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Eloriel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-26-04 08:24 PM
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2. I really want to learn to crochet too
I can do all the stitches (well, once upon a time I could -- I'd have to review everything except chain stitch), but I could never get the gauge right. Seems so simple -- don't know what my problem was. I never had any trouble with gauge when knitting. :shrug: Any tips?

I just ran across something I saved from the 1970s or so, a little pamphlet with the most beautiful crocheted collars and even cuffs. Simply beautiful stuff. There's one with roses on it, another filet crochet (which I've always loved), and several others. Very, very beautiful. I love knitting, but every now and then I see something in crochet that I really want to do -- and of course, crochet is a very popular finishing for knitted items anyway. A little more familiarity (and comfort level!) would be very nice for my KNITTING.
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  -Oh, a new group. Cool!!! Any knitters out there? Eloriel  Dec-25-04 05:19 PM   #0 
  - no. but I'm working on getting better at crochet  AZDemDist6   Dec-25-04 05:35 PM   #1 
  - I really want to learn to crochet too  Eloriel   Dec-26-04 08:24 PM   #2 
  - LOL just practice practice practice with a large hook getting  AZDemDist6   Dec-26-04 08:30 PM   #3 
  - That's what I've found  Lugnut   Dec-26-04 10:40 PM   #4 
  - What I do  Longhorn   Dec-27-04 07:56 AM   #5 
     - One of my catalogs I was looking at today has  Eloriel   Jan-16-05 09:53 PM   #18 
        - I got one of those  Longhorn   Jan-17-05 09:32 AM   #20 
  - I'm not fond of crochet and the only time I do it  Warpy   Mar-15-05 01:41 PM   #49 
  - I have never tried knitting, but I do crochet.  mourningdove92   Dec-27-04 09:16 PM   #6 
  - I did one like that  Longhorn   Dec-28-04 07:53 AM   #7 
  - Yes, I knit  Bjornsdotter   Dec-28-04 08:57 AM   #8 
  - I have drawers full of yarn that I have plans for!  Longhorn   Dec-28-04 10:17 AM   #9 
     - I'm getting a pretty good stash myself  Eloriel   Dec-28-04 09:17 PM   #10 
     - Doily??  Bjornsdotter   Jan-04-05 09:00 AM   #13 
        - I think you're right  Eloriel   Jan-19-05 02:19 PM   #22 
     - lol......a fellow pack rat  Bjornsdotter   Jan-04-05 09:02 AM   #14 
  - Knitta here  bicentennial_baby   Jan-01-05 07:44 PM   #11 
  - I just learned to knit and I'm thrilled to find this group!  yardwork   Jan-02-05 07:05 PM   #12 
  - Are you ready to graduate?  Eloriel   Jan-22-05 11:40 PM   #27 
     - Still working on the big green thing  yardwork   Jan-23-05 01:19 AM   #28 
        - You can make a scarf  Eloriel   Jan-23-05 09:14 AM   #30 
        - Thanks Eloriel! These are great ideas!  yardwork   Jan-23-05 07:22 PM   #33 
        - Red Heart Yarn puts out a booklet called "Learn to Knit"  Warpy   Mar-15-05 01:46 PM   #50 
  - Omigosh can this be?  Left Brain   Jan-06-05 08:05 PM   #15 
  - Just getting into it  murphymom   Jan-07-05 04:33 PM   #16 
  - Yay! Knitting!  Kipepeo   Jan-15-05 04:47 PM   #17 
  - So, what IS everyone working on?  Eloriel   Jan-16-05 10:23 PM   #19 
  - I saw a beautiful baby blanket in a recent knitting magazine  yardwork   Jan-23-05 01:29 AM   #29 
  - Yes, please let me know what magazine if you find it  Eloriel   Jan-23-05 10:10 AM   #31 
     - Found it! Family Circle Easy Knitting, Holiday 2004  yardwork   Jan-23-05 07:19 PM   #32 
        - Oh, I actually have that issue -- thanks  Eloriel   Feb-03-05 10:14 PM   #40 
           - I'm fascinated by that article - lol - especially the little beads  yardwork   Feb-06-05 09:53 PM   #47 
  - Currently working on the Christmas knitting turned Valentine's knitting:  femmedem   Feb-03-07 08:44 PM   #74 
  - I updated the Uterus thingey guys... here it is:  bettyellen   Jan-17-05 04:22 PM   #21 
  - That is wild -- and wonderful  Eloriel   Jan-19-05 02:23 PM   #23 
  - I'm a knitter, though I haven't been knitting lately.  July   Jan-20-05 09:54 AM   #24 
  - Well, you're doing better than I --  Eloriel   Jan-22-05 11:34 PM   #26 
     - I do lots and lots and lots of socks  China_cat   Feb-01-05 02:32 PM   #39 
        - Oh, wow, those are GREAT!!  Eloriel   Feb-03-05 10:19 PM   #41 
           - I could send you mine if you want.  China_cat   Feb-05-05 03:45 PM   #45 
           - I found this online -  murphymom   Feb-05-05 07:25 PM   #46 
              - Thanks murphymom  Greybnk48   Mar-15-05 01:21 AM   #48 
              - Actually, distributing on 4  China_cat   Mar-15-05 03:39 PM   #51 
  - I have made two scarves (knitting)  bleedingheart   Jan-21-05 02:44 PM   #25 
  - This is great!  Greybnk48   Jan-30-05 01:21 AM   #34 
  - Thanks for the tip on the "how-to" booklet.  Longhorn   Jan-30-05 11:12 AM   #35 
     - You're welcome  Greybnk48   Jan-30-05 11:52 AM   #36 
  - I've been doing a lot recently  chookie   Jan-31-05 11:06 AM   #37 
  - I am impressed!  Longhorn   Jan-31-05 06:32 PM   #38 
  - OMG, those are absolutely BREATHTAKING  Eloriel   Feb-03-05 10:25 PM   #42 
     - The source book  chookie   Feb-04-05 12:25 AM   #43 
        - Oh, thank you!  Eloriel   Feb-04-05 09:44 PM   #44 
  - Where can I find instructions  lamp_shade   Mar-22-06 02:46 AM   #52 
  - Check eBay and Craigslist  China_cat   Jun-02-06 11:44 AM   #55 
  - Present and accounted for  MountainLaurel   May-30-06 09:28 PM   #53 
  - New knitter here!  Nite Owl   May-30-06 11:40 PM   #54 
  - I don't knit, but I do crochet  tammywammy   Oct-13-06 06:55 PM   #56 
  - I knit and crochet  photogirl12   Oct-14-06 12:22 PM   #57 
  - big-time knitter here...  stillcool47   Oct-14-06 10:32 PM   #58 
  - Some other sites:  skyblue   Nov-06-06 08:07 AM   #59 
     - It helps if we post whole links, so here are a few:  Warpy   Nov-08-06 10:18 AM   #60 
        - Thank You.  skyblue   Nov-10-06 08:12 PM   #62 
  - Another chick w/stix here!  gizmonic   Nov-09-06 10:47 PM   #61 
  - There is this one  photogirl12   Nov-10-06 08:43 PM   #63 
     - Way kewl! Thanks! nt  gizmonic   Nov-10-06 09:41 PM   #64 
  - I found a great website for clothing labels  tammywammy   Nov-11-06 03:31 PM   #65 
  - How did I miss this thread?  knitter4democracy   Dec-23-06 05:37 PM   #66 
  - A DU Knit nd Crochet Retreat?  Nite Owl   Jan-01-07 08:31 AM   #67 
     - It does sound fun, doesn't it?  knitter4democracy   Jan-01-07 07:00 PM   #68 
        - I love the DC idea!  Nite Owl   Jan-04-07 12:51 AM   #69 
  - Check out my charity auction on my blog--yarn and fiber.  knitter4democracy   Jan-11-07 05:08 PM   #70 
  - Got it bookmarked on the other computer  Nite Owl   Jan-12-07 12:23 AM   #71 
     - Yay!  knitter4democracy   Jan-12-07 08:10 PM   #72 
        - I just bid  Nite Owl   Jan-14-07 12:54 AM   #73 
  - Best knitting help web site ever......  Grey   Mar-11-07 12:59 AM   #75 
 

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