Ansone here into knitting or crocheting?

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  1. ginster

    ginster Senior Member

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    I just started so I am a bloody beginner...
    Currently spending a lot of time on etsy looking at expensive hand dyed and/or handspun yarns...
    Anyone want to share their work?
     
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    PureTrouble Senior Member

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    Ive done a few scarfs, and im currently working on a california king sized blanket. I just use the cheaper yarn while im learning.
    The pink/purple is the cal king blanket, and the blue/rainbow is a scarf
     

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    ginster Senior Member

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    Very cool!
    I dislike acrylic yarns so I do spend a bit more but so far I resisted the lure of luxury...
     
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    manesntails Senior Member

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    I used to crochet, don't like knitting, and made a few afghans. I had to stop because the lactic acid builds up on my arms and I get a weird rash. Not from the wool, it isn't touching my arms, it's from the over use of muscle. And I enjoy doing it, so....I'm screwed.

    Get some magazines on crochet. You can get them for just a few cents at thrift shops. You know, granny dies, nobody wants her crochet magizines and there they all are at the thrift store.
     
  5. ginster

    ginster Senior Member

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    Sadly, both my grandmas died some time ago.
    I am going to invest in some books or magazines. Gotta say though, watching tutorials on youtube is helping a lot.
    I guess I just learn better when I can watch someone do it.
    I overdid it two weeks ago and got crampy shoulders. Not fun. The rash sounds sucky, sorry that it is keeping you from doing something you enjoy...
     
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    Alsosusieq2 Senior Member

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    I used to crochet and loved it, but knitting and I just didn't pan out..I kept dropping stitches occasionally. I think if you go to, say the goodwill or any of those kind of stores you'll find a lot of books and magazines. Beats paying full price for sure.:)
     
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    Pirate Senior Member

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    I also sometimes find good yarn at goodwill stores, it's amazing what comes up in the crafts area.
     
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    Chester Senior Member

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    I know some people pick up cheap jumpers and such at goodwills and undo them for the yarn. One way to get otherwise unobtainable yarn.
     
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    Peanut Palomino Senior Member

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    I do a lot of loom knitting. Hats are my favorite, but every now and then I'll make a scarf.
    Here are some of the things I've made:

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    ^Can you tell I love that pattern?

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    ^Infinity scarf

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    ^My dog modeling a bonnet-style slouchy hat
     
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    ginster Senior Member

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    Oh, I love that bonnet! Cute model.
    And I am a sucker for bulky yarn. Especially when it is spun thick and thin. It gives such a cool look to the simplest patterns.
     

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