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Question Of The Day - Monday, April 15, 2019

Discussion in 'The Cat Lounge' started by MoochNNoodles, Apr 14, 2019 at 9:10 PM.

  1. micknsnicks2mom

    micknsnicks2mom TCS Member Top Cat

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    i learned to crochet, didn't do as well with knitting, and never learned to sew. it's been decades since i last crocheted.

    i can sew buttons on clothing, and can basically mend clothing. i only do what's needed, and don't particularly enjoy doing it.
     
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  2. maggiedemi

    maggiedemi TCS Member Top Cat

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    Heck no. I had to sew a skirt in high school for Home Ec class. It looked so hideous that I couldn't wear it. :ohwell:
     
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  3. aliceneko

    aliceneko TCS Member Top Cat

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    I can knit and sew but I'm very rusty on both since I haven't picked up any knitting or sewing needles for a few years.
     
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  4. Elphaba09

    Elphaba09 TCS Member Alpha Cat

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    I can knit, crochet (regular and Tunisian), and sew. I can only hand sew and it is no way advanced sewing, but, technically, I can sew. My knitting style is apparently called " English flicking combination." My friend who knits, the woman who tried to teach me, and the employees at the local yarn shop have said that I am the only person they have seen knit that way.

    My soon-to-be daughter-in-law does! She makes regular clothes and cosplay clothes.
     
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  5. Lari

    Lari TCS Member Top Cat

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    I learned how to knit and crochet from my dad's twin sisters as a child because they were always making afghans and things and I wanted to be like them, but as they lived out of state and we only saw them a few days a year I never got past basic stitches.

    I did home ec in high school and my mom taught me to sew. I loved cross stitch, but I haven't done more than mend a few things lately. My mom always made our Halloween costumes - I have fond memories of being a child and looking through pattern books and picking out fabrics and watching my costumes come together, so if I ever have children, I'd like to do the same for them.
     
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  6. misty8723

    misty8723 TCS Member Top Cat

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    My mom taught me to knit when I was young, but she was self taught and was doing the cast on wrong. Eventually in the 1980s I took lessons and learned to do it write. I've made sweaters, afghans, various things. I've also crocheted. Went through a phase where I made a lot of dish towels and such. Sewing? Nope. But I used to love counted cross stitch.

    I don't do any of it anymore. Not enough time or interest I guess..
     
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  7. lizzie

    lizzie TCS Member Alpha Cat

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    I never did learn how to knit...just wasn't ever my interest,I guess.I can crochet,but definitely not great at it.Sewing has always been my strong suit.I've made clothes for myself,son,husband,friends and neighbors for many years but not so much anymore.I love to make quilts and have made many in my lifetime.There are many associates where I worked who were presented with a quilt for the child they were expecting or when they were getting married as a gift from the store,and one young lady who couldn't afford a wedding dress and myself and 2 others made her dress and veil.My right hand doesn't work like it used to now so it's hard for me to handle the pinning anymore,but it's still my love.
     
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  8. 1 bruce 1

    1 bruce 1 TCS Member Top Cat

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    I can sew, so-so.
    I knit not.
    Crochet? No way.
    :lolup:
    I can hand stitch and work a sewing machine if I have to. I just can't thread that stupid bobbin :angryfire::livid:
     

  9. MonaLyssa33

    MonaLyssa33 TCS Member Alpha Cat

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    I frequently crochet and I can sew but don't do it often. Here are some of my recent creations:
    bird3.jpg dragon1.jpg monkey1.jpg
     
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  10. Tobermorey

    Tobermorey TCS Member Top Cat

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  11. Lari

    Lari TCS Member Top Cat

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  12. Furballsmom

    Furballsmom Cat Fan especially Black Cats Staff Member Forum Helper

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    You'll still need to practice, and that will help teach you how to maintain even stitches :) I looked at several beginner crochet websites/videos and found one way that I prefer regarding how to make that first slip knot, and then off I went with what I think will be a washcloth LOL. I had the typical newbie narrowing of the piece as I went along adding rows and so had to learn about ensuring I'm adding all the stitches that need to be :thumbsup:

    I'm another - can't really sew worth a darn but thanks to Home Economics in high school I can sort of get a button on if I have to. And I've hemmed the sheers for the front window- as long as nobody looks too closely I'm good :yess:

    I LOVED needlework and crosstitch and did quite a few patterns, and Blackwork embroidery is completely awesome! My mom tried her darndest to teach me to knit, but I'm currently latchhooking, and learning to crochet. Now that I've been reminded of blackwork, I might have to look into that again ;)
     
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  13. ashekitty

    ashekitty If cats could talk, they wouldn’t. ~ Nan Porter Adult Cat

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    I can knit pretty well, and I can sew if I have to fix something. That’s about it. :) The work posted here is amazing!!
     
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  14. blueyedgirl5946

    blueyedgirl5946 TCS Member Veteran

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    One of my best crochet projects was the American flag. The stars had to be crocheted each one separately and then sewn onto the flag. I trimmed in in gold fringe. It sold at a church bazaar for three hundred dollars.
     
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  15. PMousse

    PMousse TCS Member Adult Cat

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  16. PMousse

    PMousse TCS Member Adult Cat

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    When I was 5 or 6, I wanted to knit a sweater for my toy bear...a few years later and barely any progress, I downgraded my expectations and decided to knit a blanket instead......fast forward a few decades to today, it is still not finished...
     
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  17. MoochNNoodles

    MoochNNoodles Thread Starter TCS Member Veteran

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    I found a video on how to hem jeans on YouTube. Wish me luck. :lol:
     
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