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        06-21-2013, 06:30 PM
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    Weanling
    Talking Any knitters?

    Taking a break from the sock I just started to see if any HFers are also knitters/crocheters! Anyone on Ravelry? This is the current pattern I'm working on: "Aquaphobia" Socks on Ravelry

    I've only been knitting seriously for a short while, and have made a couple of pairs of baby socks for our baby due in September, as well as a few other items here and there (scarves, hats, toys). This is my first pair of "big people" sized socks that I actually intend to finish ;)
         
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        06-21-2013, 06:32 PM
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    Weanling
    I just learnt to knitt and right now I can only do scarves and such. But I love it, it's addicting
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        06-21-2013, 06:34 PM
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    Weanling
    It is so addicting! I spend the time I'm not spending with the horses or doing general work around the farm/garden to knit.. or drool over beautiful yarns/patterns. :)

    Anything on your needles right now?
         
        06-23-2013, 01:22 AM
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    Yearling
    Ooh, ooh! I do! I knit and crochet both, and I also spin my own yarn from raw fur/fleece/wool. Right now I'm working on some alpaca mixed with wolf - it's incredibly soft! I can't wait to be able to knit with it!

    I'm on Ravelry, too. I've got three patterns in the queue, but I can't afford enough yarn for them quite yet (ALL THREE take 2000 yards. Sigh.)
         
        06-23-2013, 02:53 AM
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    Foal
    I can only crochet simple things like hats, and basic knitting! And i'm learning to spin because I'd love to make things out of wool from our sheep :)
         
        06-23-2013, 08:20 AM
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    Weanling
    I would LOVE to spin, but I hear it's costly! Mostly I love all of the fabulous colour combos people ply together to make such interesting yarns. Not much into self-striping or much variegated stuff, but not totally against it. I'm working with a nice skein of 100% merino superwash handspun/handpainted sock yarn from a local shop right now. At $24 for 490yd, I can appreciate that it is at least NICE yarn! :)
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        06-23-2013, 10:59 AM
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    I joined Ravelry at one time but can't remember my sign in info, LOL
    I knit, crochet, loom knit, spin, felt, and have my own alpacas I raise for the fiber (I have a mostly self-sutainable small farm.)
    Time, or lack of, generally is my down fall because running the farm doesn't leave me as much time to do stuff with all my fiber and it is frustrating, especially this time of year. But in the winter I get to do more of it.
    There are usually 5 or 6 projects in my knitting bag at any given time because I like to bounce back and fourth between things. In crochet right now I have several shawls, some afghan motifs, a hat, a bag, and some flowers for decor or dressing up flip flops. Knitting I have a couple of scarves (one knit, one on the loom) and nothing going on for spinning, but am getting ready to start carding some of this year's fleeces.

    I also like to read and have started listening to audio books from the library while I'm crocheting or knitting.
         
        06-24-2013, 01:20 AM
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    Foal
    I just need someone who can teach me how to card but I think theres a place near where I live where I can get lessons
         
        06-24-2013, 01:32 AM
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    Yearling
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    I just need someone who can teach me how to card but I think theres a place near where I live where I can get lessons

    Don't pay for lessons for something that easy. That's what YouTube is for. :)
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        06-24-2013, 11:47 AM
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    Super Moderator
    *raises her hand*

    I do occasional knitting and actually posted some of my works in another thread here. Here, if you want to take a look : Any Knitters or Crocheters Here?
         

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