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knitnpickinatune
True Blue Farmgirl

1140 Posts

Sherrie
Gardena California
USA
1140 Posts

Posted - Mar 19 2010 :  7:43:11 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Been knitting arm warmers and just got some groovin patterns from Knit Picks! Thinking about next winter.

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JojoNH
True Blue Farmgirl

1963 Posts

Joanna
Dunbarton New Hampshire
USA
1963 Posts

Posted - Mar 20 2010 :  04:14:19 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi Megan Well, my first attempt was a disaster! LOL!! So, it was back to the starting block and this time it is looking much better.
I am about half way done. . . might get an opportunity to work on it later today and tomorrow. My one challenge, how to cast off. Every attempt during practice pieces was horrible I will just keep at it and hopefully that will "click" like the knitting and casting on has.
Hope you post a picture of your finished dishcloth for me to see!

Joanna #566
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JojoNH
True Blue Farmgirl

1963 Posts

Joanna
Dunbarton New Hampshire
USA
1963 Posts

Posted - Mar 20 2010 :  04:18:15 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Sherrie, Those sound cute!! Could you share a picture of your work?? Please? How long have you been knitting? I am a beginner, just learning. . . I have crocheted since I was little and decided I wanted to learn knitting. . . so here I am trying my hardest!

Joanna #566
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LakeOntarioFarmgirl
True Blue Farmgirl

933 Posts

Brenda
North Rose NY
USA
933 Posts

Posted - Mar 20 2010 :  04:45:33 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Joanna- the casting off will come easier the more you do! I should have had pictures of me doing it the first few times! And, it was so stressful for me that I would do a few, then have to put it down and go back to it later. I just kept thinking I was going to drop stitches....I didn't, and at least now if I did, I would know what to do.
The last dishcloth I finished the cast off stitches looked exactly the same as the cast on stitches, lol, so I know I am making progress!
Let us know how it goes.....

Brenda
FarmGirl # 711

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classygram
True Blue Farmgirl

1812 Posts

Brenda
Pleasant Hill Mo.
USA
1812 Posts

Posted - Mar 20 2010 :  04:47:32 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Well we have snow today and I have no where to go. So I get to stay home and tackle my house finally. I'm just going to start in front and work my way back. But I'm also doing all the spring cleaning so it will probably take me all week. I'm alittle slow at what I do right now. So I guess any project I finish will be success.

Brenda

"Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony" Mahatma Gandhi
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Montrose Girl
Farmgirl Legend/Schoolmarm

1360 Posts

Laurie
Montrose CO
1360 Posts

Posted - Mar 20 2010 :  06:59:55 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Today I get to work on mother's day gifts and a Bday present for my grand-niece, also on mother's day. I'm scrap-booking little albums for each. I started this with my niece last year and brought her to tears at Christmas with the huge one I gave her of all her photos. She had none of her childhood, so I found them! This year she get's a small one of her youngest son (1-year bday party). I did her daughter no-bake cookies last year. My sister is getting one of her grandkids since she was in Germany this year and didn't get to come back for Xmas. And my grand niece gets a cooking one of herself. Spent a lot of time in the kitchen with her at Christmas and got some really fun photos, especially at the grocery store. I know everyone was probably wondering what I was doing, but I had a plan!

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AsiyahK
True Blue Farmgirl

111 Posts

Asiyah
Horn Lake Mississippi
USA
111 Posts

Posted - Mar 20 2010 :  09:43:32 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Since today is National Quilting Day (who knew?), I'm finished up the quilt top to "Boot Scootin' Baby". I just need to sew the blocks together and put the borders on. I can't wait to finish it!



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Marcy
True Blue Farmgirl

2508 Posts

Marcy
Tiverton Rhode Island
USA
2508 Posts

Posted - Mar 20 2010 :  09:53:11 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I've just started knitting a lace buttlerfly dish cloth and I am tackling two quilts. One is already pieced and I just have to get going on the quilting and the other I am starting to piece today. I usually do every step of my quilts by hand so this is going to take some time. Thanks for sharing everyone. I always love to see what all you girls are working on.

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knittinchick
True Blue Farmgirl

1854 Posts

Megan
Wisconsin
1854 Posts

Posted - Mar 20 2010 :  12:06:24 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Asiyah, that blanket is so cute! Joanna, I will try and post a picture as soon as I am done.
God's Blessings,
Megan aka Loretta Rae

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countrynmore
True Blue Farmgirl

1973 Posts

Sharon
CA
USA
1973 Posts

Posted - Mar 20 2010 :  2:43:21 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Love the blanket. Gals, today we stopped at a moving sale. Of course, my eyes were drawn to the fabric (only one left), and of course dh's eyes rolled as I asked him for a few dollars so that I could purchase the fabric. I bought over 8 yards of gorgeous country fabric for $5.00. Yeah!!!

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knitnpickinatune
True Blue Farmgirl

1140 Posts

Sherrie
Gardena California
USA
1140 Posts

Posted - Mar 20 2010 :  4:07:18 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Joanna I've been knitting for dang-lets see....4 years now,mom tried to teach me when I was really young-she dropped it-why I don't know. But I remembered how to cast on,& do a garter stitch...the rest I've been teaching myself to do. I'll post some of what I've done on my blog!

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JojoNH
True Blue Farmgirl

1963 Posts

Joanna
Dunbarton New Hampshire
USA
1963 Posts

Posted - Mar 21 2010 :  05:00:47 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi Sherrie, Love the pictures on your blog!!! You do a great job knitting for sure! I am enjoying the whole process of learning this new art. . . and having the opportunity to laugh at myself too

Love the cat bed too

Joanna #566
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knitnpickinatune
True Blue Farmgirl

1140 Posts

Sherrie
Gardena California
USA
1140 Posts

Posted - Mar 21 2010 :  05:50:03 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Joanna Sassy really loves the cat bed-had I known I would've looked for one much sooner.
Thank you for the compliments on the knitting! Do you subscribe to "knit simple" magazine? They have a lot of wonderful patterns that are easy to do.

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JojoNH
True Blue Farmgirl

1963 Posts

Joanna
Dunbarton New Hampshire
USA
1963 Posts

Posted - Mar 21 2010 :  07:32:11 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Oh no, another magazineLOL!! No, I never heard of it. Now I am off to look it up on line. . . Thank you for telling me about it

Joanna #566
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Candy C.
True Blue Farmgirl

823 Posts

Candy
Mescal AZ
USA
823 Posts

Posted - Mar 21 2010 :  08:23:30 AM  Show Profile  Send Candy C. a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
I have been working on dishcloths for a couple of weeks now. I started off using Peaches & Cream 100% cotton yarn but I didn't like the weight of the finished dishcloth. I made those three into potholders! Now I am using two strands of crochet cotton held together and I really like the weight. Only one more to go and I will have a full week's worth! Next will be some embroidered dish towels.



Candy C.
Farmgirl Sister #977

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classygram
True Blue Farmgirl

1812 Posts

Brenda
Pleasant Hill Mo.
USA
1812 Posts

Posted - Mar 21 2010 :  08:35:34 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Very nice candy and love the colors! Nice and cheery while working in the kitchen.

Brenda

Be sure to show us your teacloths when you get them finished. Love to see everyones projects.

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knitnpickinatune
True Blue Farmgirl

1140 Posts

Sherrie
Gardena California
USA
1140 Posts

Posted - Mar 21 2010 :  09:42:28 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Candy those are pretty dishcloths!

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knittinchick
True Blue Farmgirl

1854 Posts

Megan
Wisconsin
1854 Posts

Posted - Mar 21 2010 :  10:23:17 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Candy, those dishcloths are so pretty! I'm making a dishcloth right now, and I hopefully will finish it in the next few days.
God's Blessings,
Megan aka Loretta Rae

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graciegreeneyes
True Blue Farmgirl

3107 Posts

Amy Grace
Rosalia WA
USA
3107 Posts

Posted - Mar 21 2010 :  11:10:30 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Those are really cute - I have a dishcloth that I started but I am such a slow knitter that it isn't very rewarding so it sits in my knitting basket, waiting....
Today I think I'm going to cut out more aprons - I'm on an apron jag - and maybe sew a couple. That's after I finish my chores:)
Amy Grace

Farmgirl #224
"use it up, wear it out, make it do, or do without"
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JojoNH
True Blue Farmgirl

1963 Posts

Joanna
Dunbarton New Hampshire
USA
1963 Posts

Posted - Mar 21 2010 :  2:05:03 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Candy, I love your color choices!! Nice and bright I am busy knitting my first dish cloth, it is half way done. Hope to have it finished tomorrow What design are you going to do on your embroidered dish towels?



Joanna #566
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knittinchick
True Blue Farmgirl

1854 Posts

Megan
Wisconsin
1854 Posts

Posted - Mar 21 2010 :  6:09:24 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Joanna, I'm done with the dishcloth! I can't post a picture, but I can tell you that it looks pretty good. I hope your knitting endeavors go well!
God's Blessings,
Megan aka Loretta Rae

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maggie14
True Blue Farmgirl

6784 Posts

Hannah
Washington
USA
6784 Posts

Posted - Mar 21 2010 :  6:52:06 PM  Show Profile  Send maggie14 a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Candy, those dishcloths are soo cute!! I love peaches n creams yarns! There the best! I have started all over again with my dish clothes because I did not like how they turned out. So I still have 90 to make but they are look so much better and are soo cute!! I had to take 40 of them out. :( But I want to do a good job and I new I could do better. :)

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Channah

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JojoNH
True Blue Farmgirl

1963 Posts

Joanna
Dunbarton New Hampshire
USA
1963 Posts

Posted - Mar 22 2010 :  05:00:54 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi Megan!! I am so happy you finished yours!! I worked on mine a little yesterday and will again today. It is coming along better than my first attempt for sure I will post a picture when it is done

Joanna #566
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Candy C.
True Blue Farmgirl

823 Posts

Candy
Mescal AZ
USA
823 Posts

Posted - Mar 22 2010 :  1:32:40 PM  Show Profile  Send Candy C. a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Joanna,

I am thinking of the Garden Trellis Dishtowels in the MJ Stitching Room book. They look pretty cute!

Candy C.
Farmgirl Sister #977

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JojoNH
True Blue Farmgirl

1963 Posts

Joanna
Dunbarton New Hampshire
USA
1963 Posts

Posted - Mar 22 2010 :  6:03:02 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
That sounds wonderful! You have inspired me to keep at my knitting to have a weeks worth of dishcloths for my kitchen. . I will let you know how I am making out. Keep me posted on your dish towels!

Joanna #566
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