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Old 03-19-2013, 07:43 PM   #21
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Good for you! What small projects are you working on? I've found I like knitting squares: dishcloths, washcloths, coasters. It can be a great opportunity to practice stitch patterns and tension and just get comfortable with knitting. Finishing something that you can use that doesn't have to be perfect is so nice when you're learning. I've made sweaters and socks and I still do squares because I'm learning! When I need a mindless knit, cotton yarn and Grandma's favorite dishcloth are just right.
I was looking on the knitting help on Facebook one night & found something small to learn to knit cables. It was the card-gans from the simplynotable.com site. I'm not done with even one yet, but I keep on. I'm beginning to understand the cable process a little. I'm also doing some washcloths too, I like behind able to see the stitches forming and I can also see my mistakes much clearer when it's not a super soft yarn. Thanks for your encouragement...I need a lot of that!
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Old 03-19-2013, 07:51 PM   #22
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HUmmm...I design websites, mosaic bathrooms and other spaces, chainsaw art(not very good at it), embroidery, cross stitch and sometimes do metal stamping.
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Old 03-20-2013, 12:25 PM   #23
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... chainsaw art(not very good at it), .
Well that's something you don't hear off every day!!
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Well that's something you don't hear off every day!!
Chainsaw art's pretty common in this neck of the woods. Some of the pieces I've seen are incredible. Keep at it, OGG, and you could be world famous!

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yup...it takes a bit o practice and hubby keeping taking my chainsaw to limb trees!! sheesh....GET your own saw!!! I did attempt a bear.... I'm better at the knitting....
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yup...it takes a bit o practice and hubby keeping taking my chainsaw to limb trees!! sheesh....GET your own saw!!! I did attempt a bear.... I'm better at the knitting....
Let me guess, you could have a pink chainsaw and he wouldn't care, he'd take it anyhow! I'd love to see a photo of your bear.
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My husband said you should get one of the littler chainsaws. Might be easier to work the wood, but less useful for tree trimming.
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This is a little saw...Echo 265....but still he likes it compared to his big bad-a$$ Stil saw...22" of tree ripping chain... He has dulled my blade and I burnt my bear for warmth last year. I will try again when I get back to normal...
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