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    August 2021 Chatter

    Good morning, all!

    Here is an August thread for general chatter.
    Tell me something good!!!

    Stashbuster MAL 2022: WTD +0; YTD 20
    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 8/6 WTD = +24 YTD = -580
    2021 Stash busted +194
    2020 Stash busted +160
    Book Challenge 2022 25, 4nf



    "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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    #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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    "This woman has fought a thousand battles...and is still standing. Has cried a thousand tears...And is still smiling. Has been broken, betrayed, abandoned, rejected, But she still walks proud...laughs loud, lives without fear, loves without doubt. This woman is beautiful. This woman is humble. This woman is ME!" _Pinterest: unknown author

    2022 Book Challenge 35/50
    2022 Stash Busting WTD +4 YTD +68

    Growing Zone 9b

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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
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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
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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 +3, YTD -10
    Reading Challenge 3/24

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    #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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    #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
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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
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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 0, YTD - 58
    2021 Stashbuster: YTD +41

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    #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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    #9
    lovestostitch
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    lovestostitch we discussed having a gnome make along. I think it would be fun!!! Anyone else interested?
    Tell me something good!!!

    Stashbuster MAL 2022: WTD +0; YTD 20
    Stashbuster MAL 2021: +435
    Stashbuster MAL 2020: -286

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    #10
    Shall we “name” August as gnome month or wait until September to give everyone time to find supplies, patterns, supplies, etc?
    Tell me something good!!!

    Stashbuster MAL 2022: WTD +0; YTD 20
    Stashbuster MAL 2021: +435
    Stashbuster MAL 2020: -286

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

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

    • happyfox74
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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 😉

    #11
    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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    #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
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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
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      Thanks for the link! I need knitting suggestions.

    • KnitsWithHorses
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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
    Tell me something good!!!

    Stashbuster MAL 2022: WTD +0; YTD 20
    Stashbuster MAL 2021: +435
    Stashbuster MAL 2020: -286

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    #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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    #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...

    "This woman has fought a thousand battles...and is still standing. Has cried a thousand tears...And is still smiling. Has been broken, betrayed, abandoned, rejected, But she still walks proud...laughs loud, lives without fear, loves without doubt. This woman is beautiful. This woman is humble. This woman is ME!" _Pinterest: unknown author

    2022 Book Challenge 35/50
    2022 Stash Busting WTD +4 YTD +68

    Growing Zone 9b

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

    • hereami
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      KnitsWithHorses
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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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