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Forum: Charity Knitting 08-06-2011, 04:25 PM
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Our daughter runs a sanctuary for special needs...

Our daughter runs a sanctuary for special needs animals in Northern California. There's never enough money to cover spay/neuter, food, and vet bills. I buy yarn at yard sales, then knit or crochet...
Forum: General Knitting 01-19-2011, 01:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,301
Posted By CountryNaturals
I don't like it any better today than I did...

I don't like it any better today than I did yesterday. Ah well -- maybe next time.
Forum: General Knitting 01-19-2011, 01:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,301
Posted By CountryNaturals
Nope, it only looks like a rose from the bottom,...

Nope, it only looks like a rose from the bottom, but that's what gave me this idea. It's just not as kewl as I thought it would be. I'll look at it again tomorrow. Maybe I'll love it then.
Forum: General Knitting 01-19-2011, 01:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,301
Posted By CountryNaturals
Ruffle Tassel Opinions Please

I was working on stockinette roses for curtain tiebacks when I got the idea of combining the natural tendencies of stockinette to roll and narrow garter stitch to twist. I imagined it to be fabulous...
Forum: Knit-Alongs 11-15-2010, 06:11 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 10,239
Posted By CountryNaturals
I'm so glad you're doing this. Our daughter has a...

I'm so glad you're doing this. Our daughter has a charity for rescue animals. I make all sorts of things for the animals and also to sell as fundraisers. If you'd like to compare notes, send me a PM....
Forum: Pattern Central 11-14-2010, 11:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,603
Posted By CountryNaturals
The rugby ball should be pretty easy. Just make...

The rugby ball should be pretty easy. Just make elliptical panels, then stitch them together and stuff it. I'm thinking stockinette stitch. Cast on 1 stitch, then gradually increase so it doesn't get...
Forum: General Knitting 11-14-2010, 02:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,146
Posted By CountryNaturals
If the curl is just too long and gets in the way,...

If the curl is just too long and gets in the way, use a clip clothespin on the curl to weigh it down.
Forum: The Lounge 11-05-2010, 10:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,985
Posted By CountryNaturals
Yes, they are one of my 2 favorites (UAN is the...

Yes, they are one of my 2 favorites (UAN is the other). I assumed they had already been contacted, since this is such an active rescue network, but I will definitely follow up on that. Thanks for the...
Forum: Charity Knitting 11-03-2010, 08:08 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,888
Posted By CountryNaturals
BernatCares Yarn Draw

I just got an email from BernatCares.com that they're going to start a monthly drawing for their registered charities for $100 worth of yarn. The winning charity will also be featured on their...
Forum: The Lounge 11-03-2010, 06:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,985
Posted By CountryNaturals
Texas Border Collie Rescue desperately needs our help!

This was forwarded to me at Love Your Pet Expo. IT IS LEGIT AND URGENT.

Dear Clients, Friends and Family:

Please scroll down and read the forwarded email. . .Texas Border Collie Rescue ...
Forum: General Knitting 11-01-2010, 10:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,860
Posted By CountryNaturals
:cheering::happydance::yay::woot::woohoo: I'm...

:cheering::happydance::yay::woot::woohoo:

I'm only about half finished.
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 11-01-2010, 10:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,596
Posted By CountryNaturals
Thanks. I revised it and liked it better, but it...

Thanks. I revised it and liked it better, but it was still too much work for what it looked like. Today I'm gonna try a simple tube and see how that turns out. The good news is that these really work...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 10-30-2010, 03:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,596
Posted By CountryNaturals
I'm gonna try this again with a 2nd strand of...

I'm gonna try this again with a 2nd strand of yarn but only slightly larger needles to give it more body so it will hold its shape better. I'm also gonna cast on with fewer stitches so the ends will...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 10-30-2010, 02:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,596
Posted By CountryNaturals
FO: Neck Pillow STASHBUSTER!

I designed a simple neck pillow yesterday. It came out cute and comfy, but too lumpy to sell or impress anybody.

http://countrynaturals.com/knit-crochet/images/neck-pillow.jpg

If you'd like to mess...
Forum: General Knitting 10-29-2010, 01:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,990
Posted By CountryNaturals
YIKES! I didn't get it at first. Then I looked at...

YIKES! I didn't get it at first. Then I looked at the closeups. OMG! :cool:
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 10-22-2010, 10:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,620
Posted By CountryNaturals
We had a Siamese cat that was obsessed with yarn....

We had a Siamese cat that was obsessed with yarn. My mother came to visit. She was also a yarn and cat person. I had found a fabulous sale of yarn scraps by the bag and bought out the whole lot. My...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 10-22-2010, 10:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,186
Posted By CountryNaturals
That's what I was thinking. I'm always making...

That's what I was thinking. I'm always making stuff for other people, maybe after Christmas I'll make something for myself. :cool:
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 10-19-2010, 12:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,620
Posted By CountryNaturals
AARRGGHH! We had one like that. My MIL crocheted...

AARRGGHH! We had one like that. My MIL crocheted us a gorgous afghan that had to go live in the cedar chest cuz that #@$%& cat chewed on it.

At least these are 100% cotton and unbreakable, so that...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 10-18-2010, 12:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,186
Posted By CountryNaturals
Omigosh! You're giving me some silly ideas. Maybe...

Omigosh! You're giving me some silly ideas. Maybe I'll make one that looks like a candy bar or a banana or a candy cane. They could be all kinds of goofy. Gotta think about this. :roflhard:
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 10-13-2010, 12:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,620
Posted By CountryNaturals
FO: Stashbuster Xmas Ornament/Package Ties

I made this to be a cat-friendly Christmas tree ornament, but it would also work for a baby-safe ornament or gift package tie-on. It only takes about a half hour to make...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 10-13-2010, 12:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,186
Posted By CountryNaturals
Thank you all. I just found some microfiber lens...

Thank you all. I just found some microfiber lens cleaning cloths for sale at OnlineAuction, so I'm gonna include them with the cases and instructions (that's all we're supposed to use on our lenses...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 10-11-2010, 01:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,186
Posted By CountryNaturals
Here ya go: I used a standard soft glasses case...

Here ya go:

I used a standard soft glasses case as a pattern. The finished dimensions are 6 1/2 x 3 3/8. I like my projects to go fast, so I use 2 strands of Sugar & Creme or other cotton yarn and...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 10-10-2010, 10:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,186
Posted By CountryNaturals
Thanks. Yes, they're my own creation. I try to...

Thanks. Yes, they're my own creation. I try to make each one just little bit different. ;)
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 10-10-2010, 04:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,186
Posted By CountryNaturals
Glasses Case

I'm making these as Christmas presents. Every one comes out different and they only take a couple of hours....
Forum: General Knitting 10-10-2010, 04:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,865
Posted By CountryNaturals
My advice is to start again with an easier...

My advice is to start again with an easier pattern. K2, P1 is a stitch pattern I found here and I love it for a scarf. It has a rich texture that makes it look complicated, but it's not.

Seed...
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