December 27, 2012 at 1:15 am #135574
I know we have a few knitters in chat. We probably bore people when we start talking about knitting projects in between talking about what’s going on during the episode. So I wondered if there are any crafters on the forum.
Right now, I’m addicted to knitting. My mom taught me about twelve years ago and it’s really something that’s very easy to learn and hard to master. But the more you do it, the better you get. Plus, there is something very cathartic about ripping out a project. Seems strange, but it’s true.
One thing I can’t do is crochet. I tried to learn, but I kept getting stuck on turning the chain. I agonized over putting my hook into the correct hole and worried about getting it wrong, so I always quit and picked back up my knitting. Someday I’m going to learn. Thank goodness for YouTube. I’m a lefty so it’s great to have somewhere to learn how to do something if there isn’t anyone around to each you.
I’d love to start spinning. My mom used to want a spinning wheel, but there was never any room in the house for one. I’ve been thinking about getting a drop spindle and learning that first. I’m not going to go so far as getting my own sheep. I draw the line there. Watching Rumple spin is a bonus to my knitting love. 😉 Plus, I love all the jaunty caps that Mary Margaret and Emma wore last season.
How nerdy is it that during the scene in “Hat Trick” where we see Jefferson’s home, I spent more time looking at his loom and the dyed yarn hanging from the ceiling than what was going on in the scene between him and Regina. It made him even more interesting to me that he must have become some type of fiber artist. Gotta love the creative types.
So, is anyone else crafty? Do you knit, crochet, quilt, or something off the wall?[adrotate group="5"]
Keeper of Rumplestiltskin's and Neal's spears and war paint and crystal ball.December 27, 2012 at 1:36 am #166382
I like to do plastic canvas, mostly mini houses. 🙂December 27, 2012 at 2:09 am #166385nonnieParticipant
I AM A QUILTER… blog and podcast about quilting too…. link provided. Do you blog to… add your link here… I would like to see your projects.
Not a knitter except for an annual knit hat for my grandson that usually comes out wonky.
.December 27, 2012 at 2:37 am #166387
My mom was a quilter. Do you hand quilt with frames or machine quilt? Or both? My mom, who has passed away, and her best friend used to have an on going argument about quilting. My mom did hand quilting. She prefered to do lap quilts with a hand held frame, but we did have a large frame taking up space in the living room when I was younger. Her best friend loved to machine quilt. She used to try to get her friend to do hand stitching and would tease her that using a sewing machine was cheating and not real quilting. The goading never worked, but they both enjoyed quilting in their own way. Both of my parents were grew up in the country and came from mothers who quilted. They’ve both said it was not unusual to come home and have a house full of women having a quilting bee, working on the same quilt. I have some of my mom’s quilts that I cherish.
My mom also did plastic canvas. We used to have tissue box holders and other things around the house. My mom taught me, but I haven’t done it in years. She was into just about any craft there was. We have stuff to knit, quilt, crochet, needlepoint, leather work, woodworking, painting, etc.
I also like to make dollhouses. I haven’t done it in a few years, but I like to build and make 1:12 scale houses and furniture. The kind that you’d never allow little hands to touch in a million years. I’ve been getting the itch to get back into it, but I’ll wait until spring. All that sanding and painting isn’t a great thing to do inside in the cold of winter.
Keeper of Rumplestiltskin's and Neal's spears and war paint and crystal ball.December 27, 2012 at 2:57 am #166389
Wow dollhouses that’s awesome ^_^December 27, 2012 at 4:50 am #166403
I’ll try to get some pictures and upload some pictures of my dollhouse stuff. I really wish I had enough room to have a workshop, but I don’t. That’s one reason I haven’t been working on it. I’ve gotten some weird presents over the years. My parents one year bought me a hand sander and a dremel tool. Not usual things to get. It’s not a cheap hobby, either. But I usually make everything that goes in them, including the furniture, drapes and bedding. You have to learn to look at everyday objects in unusual ways.
There is one dollhouse kit that reminds me of Gold’s pink house. It’s discontinued and costs a fortune now, otherwise, I’d buy it and do Mr. Gold’s house. I do have one kit that I’m tempted into doing like Jefferson’s cottage in the Enchanted forest. It’s either going to be that or the bookstore from the animated “Beauty and the Beast” movie. It reminds me of fairy tales. Here is a pic of the kit:
I’m also thinking of Briar Rose’s cottage in “Sleeping Beauty”. So many possibilities. That’s one reason it’s still in the box.
Keeper of Rumplestiltskin's and Neal's spears and war paint and crystal ball.December 27, 2012 at 5:04 am #166405MysteryKat25Participant
I’m the exact opposite…I can crochet but I can’t knit to save my life! I know there are a bunch of knitters around here but wow, dollhouses! I’m too much of a perfectionist but I bet it’s a fun hobby. Would love to see some pics!
Keeper of Hook's Trenchcoat.December 27, 2012 at 6:55 am #166410
Pretty cool, I too would like to see some pictures. 🙂 & that kit is sooo cuteee definitely fairy tale material ^_^December 27, 2012 at 9:39 am #166416GaultheriaParticipant
I’m a knitter. Here’s a scarf I designed and made to declare my geek affiliation:
I’ve been on a bit of a sock-making bend recently. I’ve also made some ridiculously oversized stocking caps (up to 7 ft long), a bunch of regular-sized toques, wrist warmers, and a season 18 Doctor Who scarf (the red one).
Gaultheria's fanvids: http://youtube.com/sagethrasherDecember 27, 2012 at 2:24 pm #166438
That scarf is really cute. I like the colors.
I started out geek knitting Harry Potter scarves. What worked out great was Gryffindor’s colors were my alma mater’s colors, so I could wear my geeky Gryffindor scarf to my nephew’s football games and usually just fellow fans would realize it was Harry Potter related. I like sock-knitting, too. It’s addicting, but I seriously suffer from one-sock syndrome. I’ve just finished up some dishclothes for Christmas presents and now I’m on to the Clapotis scarf/wrap pattern from Ravelry.
Speaking of Ravelry, is anyone on there? I’m addicted to it, but I have a bad habit of never taking picturers of my finished objects and posting them or even posting my projects. But when in search for a pattern or see something online or in a magazine, the first thing I do is go to Ravelry to see how others have done the same project. It’s probably my favorite site on the web. It’s sort of like Facebook for knitters and crocheters.
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