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clumsy_chord
Mar. 7th, 2017 11:52 pm (UTC)
The hat looks great :D I love the colour too.

That hedgehog fabric is great. Idea for the hedgehogs: Self-binding receiving blanket. I know you're already doing a blanket, but it's so easy and so cute!

dozmuffinxc
Mar. 8th, 2017 05:16 pm (UTC)
I like the idea of blanket! I'll definitely think about it :)
ofenjen
Mar. 8th, 2017 02:30 am (UTC)
Yay for gifted pillowcases!

I'm a big fan of bibs for gifts. I have a link under my video from today for an easy peasy one.

As of now, I still don't have any Hamilton designs. It's quite surprising considering all the excitement there was when I first posted the challenge! I do hope you get your patterns in. ♥
dozmuffinxc
Mar. 8th, 2017 05:16 pm (UTC)
I've definitely made bibs before, but what kind of fabric would be best for that? I don't know whether the sleepwear fabric would be as easy to wash as, say, cotton. Thoughts?
ofenjen
Mar. 9th, 2017 04:57 am (UTC)
I prefer 100% cotton with cotton batting for washability. I'm sure flannel word work, too, but not sure about flannelette, which is the pj-type fabric. I haven't tried it before.
jewells68
Mar. 8th, 2017 02:55 am (UTC)
I'm not a big pink fan myself, the teal is nice.

The hedgehogs are absolutely adorable and there is no way you could have left the store without getting some of that fabric. I vote for the samel receiving blanket as Kristel, and if you have any leftover use it on a bib. And receiving blankets are totally different from a knitted blanket.

So when it comes to knitting blankets on circulars, unless you are planning to knit a pattern in the round, which most blankets aren't, then you knit flat on circs exactly the same way as straight needles. All the knit blankets I have ever made were with circs because it's easier on your arms and shoulders to bear the weight of the project as it gets bigger and bigger, and also you just put one of those spongy caps on the end of each pointy end and it keeps your stitches from sliding off when you aren't working on it. I love knitting flat with circs. I only use straight needles for small stuff, like wash cloth and smaller. it's the same as straights. You just knit from the left needle to the right, and then switch needles from the left hand to the right hand. You'll be fine!

Also I have never ever seen that kind of Caron yarn before but I HAVE to find it. I haven't been to Michaels for ages but if that's where it lives I must go.

Edited at 2017-03-08 02:56 am (UTC)
dozmuffinxc
Mar. 8th, 2017 05:17 pm (UTC)
I am definitely going to try the circulars, then! I have no idea what size to get, though. I'll hit up Michael's this weekend and take a look. I have at least one set at home that I got at a yard sale, but I have no idea what size it is!
jewells68
Mar. 9th, 2017 12:52 pm (UTC)
Well, I would just get 29" length in whatever size needles you need for the yarn. 29" is the one I've seen most often in the bog box stores like Michaels and Joann. It's a good length for a number of sizes of blankets. And if you decide to try circular knitting at some point it's a good length for knitting a sweater in the round.
suzyquilts
Mar. 8th, 2017 07:42 pm (UTC)
I couldn't have left the store without that hedgehog fabric either. So freakin' cute! And the cat fabric is almost as cute. I'd have a really
difficult time choosing between them.

I really like the teal pussy hat too. Great color.

Enjoy working with the circular needles. I have a feeling you're going to like working with them for larger projects.
vandachit
Mar. 9th, 2017 01:29 pm (UTC)
The knitted cap is really nice, love the teal.

Absolutely love the pillowcase gift idea.

HEDGEHOGS, they are so cute. I would not have been able to leave without buying some as well.

That wool is just gorgeous and love your Hamilton blocks. Very nice.
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