Sheltering & Winter & Knitting

cheremushki

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It's that season again! Cold, wet(in Pacific Northwest) and nestling season. But especially with Covid and sheltering in place I'll be knitting up the storm when not cooking and baking. So I give you.... Aardvark stuffies! Season's first knittings!

Let's see if anyone is doing the same! Share your knittings? 20201114_105632.jpg
 

Suncatcher

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Wow. I too have never knitted but have always wanted to try. Any thoughts around a first set of needles and yarn?
 
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cheremushki

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Wow. I too have never knitted but have always wanted to try. Any thoughts around a first set of needles and yarn?
Whenever I need a new needle I would usually get it from the secondhand stores. But since covid.. I think Michaels plus coupon would be good? I know they carry pretty decent yarns. I'm not sure of how prices are in America(if you are American). Start with small and simple projects!
 
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surfchick

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Wow. I too have never knitted but have always wanted to try. Any thoughts around a first set of needles and yarn?
I agree with @cheremushki Michaels is a great place to start for inexpensive knitting/crochet kit. I got my first set of needles and instruction booklet from there way to before youtube videos!

I am in no way associated with Purl Soho but have shopped there before and love their stuff. They are also very nice and helpful pre-Covid when you could stop in stores! They have really nice yarns and the price reflects their quality.
https://www.purlsoho.com/learn-to-knit-kit.html

I have also seen a lot of knitting and crochet kits popping up online these days and thought I had a few bookmarked but of course cant find any right now. There are lot of free knitting pattern and youtube videos if you want to make your own kit from a craft store. Which will be a lot cheaper then most kits.
 
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cheremushki

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I agree with @cheremushki Michaels is a great place to start for inexpensive knitting/crochet kit. I got my first set of needles and instruction booklet from there way to before youtube videos!

I am in no way associated with Purl Soho but have shopped there before and love their stuff. They are also very nice and helpful pre-Covid when you could stop in stores! They have really nice yarns and the price reflects their quality.
https://www.purlsoho.com/learn-to-knit-kit.html

I have also seen a lot of knitting and crochet kits popping up online these days and thought I had a few bookmarked but of course cant find any right now. There are lot of free knitting pattern and youtube videos if you want to make your own kit from a craft store. Which will be a lot cheaper then most kits.
Omg Yes! Purlsoho! Also join Ravelry for lot of free patterns. Knit picks is also a great website for yarns!!
 

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It's that season again! Cold, wet(in Pacific Northwest) and nestling season. But especially with Covid and sheltering in place I'll be knitting up the storm when not cooking and baking. So I give you.... Aardvark stuffies! Season's first knittings!

Let's see if anyone is doing the same! Share your knittings? View attachment 4905485
Can I ask what you use to stuff the animals and get the legs to stand up?

I like to crochet ornaments as Christmas presents. I’m currently working on some blankets but my wrists get fatigued after a while.
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