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« on: December 18, 2007, 10:04:02 PM »

Anyone else on the forums a knitter/crocheter?  Here's a fun idea:  Sock Wars.  The object of the game (kind of like the game Assassin) is to knit a pair of socks and send it to a target within your circle of knitting friends before someone sends you a pair.  The last knitter standing without a pair of socks wins (wins what, though, I'm not sure). 

Click here for the Sock Wars article.

I'm a crocheter, though, just learning to knit so I can't say I'd be much use in a Sock War.  I know you can crochet socks as well, but I've not reached that level of mastery.

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« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2007, 10:22:14 PM »

Sorry.

The only yarns I knit involve friends, Guinness, and pizza. Wink
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« Reply #2 on: December 18, 2007, 11:11:29 PM »

I'm a crocheter, although I have had to take it easy since getting carpal tunnel syndrome and tendonitis in my wrists.   Sad

I've never done socks.  That really would be more of a knitting thing.
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« Reply #3 on: December 18, 2007, 11:36:27 PM »

Ew, tendonitis.  My sympathy goes out to you!  I had a touch of that last year.  I have a pattern for crocheted socks, but haven't had time to try it out. 
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What about frogs? I like frogs!


« Reply #4 on: December 18, 2007, 11:38:47 PM »

How about pot holder wars!!! Grin I can whip out a mean pot holder in about an hour. Tongue

I have been knitting for 15 years. But I have yet to ever make a sock. Presently I am working on wool soakers for my 2 year old and 6 month old.

I don't think I could crochet to save my life. I have tried, ack, too much patience required. Roll Eyes
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« Reply #5 on: December 18, 2007, 11:42:20 PM »

Yes!  Now that I can do!  Or hat wars; I used to be able to do a hat in a couple of hours before the baby came around. 
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« Reply #6 on: December 18, 2007, 11:43:27 PM »

Shawl wars? I can make a beautiful shawl fairly quickly. And they can be quite useful for nursing, headcoverings and such.
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« Reply #7 on: December 18, 2007, 11:44:26 PM »

Coolest knitting mag around right now.

http://www.knit1mag.com/
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« Reply #8 on: December 18, 2007, 11:46:37 PM »

I love shawls but haven't successfully made one yet.  I've started and frogged the same one about six times now.
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« Reply #9 on: December 18, 2007, 11:48:00 PM »

Hey! You can make me an octopus! Cheesy
http://www.knit1mag.com/patterns/2007/winter/k1w07_30.pdf

Knitting a shawl is shockingly easy. Go here and you can find a trillion patterns that are really easy.
http://cache.lionbrand.com/cgi-bin/patternFinder.fcgi
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« Reply #10 on: December 18, 2007, 11:52:23 PM »

You could literally knit the shawl below in your sleep!
http://cache.lionbrand.com/patterns/khs-triangleShawl.html?noImages=0

SHAWL
Cast on 3 sts.

Row 1 Knit

Row 2 Knit 1, yarn over, k to end.
Repeat row 2 until piece measures 35 inches from cast on edge - 143 sts.
Bind off loosely.

FINISHING
Cut yarn for fringe 16 inches long. Add fringe in spaces along side edges of shawl


That is the ENTIRE pattern....seriously, I could do it in my sleep. Come to think of it, I HAVE done it in my sleep a few times staying up late with a gassy child. (One would think that after having 2 children that don't tolerate my eating virtually anything I would figure it out for the third. But alas, no.)
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« Reply #11 on: December 19, 2007, 10:16:09 AM »

Oh, the octopus is too cute!  I crocheted a stuffed pig for my mother in law and had a devil of a time attaching the legs... I think these tentacles will be far easier.   Maybe all my critters should have tentacles.   laugh

Thanks for the shawl pattern!  I'll have to try it out.  Surely I can handle a knit/purl pattern!  I love the Lion Brand website.  They have such good patterns there.
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« Reply #12 on: December 19, 2007, 04:04:43 PM »

I think we ought to have a wishlist exchange! I did this before at another forum. Here's how it goes:For instance, I crochet, I knit on a loom, and I do paper crafts. I don't knit, so it would be cool to have something knitted. We would have a signup for participants. The first person would say what he/she would like to have. Someone would agree to fulfill it, and then post his/her wishlist, and so on.

'Tis a thought. . .
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« Reply #13 on: December 19, 2007, 04:21:31 PM »

That would be fun.  Depends on if anyone wants to share mailing addresses, though.
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« Reply #14 on: December 19, 2007, 04:26:00 PM »

I'll give you mine, cutie! Wink
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« Reply #15 on: December 19, 2007, 04:27:40 PM »

I already have yours!  I did live at your address once...  laugh
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« Reply #16 on: December 19, 2007, 04:38:08 PM »

 Grin I know!

To the point you are talking about, the purpose of a secure sign up and having a swap facilitator is so that your address is only given to the person who will be sending you something. And hopefully a moderator like you would use discretion in allowing people to join the swap. Cheesy
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« Reply #17 on: December 19, 2007, 05:14:24 PM »

True.  Or if no one's interested, I guess we could always just make stuff and show it off.  Not as fun, though.
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« Reply #18 on: December 19, 2007, 05:43:10 PM »

Or just exchange stuff between the two of us. Again, not as fun. Smiley
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« Reply #19 on: December 19, 2007, 05:44:12 PM »

Anyone interested? Tongue
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« Reply #20 on: December 19, 2007, 05:44:48 PM »

Mee! Cheesy
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« Reply #21 on: December 19, 2007, 05:55:36 PM »

Yeah, sounds good!  Ok, submit thy wishlist!

I'm fond of shawls, headscarves, and amigurumi animals.  Tongue
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« Reply #22 on: December 19, 2007, 07:17:53 PM »

I am interested. I was out all day braving the crowds shopping with three kids at Costco Shocked

Tell me how and I shall fufill your wishlist Grin
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« Reply #23 on: December 20, 2007, 10:06:12 AM »

Ok, let me work out some guidelines and we'll do a knit/crochet swap!  Hurrah!
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