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Forum: General Knitting 02-10-2007, 10:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,532
Posted By Kari
I am sorry that your Rascal passed away. It's so...

I am sorry that your Rascal passed away. It's so hard when our furry (or feathery or scaly or finny) companions live such short lives.

I don't have any advice in regard to your friend :( .
Forum: General Knitting 02-10-2007, 08:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,477
Posted By Kari
I knit Continental, because holding the yarn in...

I knit Continental, because holding the yarn in my right hand felt awkward to me, probably because at one time I did learn to crochet, so the yarn position felt natural that way.
Forum: General Knitting 02-10-2007, 08:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,477
Posted By Kari
Don't you always have to turn your work around to...

Don't you always have to turn your work around to start a new row :shrug: ? I have been obsessively careful about which stitches are knits and which are purls. I'm not sure exactly what is meant...
Forum: General Knitting 02-10-2007, 08:30 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,946
Posted By Kari
I'm mohair. :shrug:

I'm mohair. :shrug:
Forum: General Knitting 02-09-2007, 11:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,477
Posted By Kari
It's Wollywasch superwash merino, which was one...

It's Wollywasch superwash merino, which was one of the very few machine washable yarns in the LYS. I wanted machine washable, because these are going to be mittens for a two and a half year old boy....
Forum: General Knitting 02-09-2007, 11:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,477
Posted By Kari
Thanks, Mason, I am going to put my needles down...

Thanks, Mason, I am going to put my needles down and try again tomorrow when I am not so tired that I have to recount the stitches every time I make a new stitch to see if I should be knitting or...
Forum: General Knitting 02-09-2007, 11:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,477
Posted By Kari
Frustrated....

None of my son's mittens stay on his hands, because they are too bulky to fit under his coat cuffs and yet the mitten cuffs are too skinny to fit over his coat cuffs. I decided to try making...
Forum: General Knitting 02-08-2007, 09:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,230
Posted By Kari
Yes, I agree, it is great to let people or their...

Yes, I agree, it is great to let people or their supervisors know when they have been really helpful.
Forum: General Knitting 02-08-2007, 08:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,230
Posted By Kari
Once I was talking to someone from a health...

Once I was talking to someone from a health insurance company I had through my grad school. I was trying to deal with a bill they refused to pay even though they approved the visit in advance. The...
Forum: General Knitting 02-08-2007, 08:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,283
Posted By Kari
Usually a subscription will be quite a bit more...

Usually a subscription will be quite a bit more cost effective than buying magazines at newsstand prices, even if a few of them aren't of interest. You can save over 30% off the newsstand price of...
Forum: General Knitting 02-08-2007, 07:08 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,979
Posted By Kari
Re: Chocolate Lovers Anonymous!

I love Green & Black's organic chocolate. I especially like the 70% dark, the white, the milk with almonds and the Maya Gold. MmmmMMMmmm

Chocolate is a necessary food group as far as I am...
Forum: General Knitting 02-07-2007, 11:19 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,318
Posted By Kari
Some people, like myself, believe in child-lead...

Some people, like myself, believe in child-lead weaning. Most children naturally wean between 2 and 3 years of age. Some wean a little before and some wean a little after. My son is weaning now. ...
Forum: General Knitting 02-07-2007, 09:30 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,318
Posted By Kari
Breastmilk and excrement are not comparable and I...

Breastmilk and excrement are not comparable and I really wish people would not use the latter to justify denigrating the former. Breastmilk is not a waste product.
Forum: General Knitting 02-06-2007, 12:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 971
Posted By Kari
It sounds like your dentist and my old dentist...

It sounds like your dentist and my old dentist went to the same dental school. He liked to drill teeth with no novocaine too. By the time I was a teenager I was completely dentist phobic and didn't...
Forum: General Knitting 02-05-2007, 11:25 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,318
Posted By Kari
Like many things that are part of parenthood it...

Like many things that are part of parenthood it isn't always easy, for sure. But, like many things that are not easy, it really is a very good thing. It's good for the baby AND the mama.

Women...
Forum: General Knitting 02-05-2007, 11:17 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,318
Posted By Kari
The reason my state has a law protecting...

The reason my state has a law protecting breastfeeding mothers in public is that a woman who was nursing her young infant while sitting in her own car was arrested by a local police officer for...
Forum: General Knitting 02-05-2007, 11:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,723
Posted By Kari
:)

:)
Forum: General Knitting 02-05-2007, 09:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,057
Posted By Kari
Today it was very cold here and I was so happy to...

Today it was very cold here and I was so happy to have my scarf! It was nice and warm. No cold neck for me :) .
Forum: General Knitting 02-05-2007, 09:28 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,810
Posted By Kari
Beautiful work, and lovely photographs too. I...

Beautiful work, and lovely photographs too. I love the colors of the two scarves.
Forum: General Knitting 02-05-2007, 09:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 971
Posted By Kari
Knitting in the dentist's waiting room...

This morning I had a dentist appointment and I brought my current project with me. I thought knitting was a better and more fun use of my time than reading the magazines in there, which I have...
Forum: General Knitting 02-05-2007, 08:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 889
Posted By Kari
We have used Eucerin (NOT the lotion, the creme)...

We have used Eucerin (NOT the lotion, the creme) and Aquaphor on my son's dry skin. He doesn't have eczema, but he does have very sensitive skin and in the winter he gets dry skin on his legs. ...
Forum: General Knitting 02-05-2007, 09:37 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 610
Posted By Kari
Have you checked Alibris...

Have you checked Alibris (http://www.alibris.com)? I ran a quick keyword search just for knitting and got 20 hits. I know that a book a friend of mine suggested to me was available there used for a...
Forum: General Knitting 02-05-2007, 09:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 930
Posted By Kari
After I finished the scarf I took the cut off...

After I finished the scarf I took the cut off tails from the practice swatch I made from the first ball and the remainder of the second ball and looked at them. I discovered that the color was more...
Forum: General Knitting 02-04-2007, 10:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,057
Posted By Kari
Thanks :) . Knitting_Guy, the one on the left is...

Thanks :) .

Knitting_Guy, the one on the left is 30 inches and the one on the right is 37 inches. I know they are random lengths, but they were custom made those lengths so they fit us just right...
Forum: General Knitting 02-04-2007, 10:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 605
Posted By Kari
I am completely... knitting is a pleasure. I...

I am completely... knitting is a pleasure.

I described it this way to some friends:

It is highly addictive, seriously ;D. Think of it: first you pick out the yarn. There are hundreds or thousands...
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