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For all you crafty Zoomers! Knitting is no longer the exclusive activity of old ladies sitting in rocking chairs.

What's on your needles right now?

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What's on your needles

Started by Sandra MacDonald. Last reply by Karen Pritchard Jun 7, 2013. 4 Replies

There must be more than 2 avid knitters in Zoomerland! Tell me what you're knitting today. I just started a moss stitch cardigan in a goreous bamboo/angora. Heavenly.Continue

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Comment by Janet Butler on May 23, 2011 at 8:03am
I am knitting socks and a summer top  done in seed stitch, Does crochet qualify here? I am doing runners for the tables at the Day Away program I volunteer  with.
Comment by Sandra MacDonald on April 22, 2011 at 1:45pm

I haven't heard of Canadian Food for Children, Helga, but I'll check it out on the internet. It sounds like a good cause. My moss stitch sweater is coming along verrrry slowly :( Life gets in the way may of knitting sometimes! I'm going to Thedford to visit my sister for the long weekend so I should get more work done it there. We will knit, chat, and maybe drink a little wine. I look forward to the vist.

 

Comment by Helga D. on April 18, 2011 at 12:59pm
I have joined the knitters at Village Mosaic in Toronto who are knitting hats and scarves for the Out of the Cold program and also lap blankets, hats and vests [sleeveless sweaters] for the CFFC charity [Canadian Food for Children] who send them to countries in South America and Africa. That way I can make use of my wool stash and help some deserving people at the same time.
Comment by Sandra MacDonald on April 17, 2011 at 9:29pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oh, yes, sock are oh so addictive. My sister and I dyed sock wool with neon food colouring last summer (we also did some Kool Aid dying) so I know what you mean about the pyschedelic socks, Judy. They are certainly conversation starters!. What's the Rockin Sock Club?

 

 

 

 

Comment by Judy on April 16, 2011 at 10:14am

Recently joined the Rockin Sock Club and am now an official Notorious Sock Knitter.  I've been knitting since I was a kid.  My knitting projects change as my life changes.  During my daughters elementary and high school years,  I knit mitts by the dozen...for my daughter and any of her friends who needed mitts.  Now socks have become my favourite knitting project.  I recently helped a young friend knit a scarf for her boyfriend.  So glad to see young people knitting.  Just finished a patterned pair of socks for my daughter to send to her for Easter.  Now trying a new pattern for socks out of the most fantastic hand-dyed yarn called "electric kool-aid acid test" which is as pyschedelic as it sounds.  Everybody may be getting hippy socks as birthday gifts this year.

Comment by Karen Dennis on February 22, 2011 at 6:09pm

Are you as obsessed with knitting as I am? My pals and I live, talk and breath knitting and yarn. It has become a big hit with younger folks too. 

My present projects include a top down cardigan of my own design and a pair of warm cotton socks for my partners sister. This past Christmas I did dozens of pairs of socks, toques, scarves and baby items. 

What do you have on your needles?

 

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