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Old 06-09-2014, 12:20 AM   #1
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what do you knit when you don't...
what do you knit when you don't wear many winter clothes, and neither do most of your family/friends... and you don't have many kids in your life, so knitting toys seems like a waste... and you're a self-admitted sour sally when it comes to mug cozies, jewelry, animal clothing, things without actual purpose, and anything too femme or religiousy.

is it just washcloths, socks, sweaters, and the occasional blanket, cowl ?

posting this different places because i'm curious about the projects that people will do, when they're definitely NOT ever doing other projects. i think some of you may surprise me...
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Old 06-09-2014, 01:14 AM   #2
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I knit a lot of hats for charity when I don't know what I want to knit yet. It's been great for stash busting. I like knitting toys and baby stuff, but don't have much call for that right now. I'm working on a pillow cover and a sweater right at the moment.

I can't wear hand knit socks so I don't bother and I'm not really a "cozy" person either. I would go mad trying together my phone out of one to answer and it would catch on keys and zippers in my purse. If I did something like stop at Starbucks and take my coffee out for a walk or to work I can see the value of a cup cozy (those cups get hot!), but for my coffee mug at home no.
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Old 06-11-2014, 05:13 PM   #3
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I like to knit baby blankets for charity. There's a crisis pregnancy center not too far from here that always needs blankets, sweaters, booties, etc......... for the little ones.

Or you could always knit a blanket of squares in different stitches. Each square could be a different stitch and sew them together to make lap blankets for seniors or veterans.

I'm always on the look-out for yarn at local yard sales or on Craigslist so the yarn I use for these doesn't cost very much. PLUS I sometimes get FREE yarn (the best kind) from friends!!!

Just a few more ideas.
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i really like the blanket idea. Check out the Great American Afghan. Lots of great patterns and variety.
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great american afghan is a great idea in theory... but just read the reviews of it on amazon, ravelry etc... most succinct one: "The blocks in this afghan are beautiful but VERY challenging. This is not for a beginner knitter." i saw they have a kids version but unfortunately it's for kids to use, not kids to knit, and it looks even harder, with hidden pockets, tons of color changes, etc. so there goes that idea, for me anyway. the rest of you, enjoy
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Color work? This pattern I'm using involves knits and slip stitches, that's it. http://www.knittingpatternsgalore.co...loth-2565.html I keep messing up the row repeats but for someone more focused I think it would be really easy. I'm using acrylic yarn, if I like what it when I'm done I'll do another piece and make a bag, maybe. It would make a nice rug too. There are other slip stitch patterns on that site and I'm sure there are loads of them on Ravelry.
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Yah, I'm kind of in the same boat. I've done all the hats,mittens, and slippers I can for everybody I know. But there are always charities to knit for--preemie babies, animal shelters, the Salvation Army, domestic abuse shelters. They may not need them now, but you can knit up for this fall. I like to knit or crochet hats and mittens for my local elementary school. They tell me kids come into the office several times each day looking for some and the staff has to turn them away. I read that knitters and crocheters give 80% of what they make away to other people. I believe it.

As for the toys? The cats at a shelter would love some. I make an impromptu toy just knitting one row and binding off. It was the dumbest thing ever. Just done on a lark. My daughter's cat loved it! It's his favorite toy.
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Don't be discouraged. I knitted at least 2 or 3 squares from there when I was a beginner. Besides how else will you learn except by challenging yourself? Those squares by the way are great for pillows too.
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Some knitted toys can be very characterful and some are quite easy to knit.
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Here's a link to the latest Red Heart Knit Along!! Starting this week, each week will feature a different cabled square.

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