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Old 12-10-2013, 04:55 PM   #1
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Holiday decorating - add an idea
This one is quick and easy. Post another one, please.
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Old 12-10-2013, 10:02 PM   #2
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Not as cute as the tiny balls of yarn with eensy weeny knitting needles , but when I could crochet this was my go to for a quick and easy decoration: A granny square made with a size 8 steel hook, and multicolored size 10 thread. Tis' a great scrap thread project.
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Old 12-10-2013, 10:20 PM   #3
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That's a cool idea. I really like things like that. In all my years of crocheting I never did use the skinny thread. People who do/did impress me no end.

ETA Did you make the sock monkey?
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Old 12-10-2013, 10:50 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by GrumpyGramma View Post
That's a cool idea. I really like things like that. In all my years of crocheting I never did use the skinny thread. People who do/did impress me no end.

ETA Did you make the sock monkey?

Unfortunately, no. I think I got it at a Cracker Barrel before I started hand knitting. I may have to see if I can find an ornament sized pattern for one, or scale down a worsted pattern. Muhahahaha!

It's interesting to hear what people do and don't do in their crafting. In crochet, I hated making afghans (only did two in about 10 years), but loved making and sewing up toys and doilies of all sorts and shapes. It was harder learning to crochet in thread, than to learn to knit with it.

Maybe some little knitted lace squares for ornaments need to go on my to do list... I miss making ornaments in thread. There are so few snowflake style knitted ornament patterns that I may have to come up with some of my own.

What did/do you crochet?
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I mostly crocheted afghans. I loved making stitches and afghans give you lots of stitches to make. I started making sweaters and they were OK. I even crocheted a few pairs of socks but they don't work well in shoes and aren't very warm. Pillow tops. I got into Tunisian and made an entrelac afghan for each grandchild. I actually finished a Tunisian blanket I started because my DD said she'd like to have it. I wish crocheting didn't bother my hands so much, I don't think I'd do another big project but I did love to crochet. Knitting saved me from a yarnless life. Life without yarn???? Unthinkable!!!! I want to get a little loom and try weaving place mats and things.
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I made this tiny knitting bag for my tree a few years ago. It's so cute!

http://www.ravelry.com/projects/JanC...-bag-ornaments
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Jan, that is so cuter than so cute!
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This one is quick and easy. Post another one, please.
I absolutely it.
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These would go rather quickly, sorry, none of my own to post.

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Claire, I stole a photo from LionBrand. LOL I thought those were cute. I actually don't get into Christmas decorating very much but I do like to look at these things.

ETA I'm making me some red sox. That's holiday-ish.
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