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For those living right side up, and half a day behind those Aussies who are upside down! Lets hear it - Those Canadians, eh? they are good stitchers!

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Comment by Linda Maltby on June 21, 2009 at 7:13am
Hi there,
I'm taking a break from crochetting a sweater for KAS and wanted to say hello !
This is a fantastic way to help children and do something I enjoy.
Just before I found this site I had crochetted 3 vests (something to do in the evening to use up scrap yarn )....with no one in mind to receive them. Now I have sent them off to help keep 3 children warmer.
Comment by P. Jeanne Haessler on June 13, 2009 at 2:52am
Oh Gerda I didn't know, you silly. I just grew up on tales of my mum knitting her tops since they couldn't be found or afforded, and also sewing up her delicate undergarments from parachute silk panels whenever they went on sale! She said it was great stuff and what a rush to get downtown to snatch one up. :) LOL on the pot. I'll have to try it myself, see if it works for crocheters instead.
Comment by Gerda Karnotzki on June 12, 2009 at 3:53am
Pamela,how did you know that i actualy lived through that time?WW2.and NO the pot did not boil any faster .Darn it.Gerda
Comment by P. Jeanne Haessler on June 12, 2009 at 3:37am
ROFLMBO! Gerda I think that's a sign of high efficiency myself but thanks so much for the good laugh. I always remember a black and white movie about WW2 in which the woman who owned the house was walking around talking while knitting, the ball of wool tucked between her elbow and her body. If it works it works! I do have to ask though, did the pot boil any faster? :D

Go go Alberta. I've visited, I have a brother there, it's a great province!
Comment by Gerda Karnotzki on June 12, 2009 at 2:21am
Help!The other day,I found myself standing and knitting in the kitchen !!Waiting for the pot to boil.Is this normal?LOL.Gerda Karnotzki
Comment by Diane O'Shea on June 11, 2009 at 2:36pm
Hi Everyone,
Just joined, from Edmonton. Glad to see Canadians and will soon contribute to the forum. Have learned a lot already! Thank you!
Comment by Sandy McDonald on June 4, 2009 at 7:07pm
No need to block, there are many shapes arriving, all roughly in the 8 x 8 " dimension, but our clever seamstresses are adept with a bit of a stretch here and a tug there. Also they are compiling the squares into piles that are most similar in both in yarn, weight and size. Thanks Maureen.
Comment by P. Jeanne Haessler on June 4, 2009 at 2:22pm
If they look fairly square and have some spring in them, acrylic yarns do, then you should be okay without blocking them as once they're sewn together they will stretch to fit the spaces quite nicely in the blankets. Imho. Anyone else?
Comment by Maureen Lefebvre on June 4, 2009 at 12:59pm
I'm wondering...should I be blocking my squares after knitting or just send them straight off the needles? I've only done 2 so far and haven't mailed them. Thanks!
Comment by Anne Powell on June 4, 2009 at 6:05am
Hey Canucks.... looking for a simple, quick beanie pattern???

By far the easiest beanie pattern I have seen so far is the single crochet beanie posted by RhondaH.
Find the pattern at
http://firebrunette.wordpress.com/2007/09/26/single-crochet-beanie-pattern/
and check out Rhonda's beautiful photos on this form.

It is adaptable to all sizes, depending on how much of the crown pattern you do... and what I like about it is that you can do a whole bunch of "crowns" when you're in the mood for counting, and the rest of the hat is just single crochet, round and round... to be picked up whenever you just want to do something mindless.
Easy enough for a beginner, works up quickly... just awesome. thanks Rhonda!!!
 

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