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Re: Unfinished projects, was Merry Christmas/Happy New Year
gardenchat@hort.net
  • Subject: Re: Unfinished projects, was Merry Christmas/Happy New Year
  • From: Pam Evans <gardenqueen@gmail.com>
  • Date: Fri, 30 Dec 2011 17:43:34 -0600

excellent idea!!

On Fri, Dec 30, 2011 at 5:37 PM, BONNIE_HOLMES <bonnie_holmes@comcast.net>wrote:

> Ever thought about selling it. Do you have a local weavers guild? Knitters
> and weavers would love home spun yarn.
>
>
> B
> ETN Zone 7
> Remember the River Raisin, the Alamo, the Maine, Pearl Harbor, 911.
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Cyndi D Civ USAF AFMC 95 CS/SCOSI Johnson" <
> cyndi.johnson@edwards.af.mil>
> To: gardenchat@hort.net
> Sent: Friday, December 30, 2011 4:37:01 PM
> Subject: RE: [CHAT] Unfinished projects, was Merry Christmas/Happy New Year
>
> I thought at one time I would learn to knit. It was when we had about 15
> sheep and I wanted to do something with the wool. I bought a spinning
> wheel and learned to spin - made myself piles of yarn. I liked the
> washing and carding and I loved spinning but unfortunately I didn't like
> knitting, guess I'm not meticulous enough: making the stitches even,
> counting how much you've done...it wasn't for me. I did knit a scarf but
> it's rarely cold enough here to use it. I thought about weaving, but
> then you have to sew the fabric you've made and I don't sew either.
> I still have the spinning wheel but since I don't know what I'd do with
> the yarn I haven't used it in forever. And now the sheep are gone.
>
> Cyndi
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On
> Behalf Of Aplfgcnys@aol.com
> Sent: Friday, December 30, 2011 11:05 AM
> To: gardenchat@hort.net
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Unfinished projects, was Merry Christmas/Happy New
> Year
>
> I have at least two partially finished sweaters in a work basket. For
> years
> I knotted constantly - always took my knitting to meetings, etc. I made
> sweaters, stoles, numerous other things for family, friends, and even
> sold
> some. A friend who had connections at Bloomingdales' said she could
> place my sweaters there, but I didn't want to be tied down to making the
> same thing over and over. The biggest pleasure was selecting new yarns,
> planning patterns, making up new stitches, etc. I did the most knitting
> in
> the fall and early winter watching football games on television. Then,
> about
> ten years ago in one of my rounds of Lyme disease, my right hand stopped
> working right. I had had some degree of ulnar neuropathy for years, but
> not
> enough to keep me from knitting, but that time it did. I miss knitting
> terribly.
> Every once in a while I go back and try again, but it just doesn't work
> any
> more. I haven't been able to watch football this season, either.
>
> I have always hated to leave a job unfinished, but for the past year or
> so
> it
> has seemed thatI was always working on something that I couldn't finish
> until I had a further bit of information from someone I couldn't quite
> reach or
> pin down. Spent a lot of frustrating time that way getting Horticulture
>
> Schools
> set up across the state, and I can see it coming at me again this
> spring.
> Oh
> well, I'm officially retired from that job, even though I still do it,
> so
> maybe this
> year I'll just quit and let someone else cope.
>
> Happy New Year to all of you. May 2012 be a great one in your gardens.
> Auralie
>
> In a message dated 12/30/2011 1:15:06 PM Eastern Standard Time,
> bonnie_holmes@comcast.net writes:
>
> My oldest is a comforter I started in the late 60s. It is made of
> squares, mostly Kettle cloth material, stuffed with stockings. It was a
> time when women still had to wear stockings to work and had constant
> runs. Great for the industry. It is one of the projects I plan to finish
> this next year.
>
>
>
> B
> ETN Zone 7
> Remember the River Raisin, the Alamo, the Maine, Pearl Harbor, 911.
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Daryl" <dp2413@comcast.net>
> To: gardenchat@hort.net
> Sent: Friday, December 30, 2011 10:01:42 AM
> Subject: [CHAT] Unfinished projects, was Merry Christmas/Happy New Year
>
> What's the oldest unfinished project you've found? I think I may have
> unearthed the oldest one. It was a dress that I started in Home Ec in
> about
> 1964. After ripping out the zipper a half dozen times (my mother
> wouldn't
> let a stitch be out of place), I hated it so much that I refused to hem
> it.
> It showed up when we moved my folks to a senior apartment complex in '98
> or
> so. I think I might have an unfinished sweater from '72 out in the
> garage.
> :-/
>
> d
>
> www.theanimalrescuesite.com
> www.freekibble.com
> www.freekibblekat.com
>
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-- 
Pam Evans
Kemp TX
zone 8A

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