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Blanket for My5boysandme - support for knitters

(168 Posts)
tribpot Wed 10-Oct-12 18:32:48

All our thoughts and sympathies are with the family of baby Dexter, and most particularly with his mum, My5boysandme.

The chat thread has given details of the yarns and pointed to the Crafters' Guide. I will check back to our last support thread for any newer patterns that haven't yet made it up there.

Please stop by if there is any help you need with your square - the crocheters are regular guest stars as well (it's a bit like NCIS and NCIS: Los Angeles).

Ooh, bagsy being Abby! grin

I think I shall probably crochet a few squares this time, as I'm so much faster at that than I am at knitting, but I wanted to sign in and say hi.

Thinking of My5boys, her family and most of all of little Dexter.

KnottyLocks Wed 10-Oct-12 18:40:56

Crochet guest star checking in smile

Thanks for doing this, Trib [star]

tribpot Wed 10-Oct-12 18:46:37

Well I am regularly confused with Daniela Ruah aka the unfeasibly good-looking Kensi Blye. grin She also guest stars in Hawaii 5-0 so what's not to like?

DWM reporting for knitting duty! Waiting for some wool to arrive but working on my little hug while I wait

trumpton Wed 10-Oct-12 22:15:11

Will order my wool and get knitting . Thinking about My5boys and her family. So sad for them all .

RatherBeOnThePiste Wed 10-Oct-12 22:18:07

Another crochet guest star here wine Evening all, thanks trib thanks

Signing in/up to mark my spot. Thanks trib thanks

Birnamwood Thu 11-Oct-12 10:25:27

Hi all, I'm having a brain freeze moment and I can't phrase the words correctly to get the Internet to tell me what I want (see what I mean, I can't even string a sentence together blush) I'm doing an initial for little Dexters blanket and want to do the initial in a contrasting colour. I'm fairly new to knitting and can do the basics. Can someone point me in the right direction please? My brain seems to have annoyingly turned to mush atm hmm

Tia

If you are new to it Birnamwood, can I suggest you do the letter in a contrasting stitch rather than a different colour? It will be much easier for you.

Eg background in moss st, letter in stocking stitch. Or stocking stitch square with garter border, and garter for the letter? It will still show up but just as a different texture rather than different colour?

It would be Intarsia if you want to stick to the different colours plan smile

tribpot Thu 11-Oct-12 12:39:58

It would be intarsia if Birnamwood wanted separate balls of colour for each side of the initial, but likely you could do it fairisle stylee (carrying the unused yarn across the back) given the likely width of the initial.

However, I would strongly agree that doing it in a contrasting stitch would be a lot more manageable. Or even do a plain square and then embroider on in a different colour afterwards?

GlaikitFizZombie Thu 11-Oct-12 13:27:41

Intarsia is scary! This is a really easy letter square. www.knittingknonsense.com/d_cloth.html I've just done one for a friend for Christmas!

Signing in for support, I'll probably be receiving rather that offering!

RatherBeOnThePiste Thu 11-Oct-12 13:39:00

Even the word 'intarsia' frits me.

Birnamwood Thu 11-Oct-12 14:58:49

Int- what?!?

I've done a few squares with contrasting stitches but wanted to try something a bit more fancy. Off to google intsar intsta inter ffs what you said smile

Thanks for the help

MOSagain Thu 11-Oct-12 16:55:33

I'd like to do a square. Not sure why but can't open the thread in chat, most odd. Will try again later, am guessings blues, greens etc?
My thoughts with Dexter and his family x

RatherBeOnThePiste Thu 11-Oct-12 16:58:21

That's weird MOS confused Don't take it personally, I'll PM you all the stuff, but yes greens, blues, silvers, dark/warm purple and cream.

If choosing cream, we ask that you go for the Debbie Bliss Cashmerino DK 013

Thanks lovely X

tribpot Thu 11-Oct-12 19:28:26

Birnamwood, if you fancy a go at something in two colours, why not try summat a bit easier to manage, like the pink flash pattern (I think Glaikit has a picture of it, but it's basically a series of zig-zags on a different coloured background)

Or how about checker square? Two colour linen stitch? I love linen stitch but it will need a border in garter stitch.

Jacob's Ladder

Loop Stripes

GlaikitFizZombie Thu 11-Oct-12 20:03:48

Indeed I do! There are 2 flashers in this photo navy and cream and the two tone pink!

KnottyLocks Thu 11-Oct-12 20:35:02

I was a bit frit opening that link, Fizzy grin

Birnamwood Thu 11-Oct-12 21:05:36

Thanks for the links Trib, I'm having a go at the flash one now. We'll see how it goes...

Glaikit, when I automatically clicked on your link, my conscious brain knew it was to do with knitting, my unconscious brain, however, was hoping for a picture of a flasher in the 2/100ths of a second it took to load the page. I've not got a dirty mind, promise not smile

GlaikitFizZombie Thu 11-Oct-12 21:06:35

Oops! Flashes is wot I meaned! I've not bee flashed for years. It's a dying art!

tribpot Thu 11-Oct-12 21:25:30

Bee flashed Glaikit? What kinda pervert are you??

KnottyLocks Thu 11-Oct-12 21:34:40

Oh it's all coming out now!

So to speak grin

KnottyLocks Thu 11-Oct-12 21:47:39

<covers eyes>

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