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What's your biggest Knit-mare? (or crochet!)




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maritrez
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maritrez
30 days ago
 
Just thinking about my horribilest knitting experiences ...

First:
returning to knitting after years away - I didn't realise patterns had swapped inches for centimetres!
Baby cardi ended up with sleeves 13 inches long.😲
S'pose they could have tied them round the back like a baby strait-jacket...
New babies do wriggle so!

But all I had to do there was unstitch the shoulders and frog them back a bit.😐

Second - and worse - was knitting a tie for my husband.
I had never realised how long ties are.
On and on and ON.
It was a most soul-destroying experience...😑
Never again!!!
  
Goose
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Goose
37 days ago
 
I had some gorgeous aubergine coloured yarn with a gold lured thread though it. Started making a scarf but three quarters the way through I wondered if it would be comfy.

I tried it on and it scratched like hell. I persevered and finished it, washed it then binned it.

It never softened and remained scratchy so it went in the bin

It was amongst a bag of wool I had bought as a job lot so didn’t really lose out money wise,
  
Meerkats
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Meerkats
36 days ago
 
All my crocheted not finished projects and looking at them and feeling depressed. They to me are a nightmare But that is todo with my personality. And short span for doing long projects , the only thing that has conquered this is all on here who have given me encouragement.

  
purplelisa
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purplelisa
33 days ago
 
I would say a Pom Pom yarn I brought I tryed knitting it but then it was like long so called Pom Pom s so gaps.Then thought I would crochet it looked more like Pom Pom But was all missed shaped it looked a right mess I don’t no what I did wrong with it .lol
  
Towst
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Towst
30 days ago
 
odd balls of yarn is my nightmare, I always buy too many, and find it really hard to use up odd balls that are leftover. I like neat and matching colours and such so using all the odd balls to make a patchwork style blanket is out for me, I would hate it. Some I use up for Amigurumi projects but I seriously can't keep up with all the ones I have. If I lived in England I could just post them out to all you guys to use as you all seem super crafty at using up the odd balls but it's really not worth the postage from here to send them, though I do throw some in with swaps parcels.

It would help if I could knit because then I could make lots of tiny baby items that only use a single ball, but crocheting isn't as useful at making clothes I find.
  
maritrez
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maritrez
30 days ago
 
Denise -
I remember some scratchy yarn I had.
It was from a charity shop , and you're right. it couldn't possibly be worn.
I used it to stuff a pet cushion.
😐

Linda - your makes are always incredible!
I hate making something I'm not convinced is going to work,
and some times I do rip it out, but sometimes it works,
but I'm surprised you're finding some makes blood, sweat and very tears at the time!
I'll appreciate them all the more now!
😊

Lisa- sounds as it that pom-pom yarn would keep you well ventillated.
Not what's wanted, really...
Think I'll learn from your mistakes!
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Sarah - I'm the opposite. All my odds and ends I crochet into granny squares, depending on how much I have -
enough for the first round, or the second round or more.
I've always got my next blanket going on, with the leftovers adding to squares at different stages.
Then I unify them, surrounding them with a contrast, but I usually buy one or two balls specially for this.
You've seen some of my rugs..

But I can't go much farther with crochet, and don't really want to,
so I'd have a bit of a cheek suggesting anyone take knitting lessons!
I think your crochet makes are fantastic, and I bet there are plenty of people over there
who would buy a bag of odds and ends from Goodwill to make them up into a rug.
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Thanks all - I have now expanded my knowledge and experience with no cost whatever to myself!
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Towst
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Towst
28 days ago
 
Lisa would your pom pom yarn work for borders maybe? If there were a gap between the pom poms for a border it would look fine.
  
purplelisa
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purplelisa
28 days ago
 
Towst said 28 days ago:
Lisa would your pom pom yarn work for borders maybe? If there were a gap between the pom poms for a border it would look fine.

Sarah that’s such a good idea as I have a few balls .xx
  
maritrez
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maritrez
25 days ago
 
Oh - there's a good idea!
Must have a rummage in my stash!
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