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Forum: The Lounge 06-13-2008, 05:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 861
Posted By Inis
A former colleague who works in the DC bureau...

A former colleague who works in the DC bureau said he hasn't seen the newsroom so sad since 9/11. He was like a father figure to everyone there. Very, very sad.
Forum: The Lounge 06-13-2008, 04:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 861
Posted By Inis
RIP Tim Russert - Only 58

Tim Russert, NBC Washington Bureau Chief and host of Meet the Press died this afternoon of a heart attack.
:verysad:
Forum: The Lounge 06-04-2008, 07:53 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,088
Posted By Inis
Me, too, you guys. I ALWAYS come out with more...

Me, too, you guys. I ALWAYS come out with more stuff from our local Kroger store, ALWAYS.

Then, again, I don't have to have certain name brand items every week. I just get what's on sale and...
Forum: Crochet! 06-04-2008, 07:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,264
Posted By Inis
Are you sure you want to part with the Magic...

Are you sure you want to part with the Magic Crochet's? If so, let me know what issues you have. I'll check my stash to see if I need them to fill in my collection. Yes, NEED, LOL. I'm terrible.
Forum: Crochet! 06-04-2008, 07:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,380
Posted By Inis
Absolutely gorgeous! Just love the timelessness...

Absolutely gorgeous!

Just love the timelessness of pineapple patterns. I'm making cafe curtains with a pineapple edging.
Forum: General Knitting 06-04-2008, 07:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,626
Posted By Inis
Is LB Cotton good for beginners? I'm getting...

Is LB Cotton good for beginners?

I'm getting ready to teach a class in July and am hunting for a good cotton yarn as out first project(s) will be dish cloths.
Forum: The Lounge 05-21-2008, 06:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 370
Posted By Inis
I can relate. We moved away for a few years and...

I can relate. We moved away for a few years and so missed our family. It didn't take long for us to move back. It really is the most important thing to us.

Can you teach theater? Either as a...
Forum: General Knitting 05-21-2008, 11:24 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,775
Posted By Inis
I think I remember this as a "loss-leader"? ...

I think I remember this as a "loss-leader"? Business class was so long ago ;)
Forum: General Knitting 05-21-2008, 11:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,064
Posted By Inis
When you guys say that it changes your gauge,...

When you guys say that it changes your gauge, what do you mean? Do you get tighter? Or looser?

Also, what is combination purl? In stockinette stitch, for instance, my purls sit backwards so that...
Forum: The Lounge 05-21-2008, 11:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,015
Posted By Inis
Yep! The best and well, WELL worth the price in...

Yep! The best and well, WELL worth the price in terms of current comfort and protection from future sagging :)

Edit to add: Which ever one you decide on, wash it before wearing. I had one shrink...
Forum: The Lounge 05-21-2008, 11:01 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 360
Posted By Inis
A Cottage Giveaway

No, no I'm not giving away a cottage -- but just to let you know that I am participating in an annual giveaway on my blog. Come visit and sign up ... no purchase necessary :)

And there are about a...
Forum: The Lounge 05-17-2008, 08:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 976
Posted By Inis
Now I have to post to see what mine says. :teehee:

Now I have to post to see what mine says. :teehee:
Forum: The Lounge 05-11-2008, 09:33 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,363
Posted By Inis
My grandmother died at 86 after having 16...

My grandmother died at 86 after having 16 kids.
Hardy stock that I come from - though you'd never know it from all the beotching I do :)
Having such a large family is just from another era. I think...
Forum: The Lounge 05-10-2008, 09:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 781
Posted By Inis
Congratulations! Very impressive. Your balance...

Congratulations! Very impressive.

Your balance beam avatar brings back horrible memories of my run in (down?) on one. It was pretty clear, pretty fast that I had no balance. :rofl:
Forum: The Lounge 05-10-2008, 09:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,068
Posted By Inis
I've been unemployed for a year and half, and...

I've been unemployed for a year and half, and starting a business with half a shoe string :teehee: It's growing very, VERY slowly as I figured out what the heck I'm doing.

So, yeah, we're on the...
Forum: The Lounge 05-10-2008, 09:06 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,363
Posted By Inis
My dad came from a family of 16 kids. My...

My dad came from a family of 16 kids. My grandparents were ex-Amish (is that a word?) and were very - cough - fruitful.
It was the older kids taking care of the younger ones. My dad was the youngest...
Forum: Crochet! 05-10-2008, 08:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,130
Posted By Inis
JThomas has it correct. Like a braided rug --...

JThomas has it correct.

Like a braided rug -- sort of. After making the 3sc turn, you're working on the other side of the beginning chain as in a spiral of sorts.
Forum: General Knitting 05-06-2008, 10:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,205
Posted By Inis
Thank you very much! Love antique patterns.

Thank you very much! Love antique patterns.
Forum: The Lounge 05-06-2008, 10:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 690
Posted By Inis
Target matches the price, BTW.

Target matches the price, BTW.
Forum: The Lounge 05-05-2008, 02:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 840
Posted By Inis
I love when stuff like that happens -- and marvel...

I love when stuff like that happens -- and marvel at mother nature.

One summer, I had a row of planters on my deck railing filled with a variety of flowers -- petunias, moss roses, etc. By August...
Forum: Crochet! 05-05-2008, 02:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,375
Posted By Inis
Nice color combination!

Nice color combination!
Forum: General Knitting 05-03-2008, 02:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,696
Posted By Inis
Thanks for the link. I see that it's a Burda...

Thanks for the link. I see that it's a Burda publication. Burda is a German company -- they've been putting out needlecraft magazines for decades.

I'll have to check it out further. Wonder if...
Forum: Crochet! 05-02-2008, 10:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,947
Posted By Inis
Make a slip knot. Chain 1, sc into the slip knot...

Make a slip knot. Chain 1, sc into the slip knot around until full and is a circle. Slip stitch into the first sc to close the circle and round. Chain 1, 2 sc into each sc around. Slip stitch into...
Forum: General Knitting 04-30-2008, 11:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,158
Posted By Inis
Depending on the yarn, a bent paper clips works...

Depending on the yarn, a bent paper clips works in a pinch :)
Forum: The Lounge 04-29-2008, 09:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 604
Posted By Inis
LOL. I didn't understand it well either, but I'm...

LOL. I didn't understand it well either, but I'm going to check it out -- maybe learn something new!
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