Following on from the terrible news of the loss of Mumof2TeenBoys' ds, a new Woolly Hugs project has been started and, as ever, MNers have stepped up to offer whatever little comfort we can to Mumof and her family. We also keep close in our thoughts Aillidh, the dd of expatinscotland, who died yesterday.
We've put together some general info mostly about knitting but with some crochet bits thrown in, which should get you started but please feel free to ask for any help - I'm not sure if the crocheters are going to set up a new support thread but their current one is found here.
Please dive in - we will inevitably end up talking bollocks rubbish at some point but all are welcome aboard.
Signing in... Since my painfully slow plain garter stitch squares for MrsKwazii and Greengoose I have mastered purling. And stripes! [proud] Now I want to learn how to do proper patterns and pictures. Or is that a bit ambitious?
Oh yeah, did I not mention since I started this thread that no drinking is allowed? That means holds only grape juice here
Puddlejumper (I put Puddlehumper initially, now there's an image I'd rather not have) - a lot of the proper patterns and pictures that we do for the squares are just knit and purl, the trick is knowing when to do which Provided you can count, you should be okay.
You could start with some textured patterns (that link may or may not work, it's just to the 'Textured Patterns' section of the document) or the simplified heart. This is the chart version and these are the written instructions.
flubba - the colours are usually announced on the main blanket thread, they're usually based on the same colour palette, this time they are blues, greens, warm purples, silvers and cream (preferably Debbie Bliss 013 cream, if possible).
<embraces Dances, avoiding pointy needles> Why is the rum gone??? (Can you guess what I watched last night? ).
I think this time I shall attempt (drumroll please) - double moss stitch. I like the look of it and it should be fairly simple like me . However I have a couple of hats to finish first so won't be starting for a few days.
Another non-drinker here too!! Someone must be really enjoying our share!! Not too sure what to do yet <puts thinking hat on> maybe a different crochet square... Maybe also try and do crochet initials?! Need a to help thinking process!