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Forum: The Lounge 06-16-2016, 09:28 PM
Replies: 7
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Posted By vaknitter
Jan - when I freeze strawberries I do them on a...

Jan - when I freeze strawberries I do them on a cookie sheet as well b/c I feel like they thaw better. Plus the boys have been known to let them warm on the counter a bit and eat them semi-frozen. ...
Forum: The Lounge 06-16-2016, 09:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 503
Posted By vaknitter
Thank you ! In years past we've picked just a...

Thank you ! In years past we've picked just a couple of pounds at a time so no problem eating them before they went bad. This year the boys were both great pickers and since we live further away...
Forum: The Lounge 06-15-2016, 04:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 503
Posted By vaknitter
too many blueberries

Anyone ever freeze blueberries?

My boys and I may have overdone it yesterday when we picked a little over 6lbs of blueberries. They are organic and gorgeous - that said the boys will only eat...
Forum: The Lounge 05-27-2016, 05:48 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 20,842
Posted By vaknitter
I can't fall asleep without reading and I've been...

I can't fall asleep without reading and I've been a role lately swapping books with a little thrift shop near our house

She's Come Undone by Wally Lamb (not really my thing)

Far From Madding Crowd...
Forum: Buy/Sell/Swap 05-27-2016, 05:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 517
Posted By vaknitter
Thank you. I had also found it on Webs and sent...

Thank you. I had also found it on Webs and sent e-mails to both customer service depts. I just noticed those were pinged back to my spam so I guess will call today. I didn't think they would be...
Forum: Buy/Sell/Swap 05-16-2016, 09:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 517
Posted By vaknitter
looking for Cascade Ultra Pima

I am almost done with a project and I fear I am going to run out of yarn and my LYS is sold out. I am looking for Cascade Ultra Pima in color 3762 (green) and I have lot #2J3663. I think a partial...
Forum: The Lounge 05-01-2016, 09:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 704
Posted By vaknitter
Jan - your point about how people eat their...

Jan - your point about how people eat their points is well taken.

I am an all things in moderation eater. Overall our diet is healthy but that doesn't mean lite. The boys snack on nuts and cheese...
Forum: The Lounge 05-01-2016, 09:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 704
Posted By vaknitter
Monicap Congratulations on your weight loss. ...

Monicap Congratulations on your weight loss. That's a wonderful accomplishment.
Forum: The Lounge 04-25-2016, 09:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 704
Posted By vaknitter
Jan - Thank you for your response. I am not very...

Jan - Thank you for your response. I am not very computer savvy so I have tried to look at their site but I just keep getting redirected to a sign-up page.
Back in the day I used to suggest Weight...
Forum: The Lounge 04-24-2016, 09:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 704
Posted By vaknitter
Weight watchers

I'm thinking about using weight watchers to get myself back on track with my weight. Has anyone used it successfully? My concern is that I have a family so I need to be able to feed them and me and...
Forum: Pattern Central 03-29-2016, 09:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 576
Posted By vaknitter
Rose Trellis Shawl

I love instant gratification and typically do smaller projects like socks, scarves and stuff for my boys. I have decided to attempt Cascade's Rose Trellis Shawl for me. Trouble is that I have...
Forum: General Knitting 03-29-2016, 09:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 970
Posted By vaknitter
Lace knitting

I'm not new to knitting and I've done a few small lace projects.
I have decided to try Cascade's Rose Trellis Shawl and I am having trouble keeping track of the lace repeats. Is there a trick I'm...
Forum: General Knitting 03-04-2016, 10:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 925
Posted By vaknitter
Yarn shopping with kids

I needed a project - I needed yarn. My children are not cooperative in the yarn store (any store really) but I found the perfect solution. While the older one was at school I fed the younger one...
Forum: General Knitting 02-24-2016, 09:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,199
Posted By vaknitter
I'll have to check that out. Thank you ! It's...

I'll have to check that out. Thank you !

It's funny - I'm at the library all the time with my kids and yet it has never occurred to me to look for knitting books there.
Forum: General Knitting 02-18-2016, 11:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,199
Posted By vaknitter
Thank you ! I am actually already signed up for...

Thank you ! I am actually already signed up for knitting daily so that was easy. I downloaded it and there is instructions for entrelac boot socks if I ever get this figured out.
Forum: General Knitting 02-17-2016, 10:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,199
Posted By vaknitter
Entrelac

Is there a tip or secret to Entrelac that I am missing? I am not new to knitting and yet I seem incapable of grasping this. I've watched videos and printed out blogs. I am just trying to do a...
Forum: General Knitting 10-20-2015, 09:40 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 728
Posted By vaknitter
When I knit for babies I use either Caron Simply...

When I knit for babies I use either Caron Simply Soft or Berocco Comfort. Both wash up really well and stay soft. I knit both my boys blankets out of the Berocco Comfort and 5 and 3 yrs later...
Forum: The Lounge 07-17-2015, 10:14 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,111
Posted By vaknitter
Living on a crawl space....

I've always lived on a basement and the house we just bought has a crawl space. We were all set to encapsulate until I talked to a floor guy (hardwood throughout the first floor needs refinishing)...
Forum: The Lounge 07-17-2015, 10:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,598
Posted By vaknitter
I've been away from the board this summer. So...

I've been away from the board this summer. So sorry to hear about your step mom. We went through this a few years ago with my Father-in-law. Your family will be in our prayers.
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 05-05-2015, 10:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,082
Posted By vaknitter
It must be contagious. I am knitting a pair of...

It must be contagious. I am knitting a pair of felted slippers for a friend of mothers (b/c she was showing hers off to her entire garden club) and I ran out of yarn while finishing the sole. I had...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 05-03-2015, 10:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,868
Posted By vaknitter
Your cloths are gorgeous and thank you for the...

Your cloths are gorgeous and thank you for the pattern links. Among other projects I just bought a huge ball of cotton to use as a part of a charity knitting project. I grew up on knit wash cloths...
Forum: General Knitting 05-03-2015, 08:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,352
Posted By vaknitter
Personally I like the look of the 2x2 rib better...

Personally I like the look of the 2x2 rib better and feel like hats stay in place better.
Forum: The Lounge 05-02-2015, 08:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,864
Posted By vaknitter
shhhhh

don't tell anyone but the realtor thinks we will be under contact by Tuesday....

is it odd I feel nauseous rather than excited?

Jan we are moving closer to town so that our boys will go to better...
Forum: General Knitting 04-29-2015, 01:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,627
Posted By vaknitter
There is no reason your yarn choice won't work...

There is no reason your yarn choice won't work for that blanket. The yarn you want to use has a guage done on size 11 needles and pattern calls for 15. You will want to test knit a bit and see if...
Forum: The Lounge 04-28-2015, 10:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,864
Posted By vaknitter
selling our house

As if I don't have enough things encroaching on my knitting time now I am spending time cleaning out closets and hiding the dog crate and bed and all the boys' Tonka trucks for showings so we can...
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