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Forum: General Knitting Yesterday, 01:58 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By vaknitter
favorite online yarn store?

I purchased yarn on-line once and it was a disaster. I do not have a good local yarn store and need feltable wool for 3 pair of felted clogs. I have seen a lot of people talk about Knit Picks on...
Forum: The Lounge 08-18-2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 102
Posted By vaknitter
Too many tomatoes

Our garden has been funny this year. All 52 of my tomatoes appear to be going ripe at the same time !! Anyone ever can tomatoes or salsa? I've done pickles the years my cucumbers went haywire, but...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 08-15-2014, 11:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 272
Posted By vaknitter
Those are adorable. I also see patterns like that...

Those are adorable. I also see patterns like that I save it so I can use spare ends of fabric and the I never get around to any of them.
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 08-15-2014, 11:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,898
Posted By vaknitter
I've done 2 socks on 2 circ at the same time and...

I've done 2 socks on 2 circ at the same time and I didn't like the needles hanging down and clanking around. I much prefer magic loop. I knit from a center pull ball and pull from the center and...
Forum: The Lounge 07-06-2014, 10:58 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,818
Posted By vaknitter
I just finished The Ocean at the End of the Lane...

I just finished The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman. It isn't a long book. On the surface it's an easy book to read but I think it is one that would make a great book club book. I am...
Forum: The Lounge 06-08-2014, 09:16 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,818
Posted By vaknitter
I loved the Art of Racing in the Rain !! Read...

I loved the Art of Racing in the Rain !! Read that several months ago. Even the hubs enjoyed that one.

One of our household budget cuts last year was to avoid Barnes and Noble unless we had gift...
Forum: The Lounge 06-01-2014, 10:26 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,818
Posted By vaknitter
I cannot fall asleep at night unless I read and I...

I cannot fall asleep at night unless I read and I currently don't have a knitting project OTN so once the boys are in bed and house in a bit of order I just go read and soak in the quiet.

I just...
Forum: The Lounge 05-31-2014, 07:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 246
Posted By vaknitter
anyone buy fabric online?

Anyone have a trusted site where they buy fabric online?

My Joanne's is HORRIBLE. I dread going there and it pretty much ruins my mood for the day. I went today and they didn't even have...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 05-11-2014, 10:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 553
Posted By vaknitter
another felted purse

I always forget to take pictures of my projects and these days they are so far and few between or just boring mitts and hats for my boys. My mom asked for a new larger purse so I pulled out the...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 05-11-2014, 10:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 794
Posted By vaknitter
those are gorgeous. did you knit the heel such...

those are gorgeous. did you knit the heel such that it was added at the end and w/out a big gusset? I know there is a name for it .....anyway, I really like the look. Do you normally do socks that...
Forum: The Lounge 05-05-2014, 09:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 382
Posted By vaknitter
Thanks Jan. Turns out Google really does know...

Thanks Jan. Turns out Google really does know everything !! To uninstall while in Safe Mode I had to get a Windows Install program running via the Command Prompt. I was able to get it uninstalled...
Forum: The Lounge 05-03-2014, 09:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 382
Posted By vaknitter
Help with Blue Screen of Death

My laptop has given me the blue screen of death ! It appears the problem is with Symantec Antivirus .... I cannot access it while booted in Safe Mode and if I click on Symantec while booted normally...
Forum: The Lounge 05-01-2014, 09:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 381
Posted By vaknitter
I've never been to Seattle, but I LOVE Vancouver...

I've never been to Seattle, but I LOVE Vancouver ! We've been there twice and I can't wait to go back. By far a must see is the Capilano Suspension Bridge and Cliff Walk in Capilano Park/gardens. ...
Forum: The Lounge 04-30-2014, 10:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,506
Posted By vaknitter
Oh My you live in Switzerland !! Want to trade...

Oh My you live in Switzerland !! Want to trade houses for a few months?
Unfortunately we've had to table our travel plans for a few different reasons. The cost was adding up too fast considering...
Forum: General Knitting 04-20-2014, 09:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,641
Posted By vaknitter
She threw knit slippers away!

Last fall I knit a pair of the Fiber Trends felted clogs and they shrunk a little too much so I gave them to my MIL. She has had them about 6 months and this weekend she tells me that she needs a...
Forum: General Knitting 04-09-2014, 07:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 521
Posted By vaknitter
Add me to the list of Berocco Comfort fans. I...

Add me to the list of Berocco Comfort fans. I use it for baby blankets and bunny lovey's. My boys both have afghans I made them w/ Berocco Comfort and they wash and dry really well.
Forum: General Knitting 03-27-2014, 09:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 716
Posted By vaknitter
It's a tough call, everyone has a favorite yarn...

It's a tough call, everyone has a favorite yarn that they like for one reason or another. I personally like Berocco Comfort yarn for afghans. It is soft, comes in a ton of colors and holds up well...
Forum: General Knitting 03-27-2014, 08:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 695
Posted By vaknitter
Another thing to consider is how tightly you are...

Another thing to consider is how tightly you are knitting. If you are pulling the stitches too tightly that will make it hard to pick up the stitches whether you have pointy needles or not. Not...
Forum: The Lounge 03-19-2014, 08:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 483
Posted By vaknitter
Thank you I'll have to look those up ! I've got...

Thank you I'll have to look those up ! I've got a Barnes and Noble gift card burning a hole in my wallet.

We had another snow storm to start his week off but the sun is coming out tomorrow and I...
Forum: The Lounge 03-15-2014, 06:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 483
Posted By vaknitter
good gardening book/magazine?

I've always had a veggie garden and sometime it thrives and sometimes it doesn't. I've decided this year that I would like to get serious about gardening and "do it right." Does anyone have a good...
Forum: General Knitting 02-19-2014, 10:18 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,248
Posted By vaknitter
I knit dishcloths b/c they are a good mindless...

I knit dishcloths b/c they are a good mindless project between projects like afghans, socks etc. My experience is that they hold up much longer and better than any I ever purchased. Once they do...
Forum: General Knitting 02-17-2014, 09:48 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,248
Posted By vaknitter
haha my parents are still using my old diapers to...

haha my parents are still using my old diapers to wash windows and the cars and dusting b/c they don't leave lint. When I decided to cloth diaper my guys I think my parents were disappointed to see...
Forum: General Knitting 02-16-2014, 10:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 583
Posted By vaknitter
I've never used that yarn and I've never had the...

I've never used that yarn and I've never had the problem you are describing while knitting. I have however had what sounds like a similar problem while working.
I worked a fair amount with...
Forum: General Knitting 02-16-2014, 10:07 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,248
Posted By vaknitter
That's interesting you've never heard of a...

That's interesting you've never heard of a dishcloth. I've known and used them my whole life and have lived in NY, PA, VA, ID, and UT. My parents were born and raised in northern NY. My...
Forum: General Knitting 02-10-2014, 02:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 546
Posted By vaknitter
Jan I didn't figure Encore would shrink but I am...

Jan I didn't figure Encore would shrink but I am unsure why my gauge is so different this time. My plan was to slightly increase the circumference and then add about 10% to the rows to make it...
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