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    August 2021 Chatter

    Good morning, all!

    Here is an August thread for general chatter.
    Quilting is happening here! ❤️

    Stashbuster MAL 2022: WTD 0; YTD 0
    Stashbuster MAL 2021: +435
    Stashbuster MAL 2020: -286

    #2
    Well, I just hit the yarn store up here in Michigan!! I hit a 10% off sale which really adds up when buying 23 skeins of yarn. Yes I said 23. All but 5 are 100% wool for the hats for sailors. The other 5 are cascade fixation for baby socks so... unless I knit 24/7 I'll probably be dancing this week!!
    Linda
    2022 Stasbusting week ending 1/8 WTD = +4 YTD = +4
    2021 Stash busted +194
    2020 Stash busted +160
    Book Challenge 2022



    "All that is gold does not glitter, Not all those who wander are lost.
    The Old that is strong does not wither, Deep roots are not reached by the frost" JRR Tolkien

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    • crosstitchlinda
      crosstitchlinda commented
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      happyfox74 It's the Michigan Fine Yarns in Livonia MI. They do mail order too if you want me to enable you!

    • KnitsWithHorses
      KnitsWithHorses commented
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      Sounds like a good day to me! 😁

    • rkennell
      rkennell commented
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      Sweet deal! Happy knitting! And good for you for knitting for our military!

    #3
    Happy First Friday in August everyone. Hope you are all well and happy.
    I finally finished up some things this week.

    -The green pillow looking thing is really a scrap car blanket. Two knitted rectangles, one with an extra pouch. Once folded I slipped the blanket into the connected pouch.
    -The cowl has been on the needles a year or so. Wool and going to be great for this winter.
    -The pink shawl/scarf was made with unknown yarn from my stash. My guess is that it was yarn for a baby blanket. It works perfectly for this. This is a gift for a dear friend who just went through a double mastectomy, was told no chemo...then told she needs 12 weeks of chemo, then some extra at home chemo for a while. Breast reconstruction is taking a while.

    I am thinking of making her a head covering for her time with chemo. She isn't looking forward to loosing her waist length blonde curls. Poor dear.

    I found a pattern for a turban wrap that looks like it may work. Cause she can make it as tight or as loose as she would like. I have no idea which kind of yarn to use. Anyone have suggestions? Or should I just purchase her a silky scarf?
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    “It is a queer thing. In a time of great need, when powerful leadership is demanded, the people—confused and excited—hear only the strident voices of the audacious, and refuse to listen to the voice of wisdom which, being wise, is temperate.”
    ― Lloyd C. Douglas, The Robe


    2021 Book Challenge 0/50
    2021 Stash Busting WTD +42 YTD +42

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    • KnitsWithHorses
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      Your cowl is so pretty! For the chemo hat, i took hats to the tulsa cancer center for years. Sadly it closed recently. The ladies there most loved the Cotton bamboo blend i used. It isn't made anymore but there are lots of great cotton bamboo blends. Most of the ladies preferred the hats to be made in lighter weight yarn but everyone has their own preferences but you actually know the recipient personally which could help.

    • TexasPurl
      TexasPurl commented
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      Pretty projects!

      I've found the Lion Brand Coboo (Cotton/Bamboo blend) is some of the softest I've ever worked with. I believe it's a DK weight. It's also approved by Knitted Knockers.

    • FreedomLover
      FreedomLover commented
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      These are fabulous!

    #4
    Hooray! I finished a four-years-long project, Sweet Dreams Stocking by Dimensions.
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    And I got some yarn (on cones) for free from the local Art Center.
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    2022 Stashbuster MAL WTD +4, YTD +18
    Reading Challenge 1/24

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    • DJM
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      What a labor of love on the stocking it is so awesome. The llama is coming out so cute. Wonderful on scoring free yarn.

    • FreedomLover
      FreedomLover commented
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      Your work is always so inspiring.

    • Natalia
      Natalia commented
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      TexasPurl Thank you!
      Char Thank you! This is the second year that I make soft toys in August. I use Llama-no-drama by Nancy Anderson
      happyfox74 Thank you! All yarn are synthetic (probably nylon) and hard for skin, so going to make home accessories, like dining mats, shopping bags or even crochet rug.
      hereami Thank you! Yes, I use this pattern. Strangely, I enjoy making loops, although it's takes approximately 30 min to complete 1 row of loops. Thankfully, you do not need to do it every row, just 1 in 3.
      KnitsWithHorses Thank you!
      Hellokitten Thank you!
      DJM Thank you!
      FreedomLover Thank you!

    #5
    I was saving this for FO Friday, especially since I hardly ever have a FO! This is my handspun, approximately sport to DK wt on #5 needles (?) Fiber was Knit Picks Stroll Roving, so superwash/nylon. I'm somewhat happy with it. I do love how the gray looks with the bright colors. If I had to do again, or if I ever get a deep desire to fix it, I would make the neck smaller. I think I could easily pick up and knit. But since it is summery, I will leave it for now. I'll try to get a picture with it on soon.
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    The best time to wear a striped sweater is all the time. -SpongeBob SquarePants

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    • KnitsWithHorses
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      It's beautiful! Someday hopefully I'll get a chance to learn to spin.

    • DJM
      DJM commented
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      I love how it turned out. Beautiful colors!

    • FreedomLover
      FreedomLover commented
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      Wow! This is stunning.

    #6
    We talk about all kinds of things on our Fiberkind Zoom Chats. One of our topics today was gnomes! I think I morphed from discussing my tomato plants growing up and out of my 5 ft. tomato cages to fun craft projects to make from the cheap tomato cages.

    Here's a good website that describes how to make the gnomes using a tomato cage and evergreen branches.

    https://www.hometalk.com/diy/decorat...nomes-44090290

    I suggested we have a Gnome-along for the holidays! I need to find a tomato cage before they are all gone from the stores.
    Naperville, IL - Growing zone 5b

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    • KnitsWithHorses
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      How fun! I don't know if I'll find a cage at this point but I'll have a look around next time i get to town.

    • hereami
      hereami commented
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      That is adorable. So many possibilities.
      Believe it or not I have a child who is terrified of gnomes, or anything that looks like one. (except for the movie Gnomeo and Juliet)
      Wonder if the adult child will be terrified of this? I hope not, it would be adorable on the front porch this year.

    • lovestostitch
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      hereami - Maybe helping you make an evergreen gnome would change his/her opinion of gnomes!

    #7
    For FO Friday. Better late than never, I finished these socks late last night. I made them for a wedding we were attending this weekend, but we aren’t going after all. The yarn is shimmery, will be a nice pair of dressy socks 😊

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    Kathie from Indiana

    2022 Stashbuster: WTD - 46, YTD - 31
    2021 Stashbuster: YTD +41

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    • KnitsWithHorses
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      They came out really pretty. I'm sure there will be lots of other nice events to wear them to.

    • DJM
      DJM commented
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      I love the stitch pattern and shimmery yarn so elegant.

    • knitter131
      knitter131 commented
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      Nyssareen, KnitsWithHorses and DJM - thank you!

    #8
    Here’s the little Gnome family I made a couple years back- Gnaneek, Gnony & Gnoy 🍄





    Gnoy & Gnaneek had some out and about photos taken. Gnony was busy that day 😉





    Their first family photo:





    Do you enjoy word games? If you do, you should totally come join us!

    We have DUELING 🤺 & EXPLODING SNAP

    Click on the game names & it should take you to them. If it doesn't, let me know & I’d be glad to help you find your way to fun 😉

    You know you're curious! Come & play 😁

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    • DJM
      DJM commented
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      Too cute..

    • Char
      Char commented
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      Your gnomes are awesome. Love their names.

      Do I see an expectant mother in the group?

    • FreedomLover
      FreedomLover commented
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      These are so cute.

    #9
    lovestostitch we discussed having a gnome make along. I think it would be fun!!! Anyone else interested?
    Quilting is happening here! ❤️

    Stashbuster MAL 2022: WTD 0; YTD 0
    Stashbuster MAL 2021: +435
    Stashbuster MAL 2020: -286

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    • Char
      Char commented
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      K2-Tog we generally go pretty simple here at FiberKind. We can help you find patterns, but I don’t like to “restrict” anyone to anything in particular.

    • K2-Tog
      K2-Tog commented
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      Got it... just make a gnome. Sounds like fun! Thanks Char

    • Natalia
      Natalia commented
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      I'm in

    #10
    Shall we “name” August as gnome month or wait until September to give everyone time to find supplies, patterns, supplies, etc?
    Quilting is happening here! ❤️

    Stashbuster MAL 2022: WTD 0; YTD 0
    Stashbuster MAL 2021: +435
    Stashbuster MAL 2020: -286

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    • hereami
      hereami commented
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      Will it be here in the monthly Chatter or in a separate area?

    • Char
      Char commented
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      hereami I'm thinking the monthly - hopefully easy to find, and we gather here regardless of the craft.

    • happyfox74
      happyfox74 commented
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      I’m game for any month but I do agree that for those who want to do evergreen porch gnomes, later in the year would be better but I also wouldn’t want anyone to lose any enthusiasm they have right now 😉

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    Another gnome idea…
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    The best time to wear a striped sweater is all the time. -SpongeBob SquarePants

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    • happyfox74
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      He’s so cute 🥰 is this the gnome you were talking about on Friday?

    • DJM
      DJM commented
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      Too cute!

    • PurlgirlButtons
      PurlgirlButtons commented
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      Yes, He's about 3" tall without the hat.

    #12
    Imagined Landscapes has a good variety of Gnome-y stuff. Most of her patterns cost 7.00 CAD ($5.84 US) and a couple cost 9.00 CAD and she has a mitten pattern that is for free called Go Big or Go Gnome. It’s a color-work pattern of gnomes. You can click on her name above & it should take you right to all the Gnome patterns she has. Just in case anyone is looking for variety.
    Do you enjoy word games? If you do, you should totally come join us!

    We have DUELING 🤺 & EXPLODING SNAP

    Click on the game names & it should take you to them. If it doesn't, let me know & I’d be glad to help you find your way to fun 😉

    You know you're curious! Come & play 😁

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    • happyfox74
      happyfox74 commented
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      I know, she only does knit designs. Sorry about that but when we were talking about it in Zoom, her stuff came to mind right away. She’s a huge lover of all things gnomes 🍄 I’m certain you’ll find some absolutely adorable crochet gnome patterns. I can’t wait to see what you come up with!

    • K2-Tog
      K2-Tog commented
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      Thanks for the link! I need knitting suggestions.

    • KnitsWithHorses
      KnitsWithHorses commented
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      Thanks for the link. Her patterns are super cute and the clever, punny names pull you right in. 😁

    #13
    I am thinking I’ll make this quilt:

    You Gnome I Love You

    I just have to decide what fabric to use. MSQC did a tutorial you can find here:

    MSQC tutorial
    Quilting is happening here! ❤️

    Stashbuster MAL 2022: WTD 0; YTD 0
    Stashbuster MAL 2021: +435
    Stashbuster MAL 2020: -286

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    • Char
      Char commented
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      FreedomLover - yay!!! We can work “together” on it.

    • K2-Tog
      K2-Tog commented
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      How cool is that!

    • KnitsWithHorses
      KnitsWithHorses commented
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      So cute!!

    #14
    Some cute crochet gnome patterns here:

    https://www.allfreecrochet.com/Croch...Gnome-Patterns
    ​"​​​​Be with those who help your being "- Rumi

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    • K2-Tog
      K2-Tog commented
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      Great inspiration! These patterns make me wish I knew how to crochet.

    • FreedomLover
      FreedomLover commented
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      happyfox74 I have a friend whose daughter has a “things I want my Mom to make for me” page on Pinterest.

    • happyfox74
      happyfox74 commented
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      FreedomLover 😆 that’s too funny! I used to have a wishlist set up in my favorites on R of crochet patterns I thought I would ask her to make me someday 😉

    #15
    Have you seen the military garden gnomes?
    https://www.gardenfun.com/marine-gnome.html

    Here is a crafted one.
    https://i.etsystatic.com/16611658/r/...85897_6kzh.jpg

    There are gnomes for everything out there. Doctors, health heros, police, etc...

    “It is a queer thing. In a time of great need, when powerful leadership is demanded, the people—confused and excited—hear only the strident voices of the audacious, and refuse to listen to the voice of wisdom which, being wise, is temperate.”
    ― Lloyd C. Douglas, The Robe


    2021 Book Challenge 0/50
    2021 Stash Busting WTD +42 YTD +42

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    • KnitsWithHorses
      KnitsWithHorses commented
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      It's funny you posted that. I needed inspiration cuz I was thinking about making a gnome that is a tribute to my deceased brother Dave. He was a veteran and I teased him that he reminded me of a gnome. We only met in our early 50s and he passed away from a motorcycle wreck at 58 two years ago. My sister and I searched for him for decades and when we finally
      found him it was like a puzzle piece just slipping right into place. I miss him and want to make something for his wife. She has a beautiful garden with gnomes in it and I told him that she fell for him because he reminded her of her gnomes and it was a joke between us from then on. A military gnome would be perfect.

    • FreedomLover
      FreedomLover commented
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      I’m so glad you found him, I can’t wait to see your gnome.

    • hereami
      hereami commented
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      KnitsWithHorses I am so glad you found Dave and had some wonderful laughs with him.

      Please post a picture when you have completed your gnome.

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