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10 years 2 weeks ago #37037 by Iniuk
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As the mornings get crisper, though the days are still hot, my thoughts turn to the winter knitting.
Currently I am spinning some wool to knit the Moose Hats I bought from www.joridweb.com . There are some beautiful mittens and socks that almost make me want to move to somewhere colder so I can knit them.

What are you planning to knit this winter?

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10 years 2 weeks ago #481325 by belinda_h
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Crochet rather than knit, but probably several diamond chain scarves, a baby beanie for a new cousin and continue on with granny squares for a cosy rug.

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10 years 2 weeks ago #481326 by Deanna
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Socks, always socks, never enough time in a day, socks all year round.

25 acres, 1400 Blue Gums, Wiltshire sheep, 5 steers, 2 cows, ducks, chickens, bees, dog, cats, retired, 1 husband and 3 grandkids.

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10 years 2 weeks ago #481336 by Mich
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What a nice site, Iniuk - thanks for the link. Like her paintings.

I can knit perfectly well (not the fairisle stuff though) but used to find it a more of a chore than a pleasure. Unlike quilting... However thinking ahead, it would be nice to have something to do in front of the fire this year so I've been pondering giving socks a go. Never made them before but I guess I can find something easy on Ravelry.

Cheers, Mich.

Good exercise for the heart is to bend down and help someone up. Anon.

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10 years 2 weeks ago #481340 by Ruth
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Socks. Useful, portable, short.

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10 years 2 weeks ago #481354 by morioka
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Socks, socks, socks and any leftovers into hexipuffs

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10 years 2 weeks ago #481365 by max2
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I can knit. But this winter its quilting for me!

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10 years 2 weeks ago #481369 by Iniuk
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Sock knitting goes without saying- a well fitting sock is a joy for as long as it lasts. I have a sock list, to most of whom I am related by blood......

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10 years 2 weeks ago #481383 by dmschnarr
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Hope to card and spin another 400 grams of fleece and start an aran jumper.
Received as a Christmas gift a kilo of brightly dyed fleece from the Milton Wool Mill and that should keep the spinning wheel busy. Socks????? Why do I find them so difficult :confused:? LOL :)
Cheers! Dianne

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10 years 2 weeks ago #481389 by Kiwi303
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what is knitting? This mere male is curious?

:D

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10 years 2 weeks ago #481392 by Mich
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Knitting was apparently a male-dominated occupation. According to this site newurbanhabitat.com/2010/11/17/real-men-knit/ during the Renaissance only men were allowed to join knitting guilds. Interesting that it also says knitting and crochet have mental health benefits and can lower BP, memory loss in older people and a number of other things.

It's a shame that many crafts are often seen as being 'for women only' as there are some amazing - and famous - male knitters, quilters and designers out there.

Something for you to try, perhaps, Kiwi???? :-)
Cheers, Mich.

Good exercise for the heart is to bend down and help someone up. Anon.

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10 years 2 weeks ago #481393 by Ruth
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Silly boy.

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10 years 1 week ago #481709 by Iniuk
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Socks????? Why do I find them so difficult

Try toe-up ones?
I knit all socks toe-up, jerseys top-down and now hats top-down because it makes it easier to get correct fit with handspun yarn. (Just increase until the sock or hat fits, then knit it as long as you want it to be.)

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10 years 1 week ago #481710 by Iniuk
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what is knitting? This mere male is curious?

Men used to knit when there was money in it. I know a few men who knit, well 2 if I count them. One comes and knits on the evening his daughter goes to kick-boxing.

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10 years 1 week ago #481713 by tonic
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I crochet, thought I'd like to learn to knit but keep learning new crochet techniques to try...will try knitting one day! I always have 2 or 3 projects going to I can switch from one to another if I get bored. I crochet in the evenings if I am watching TV. Currently are making hats for husband and kids for winter (they picked yarn at a sale especially for their own hats) and a blanket for a soon to arrive baby. My daughter loves the dresses I crochet and she has just had a growth spurt and is growing out of all the ones I made for her when she was 3 and 4 (I made them big so they lasted until she was 6), so is asking me to make the next size up ones!

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