18 thoughts on “Cherry Saturday 3-19-2016

  1. There’s something I never learned. Didn’t even try.

    Tried knitting, basic carpentry. I can sew quite well but don’t.

    Maybe I oughta put crochet on the list.

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  2. I’m going to pick up a long put-down project.
    I’d think that old wine rack you need to get out of your office would be great for storing yarn, yes?

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    1. Nope. But it’s going to work great in the kitchen.
      My entire living room is yarn, packed wall to wall. I couldn’t fit the wine rack in there.

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  3. Those are lovely! I can crochet. I prefer it over knitting. However, I have a rather large hand-piecing quilting project I’m working on that should last me a few years. I need to start doing more audiobooks at home and not just in the car so I can make betters progress.

    Also, hadn’t heard of a CAL before. Nice idea. I’ve participated in Block of the Month (BOMs) programs and Mystery Quilts (new clue released each week) for quilting projects. I wonder if knitting and cross-stitch groups have a similar thing. I’m guessing they do.

    BTW, it is also National Quilting month with next Saturday being National Quilting Day. If you’re into quilting, and I may repeat this next weekend, The Quilt Show (https://thequiltshow.com/) is free next weekend to watch all or most of their shows. I think you can pick from 13 of the 16 seasons.

    Merry Saturday to all!

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  4. I leaned to crochet first, with the help of my paternal grandmother and my first project was one of those 1960s crochet vests (yes, I am dating myself). Then I taught myself how to knit ( I was about 16) and my first project was an Aran knit cardigan. I always seem to jump into things with both feet. For a long time I continued with both, then knitting sort of took over and I didn’t crochet for years. I think I got inspired by Jenny because it was definitely after I started following this blog that I started crocheting again. And then lately I have been back to knitting again, with the occasional crocheting project in between.

    Intermingled has always been cross-stitching, and in recent years beadweaving, with excursions in bobbin-lace making, tatting… Always wanted to try quilting and weaving, have those on my list for retirement, which isn’t that far off any more.

    One big advantage of the beadweaving is that my extensive stash fits into a drawer, which I can’t do with yarn. Plus I can sneak a lot of beads into my purse so my husband doesn’t notice, haha.

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  5. I’m usually the only person with a needlework project (knitting in my case) in the waiting room of doctors’ offices, but this week there was a woman starting to crochet a teddy bear, with the pattern book on her lap. She mentioned that she usually knits, so this was a departure for her. Musta’ known it was the right week for it!

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  6. I’ve just learned to crochet a simple granny square pattern after years of knitting. I like both. I just like yarn. Way more than is healthy for my wallet.

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    1. I had some odds and ends of laceweight that I crocheted into a granny square while watching TV awhile back. Working that small (B hook) changed the look of it entirely. Now I’m smitten with grannies again.

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  7. I love this! The colors are so pretty. I have a short creative attention span, so I need teeny-tiny projects that I can see an end to. Little squares like this would be perfect. I’m a big fan of amigurumi, too. Tiny stuff that is cute and can be finished in an evening.

    At the beginning of the month, I had a vision of a little cactopus — which is half cat, half octopus. I thought it’d be quite easy to do, but what came out looks half pug, half octopus. Endearing, but it lacks a certain elegance that a Siamese cat would have brought to the project, LOL. I ought to put it up on my Rav account. I’m MickiYam over at Ravelry, but I’m not very active.

    I figured, though, if I had a little cactopus, I could do the Barbie Playhouse Performance thingy, and act out whatever story it is trying to tell me. I’m not quite sure what Pug-o-pus wants to tell me. Probably, “Feed me!”

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  8. I can’t knit or crochet, fortunately I have friends. I have a beautiful shawl a friend creat ed for my wedding

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  9. Crazy quilting (my own brand, which seems to be crazier than most) is my thing. She who holds the most fabric when she croaks wins.

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  10. Need to learn crochet this year, have xmas pressie crochet hooks, plus Jane Crowfoot projects are so beautiful

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  11. How lovely. I need to learn granny squares. Currently working on crocheted flowers, using a book I was given as a Christmas gift, and some gorgeous hand dyed yarn, in lovely purpley wine shades. I fell in love with the yarn at Yarndale but every time I tried to make a scarf with it it just looked wrong – sort of like it had a diseased rash. So flowers are my way forward.

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