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Forum: General Knitting 11-13-2011, 06:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,502
Posted By CountryKitty
String and pointy sticks are all you really...

String and pointy sticks are all you really need.

I do keep several other handy items in my bag that I've found useful over the years. Eventually I'm sure you'll reach a point where you'll want some...
Forum: The Lounge 11-09-2011, 09:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 987
Posted By CountryKitty
Full size afghans (crib sized) small afghans...

Full size afghans (crib sized)
small afghans (carseat sized)
wash cloths
burp cloths
bibs
stuffed animal

I use either yellow or baby pastels when I don't know gender.
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 10-17-2011, 01:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 968
Posted By CountryKitty
Lovely socks! (And such lucious looking...

Lovely socks!

(And such lucious looking elderberries! The drought here left my wild bushes looking rough and with a rather sad crop--nice to see someone else fared better!)
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 10-17-2011, 01:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,211
Posted By CountryKitty
Nice scarf! Glad the lad's OK. My son was the...

Nice scarf!

Glad the lad's OK. My son was the same age when his appendix decided to stage a revolt. Hubby and I were 2 states away when it happened. We were in the stands jumping up and down because...
Forum: Pattern Central 10-12-2011, 09:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 723
Posted By CountryKitty
To me, it looks like 'Mistake Rib' stitch. Here's...

To me, it looks like 'Mistake Rib' stitch. Here's a photo (and instructions) for a Mistake Rib scarf similar to the one in your link.

http://www.purlbee.com/easy-hand-knit-scarf/
Forum: General Knitting 10-10-2011, 10:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,635
Posted By CountryKitty
Some very nice things can be made with mixed...

Some very nice things can be made with mixed colors--fair isle or other stranded colorwork, mosaic crochet, jacquard, etc. Odds and ends of yarn, even small bits, can make attractive additions to...
Forum: The Lounge 09-25-2011, 08:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,271
Posted By CountryKitty
That was really cute! I saw one on a program...

That was really cute!

I saw one on a program about modern day gold panning. The host was interviewing a couple who both loved panning for gold in streams had been dating awhile. The guy prepared a...
Forum: General Knitting 09-25-2011, 08:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 937
Posted By CountryKitty
I think I may see the problem. To make a nice...

I think I may see the problem. To make a nice smooth edge, I always slip the first stitch as if to purl, but with a pattern like Feather and Fan (which I'm using right now too) I always ADD 2 extra...
Forum: The Lounge 05-13-2009, 02:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 510
Posted By CountryKitty
Wow! Thans for sharing that--the news is always...

Wow! Thans for sharing that--the news is always so bleak, it's wonderful to hear something like this.
Forum: General Knitting 05-05-2009, 12:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,208
Posted By CountryKitty
I often use a seed stitch border on knitted items...

I often use a seed stitch border on knitted items when I don't want it to either curl or gather in (like ribbing does).
Forum: The Lounge 01-20-2009, 07:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,548
Posted By CountryKitty
Linknit41 hit it on the head--sharpshin with dove...

Linknit41 hit it on the head--sharpshin with dove dinner.

Sharpshins are very nimble in flight; the long tail and narro pointed wings give them a great deal of maneuverability. There was a pair...
Forum: The Lounge 01-14-2009, 08:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,220
Posted By CountryKitty
I'd send the card. Just my $0.02.

I'd send the card. Just my $0.02.
Forum: General Knitting 12-26-2008, 03:57 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,073
Posted By CountryKitty
My husband had the same results from Levaquin. ...

My husband had the same results from Levaquin. It took a week or 2 to realize what was causing the pain and over a month in his case for the pain to go away. Please do contact your doctor about the...
Forum: General Knitting 12-26-2008, 03:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,403
Posted By CountryKitty
"In other words, whatever I want to do is...

"In other words, whatever I want to do is perfectly acceptable. "

Exactly! It's all a matter of taste--YOUR taste. Do what makes YOU happy.

I do a little bit of everything--pattern with no edging...
Forum: The Lounge 12-25-2008, 09:52 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,002
Posted By CountryKitty
Glad you dropped us a line. Been thinking about...

Glad you dropped us a line. Been thinking about you---the loss of a loved one is terribly hard, but especially during the holidays. I'm also touched that you honored your mother's memmory by shaving...
Forum: The Lounge 12-25-2008, 09:02 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,256
Posted By CountryKitty
Yikes! I'm sorry I didn't see this sooner. My...

Yikes! I'm sorry I didn't see this sooner. My kids attended an elementary years ago that didn't bother to do checks or inform parents or even keep the infected kids out til their cases had been...
Forum: The Lounge 12-13-2008, 09:27 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 9,346
Posted By CountryKitty
Mason, words can never be enough at a time like...

Mason, words can never be enough at a time like this...but I am so sorry for your loss, but so relieved that your mother didn't suffer. {{{{{hugs}}}}}
Forum: The Lounge 12-04-2008, 08:51 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,277
Posted By CountryKitty
Fluctuations in your blood sugar can do terrible...

Fluctuations in your blood sugar can do terrible things to the ability to sleep as well.

A sugary snack before bed (ice cream, milk and cookies, hot chocolate) can raise your blood sugar...but a...
Forum: The Lounge 11-27-2008, 04:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 528
Posted By CountryKitty
That's funny! On one of those cop video...

That's funny!

On one of those cop video programs, they showed the cops trying to pull over a drunk on a riding lawnmower...dude was so wasted that he kept leaning farther and farther out, then...
Forum: The Lounge 11-27-2008, 04:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 623
Posted By CountryKitty
Heh, know what you mean! When my son was 12 he...

Heh, know what you mean! When my son was 12 he was eating everything in sight. One night he ate for an hour and a half. Finally he put his plate on the counter and told me, "I'm still hungry, but my...
Forum: The Lounge 11-27-2008, 04:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 995
Posted By CountryKitty
THIS is what people think of when they think...

THIS is what people think of when they think homemade sweater. ;)


http://icanhascheezburger.com/?s=sweater
Forum: The Lounge 11-12-2008, 11:22 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,058
Posted By CountryKitty
Heh...

Heh heh....

http://icanhascheezburger.com/2008/11/07/funny-pictures-ted-get-the-steak-sauce-and-the-good-forks/#comments
Forum: The Lounge 11-12-2008, 11:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 802
Posted By CountryKitty
Day-amn, dude, you were only an hour from...

Day-amn, dude, you were only an hour from here!

The Nashville area (and anywhere within about 2-3 hour drive) is still a fairly rural area where older skills are truly valued. When I went to a very...
Forum: The Lounge 11-12-2008, 10:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,226
Posted By CountryKitty
Take a deeeep breath in slooowly, hold it for a...

Take a deeeep breath in slooowly, hold it for a couple of heartbeats, let it out slooowly. Repeat several times. Slowing your breathing will slow your heart and make you far less stressed.

My...
Forum: The Lounge 11-12-2008, 10:17 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,655
Posted By CountryKitty
Please don't blame all hunters for the crimes of...

Please don't blame all hunters for the crimes of a few---they ruin it for the rest of us. It does seem like there are a lot of them at times; they're kind of like the thieves you hear about on the...
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