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Online Craft Club #46

This week, I got nothing to show ya. I did work on Stuntman’s Wallaby on the way to a family reunion Sunday, but that’s all the needlework I’ve done. But just wait until Wednesday. It’s gonna be big, ya’ll. Muhahahahahhaha!

Since I;ve got nuttin’, it’s all on you, Show me what ya got!

Take a picture of your current project, whatever that happens to be. Or maybe one you recently finished. Or the materials for the one you are about to start. Let’s say materials for a project in whatever state it happens to be in at the time you snap it. On Friday, post the picture and tell us about your project. What you did, or what you are going to do. How much you are enjoying it, or hating it. You know–show and tell.

Just copy & paste the code below the graphic and get crafty with me!

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Online Craft Club #45

This week, I made a hat. It’s a child’s hat for a child who needs a hat, and that’s about all I want to say about that.

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So what have you made lately?

Take a picture of your current project, whatever that happens to be. Or maybe one you recently finished. Or the materials for the one you are about to start. Let’s say materials for a project in whatever state it happens to be in at the time you snap it. On Friday, post the picture and tell us about your project. What you did, or what you are going to do. How much you are enjoying it, or hating it. You know–show and tell.

Just copy & paste the code below the graphic and get crafty with me!

Be sure to come back and leave a comment so we know where to find you!

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Online Craft Club #44

Well, I finally have a finished something to show you that isn’t jewelry. Isn’t it exciting? A real and true knitted FO! I also have a beaded thing, but that will wait until next Wednesday, right? Right! Here is the finished Baby Surprise Jacket. I tell you, I marvel at this feat of knit-gineering every time I make one! Batman helped me pick the buttons, and I think he did a great job!

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So what have you made lately?

Take a picture of your current project, whatever that happens to be. Or maybe one you recently finished. Or the materials for the one you are about to start. Let’s say materials for a project in whatever state it happens to be in at the time you snap it. On Friday, post the picture and tell us about your project. What you did, or what you are going to do. How much you are enjoying it, or hating it. You know–show and tell.

Just copy & paste the code below the graphic and get crafty with me!

Be sure to come back and leave a comment so we know where to find you!

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Online Craft Club #43

As you know (I hope) I was n Florida last Friday and I missed OCC. But I did do some knitting. In fact, I have a sock almost finished. Ordinarily, that would be cause for jumping up and down. Except for one problem. A small problem, as it were. See, I thought a tighter knit sock might be a good thing, and so I grabbed size 1 needles instead of size 2 when I packed my conference knitting. And I cast on my standard 56 stitches. You already see where this is going, don’t you?

Yeah, well, I thought it looked neat and tidy, but knitting is stretchy, and it was 56 stitches. And I had faith right up until Ashley asked me if that was my sock, and said it looked awfully small. And I assured it was mine and would fit perfectly and I attempted to put it on. Guess what? Yeah. Knitting is stretchy, but not that stretchy. SomeKid will be getting my these lovely parrot socks.

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And what have you made lately?

Take a picture of your current project, whatever that happens to be. Or maybe one you recently finished. Or the materials for the one you are about to start. Let’s say materials for a project in whatever state it happens to be in at the time you snap it. On Friday, post the picture and tell us about your project. What you did, or what you are going to do. How much you are enjoying it, or hating it. You know–show and tell.

Just copy & paste the code below the graphic and get crafty with me!

Be sure to come back and leave a comment so we know where to find you!

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Online Craft Club #42

First of all, 42. I can’t believe I have stuck with this for 42 weeks! Wow. Really patting myself on the back here. Now, then, I haven’t finished anything this week except the jewelry I’ve already showed you. However, I am thisclose on the BSJ. How close is thisclose? If I were willing to make this post late tonight instead of this morning, then it would be complete! I am getting ready to start row 109, which is the buttonhole row. That means just 6 rows to go, plus seaming and adding buttons. I’ll be glad to see it finished, and then I will probably make a bunch more to use up the rest of my wool scraps!
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So what have you been making?

Take a picture of your current project, whatever that happens to be. Or maybe one you recently finished. Or the materials for the one you are about to start. Let’s say materials for a project in whatever state it happens to be in at the time you snap it. On Friday, post the picture and tell us about your project. What you did, or what you are going to do. How much you are enjoying it, or hating it. You know–show and tell.

Just copy & paste the code below the graphic and get crafty with me!

Be sure to come back and leave a comment so we know where to find you!

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Online Craft Club #40 Book Review

Ok, I know I have posted (twice) that I hoped to have an FO for you today. But I do not. Lately my stitching time has been limited to what I can do while talking to my kids about school, and while that is about 3 hours a day, not all of it is stitchable time. And also, it maybe takes more time that I thought it does to use up yarn. BUT! Here is Belle’s Blanket, crumpled up under my desk, waiting for attention. Which it will get some of today. F’reals.

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To make up for this shattering disappointment, I have a book review for you. And it is a goodie. You will want to pay attention, becaaaaauuuuuse! I will be doing a giveaway soon, and this book will be one of the possible prizes. If you visited yesterday, those words probably sound familiar, right? RIGHT! Ok, on to Sweater Renewal!

9780307396297How many of you have accidentally felted something? Here at Chez ManyManyChildren, I have felted more wool diaper covers than I care to count, including several that I have knitted myself. As an aside, I used to occasionally felt custom dye orders by not waiting long enough for them to cool, or forgetting to adjust the washing machine cycles. I’m only admitting that so you will know that I do have some felting experience, even if most of it is by accident. You could say that I learned to felt the heartbreaking way, and Sweater Renewal opens with just such an experience in Sharon Franco Rothschild’s life.

But the life of a sweater doesn’t have to stop with an accidental trip through the washer. From book covers and cell phone holders to a purse (It’s pink, ya’LL. With heart embellishments, ya’ll. And yes, I would totally carry such a thing in public, ya’ll) to a dog sweater, your felting pain can become a new FO gain.

In addition to the accidental felting projects, she has some projects in here that you can felt on purpose. The little girls sweater made from a larger sweater is just adorable. And the ladies burgundy sweater made from a larger one is just as cute as can be! What entices me so about garments with decorations on the back?

Finally, there are three projects that you knit and then felt, if you feel compelled to felt your own knitting. Which I admit I don’t usually feel compelled to do, but have occasionally with great enjoyment. The book is available now, and the cover price is $19.95. It’s worth more than that just for the ideas of how to salvage what would otherwise become trash-can tragedies!

So what have you been making? Or reading about making?

Take a picture of your current project, whatever that happens to be. Or maybe one you recently finished. Or the materials for the one you are about to start. Let’s say materials for a project in whatever state it happens to be in at the time you snap it. On Friday, post the picture and tell us about your project. What you did, or what you are going to do. How much you are enjoying it, or hating it. You know–show and tell.

Just copy & paste the code below the graphic and get crafty with me!

Be sure to come back and leave a comment so we know where to find you!

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Online Craft Club #39

Okay, I have finished nothing crafty. Sorry. Don’t act surprised, I told you I was hip deep in a different project. But! We can go through my knitting basket and see what’s in there. Ready? K, here we go.

Here is the Baby Surprise Jacket. I’m on row 60-something, and I anticipate finishing it this coming week. It will go straight into the gratitude knitting box.

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Here is the Wallaby for Stuntman. I stalled out on it when I started the BSJ. But I really wanted to use up that yarn that I refused to count. So I did.

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And here is a ball of sock yarn. Notice there are no socks attached to it. I threw it in the basket before we headed up to see my family last weekend, but then, I only knit for five minutes while were there, so the BSJ was plenty.

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Next week, I hope to have something finished to show you.

Take a picture of your current project, whatever that happens to be. Or maybe one you recently finished. Or the materials for the one you are about to start. Let’s say materials for a project in whatever state it happens to be in at the time you snap it. On Friday, post the picture and tell us about your project. What you did, or what you are going to do. How much you are enjoying it, or hating it. You know–show and tell.

Just copy & paste the code below the graphic and get crafty with me!

Be sure to come back and leave a comment so we know where to find you!

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Online Craft Club #38

First off, where’d you all go. It’s pretty sad when I throw and internet party and only my mother shows up. I mean, I love me mother, but we can visit in person and see each other’s crafty stuff. Surely some of the almost 100 of you who visit each day are making stuff, right? Share, people. Don’t keep all the goodness to yourself!

As for me, I haven’t done any crafting. Now, I know I just fussed at you for that very thing, but seriously, I have been hip deep in a major blogging project, and I made a deal with myself that it was worth giving up my crafting and reading time this week if I could get done and not have it hanging over my head and causing me stress. I expect to return to my previous pursuits this weekend, and may even have a couple of FOs for next week. That would be slick, wouldn’t it? Yessiree!

knits fall 2008 hotToday, though, lets talk about the new Interweave Knits. OH MY WORD, it came yesterday while I was shelling beans with my mother. (See, I told you we see each other all the time), and I took one look at the sweater on the cover and lost the gift of speech. Seriously. I could only wave the magazine around and make oddly moo-like sounds while she looked at me as if I had grown a second head. Apparently, she is not seduced by the sweater, but I am. Yes. I must have it. Because. The texture. It is divine. Period.

Also of interest: the Sidelines Top on page 104, the Little Blue Sweater on page 116 and the ads for loopyewe and knittingpureandsimple. Yes, I read the ads in my knitting magazines. Don’t you? Not that I can buy anything. But that is neither here nor there. Looking is covered in the cost of my internet ;)

OK, your turn! Spill it!

Take a picture of your current project, whatever that happens to be. Or maybe one you recently finished. Or the materials for the one you are about to start. Let’s say materials for a project in whatever state it happens to be in at the time you snap it. On Friday, post the picture and tell us about your project. What you did, or what you are going to do. How much you are enjoying it, or hating it. You know–show and tell.

Just copy & paste the code below the graphic and get crafty with me!

Be sure to come back and leave a comment so we know where to find you!

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