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3 Wishes - it's very dangerous indeed! I've always got at least three projects "on the go" and have them stashed in various clip-top plastic boxes to protect them from Hound hair. That's not counting the Crochet Along I started this year or these projects on EF. I constantly plan new ones - colours, patterns etc etc.

I have a full yarn bag/kit for taking out and about with me and around 5 large zip plastic-y bags (like the ones you can transport laundry in) full of yarn shoved under various beds. The last lot of yarn I bought on sale is STILL in my car and on Saturday, I nipped into our local yarn and craft store, after a boozy lunch with the girls, for a meter of elastic and came out with that plus two new balls of yarn I just couldn't leave behind. That is still in my handbag.

I also scour charity shops for crochet hooks as you can often get sets for a few quid rather than spend 3-8 quid on an individual one.

And then, stupidly, I subscribed to Little Box of Crochet... but I can't make myself cancel the subscription as the boxes are just sublime... and they teach me new skills... and... and...

My new crochet book arrived today and I can't wait to make (and wear) the Ruby and Custard Rose Beanie hat. ( Can't seem to insert a link or an image... )


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Old 18.07.2017, 22:08
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I've run out of the appropriate coloured wool. You are going to FORCE me to order some more (). Evil hookers.
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3 Wishes - it's very dangerous indeed! I've always got at least three projects "on the go" and have them stashed in various clip-top plastic boxes to protect them from Hound hair. That's not counting the Crochet Along I started this year or these projects on EF. I constantly plan new ones - colours, patterns etc etc.

I have a full yarn bag/kit for taking out and about with me and around 5 large zip plastic-y bags (like the ones you can transport laundry in) full of yarn shoved under various beds. The last lot of yarn I bought on sale is STILL in my car and on Saturday, I nipped into our local yarn and craft store, after a boozy lunch with the girls, for a meter of elastic and came out with that plus two new balls of yarn I just couldn't leave behind. That is still in my handbag.

I also scour charity shops for crochet hooks as you can often get sets for a few quid rather than spend 3-8 quid on an individual one.

And then, stupidly, I subscribed to Little Box of Crochet... but I can't make myself cancel the subscription as the boxes are just sublime... and they teach me new skills... and... and...

My new crochet book arrived today and I can't wait to make (and wear) the Ruby and Custard Rose Beanie hat. ( Can't seem to insert a link or an image... )


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Old 18.07.2017, 23:10
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Re: EF community knit/crochet project #5- snuggle blanket.

I can't store yarn under my bed, that space is reserved for my collection of silk saris. The space under #1 son's bed houses the kimonos, #2 son's gives shelter to various types of art supplies.

My next house is going to have to be HUGE. Almost certainly won't be any room for OH, unless he asks really, really nicely.

@neddy... have you discovered Tricolaine in Carouge yet? Annelis has some lovely stuff, and there's usually a 5fr basket of oddments.
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Well it's the one you have. Get some yarn in it. It's a whole new world.
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My next house is going to have to be HUGE. Almost certainly won't be any room for OH, unless he asks really, really nicely.
You should probably allow OH in...as long as he is/can be trained to bring you drinks and snacks while you are playing with yarn

You'll be able to save on space by thinning him down / not cooking him meals. Tell him it's for his health....but really it's to give you more knitting/crocheting time

(hmmm....I'd worry that Mr HH will read this, but he's already used to my failings at being a Good Wife)
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Mr. HH here ... someone has to do the cooking and keep HH supplied with ice cream ....
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You should probably allow OH in...as long as he is/can be trained to bring you drinks and snacks while you are playing with yarn

You'll be able to save on space by thinning him down / not cooking him meals. Tell him it's for his health....but really it's to give you more knitting/crocheting time

(hmmm....I'd worry that Mr HH will read this, but he's already used to my failings at being a Good Wife)
Good heavens no, he'd only stupidly bring me beer rather than G&T, and peanuts instead of crisps. I've already tried not cooking, but he tends to whine when he's hungry.... which is particularly distracting when I'm enjoyable engrossed in a tricky bit of cabling.
OH also seems to think he's allowed to collect stupid toy trains. Whilst insisting that they're not toys but collectors items that'll be worth a fortune one day and the current expense is therefore justified.
Main problem there is that the display units take up valuable wall space that I'd reserved for shelving for of my book collection.
Perhaps I should be kind to him and look for a large house with a couple of far-flung outbuildings?

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Good heavens no, he'd only stupidly bring me beer rather than G&T, and peanuts instead of crisps. I've already tried not cooking, but he tends to whine when he's hungry.... which is particularly distracting when I'm enjoyable engrossed in a tricky bit of cabling.
OH also seems to think he's allowed to collect stupid toy trains. Whilst insisting that they're not toys but collectors items that'll be worth a fortune one day and the current expense is therefore justified.
Main problem there is that the display units take up valuable wall space that I'd reserved for shelving for of my book collection.
Perhaps I should be kind to him and look for a large house with a couple of far-flung outbuildings?
Would there be elastictrickery in these outbuildings?
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Wot??? You seriously think I'd let him have the chance to play with the wretched toy trains? Or indulge in coffee?
Dry bread and water by candlelight builds backbone, don't ye know.
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Wot??? You seriously think I'd let him have the chance to play with the wretched toy trains? Or indulge in coffee?
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nope, he's not getting humbugs either. Far too luxurious! baaa on the other hand, yes, I suspect the far-flung outhouse will have some woolly neighbours.

oh. hang on.

woolly neighbours.

anjela....could he learn to spin and trade yarn in exchange for luxuries (like a cup of coffee, say once a week...maybe only tepid, not hot....don't want to spoil the chap y'know)?
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I'm starting to feel just a twinge of sympathy for Mr A.... mind you, artisan yarn is a huge thing at the moment. Like micro breweries. Very popular.
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Perhaps I should be kind to him and look for a large house with a couple of far-flung outbuildings?
I'd say you could at least allow him ONE man-shed, where he can go and do presumed manly things and twatting about or play with his train set.


3wishes, the most important thing is to know that it very addictive and there is NO cure against it, once it has you in it's grip it won't let you off again...... EVER!!

I used to knit and crochet a lot, up until the Big Bang here, then donated all the yarn and other stuff (2 laundry baskets full) to the local Kindergarten and went cold turkey.

What is they tell to addicts....to AVOID the other addicts to remain on the wagon......ah well, EE has well and truly fallen off it, luckily without any major bruises.

Unfortunately the project for Slammers PokÚbaby has ignited that spark again.

I can tell you without exxagerating that me partaking in the DB/MN blankie as well as my own project of blankies for my lasses, has saved my sanity, or at least what's left of it, when I was under house arrest by the quacks and was staring holes into the walls.!!

As for the sqm or m3 space you need, you'll accomodate it as you go along. You'll start with a little wool for one project and then .....as the others have said before me, the yarn multiplies on its own when you are not even looking.But by then you'll be an addict just like us and won't mind.
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No need to waste time scouring. You can get packs of 20 for the price of a MacD at Pandahall. I lose mine (putting them in project bags, etc) so I stocked up.
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@neddy... have you discovered Tricolaine in Carouge yet? Annelis has some lovely stuff, and there's usually a 5fr basket of oddments.
No but if I will have a look if I ever pass that way. I have a nice DHL man who brings me big parcels from Turkey. See, I don't even have to go out for wool!
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No need to waste time scouring. You can get packs of 20 for the price of a MacD at Pandahall. I lose mine (putting them in project bags, etc) so I stocked up.
Shhh... I like scouring. It's fun. I got a lovely vintage set in a leather case the other month for 4 squid. I don't use it... I like the ergonomic ones. It's got some very fine hooks though I'm case I ever venture into lace-like crochet.
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Don't feel sorry for him, I toss him a bone occasionally.

37 years of being a trailing spouse (long before the phase was even thought of), but now he's retired it's finally my time in the sun!!!!

Artisan yarn, hummmm. I do have a spinning wheel, although I've never used it, and keeping sheep would let him off the boring task of mowing lawns... so a kindness really.

@neddy, I'm going to get you out of that house one way or the other, see if I don't!
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I think, I made the one and only and colourful centrepiece for Patsy's Blankie, don't you think
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Perfect. If that doesn't remind her of fields of heather, nothing will!
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