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rodezzy | Posted in Knitting and Crochet on

In the “new books for me” thread today I replied to Gloriasews that I bought a crochet book, but I also bought a DVD by Leisure Arts “Knit Stitches in Motion” featuring Stitch-Along instructions in close-up detail.  I can’t wait to play it.  I can’t wait to see it.  I love to see someone knitting.  It’s soothing just to watch.  That’s why I believe I like the “Knitty Gritty” program so much.  I kept the Coriolis Sock episode on my DVR for a long time and would play it often just to watch her knit!  Crazy huh?!? giggle!!!

I’ve opened the case from the DVD and there is a small pamphlet with patterns on it for the twelve pattern stitches and the projects.  A scarf, shawl, headband, shoulder warmer, and spa cloth.  Great huh!?! 

My son is taking me out to dinner tonight, then I can come home and hopefully be awake enough to look at it.  I need some yummy yarn.  None of the patterns specify a brand name of yarn, just the weight and guage.  I’m too excited.  I received a Herrscheners book in the mail last week, there were some good yarn deals in that mailer.  Must….order….yarn……giggle.

Rodezzy, Fiber Artist

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  1. Katina | | #1

    I know just what you mean Rodezzy. I knit every day, have done for more than 50 years. I can't imagine my life without knitting, sewing, reading. And everything old is new again. It's very exciting!

    Katina

    1. rodezzy | | #2

      hA hA, watched my DVD last night and practiced doing the bobble stitch with the stitch a long.  It was great.  I have 12 stitch a long lessons on the dvd.  Great.  it's great to see it being worked and then to be able to work right along with the teacher is wonderful.  I love it.  I'm going to be really busy this weekend practicing my knitting and I plan to do the headband first because it is the cable w/bobble and my cousin loves the cable stitch, so I will make it for her. 

      1. Katina | | #3

        Hi Rodezzy

        Knitted bobbles are great fun; I crochet my bobbles into the knitting sometimes.

        Katina

        1. rodezzy | | #4

          Really, how do you do that?  You are amazing.  You can crochet in a knitted project...in the middle of a row?

          The bobble stitch lesson was bobbles all across the row, and the cable w/bobble was only one bobble between the cables.

          Tell me, tell me.  (wide eyed excitment and wonder).

          1. Katina | | #5

            Hi Rodezzy

            You knit to where you want to place the bobble, then you take that stitch off the needle with a crochet hook. In that one stitch you work what we Brits call 'trebles'  -  I think that's 'double crochet' in American terms. When you have a nice plump little bobble, put the final loop (stitch) back on the needle and carry on knitting. It's that simple! I love this method and use it all the time.

            You can add bobbles anywhere you want in knitting by picking up a stitch and doing this crochet bobble; or knit it. You can use same yarn or a contrast. Tie the ends off and darn in as usual. Or you can crochet a bobble and then fasten it to the knitting - pull the ends through to the wrong side, tie off firmly and darn in (weave in) the ends.

            Hope this is clear.

            Katina

          2. rodezzy | | #6

            It sounds pretty clear, but I will have to print this out and practice it at home.  Thanks for the explanation.  It sounds like less stress on your hands, because when you have to knit four times in one stitch it makes it tight and hard to get knit.

             

          3. Katina | | #7

            Yes, it's much easier on the hands. It makes a really nice bobble too. Keep us posted!

            Katina

          4. Katina | | #8

            Rodezzy, I think you'd really enjoy this book

            http://www.amazon.com/Freeform-Knitting-Crochet-Milner-Craft/dp/1863513272/ref=pd_bbs_sr_3?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1200637307&sr=8-3

            it's a long link; the book is Freeform Knitting and Crochet by Jenny Dowde. Sylvia Cosh was the master of freeform and did wonderful work like this - she called it 'scrumbling'. She and James Walters taught workshops in many countries. Her book "Crochet Workshop" is oop and rather expensive; see if you can hunt down a copy.

            Katina

          5. rodezzy | | #9

            Thanks for the site info, Katina.....I have a couple free form books I ordered about three years ago now, don't remember author, but I saw Jenny on the TV show "Uncommon Threads" I used to record and watch daily.  It must have been dropped because I haven't seen it since December.  I made a bag, but I need to finish it. 

            Great form of crocheting and knitting...free form. 

            So much to do, so little time. giggle

    2. RhettaRic | | #10

      Oh, Katina - me too. I am most definitely a home person - I love knitting, sewing, cooking, baking. I always wanted to be a stay-at-home mom, but never really quite got there. When I do retire, I don't think I'll ever be bored!

      1. Katina | | #11

        It's impossible to be bored when you knit or sew, in my opinion. Even just trolling the stores to see what's out there keeps one busy and interested. Those of us who take part in Gatherings are a lively and informed group - no way are we ever bored!

        Katina

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