys, too)

This is one of the neatest stories I’ve ever heard. You will know
precisely what this little girl is talking about at the end (you’ll want to
share this one with your loved ones and special friends)!

“Danielle keeps repeating it over and over again. We’ve been back to
this animal shelter at least five times. It has been weeks now since we
started all of this,” the mother told the volunteer.

“What is it she keeps asking for?” the volunteer asked.

“Puppy size!” replied the mother.

“Well, we have plenty of puppies, if that’s what she’s looking for.”

“I know…we have seen most of them,” the mom said in frustration…

Just then Danielle came walking into the office

“Well, did you find one?” asked her mom. "No, not this time,"
Danielle said with sadness in her voice. “Can we come back on the
weekend?”

The two women looked at each other, shook their heads and laughed

“You never know when we will get more dogs. Unfortunately, there’s
always a supply,” the volunteer said.

Danielle took her mother by the hand and headed to the door. “Don’t
worry, I’ll find one this weekend,” she said.

Over the next few days both mom and dad had long conversations with
her.

They both felt she was being too particular. “It’s this weekend or
we’re not looking any more,” Dad finally said in frustration.

“We don’t want to hear anything more about puppy size either,” Mom
added.

Sure enough, they were the first ones in the shelter on Saturday
morning. By now Danielle knew her way around, so she ran right for the
section that housed the smaller dogs.

Tired of the routine, mom sat in the small waiting room at the end of
the first row of cages. There was an observation window so you could see
the animals during times when visitors weren’t permitted.

Danielle walked slowly from cage to cage, kneeling periodically to take
a closer look. One by one the dogs were brought out and she held each
one.

One by one she said, “Sorry, you’re not the one.”

It was the last cage on this last day in search of the perfect pup.

The volunteer opened the cage door and the child carefully picked up
the dog and held it closely. This time she took a little longer.

“Mom, that’s it! I found the right puppy! He’s the one! I know it!” she
screamed with joy. “It’s the puppy size!”

“But it’s the same size as all the other puppies you held over the last
few weeks,” Mom said.

"No not size ---- the sighs. When I held him in my arms, he sighed,"
she said.

“Don’t you remember? When I asked you one day what love is, you told me
love depends on the sighs of your heart. The more you love, the bigger
the sigh!”

The two women looked at each other for a moment. Mom didn’t know
whether to laugh or cry. As she stooped down to hug the child, she did a
little of both.

“Mom, every time you hold me, I sigh. When you and Daddy come home from
work and hug each other, you both sigh. I knew I would find the right
puppy if it sighed when I held it in my arms,” she said.

Then holding the puppy up close to her face she said, “Mom, he loves me
I heard the sighs of his heart!”

Close your eyes for a moment and think about the love that makes you
sigh. I not only find it in the arms of my loved ones, but in the caress
of a sunset, the kiss of the moonlight and the gentle brush of cool air
on a hot day.

They are the sighs of God. Take the time to stop and listen; you will
be surprised at what you hear.

“Life is not measured by the breaths we take, but by the moments that
take our breath away.”
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#13

Welcome to blogland. And thanks for my daily cry. THat little story was sooo sweet!!


#14

I am so thankful to everyone on here for all the help I have gotten and Quick too!

I have to post a pic of the one felted clog I have almost done. It’s huge lol…I don’t understand the last part of finishing off the cuff. So I have stopped until I can get back out to my knitting instructor. There are one or two mistakes that I can see. But I AM NOT FROGGING THIS THING AGAIN.Besides it is going to get felted.


#15

Chocolate Ice Cream
A man approaches an ice cream van and asks, “I’d like two scoops of
chocolate ice cream, please.”

The girl behind the counter replied, “I’m very sorry, sir, but our
delivery didn’t come this morning. We’re out of chocolate.”

“In that case,” the man continued, “I’ll have two scoops of chocolate
ice cream.”

“You don’t understand, sir,” the girl says. “We have no chocolate.”

“Then just give me some chocolate,” he insists.

Getting angrier by the second, the girl asked, “Sir, will you spell
’van,’ as in ‘vanilla?’”

The man spells, “V A N.”

“Now spell ‘straw,’ as in ‘strawberry.’”

“OK. S-T-R-A-W.”

“Now,” the girl asked, “spell ‘stink,’ as in chocolate.”

The man hesitates, then confused, replied, “There is no stink in
chocolate.”

“That’s what I’ve been trying to tell you!” she screams.


#16

Welcome to blogland! That was a cute story. :heart:

Your shrug is beautiful–love the colors.

And don’t frog the clog. You’re right–it will be felted and most errors don’t show up anyway. And it’s not as if you’ll be wearing it to the ball, afterall.:lol:


#17

I hope this works. this is one clog almost done.


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#19

How do you use the ‘Insert Image’ ? It says ‘Please enter the URL of your image’ I don’t know what that means. I am not good with the computer yet.


#20

this is my almost done clog! haven’t finished off yet.this is the top of it.

this is the bottom.

this is it on the side,