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04-14-2014, 03:09 PM #1
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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I haven't macramed in many eons, so lately, I've been inspired to revisit macrame and here is my first attempt, with many mistakes. It is simple and rustic, but I have many more advanced design ideas for the next one. What do you think?

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04-14-2014, 03:19 PM #2
Octo Mother Superior
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Nice! I used to do macrame as a kid. It's a lot of fun as far as I remember. I need something like that to hang some plants, we're running out of space 13.gif
04-14-2014, 03:19 PM #3
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Very nice US! hi5.gif Did you have to hide from your kitties to make it? chuckle.gif

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04-14-2014, 03:25 PM #4
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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(04-14-2014, 03:19 PM)Octo Wrote:  Nice! I used to do macrame as a kid. It's a lot of fun as far as I remember. I need something like that to hang some plants, we're running out of space 13.gif

Thanks Octo, yes it was very relaxing and it was nice to learn that I am still relatively flexible in the fingers.

The use of vertical space is so underutilized, but people still think macarme is so 70's.
04-14-2014, 03:27 PM #5
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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(04-14-2014, 03:19 PM)JayRodney Wrote:  Very nice US! hi5.gif Did you have to hide from your kitties to make it? chuckle.gif

I delegated my son's kitty her own special yarn ball to destroy, and funny enough she didn't go after my other yarns. Good kitty. Anyway, my son moved out and took her with him and I'm surprised how much I miss her. Oh well, I still have my feral cats, but it's not the same.
04-14-2014, 03:41 PM #6
Shadow Mrs. Buckwheat
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Creative and artistic. That's lovely US.
04-14-2014, 03:43 PM #7
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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Thank you Shadow, I have a lot of healing stones, enough to keep me busy for a while.
04-14-2014, 03:50 PM #8
Octo Mother Superior
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I'm planning on picking up knitting again. My Grandma, 99, doesn't knit as much anymore and my mom can't knit socks fast enough for everyone. It's a good skill to know and I have an awesome sock pattern I need to try.
04-14-2014, 03:53 PM #9
Shadow Mrs. Buckwheat
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I like imaginative crafts like that so much more than the China made garbage stores sell.
Very nicely done US. beercheer.gif
04-14-2014, 03:53 PM #10
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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(04-14-2014, 03:50 PM)Octo Wrote:  I'm planning on picking up knitting again. My Grandma, 99, doesn't knit as much anymore and my mom can't knit socks fast enough for everyone. It's a good skill to know and I have an awesome sock pattern I need to try.

Do you incorporate stretchy yard with wool so that it keeps its shape?
04-14-2014, 03:54 PM #11
Shadow Mrs. Buckwheat
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(04-14-2014, 03:50 PM)Octo Wrote:  I'm planning on picking up knitting again. My Grandma, 99, doesn't knit as much anymore and my mom can't knit socks fast enough for everyone. It's a good skill to know and I have an awesome sock pattern I need to try.

I have a pair of those socks! yay.gif Love 'em. Absolutely LOVE them. They're beautiful and special to me.

hug.gif beercheer.gif
04-14-2014, 04:00 PM #12
Octo Mother Superior
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(04-14-2014, 03:53 PM)UniqueStranger Wrote:  
(04-14-2014, 03:50 PM)Octo Wrote:  I'm planning on picking up knitting again. My Grandma, 99, doesn't knit as much anymore and my mom can't knit socks fast enough for everyone. It's a good skill to know and I have an awesome sock pattern I need to try.

Do you incorporate stretchy yard with wool so that it keeps its shape?

A cotton/wool mix or wool/synthetic would be preferred, wool alone doesn't take the wear and tear as well.

Yes Shadow, I want to make more of those socks yay.gifbeercheer.gifhug.gif
04-14-2014, 04:10 PM #13
Shadow Mrs. Buckwheat
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(04-14-2014, 04:00 PM)Octo Wrote:  A cotton/wool mix or wool/synthetic would be preferred, wool alone doesn't take the wear and tear as well.

Yes Shadow, I want to make more of those socks yay.gifbeercheer.gifhug.gif

Would you consider making some on commission? I'd love my Mom and sisters to have a pair.
04-14-2014, 04:12 PM #14
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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Hey Octo, can you post a pic of those socks? Do you use non-allergic wool, such as alpaca?
04-14-2014, 05:20 PM #15
Octo Mother Superior
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I'll take a pic of those socks, sure. I think the yarn used was this: http://www.novita.fi/cms.php?cms_cname=t...e_id=50765 It's a favorite among the knitters in my family.

75 % wool, 25 % polyamide cheers.gif



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