Knitters/Crocheters, need your input

Discussion in 'Hobbies' started by DuckLady, Mar 6, 2011.

  1. sheaviance1

    sheaviance1 Songster

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    I use the aluminum needles, but when I was a beginner, the yarn sliding on the needle was my worst enemy, lol! My biggest piece of advice would be to keep more than two skeins of any one dye lot in stock. I always end up needing a lot of one color. If you offer the option of special ordering large quantities, I bet that would be appreciated by your customers for larger projects. The local craft store here will not do that, so you must change the color pattern in what you are working on to correlate to what yarn you can get several matching dye lots on. My favorite yarn is "I love this yarn". It is soft, affordable and easy to work with. Good luck!!!!
     
  2. DuckLady

    DuckLady Administrator

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    Awesome thoughts and ideas!

    Thank you!
     
  3. squeakyballs

    squeakyballs Songster

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    I crochet. I like BIG Tunisian crochet needles and chunky wool yarn.
     
  4. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    Well I don't do either one but I do use crochet hook for my Civil War project....the name escapes me.........its a wooden contraption that has stainless steel nails on top in a circle, you thread your yarn into it with your crochet hook, making cotton ropes. I love it! It is something your great grandmother would have made.
     
  5. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    Oh, I do lace bobbins and getting the right kind of thread is very difficult for me to find. I am not crazy about using DMC threads for lace work.
     
  6. Buck Creek Chickens

    Buck Creek Chickens Have Incubator, Will Hatch

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    bamboo crochet hooks, if you can get them let me know, i have one and love it, Susan Bates have great hooks, they have size 7, a hard to find size, I go for natural yarns, cotton,wool, mohair. I try to stay away from man-made. The coment about die-lots, it sucks when you find a yarn and the die-lots don't match. Patterns for stuff thats different, crocheted socks for one. maybe knitting boards, i can't knit for a darn but been crocheting since i was ten. I'm over 40 now [​IMG]
     
  7. Buck Creek Chickens

    Buck Creek Chickens Have Incubator, Will Hatch

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    Quote:Tatting, maybe. I'd love to learn that
     
  8. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    No, it is not tatting, that's for sure.
     
  9. JanaBanana1

    JanaBanana1 In the Brooder

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    Ione is where my daddy was born [​IMG] I am just south of you!! I am a very novice knitter, don't know much, but I used the bamboo ones when I made my one and only thing and was a scarf. I have a friend that is really into knitting...I will have to let her know about your shop.
     
  10. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    Had to search for it, its called spool looming.
     

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