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    Re: Sewing

    My mum is very handy with a needle and thread. I'm so proud of her. It's my birthday today and she gave me my presents last night so I could bring them to work with me. As many of you know, my mum has been long-term unemployed ever since the company she worked for went backrupt 5 years ago. Money has been tight for all of us as a result, as my sister and I have been helping her financially. As she has so little money, she makes us presents with fabric she has collected over the years. She made me some lovely bows for my hair, and a really pretty bag. The thought and effort she put into these items is worth so much more than if she'd bought them. I'm so pleased with my unique items. I must share some photos when I get a chance.
    夕方に急なにわか雨は「夕立」と呼ばれるなら、なぜ朝ににわか雨は「朝立ち」と呼ばれないの? ^^If a sudden rain shower in the evening is referred to as an 'evening stand', then why isn't a shower in the morning called 'morning stand'?

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    Re: Sewing

    Please do! I love seeing pictures of things people made!

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    Re: Knitting

    Guys! I bought all this knitting stuff and after days, I still can't even tie on.
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    Re: Knitting

    Quote Originally Posted by callmeclemens View Post
    Guys! I bought all this knitting stuff and after days, I still can't even tie on.

    lol!!

    I can't knit either.

    Do you crochet?

    If not, I recommend getting a hook. Start there, its way easier...especially if you start with Tunisian crochet! (Interestingly, during the Victorian era, it was called tricot ecossais, which was French for "Scottish knitting". Unofficially, it was called "the idiot stitch")
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    Re: Knitting & Crochet (and other yarn-y crafts)

    The thing about casting on in knitting is that there are several methods. I never got the hang of casting from my hand to the needle - though some people swear by it. So I just tie a slip knot, put that onto the one needle, then knit into it - but instead of pulling the stitch onto the right hand needle, I just slip it onto the left hand one, which increases the number of stitches from one to two (and so on.)
    The only problem with this method - and it's something I have never seen mentioned in a knitting book or pattern, is that the cast on edge looks a bit loopy. The solution is very simply, the first row (regardless whether it's ribbed or not) must be knitted into the back of each stitch. You end up with a lovely edge then.
    The next row is the second row of the rib pattern though.
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    Phantom Turnips never die.... they just get stewed occasionally....

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    Re: Knitting & Crochet (and other yarn-y crafts)

    Well, I'm going to keep trying.
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    Re: Knitting & Crochet (and other yarn-y crafts)

    Quote Originally Posted by callmeclemens View Post
    Well, I'm going to keep trying.
    Honestly, it is worth it. Start with small squares, about ten stitches across. Try all plain first, then one row plain and one row purl. The advantage of ten stitches is that it is easy to see when you've lost or gained a stitch. And if you have any queries just let me know!
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