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    July 2020 Chatter

    July is the month those of us in America celebrate our Independence Day. Please take a moment to remember how important our freedoms are.

    Wherever you are, please be safe and stay healthy.

    Ok - now time to Chatter away!
    Knitting is happening here! ❤️

    Stashbuster MAL 2020: WTD: -20; YTD -276

    #2
    Good morning all and happy July!

    I finished, washed and dried the blanket last night. All ready for Friday. Now back to the hexagon blanket!

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    Knitting is happening here! ❤️

    Stashbuster MAL 2020: WTD: -20; YTD -276

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    • lovestostitch
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      Beautiful gift!

    • FreedomLover
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      This is beautiful, just perfect for the happy occasion.

    • KnittingNana
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      Love the look. What stitch did you use for the join?

    #3
    Just finished this granny baby blanket, another of my large projects finished. Used DK yarn, and slip stitched the squares together. It’s not wet blocked yet, but the picture was taken outdoors in the sun, so the colors are true.

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    Kathie from Indiana

    2020 Stashbuster: WTD - 24, YTD + 67

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    • lovestostitch
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      Super cute. Such great colors.

    • FreedomLover
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      This is such a happy blanket, parents will love wrapping their baby in this.

    • knitter131
      knitter131 commented
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      Thanks, everyone!

    #4
    My Wednesday WIP is the star baby blanket. I expect I will complete the blue Section, do another green, and maybe another variegated. We’ll see how big it gets.

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    Kathie from Indiana

    2020 Stashbuster: WTD - 24, YTD + 67

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    #5
    I canned 6 quarts of dill pickles last night. That was my activity, ha. I can't sit long periods of time because apparently I bruised or cracked my thigh bone a week ago when I tripped and landed on a cement pathway. It is healing slowly but surely.

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    • FreedomLover
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      Ouch! I'm glad you're feeling better, do take care of yourself. I'm sure your family visit is good medicine for you.

    • Monstermomt
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      I broke my leg/femur April 24. I'm just now trying to get around on one crutch. They put a metal rod through the bone and a couple of screws.

    • KnittingNana
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      How are you feeling?

    #6
    I'm working on finishing one grands blanket while planning the next. I'm looking for 4 colors to go with greens. What colors would you choose?

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    • lovestostitch
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      When I'm having trouble finding a color palette, I visit a website like Sherwin Williams and look at the palettes they put together. You can find a color that looks like your green and it will give you a palette.

    • DJM
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      He will love it because you made it for him. We have a treasured crocheted afghan my husbands grandmother made for him over 50 years ago.

    • pinesprairie
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      lovestostitch, that's a great idea also and I'm heading there. I was just really wondering if y'all had favorites that you use with green as I don't use it all that much.

      DJM, you're right, they have ones I made for them here at "Gma's" house but they need some for at home now. And, they wanted cotton instead of acrylic so they could use them year round. They still wear them like capes and make blanket tents and the like so they need to be fun. The next one is for the older one and with total disgust, he tells me "I'm not a little kid Gma, geez!" So I better get on the stick and get it right!

    #7
    Wiggle, Wiggle, Wiggle Crochet! What a fun project! I used #10 thread. It measures 8" x 8", 1/2" thick & is very dense. Perfect tea pot trivet. It even looks kinda cool on the back.

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    Debbie

    Stashbusting CAL WTD +8/YTD -628 (2019-642)(2018-109)
    Book Challenge 50/50 (2019-51)(2018-35)

    I've come to the conclusion that collecting yarn, and using yarn are two entirely separate hobbies.

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    • knitter131
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      Gosh, Debbie - your projects and ability in crochet continue to amaze me - it’s beautiful 😊😊

    • lovestostitch
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      That is really cool and beautiful.

    • FreedomLover
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      This is amazing!

    #8
    I am not a very good seamstress, but I thought I would try my hand at a Japanese Knot Bag. All went well until I got to the end and it was time to sew the armholes. Grrrr. Are there any seamstresses out here who might have thoughts? Maybe I should sew the armholes and end up at the bottom of the bag. Hmmmm

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    Knitting is happening here! ❤️

    Stashbuster MAL 2020: WTD: -20; YTD -276

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    • PurlgirlButtons
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      I love the fabric!
      Does your machine have a thing to pop off to do small circumferences? My suggestion for next time would be cut your seam allowances wider or zigzag the edges before turning right side out so they feel more stable.and MORE pins, my answer to everything sewing is more pins!

    • Char
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      PurlgirlButtons it does, but it is still too small to loop around. The large loop fits, just not the small one...

    • lovestostitch
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      Did you ever sew doll clothes? Those were the hardest projects I ever did. My sewing machine is old and doesn't have the pop off free arm. I always wanted that and a few years ago I treated myself to a fancy, new sewing machine. That all plastic machine was garbage compared to my all metal antique. I took the new machine back when it couldn't even make it through the seams of one those little pillowcase dresses where you sewed on seam binding.

    #9
    lol Ok - knot bag take two....

    find pretty matching fabric ✅

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    Cut, pin and sew, this time starting at the handles. ✅

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    ummmm. Here is where I have my first problem. Oops - I cant turn it inside out!!!!

    After laughing so hard I could cry, I try taking out the inner circle seem to see if I can get it through. Nope - not that way.

    Ok - here’s how determined I am to make it from the handles - cut it in half and turn each half right side out. ✅
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    ummmm - wait a minute here ..... now what?

    DESIGN ELEMENT!

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    Wait - I planned it this way all along. Lol

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    Knitting is happening here! ❤️

    Stashbuster MAL 2020: WTD: -20; YTD -276

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    • Char
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      Thanks everyone.

    • Knit2PSquare
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      Char - I have felt this same way while learning to make masks these past few months! 🤪 I have never been a sewer, my sewing machine is older than I am and a hand me down three or four times over, but I can now at least oil it, change the needle and sew straight lines! but I also did plenty of things like you with this bag. I think you did an amazing job trouble shooting! Your bag looks great!

    • Char
      Char commented
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      Knit2PSquare - thank you! I laughed so hard I was in tears over this one. I do plan to make more. each one will be a learning experience I am sure.

    #10
    This isn't a fiber craft but I thought you all would enjoy seeing my latest garden project. Today was moving day and froggie got moved into position. He will have a perennial Hibiscus planted behind him.


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    Naperville, IL - Growing zone 5b

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    • Char
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      MBearMakes - I don't like Sigfried - I think Harold would freak out at the word FRIED in his name. LOL

    • MBearMakes
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      I didn't notice that! 😆

    • knitter131
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      Whatever his name, I love it! I’m really fond of frogs 🐸 🐸

    #11
    Did anyone see Dana Perino on Fox News this morning? She had on the cutest crocheted top!
    Naperville, IL - Growing zone 5b

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    • lovestostitch
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      Dana is on again. If you're home, turn on Fox News and you might see her - and her cute top!

    • Char
      Char commented
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      oh goodness - that is cute!

    • pinesprairie
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      Oh yeah! And the best colors ever!

    #12
    What does everyone have planned for the weekend? Our local fireworks were cancelled. Our state does allow "personal" fireworks (How these are considered personal is beyond me). So - I anticipate we'll have more of that this year than in other years. So - we'll stick around home and make sure our fur babies are ok. 🎆
    Knitting is happening here! ❤️

    Stashbuster MAL 2020: WTD: -20; YTD -276

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    • DJM
      DJM commented
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      qfknit Yes we were married on 7/5/75 Hubby will never forget Your holiday weekend sounds awesome enjoy family time. For your cell phone someone suggested turning off your Bluetooth. Since cell service at my house is almost non-existing it's not a problem for us.

    • Char
      Char commented
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      qfknit - your gathering sounds amazing!

    • Hellokitten
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      DJM Congratulations! We're celebrating our 45th next month. It was a good year, yes?

    #13
    Finished the Confetti Towels!
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    • Kathy7661
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      qfknit Thanks! They made me happy...a departure from my normal color schemes!

    • TexasPurl
      TexasPurl commented
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      Oh wow! I love them. 💗 You weavers just keep calling to me!

    • Kathy7661
      Kathy7661 commented
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      TexasPurl Thank you! Yes, join us...you'll love it!!

    #14
    It’s Friday!!! I hope you have a wonderful day!!!

    How are things for you? We’re getting a few sunny days. We spy some blooms on our cucumber plants, and maybe one or two tomatoes.

    I am back to working on my gray, white and purple hexi’s.

    I have an itch to work on socks, though. I really need to finish the blanket first. But this sock yarn is really calling..... blanket!
    Knitting is happening here! ❤️

    Stashbuster MAL 2020: WTD: -20; YTD -276

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    • TexasPurl
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      Happy Friday! Enjoy your stitching!

    • lovestostitch
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      I spotted some almost red tomatoes and some Golden Zucchini. The zucchini should be ready in a day or two. Our temps are in the 90's for the foreseeable future.

    #15
    Good morning! Just another hot and humid day, with no rain in sight. Nothing planned for this weekend, our excitement is getting a grocery delivery 😊.

    I’ve decided I have way too many WIP’s going on, several are big projects. So my goal is to finish one big project each week, and not start anything new at least until I reduce my WIP’s by one.

    This week I finished a baby blanket, and I started a new shawl pattern. Now I’m gong to finish my star baby blanket. Possibly by the end of the weekend.

    What is everyone doing with your crafting time? I love looking at all the pictures, we have some extremely talented crafters here.

    Enjoy your holiday weekend 💥🍗🌽🍉🍺
    Kathie from Indiana

    2020 Stashbuster: WTD - 24, YTD + 67

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    • lovestostitch
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      knitter131 - I wouldn't want to go to our post office even if there was no coronavirus but with coronavirus, I absolutely won't go in there. The lines are horrendously long and slow. I go online and use the postal calculator and then I stick enough stamps on the package. It works!

    • Hellokitten
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      Our post office is super tiny and rarely busy. Everyone knows everyone in a tiny community.

    • FreedomLover
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      Our old post office only had a line at Christmas time. One year one of the postal workers came out and started singing Jingle Bells. Everyone sang together after that as we waited.

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