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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: Knit-Alongs 11-15-2010, 06:11 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 10,428
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: 1,642
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: 2,194
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: Charity Knitting 11-03-2010, 08:08 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,912
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: General Knitting 11-01-2010, 10:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,902
Posted By CountryNaturals
:cheering::happydance::yay::woot::woohoo: I'm...

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

I'm only about half finished.
Forum: General Knitting 10-29-2010, 01:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,010
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'? 10-11-2010, 01:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,222
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: General Knitting 09-24-2010, 10:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,729
Posted By CountryNaturals
Most of what I knit uses 2 balls of yarn and...

Most of what I knit uses 2 balls of yarn and larger needles to make the work go faster. I've found that it's easier in the long run if I just take the time up front to pull it all out and rewind the...
Forum: General Knitting 09-22-2010, 07:33 PM
Replies: 332
Views: 121,950
Posted By CountryNaturals
YIKES! I'm sorry I said anything. I really don't...

YIKES! I'm sorry I said anything. I really don't want to be steamed in beer. I promise to be more cheerful in the future. :roflhard:
Forum: General Knitting 09-19-2010, 02:32 PM
Replies: 332
Views: 121,950
Posted By CountryNaturals
Thank you for the nice words. I'm crabby this...

Thank you for the nice words. I'm crabby this morning and that really cheered me up.
Forum: General Knitting 09-19-2010, 01:34 PM
Replies: 332
Views: 121,950
Posted By CountryNaturals
I'm working on a small, flat project using large...

I'm working on a small, flat project using large circular needles. The nylon cable part kept getting in my way so I let it loop naturally behind my work and stuck a clip clothespin on it to weight it...
Forum: Pattern Central 09-04-2010, 09:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,969
Posted By CountryNaturals
WOW! I wish I had the time and patience for this...

WOW! I wish I had the time and patience for this one. It is fabulous. :cheering:
Forum: General Knitting 07-21-2010, 11:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 968
Posted By CountryNaturals
I make simple roses using stockinette stitch, but...

I make simple roses using stockinette stitch, but they're nothing special--just super easy.

http://countrynaturals.com/knit-crochet/images/products/rose.jpg
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 06-28-2010, 10:26 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,378
Posted By CountryNaturals
Omigosh I love them ALL! I can't wait to try them...

Omigosh I love them ALL! I can't wait to try them out. YOU'RE MY HERO!
Forum: General Knitting 03-11-2010, 06:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,090
Posted By CountryNaturals
Been there, done that. It isn't a happy place to...

Been there, done that. It isn't a happy place to be. My best advice is to keep it simple. Knit easy things that you can finish quickly. Look for small victories to pursue in other areas, like...
Forum: General Knitting 02-27-2010, 08:10 PM
Replies: 332
Views: 121,950
Posted By CountryNaturals
When working with multiple balls of yarn, use...

When working with multiple balls of yarn, use butterfly hair clips to keep the ones you aren't using from unwinding and getting tangled while you're working with one of the others. Just grab a few...
Forum: How-to Questions 01-23-2010, 03:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,565
Posted By CountryNaturals
LOL! I had the same problems starting out, but...

LOL! I had the same problems starting out, but now moss stitch (AKA seed stitch) is one of my faves.
Hint #1 -- If you cast on an odd number of stitches, every row will start with a knit, so you'll...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 01-21-2010, 04:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,248
Posted By CountryNaturals
Oooo, I love it. Love the color. Love the yarn...

Oooo, I love it. Love the color. Love the yarn and the pattern. Love anything stretchy. :yay:
Forum: Charity Knitting 01-18-2010, 05:37 PM
Replies: 1,874
Views: 282,199
Posted By CountryNaturals
I posted a link to this thread, here: ...

I posted a link to this thread, here:

http://loveyourpetexpo.com/crafts-knit.html

If you have anything else to add or any place else I should link to, please let me know.:grphug:
Forum: General Knitting 12-17-2009, 08:49 PM
Replies: 332
Views: 121,950
Posted By CountryNaturals
Here's another one that's probably been mentioned...

Here's another one that's probably been mentioned before, but it just came up in my latest project, so I thought I'd share in case someone else may have forgotten this one.
If you're working on a...
Forum: How-to Questions 11-24-2009, 06:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,272
Posted By CountryNaturals
How are you casting on? If you're just looping...

How are you casting on? If you're just looping the yarn around your finger, it can cause first row problems. The long-tail cast on shoud solve it, because it's like casting on and knitting the first...
Forum: General Knitting 11-20-2009, 10:32 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,913
Posted By CountryNaturals
Start with a light, solid color yarn so you see...

Start with a light, solid color yarn so you see every stitch. Pay attention to what they look like so you can recognize the difference between front and back (and eventually knit and purl).

STAY...
Forum: The Lounge 11-09-2009, 05:54 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,641
Posted By CountryNaturals
:hug: My hubby, daughter, and granddaughter are...

:hug: My hubby, daughter, and granddaughter are trying to lose weight. It ain't easy! CONGRATULATIONS! :cheering:
Forum: General Knitting 11-05-2009, 11:10 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,745
Posted By CountryNaturals
Oooo, I like that one better than mine. :cheering:

Oooo, I like that one better than mine. :cheering:
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