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Forum: General Knitting 02-28-2007, 04:02 AM
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Posted By jolenel
I don't have either and don't plan to buy either....

I don't have either and don't plan to buy either. When I'm not as busy with work, I'm definitely going to make myself a swift, and maybe a ball winder too.
Forum: Knit-Alongs 02-24-2007, 01:21 PM
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Views: 200,111
Posted By jolenel
I got my socks last night! :cheering: ...

I got my socks last night! :cheering: :cheering: They were made by Danielle (secksiebrat) in a gorgeous Jitterbug self-striping yarn. The socks fit perfectly and look great. Thank you so...
Forum: Knit-Alongs 02-23-2007, 08:15 PM
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Posted By jolenel
I'm patiently waiting here too. This is good...

I'm patiently waiting here too. This is good incentive for me to check my mail more diligently! :teehee:
Forum: Knit-Alongs 02-19-2007, 04:16 PM
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Posted By jolenel
Happy birthday, Andrea & Cara! :balloons:

Happy birthday, Andrea & Cara! :balloons:
Forum: Knit-Alongs 02-19-2007, 11:08 AM
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Views: 200,111
Posted By jolenel
Re: My socks

Glad they got there safe and sound! :hug:
Forum: General Knitting 02-16-2007, 03:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,261
Posted By jolenel
That is so cute! It's great that they're helping...

That is so cute! It's great that they're helping save the lives of the little guys. :heart:

I don't suppose they're taking little sweater contributions? :shrug:
Forum: General Knitting 02-16-2007, 03:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,896
Posted By jolenel
Great ideas, everyone! Thanks for sharing. ...

Great ideas, everyone! Thanks for sharing. :happydance:

I like the one about carrying a finished sock around just to show people. "I don't have kids, but would you like to see my socks??"
Forum: Knit-Alongs 02-16-2007, 12:51 PM
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Views: 200,111
Posted By jolenel
You know, when I was sending out the socks I...

You know, when I was sending out the socks I made, the woman in front of me at the post office was also sending socks to someone! :rofl: I really doubt they were handknit though...I suspect it was...
Forum: General Knitting 02-15-2007, 11:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,484
Posted By jolenel
Do you ever wear your scarf?[/quote] I wear it at...

Do you ever wear your scarf?[/quote]
I wear it at home pretty often. In fact, I've been wearing to sleep every day this week to help get rid of a stiff neck. I typically don't wear scaves out of...
Forum: How-to Questions 02-15-2007, 10:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 661
Posted By jolenel
You could pick up stitches around the arms and...

You could pick up stitches around the arms and neckhole and knit ribbing for a few rows--that would probably be more stretchy than single crochet.
Forum: General Knitting 02-15-2007, 10:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,484
Posted By jolenel
I made one before I knew that plain stockinette...

I made one before I knew that plain stockinette curled. :pout: It was curling on the needles but I ignored it thinking that maybe I could block it, but the material doesn't block well.

So I have a...
Forum: General Knitting 02-15-2007, 10:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,896
Posted By jolenel
How do you show off your socks?

So you spend ages toiling lovingly on a pair of socks for yourself, finally finish, and...then you want to show them off! Well, I do, at least. :teehee:

I've been thinking of buying a pair of...
Forum: Knit-Alongs 02-15-2007, 09:42 PM
Replies: 2,333
Views: 200,111
Posted By jolenel
Just checking in here...everyone's socks look...

Just checking in here...everyone's socks look great!

I haven't received socks nor heard from my partner since December, so I'm sure she's taking the time to make me the bestest socks ever. No rush...
Forum: General Knitting 02-14-2007, 05:45 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,491
Posted By jolenel
Also ditto here! Well, honestly, it would be...

Also ditto here!

Well, honestly, it would be alpacas and fish here instead of sheep and cows. My other half's dream is to raise alpacas and grow organic fruits & veggies. Think he's a keeper? ...
Forum: General Knitting 02-14-2007, 03:27 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,491
Posted By jolenel
I'm not vegetarian but also have a conflicted...

I'm not vegetarian but also have a conflicted feeling about this sort of thing. I do definitely agree that if animals are going to be killed, people might as well make the most of all their...
Forum: General Knitting 02-14-2007, 03:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,388
Posted By jolenel
If you have a postage or food scale you can do it...

If you have a postage or food scale you can do it by weight...otherwise maybe you can wind it onto a swift or chair back, count how many times you wind it around, and re-wind half that number into a...
Forum: General Knitting 02-14-2007, 01:43 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,491
Posted By jolenel
I'm not a vegetarian but I try to buy humanely...

I'm not a vegetarian but I try to buy humanely raised meat and fish that's not endangered or being raised in a way that hurts the environment.

I'm also in that conflicted category...I agree that...
Forum: Knit-Alongs 02-13-2007, 12:41 PM
Replies: 2,333
Views: 200,111
Posted By jolenel
Oh Mulene, take care of yourself and get well...

Oh Mulene, take care of yourself and get well soon! :heart: :heart:
Forum: General Knitting 02-13-2007, 12:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,813
Posted By jolenel
This isn't too "alternative," but some people rip...

This isn't too "alternative," but some people rip scrap fabrics up into strips, sew or knot those together, and crochet durable floor mats out of them. I'm sure you could do exactly the same thing...
Forum: General Knitting 02-09-2007, 03:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,978
Posted By jolenel
I completely agree with the thoughts about how...

I completely agree with the thoughts about how commercialized the holiday is, and how marketing makes so many of us look scroogy if we refuse to celebrate it. Love can't be measured by material...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 02-09-2007, 03:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,187
Posted By jolenel
That looks great! I love the Fairisle...

That looks great! I love the Fairisle pattern.

And nobody will know that it wasn't originally intended to be a pillow, either. :rofl:
Forum: Knit-Alongs 02-08-2007, 12:59 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 20,591
Posted By jolenel
That's gorgeous! :inlove: Congrats on...

That's gorgeous! :inlove: Congrats on finishing it.
Forum: Knit-Alongs 01-22-2007, 05:05 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 20,591
Posted By jolenel
And Soysilk looks nice too. Argh. I feel that I...

And Soysilk looks nice too. Argh. I feel that I should just impulse-buy one of these yarns, but I'm reeaally close to finishing the Arisaig I'm working on, and I'd like to do that before starting...
Forum: Knit-Alongs 01-22-2007, 05:02 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 20,591
Posted By jolenel
I'm waffling yet again on yarn selection. Cotton...

I'm waffling yet again on yarn selection. Cotton might be a no-go after what I've heard people say & based on my own dislike of knitting with cotton...I still owe my mother the cardigan of a cotton...
Forum: General Knitting 01-14-2007, 08:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,233
Posted By jolenel
Yes, KH is great! :cheering: There's nothing...

Yes, KH is great! :cheering:

There's nothing like a hobby to bring people of different ages, jobs, opinions, etc. together. I mentioned to my mother that she could crochet with my knitting group...
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