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I can't begin to compete with all you knit-wits, since I'm still trying to figure out how to hold the needles and wrap the stringy stuff around....it might be awhile before I have anything to compare to your works of art! :stunned But I really like this little frame that Alissa and I made, from tiny seashells we'd gathered all summer. The photo shows my 3 getting soaked beneath a pier last August. Good times! B)

 

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We won't even mention the superglue-on-the-tongue-and-lips-incident that accompanied this crafting adventure. (What, you've never bitten on the end of the tube when you were running out & needed the last bit? :brow)

 

(Bethithes, itth newwy wown off now.) :P Thee?

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I can't begin to compete with all you knit-wits, since I'm still trying to figure out how to hold the needles and wrap the stringy stuff around....

 

That was the hardest part for me. After several years of trying and failing, I realized that since I don't hold pens correctly (I rest them on my ring finger instead of my middle finger), I can't hold knitting needles the way instructions describe. Once I started using my ring fingers instead of my middle fingers, I had it down-pat in no time.

 

But I really like this little frame that Alissa and I made, from tiny seashells we'd gathered all summer. The photo shows my 3 getting soaked beneath a pier last August. Good times! B)

 

So cute! :wub

 

We won't even mention the superglue-on-the-tongue-and-lips-incident that accompanied this crafting adventure. (What, you've never bitten on the end of the tube when you were running out & needed the last bit? :brow)

 

That's why I knit instead of doing crafts that require glue! :rotfl

 

I just finished the first preemie hat, using this pattern. It's so tiny, it doesn't even fit over my fist. The yarn's a heavy worsted weight cotton, and I used size five needles, so the fabric's really dense and soft.

 

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I'm not allowed anywhere near Superglue or hot glue guns. Way too many mishaps. This is why I'm a decent knitter - can't be trusted with glue, sharp scrapbooking supplies, anything involving heat or glass or super-fast motorized needles ... so all of my craftiness goes to knitting. It's the one craft where I can't injure myself. Well, until I impale myself on a needle. Then I guess I'll move on to latch hook. Or those potholder weaving kits that are made for little kids. :monkey

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I'm not allowed anywhere near Superglue or hot glue guns. Way too many mishaps. This is why I'm a decent knitter - can't be trusted with glue, sharp scrapbooking supplies, anything involving heat or glass or super-fast motorized needles ... so all of my craftiness goes to knitting. It's the one craft where I can't injure myself. Well, until I impale myself on a needle. Then I guess I'll move on to latch hook. Or those potholder weaving kits that are made for little kids. :monkey

I don't know, latch hook has that little sharp thing that moves back and forth. You can try Aquadots! Or attaching little pompoms to foam shapes using a glue stick! Yes, I think that one is for us! There must me forum somewhere we can join!

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I don't know, latch hook has that little sharp thing that moves back and forth.

 

That had crossed my mind. Could be a potential hazard, especially if I happened to get it hooked on my eyelid. Which I most certainly would.

 

 

You can try Aquadots!

 

Yum! Sleepytime! :thumbup Because we're horrible parents, the moms in my "play group" (also known as my "drinking group" when someone else is watching our kids) have discussed how the tainted Aquadots might not be that bad for the 2-3 year-old crowd. We refer to those days as "Playdate at Thunderdome".

 

Or attaching little pompoms to foam shapes using a glue stick! Yes, I think that one is for us! There must me forum somewhere we can join!

 

Crafting for the Hopelessly Klutzy? Crafting for Moms Who've Become too Haggered to Do Grown-Up Crafts?

 

Yesterday, I took the kiddo to storytime. When she was doing her craft, I somehow got a big slash of hot pink marker across the top of my hand. They always have washable markers at storytime, and I somehow managed to find the one non-washable one in the pack. I can't wash it off. I look like my hand has been marked down for quick clearance.

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I can't begin to compete with all you knit-wits, since I'm still trying to figure out how to hold the needles and wrap the stringy stuff around....it might be awhile before I have anything to compare to your works of art! :stunned But I really like this little frame that Alissa and I made, from tiny seashells we'd gathered all summer. The photo shows my 3 getting soaked beneath a pier last August. Good times! B)

 

dsc00098hw7.jpg

 

We won't even mention the superglue-on-the-tongue-and-lips-incident that accompanied this crafting adventure. (What, you've never bitten on the end of the tube when you were running out & needed the last bit? :brow)

 

(Bethithes, itth newwy wown off now.) :P Thee?

Is that San Diego - OB?

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I think I can handle the length of a Dr. Who scarf.

 

I recently knit a huge, lacy scarf for myself that wound up being taller than me (not that this is difficult, as I'm a shortie). When I drape it around my neck, it comes to my knees. Today I was walking through Target, and didn't realize the scarf had slid down on one side until I stepped on it.

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Is that San Diego - OB?

 

No...not that far south, but I'll be damned if I can remember exactly where this was. We had spent the day at the Aquarium of the Pacific, in Long Beach. We'd meant to go to the aquarium until 2 or 3, then go to a nearby beach for the rest of the day, but we were so fascinated by the aquarium that we couldn't bring ourselves to leave until nearly closing time. Then we still wanted to see some beach, so we shot southward looking for something inviting, and just pulled off wherever this was. Seems like it was slightly south of Huntington. It was absolutely freezing so we only stayed long enough to get completely soaked & have to change in the nasty little changing rooms that were last cleaned in about 1951. Then we headed home with the heater on, and brought in pizza and watched Hairspray (the original...I'd wanted Alissa to see the original before seeing the new version in the theatre). That was a very fun day. :thumbup

 

 

Does that answer your question? :brow :P

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I started knitting a preemie hat tonight to donate in Natalie's memory. Also did a little research and found a possible place to donate them: Legacy Emanuel Children's Hospital in Portland.

 

I just heard from the donation person at the children's hospital in Portland. They'd love to have stuff for the babies in Natalie's honor. Here's what she had to say:

 

Hi Robin,

I am sorry to hear about your friend Natalie. Yes, we can use preemie hats as long as you use new yarn, and it comes from a smoke free home. We can also use hand knit sweaters and blankets if anyone is interested in making them. We can also use regular baby sizes of all these items.

 

When you are ready to donate them, you can bring them to the volunteer office at Emanuel. It is best if you give us a a days notice so that we can have someone here to meet you.

 

Thank you so much for thinking of the babies at Emanuel.

 

Vesta

 

 

Vesta Smith, CAVS, Manager

Volunteer Services/Gift Shops

Legacy Emanuel Hospital & Health Center

Legacy Emanuel Children's Hospital

2801 North Gantenbein Avenue

Portland, OR 97227

503-413-4267

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thanks for making the contacts Robin - I am going to start working on my preemie hats today!! :)

 

I am going to use some of what you sent with me - but, I couldn't resist a beautiful skein of cashmerino lavender baby weight when I stopped at knitorious on my way out of STL :wub

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