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MoBookworm1957

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I think this year, I shall endeavor to make me a simple sweater.
Maybe in one of those new fangled stitches I just learned.
I'm still trying to use up my yarn stash.
And I have made great inroads doing just that.
Started out with 20- 18 gallon totes of yarn this year.
Just got 1 large hamper,the basket by my recliner, grand daughter's little yarn basket left.
Few odd and ends comforter bags left
So what do you all think?
Course, I will still make blankets for Veterans, Ronald McDonald House, Children's hospital too.
 

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Have you made simple sweaters before? I hope you have all the right yarns. The females here used to make stuff when the craft stores would have decent sales on yarns. Caps and scarves...do mommies still use crocheted baby afghans? I used them on my babies.
What do you make the blankets from?
 

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Have you made simple sweaters before? I hope you have all the right yarns. The females here used to make stuff when the craft stores would have decent sales on yarns. Caps and scarves...do mommies still use crocheted baby afghans? I used them on my babies.
What do you make the blankets from?
Nope first time for the sweater.
Unless you count Strawberry's ugly Christmas sweater I'm working on now.
First time for that too.
And it might be the last time too.
I make blankets with what ever I have on hand.
Is there special yarns for blankets? lol:rolleyes:
Patch, you're talking to a woman who uses sock yarn to embroidery an elephant.
Because I wanted the texture.
I make about 20 baby layettes a year.
Blanket, hat,mittens, diaper cover.
Then I donate them to Mennonite church for their mission work.
Gives me something to do.
 

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No, I thought you meant you used fabric for blankets but you're talking all yarn blankets.
What are the smaller sizes of hooks you've used? I was going to try a small hook, but it just about cramped my little fingers. Thought about trying a doily, yes, just for fun. Such small intricate work.
 

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No, I thought you meant you used fabric for blankets but you're talking all yarn blankets.
What are the smaller sizes of hooks you've used? I was going to try a small hook, but it just about cramped my little fingers. Thought about trying a doily, yes, just for fun. Such small intricate work.
I am a Mixed Medium crafty person.
I think the smallest hook, I have used is 2 steel.
The largest hook I have used is an N, I believe.
Smallest thread that I have used is what I called doily thread
Aunt Lydia's or Coats and Clark size 2.
Largest type of thread or yarn, para cord, fabric or plastic bags.
With the plastic bags made sleeping pads for the homeless, made those those about 5 years ago.
Para cord, jute, rope made Strawberry a crate pad for her kennel.
Have made crate pads that were donated to the local humane society.
Have used size 2 crochet thread into curtains for a older lady's house.
Her original curtains were over 50 years old and in very poor condition.
Her daughters and grand children asked me if I could repair the original curtains.
I couldn't, so they got me the supplies to make a new set of curtains.
I embroidery.
I paint.
I knit and crochet.
I sew and quilt.
Mostly donate all of it.
 

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Wow! Bet you have a nice collection of totes. So good of you, what you do. (I'm not a crochetter.)
Thanks
But not any more, have pretty much emptied everything.
Haven't bought yarn in about 4 years.
Just bought my new yarn in Pumpkin Spice Caron Simply Soft for my sweater.
Bought some for a second sweater: Premier Puzzle.
 

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No, I thought you meant you used fabric for blankets but you're talking all yarn blankets.
What are the smaller sizes of hooks you've used? I was going to try a small hook, but it just about cramped my little fingers. Thought about trying a doily, yes, just for fun. Such small intricate work.
I use fabric for lap blankets, quilts.
 

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Whatever will you do when your stash of yarn is all gone?
I think this year, I shall endeavor to make me a simple sweater.
Maybe in one of those new fangled stitches I just learned.
I'm still trying to use up my yarn stash.
And I have made great inroads doing just that.
Started out with 20- 18 gallon totes of yarn this year.
Just got 1 large hamper,the basket by my recliner, grand daughter's little yarn basket left.
Few odd and ends comforter bags left
So what do you all think?
Course, I will still make blankets for Veterans, Ronald McDonald House, Children's hospital too.
 

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Whatever will you do when your stash of yarn is all gone?
I don't know.
Maybe work on that hand stitched embroidery quilt top
Or put together those grand daughters embroidered quilts.
Quilt, paint,sew, crochet, I don't know.
Learn how to use my new sewing machine I got for Christmas.
I'm sure I can find something to do.
 

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I don't know.
Maybe work on that hand stitched embroidery quilt top
Or put together those grand daughters embroidered quilts.
Quilt, paint,sew, crochet, I don't know.
Learn how to use my new sewing machine I got for Christmas.
I'm sure I can find something to do.
That's great you got a new sewing machine! What kind? I must have missed that news. I'm still using my Singer from 1985. lol
 

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That's great you got a new sewing machine! What kind? I must have missed that news. I'm still using my Singer from 1985. lol
Brother XR9550 Sewing and Quilting Machine.
Got it for Christmas from my son and oldest grand daughter Estelle.
Am being gifted a Brother Knitting Machine.
As for missing the news, I don't think I said anything besides something about reading the manual.
 

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That's cool. I will look that bad bugger up on the w.
AND a knitting machine? Looking at the machines in Joann's is fun, but I think finding one used might be a good bargain. Lots of interesting yarns out there too.
 

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That's cool. I will look that bad bugger up on the w.
AND a knitting machine? Looking at the machines in Joann's is fun, but I think finding one used might be a good bargain. Lots of interesting yarns out there too.
I might have had 6 or 8.
Course most of them are toys.
Have loaned out machine before to 3 nieces that were taking Home Eco.
My youngest sister is learning to sew on it now.
Loaned one out to cousin that lives in Denver, Colo, now.
She makes props for the local theater group.
Loaned one out to local 4 H group 15 years ago.
So some of the kids could learn to sew too.
Especially if they didn't have access to sewing machine at home.
Besides the toys, might have 3 actually working adult sewing machines.
Now Estelle has gotten her first sewing machine at the age of 3.
You can normally pick up a good machine at auctions around here fairly reasonable.
Joann's has yarn on sale right now for $1.99 each skein.
At least that's what the text says.
 

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oh yeah!
:dancing:

  • 165 Built-In Stitches; Including 8 One-Step Auto-Size Buttonhole Styles And 55 Alphanumeric
  • Large Backlit LCD Display For Easy Viewing In Low Light
  • Brightly Lit LED Work Area
  • Advanced Easy Needle Threading System
  • Exceptional Feed System For Sewing On Almost Any Fabric
  • Jam Resistant Quick-Set Drop-In Top Bobbin
  • Includes 8 Quick-Change Presser Feet
  • Hard Case And Wide Table Included
I tell you what, I am all over that large backlit LCD display for easy viewing in low light AND the advanced easy needle threading system. Uh huh.
Does monogramming!
For crying out loud, we're in the crochet THREAD talking about sewing machines. Forgive us!
Have you ever had a Serger? They are scary.
 

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oh yeah!
:dancing:

  • 165 Built-In Stitches; Including 8 One-Step Auto-Size Buttonhole Styles And 55 Alphanumeric
  • Large Backlit LCD Display For Easy Viewing In Low Light
  • Brightly Lit LED Work Area
  • Advanced Easy Needle Threading System
  • Exceptional Feed System For Sewing On Almost Any Fabric
  • Jam Resistant Quick-Set Drop-In Top Bobbin
  • Includes 8 Quick-Change Presser Feet
  • Hard Case And Wide Table Included
I tell you what, I am all over that large backlit LCD display for easy viewing in low light AND the advanced easy needle threading system. Uh huh.
Does monogramming!
For crying out loud, we're in the crochet THREAD talking about sewing machines. Forgive us!
Have you ever had a Serger? They are scary.
Got Singer tiny serger and a full size Brother Serger.
They work wonderfully for making costumes, clothing.
When I was sewing for more than myself, they were worth the money.
But now, I don't really use either one much.
I'll probably sell the sergers.
See if moderator will switch it over.
Sorry.
Probably will sell the sewing machine I got in 2012 too.
 
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oh yeah!
:dancing:

  • 165 Built-In Stitches; Including 8 One-Step Auto-Size Buttonhole Styles And 55 Alphanumeric
  • Large Backlit LCD Display For Easy Viewing In Low Light
  • Brightly Lit LED Work Area
  • Advanced Easy Needle Threading System
  • Exceptional Feed System For Sewing On Almost Any Fabric
  • Jam Resistant Quick-Set Drop-In Top Bobbin
  • Includes 8 Quick-Change Presser Feet
  • Hard Case And Wide Table Included
I tell you what, I am all over that large backlit LCD display for easy viewing in low light AND the advanced easy needle threading system. Uh huh.
Does monogramming!
For crying out loud, we're in the crochet THREAD talking about sewing machines. Forgive us!
Have you ever had a Serger? They are scary.
But we're in "THREAD"!
We're talking about "thread".:clapping:
 

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I was thinking the same thing!
:great::LOL:

I used a serger for a couple hours one evening when we (moms, grandmas, and teenagers) were sewing dresses for a project to help females in foreign countries who had been affected by a devastating typhoon.
We were cutting the bottom couple few inches off of new tee shirts, turning the bottom upside down to where we had just cut it off from, and sewed it on the tee shirt, gathering it as you go along. They were actually really cute dresses and better than nothing.
 

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I was thinking the same thing!
:great::LOL:

I used a serger for a couple hours one evening when we (moms, grandmas, and teenagers) were sewing dresses for a project to help females in foreign countries who had been affected by a devastating typhoon.
We were cutting the bottom couple few inches off of new tee shirts, turning the bottom upside down to where we had just cut it off from, and sewed it on the tee shirt, gathering it as you go along. They were actually really cute dresses and better than nothing.
My old sewing machine was a Brother CE8080PRW.
 

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Did you like using a computerized sewing machine? I knew someone who monogrammed baby stuff, used fun stitches and patterns of animals and whatnot to put on babies' and kids' clothing, etc.
Did you use your sewing skills to make money?
 

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Brother XR9550 Sewing and Quilting Machine.
Got it for Christmas from my son and oldest grand daughter Estelle.
Am being gifted a Brother Knitting Machine.
As for missing the news, I don't think I said anything besides something about reading the manual.
Brother knitting machine
Model KH-230 or KM-230.
Can't read my son's writing.
Will be making my first sweater with that maybe.
 

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