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PostPosted: Fri May 13, 2011 11:13 pm    Post subject: Windfall  Reply with quote

I was recently given a car boot full of knitting machine yarns by a friend. I think they had been given to her and were filling up a much needed cupboard, so she asked if I could make use of them.
You know how it is with these things.....I want to keep and hoard them all for future use, but being realistic, I have selected those I am sure I can use and am trying to rehome the rest.
It has whet my appetite to get the loom warped up and make some tartans though. Also, I twisted about eight different colours together, first folding them three times, so that there were enough strands to make a super chunky yarn. It works really well and i think it will make good chunky wool to knit or crochet into rugs or whatever. Hubby made me a jumbo crochet hook with a short length of broom handle and I also have knitting needles made the same way (one end chamfered, the other with a big button tacked on it) and the work grows incredibly fast. Great for impatient people who want results fast  
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PostPosted: Sat May 14, 2011 9:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You are going to have to post some pictures of your achievements Hervor!!!! I, for one, would love to see some of the things you make!!  cooool  cooool
I made a rug l using left over balls of wool twisted together using a hook that Munty made me....the dogs loved it!!!!  too funny  I'm not that good a knitter or crocheter....but I do try.  
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PostPosted: Sat May 14, 2011 12:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yes, pics please!  This sounds interesting.
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PostPosted: Sun May 15, 2011 9:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

photos photos photos please!!!

is knitting machine yarn very fine?
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PostPosted: Sun May 15, 2011 6:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

agapanthus wrote:
You are going to have to post some pictures of your achievements Hervor!!!! I, for one, would love to see some of the things you make!!  cooool  cooool
I made a rug l using left over balls of wool twisted together using a hook that Munty made me....the dogs loved it!!!!  too funny  I'm not that good a knitter or crocheter....but I do try.  


the dogs love the rug not the needle lol q24
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2013 12:50 am    Post subject: Re: Windfall Reply with quote

Hervor wrote:
I was recently given a car boot full of knitting machine yarns by a friend. I think they had been given to her and were filling up a much needed cupboard, so she asked if I could make use of them.
You know how it is with these things.....I want to keep and hoard them all for future use, but being realistic, I have selected those I am sure I can use and am trying to rehome the rest.
It has whet my appetite to get the loom warped up and make some tartans though. Also, I twisted about eight different colours together, first folding them three times, so that there were enough strands to make a super chunky yarn. It works really well and i think it will make good chunky wool to knit or crochet into rugs or whatever. Hubby made me a jumbo crochet hook with a short length of broom handle and I also have knitting needles made the same way (one end chamfered, the other with a big button tacked on it) and the work grows incredibly fast. Great for impatient people who want results fast  



Did you ever make anything from the yarn you got together Hervor?

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