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  1. I am afraid I am a bit like you. Started a tapestry 12 years ago, and it still is not completed. That bunting is gorgeous and I would like that garden as well. Glad you are enjoying the Summer.

  2. I am afraid I am a bit like you. Started a tapestry 12 years ago, and it still is not completed. That bunting is gorgeous and I would like that garden as well. Glad you are enjoying the Summer.

  3. Bless you Alison,
    I'm in the middle of a quilt (That has to be finished by monday – so that's no sleep for me then….) and then off to Italy for a few weeks otherwise I'd knit some for you!(my knitting is vvvvvv slow – I think it'd be next summer before finishing) The sewn variety are nice too (plus quicker to make) my mum has some I made in her garden. in fact I might have some at home… mmmm (I'll have a look) just let me know if you'd like some!

  4. Bless you Alison,
    I'm in the middle of a quilt (That has to be finished by monday – so that's no sleep for me then….) and then off to Italy for a few weeks otherwise I'd knit some for you!(my knitting is vvvvvv slow – I think it'd be next summer before finishing) The sewn variety are nice too (plus quicker to make) my mum has some I made in her garden. in fact I might have some at home… mmmm (I'll have a look) just let me know if you'd like some!

  5. oh how I would LOVE to sit down with you and have a stitch n bitch session! I taught myself from the 'knitting 101' on the Martha Stewart website. Turns out I knit differently from everyone else I know- but it is still turns out the same!
    I moved on from my garter stitch scarves by doing dishcloths- they give you a good opportunity to do knit and purl in differnet combos, and 'yarn overs' which scare the bejeezus out of you to begin with, then half an hour later you are merrily making eyelets as if you were born to it. (Hmm..what does it say about me that I have knitted lots of cloths but am reluctant to actually use any??) Try googling 'chinese waves' or 'grandmothers favourite'.
    and then there is decreasing- knit two together, scary again, but after a few goes I realised that my knitting would not in fact self destruct.
    Now I am off to day dream about knitted bunting- how gorgeous would autumn pumpkin colours be for decorating after the seasonal scrub?!

  6. Oh the knitted bunting is gorgeous. I've been making fabric bunting recently for my nephews Christening party in the garden, but I love the idea of cosy knitted bunting to decorate inside the house. I'm already thinking Christmas knitted bunting could be good. Only problem is, although I can knit, I'm very very slow.Maybe Christmas 2007?!

  7. Oh the knitted bunting is gorgeous. I've been making fabric bunting recently for my nephews Christening party in the garden, but I love the idea of cosy knitted bunting to decorate inside the house. I'm already thinking Christmas knitted bunting could be good. Only problem is, although I can knit, I'm very very slow.Maybe Christmas 2007?!

  8. Okay – I'm thinking just knit a square (you could try out different stitches on each one to expand your knitting repetoire!) Fold it diagonally to make a triangle and oversew the edges (using the same yarn) to fasten the sides together. Leave a gap at the top edges to thread your cord through. Once you've made enough triangles, use a large darning needle or safety pin to thread a ribbon/cord through them all – you might need to put a knot or bead between each triangle to hold it in place – and Bob's your uncle.

  9. Okay – I'm thinking just knit a square (you could try out different stitches on each one to expand your knitting repetoire!) Fold it diagonally to make a triangle and oversew the edges (using the same yarn) to fasten the sides together. Leave a gap at the top edges to thread your cord through. Once you've made enough triangles, use a large darning needle or safety pin to thread a ribbon/cord through them all – you might need to put a knot or bead between each triangle to hold it in place – and Bob's your uncle.

  10. Oh Alison, if you really want some tutoring in the finest of fibre arts*, there are so many knitting groups around that would welcome you with open arms (you can find one at http://www.knitchicks.co.uk). I would volunteer myself, but unless you've moved to London while I wasn't looking, finding a meeting spot could be tricksy!
    _____
    * Entirely subjective of course. Crochet, tatting, sewing, embroidery etc are all lovely too…

  11. Oh Alison, if you really want some tutoring in the finest of fibre arts*, there are so many knitting groups around that would welcome you with open arms (you can find one at http://www.knitchicks.co.uk). I would volunteer myself, but unless you've moved to London while I wasn't looking, finding a meeting spot could be tricksy!
    _____
    * Entirely subjective of course. Crochet, tatting, sewing, embroidery etc are all lovely too…

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