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Forum: General Knitting 09-04-2012, 11:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,350
Posted By OffJumpsJack
Smile Jan, Thanks for asking, but it depends on your...

Jan, Thanks for asking, but it depends on your definition of local.

He is attending college in PA while we live in NC. But he is 1.5 hours north of my in-laws and 1.5 hours south of his Mom's...
Forum: General Knitting 09-04-2012, 11:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,350
Posted By OffJumpsJack
Smile I've heard tell of a thing called time, but wow...

I've heard tell of a thing called time, but wow I've been too busy to find out what it is. ;)

Just sent my oldest off to college last month. Maybe with one less in the house I might have more...
Forum: Crochet! 09-04-2012, 10:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,605
Posted By OffJumpsJack
Smile Testing for Acrylic

Since acrylic is plastic, it melts with heat.

If you can pull a few loose fibers from the blanket, you could try applying heat and see if it melts like plastic.

Use tweezers to hold the fibers, to...
Forum: General Knitting 03-08-2012, 01:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,350
Posted By OffJumpsJack
Wink Request: How about a "bearded knitting guy smile?" LOL

I got some strange looks today as I was KIP at the local Orthodontist waiting room.

Then I remembered, I hadn't shaved it two days.

Maybe they weren't staring at this guy knitting, but at the...
Forum: General Knitting 03-08-2012, 01:22 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 8,177
Posted By OffJumpsJack
Smile I spotted a couple people staring at me KIP while...

I spotted a couple people staring at me KIP while waiting at the orthodontist. Most ladies just ask me something about what I'm making.

Or it might have been the two day old growth of whiskers on...
Forum: General Knitting 03-08-2012, 12:53 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 61,312
Posted By OffJumpsJack
Yep, GG, there is more than one way for us to...

Yep, GG, there is more than one way for us to weave our yarns.

I'd say OTH is TYPO-negative! Knotty me. ;)
Forum: Crochet! 03-08-2012, 12:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,471
Posted By OffJumpsJack
Smile No, I put down my knitting just to find I wasn't...

No, I put down my knitting just to find I wasn't needed. ;)

Yep, knitting charts look a bit better if you use V and = for the knit and purl (a better graphical representation), but those don't...
Forum: Crochet! 03-06-2012, 05:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,203
Posted By OffJumpsJack
Exclamation What would my wife think?

... If I put out a classified advertisement.

Will teach crochet for coffee!

:roflhard: :roflhard: :roflhard:

But that is a good idea for how to find a teacher.

P.S. Mind you she'd be suspicious...
Forum: Crochet! 03-06-2012, 04:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,471
Posted By OffJumpsJack
Exclamation A Symbol Crochet Question and I Missed it?

Ah, a question about crochet symbols and I missed it! :doh:

Antares is correct, the solid oval is a slip stitch into the 7th ch from hook (of the ch 9) to make an extended pico (i.e. a closed 6 ch...
Forum: Crochet! 11-14-2011, 11:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,734
Posted By OffJumpsJack
Post Anyone Seen the Blue Jean Shawl Pattern?

:waving: Hello.

I'm sorry I've been away so long. Other things have kept me busy but now I have an explosion of projects keeping me on hooks and needles. ;)

One is a project for prayer shawl...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 10-08-2011, 12:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,168
Posted By OffJumpsJack
Wow! I like your's better than the pictures with...

Wow! I like your's better than the pictures with the pattern.
Forum: The Lounge 06-28-2011, 05:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,424
Posted By OffJumpsJack
Wink An Alternative?

Well, you could wear your pretty socks as mittens.
:roflhard:

Jellies are long out of fad, but those clogs are hanging on. Clear is plausible.

Call them Timberlakes and say you're bringing...
Forum: Crochet! 06-28-2011, 03:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,868
Posted By OffJumpsJack
Smile Ah, I remember this place!

:waving:

Just the thing I've been looking for as my four children don't seem to know what a coaster is nor how to use them.

You don't happen to know of a place mat pattern to go with do you?
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 05-27-2011, 05:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,724
Posted By OffJumpsJack
Becky, This is an easy pattern to enlarge, first...

Becky,

This is an easy pattern to enlarge, first make sample for gauge following the pattern as given. Maybe you could use it for small cake pans?

Second, increase your cast on in groups of 5...
Forum: Crochet! 03-01-2011, 12:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,360
Posted By OffJumpsJack
Don't look now...

:doh: :doh: :doh:

You are most certainly right and I am wrong, wrong, wrong.

Well, I guess it is now in writing too. :oops:
Forum: Crochet! 02-24-2011, 05:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,360
Posted By OffJumpsJack
Smile The Chart is an Excellent Idea!

Sandy, excellent idea for the chart. :)

Unfortunately, I do see a need for a minor correction to the chain column for HDC and taller sts. The count should be equal to the turning chain count...
Forum: General Knitting 02-24-2011, 05:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,843
Posted By OffJumpsJack
Pentagonia

Pentagonia (Pentagonal+Begonia)

Raphael (more artistic than Irving?) ;)

African Violets have five petals but "Pentalet" sounds creepy.

Georgette

Plum and Cherry blossoms also have five petals..
Forum: General Knitting 02-24-2011, 10:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,390
Posted By OffJumpsJack
LOL

:roflhard: :roflhard: :roflhard: :roflhard:

One up him. Network the scanner/printer in a neutral location. That should make it not local to any one PC but accessible to all for both printing and...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 02-24-2011, 09:50 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,675
Posted By OffJumpsJack
Smile Love the Rainbow!

Great color! What pattern did you use? I'm looking forward to the pictures of the finished scarf.

Breezed, you are not alone in lacking "permission to manage attached photos." I have that same...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 02-23-2011, 04:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,895
Posted By OffJumpsJack
Question Oh, it is a repeating pattern of * dit, dah, *...

Oh, it is a repeating pattern of * dit, dah, * but in a variegated yarn. Did you tell him it was meant to represent Morse code. He may have missed that completely. Or he saw the dots and dashes...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 02-22-2011, 11:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,992
Posted By OffJumpsJack
Smile Baby stuff always gets the ooh's and awes....

Baby stuff always gets the ooh's and awes. lol

Thank you for your appreciative comments. Glad I got one vote in support of my self-proclaimed title, "Master of Crochet" appearing in my sig. I was...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 02-03-2011, 03:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,895
Posted By OffJumpsJack
Exclamation Perhaps...

I think a morse code wash cloth sound cool! I recognize it would take a fair bit of attention to detail.

Perhaps he treasures the gift too much to soil it by using it as a wash cloth?

I made a...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 02-03-2011, 03:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,992
Posted By OffJumpsJack
Smile Baby Blanket (Crochet)

My beautiful wife works with a couple that had their first baby, last July. I have now finished this baby blanket on Ravelry (http://www.ravelry.com/projects/Off-Jumps-Jack/baby-blanket) for little...
Forum: General Knitting 02-03-2011, 03:20 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,711
Posted By OffJumpsJack
Post Winding a Center Pull Ball by Hand

Amy of KH has this video (http://www.knittinghelp.com/apps/flash/video_player/play/163/1) right here in the Knitting Help free Video section under the Tips...
Forum: Crochet! 02-03-2011, 02:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,837
Posted By OffJumpsJack
Question Work the Slip Knot?

Well, when starting a chain, you start with a slip knot and the loop of that knot becomes the first chain. It would be worked.

But you seem to be making this slip not before each row? Are you...
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