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Forum: Knit-Alongs 10-31-2006, 12:23 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,565
Posted By Treeling
Awwww, knotty, we'll miss you. But I hear where...

Awwww, knotty, we'll miss you. But I hear where you're coming from. KP's suggestion of mixing brown with primaries for this pattern is a little disconcerting. I couldn't quite bring myself to do...
Forum: Knit-Alongs 10-26-2006, 11:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,565
Posted By Treeling
Hokai, I turned a corner and turned a heel...

Hokai, I turned a corner and turned a heel tonight! My first short row. And on two circulars no less (turns out that that's hardly a feat). I was really impressed! No gusset! No picking up of...
Forum: Knit-Alongs 10-23-2006, 10:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,565
Posted By Treeling
I'll post a picture soon, but what I've gotten...

I'll post a picture soon, but what I've gotten done (slowly-- real life is intruding here, too!) is the leg of the first sock. It's time to make the heel flap and turn the heel, but it's a short row...
Forum: Knit-Alongs 10-18-2006, 10:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,565
Posted By Treeling
KnottyDaisy, your sock looks great! I love how...

KnottyDaisy, your sock looks great! I love how the blue stripe turned out (although I see that you, like me, do not totally have the magical symmetry going on between pattern band width and...
Forum: Knit-Alongs 10-14-2006, 12:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,565
Posted By Treeling
Kick you out of the KAL? pshaw. Wouldn't dream...

Kick you out of the KAL? pshaw. Wouldn't dream of it. I've really got to get around to trying toe-up socks and two socks at once.

As for my sock, I do believe that I've finally got a start that...
Forum: Knit-Alongs 10-10-2006, 06:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,565
Posted By Treeling
Awesome! The more the merrier!

Awesome! The more the merrier!
Forum: Knit-Alongs 10-08-2006, 09:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,565
Posted By Treeling
AWESOME!!! I am super pleased to have some...

AWESOME!!! I am super pleased to have some company. The more the merrier.

I've cast on the first one and am ready to go... (alright, I cast it on for what was hopefully the last time after a few...
Forum: Knit-Alongs 10-08-2006, 12:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,565
Posted By Treeling
"Easy" Fair Isle Socks KAL

Hi everybody,

I've decided to give my first (non-striped) two-color project a whirl, and I've chosen Knitpicks "Simple Stripes" Fair Isle Sock...
Forum: General Knitting 08-05-2006, 09:48 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,100
Posted By Treeling
The prices on Macs have come waaaaay down, and...

The prices on Macs have come waaaaay down, and you just can't beat the quality!

I got an iMac G5 (desktop) after Katrina ate my old pc. This has been my first Mac and I was worried it would be hard...
Forum: General Knitting 08-05-2006, 12:35 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,439
Posted By Treeling
I LOVE the TidyCats Crystals BLEND litter. It's...

I LOVE the TidyCats Crystals BLEND litter. It's clay litter with crystals mixed in and it keeps my 4.5 cats (a neighborhood stray is adopting us) and their poo under control without breaking the...
Forum: General Knitting 07-31-2006, 09:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,009
Posted By Treeling
Well, now... if you don't like Addis because...

Well, now... if you don't like Addis because they're dull, get the Options.

If you don't like Addis because they're light, slick, or have a slender and flexible cable... you might NOT want...
Forum: General Knitting 07-30-2006, 10:21 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,024
Posted By Treeling
The thing about most of the "knitting" bags I see...

The thing about most of the "knitting" bags I see is that I get the impression that they're just pocket-y bags with the price jacked way up!

I'm with the person who got their bag at Fossil-- I've...
Forum: General Knitting 07-30-2006, 10:02 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,432
Posted By Treeling
I do... I think it's expected, right? Isn't that...

I do... I think it's expected, right? Isn't that why everyone who sees you knitting walks up and says

"Knit one, purl two!!" like they invented that joke? Surely that comes from some old Marx...
Forum: General Knitting 07-30-2006, 09:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,009
Posted By Treeling
I -ADORE- my Options set. Love, love, love. I...

I -ADORE- my Options set. Love, love, love. I have a set of Boyes as well. And honestly, for me, there's no comparison at all.

The join on the Options is a thousand times smoother and STRAIGHT...
Forum: General Knitting 07-29-2006, 04:50 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,940
Posted By Treeling
I support your decision to keep him at home. If...

I support your decision to keep him at home. If you read up on hospice for humans, you'll see that as your body winds down, the mind does too-- meaning that sometimes our panic that an animal is...
Forum: General Knitting 07-28-2006, 10:37 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,940
Posted By Treeling
(((((((hugs))))))) I've said a little prayer for...

(((((((hugs)))))))

I've said a little prayer for you and kitty and dad. Just love him up tonight and stay with him and keep him company and tell him how wonderful he is and how happy he makes you.
Forum: General Knitting 07-16-2006, 03:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,378
Posted By Treeling
That's very interesting-- there's a large body of...

That's very interesting-- there's a large body of research that suggests quite the opposite: that melatonin is very, very GOOD for you. It is an extremely powerful antioxidant and may slow the...
Forum: General Knitting 07-12-2006, 10:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,696
Posted By Treeling
well, most knitting communities sort of (read: ...

well, most knitting communities sort of (read: really) frown on copyright violations for obvious reasons... and I'm not sure there's any way you're going to get your hands on the pattern without...
Forum: General Knitting 07-05-2006, 04:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,498
Posted By Treeling
Earthchick-- Thanks for the heads-up on the Suri...

Earthchick-- Thanks for the heads-up on the Suri Dream. Luckily, I have just gotten the new KP Options needles and they are SUPER pointy, so maybe that will help me out. Fortunately, my standards...
Forum: General Knitting 07-05-2006, 12:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,498
Posted By Treeling
Yeah, I've ordered enough Suri Dream in...

Yeah, I've ordered enough Suri Dream in "woodlands" (a reddish-brown) to knit a prayer shawl. I think I will make it a little shorter and wider so it can double as a lap robe or throw... (probably...
Forum: General Knitting 07-04-2006, 07:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,498
Posted By Treeling
I'm thinking a prayer shawl in KP's Suri...

I'm thinking a prayer shawl in KP's Suri Alpaca... not really a big financial splurge, but from what I understand, it *feels* like a splurge.
Forum: General Knitting 07-04-2006, 07:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,498
Posted By Treeling
Thanks very much, CurlyKat. I think your prayer...

Thanks very much, CurlyKat. I think your prayer for me might be working-- I just realized that the perfect thing to knit might be a "Knitting into the Mystery" Prayer Shawl!

Has anyone made one of...
Forum: General Knitting 07-04-2006, 06:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,498
Posted By Treeling
Need Good Pattern for MALE Cancer patient

I am wondering if anyone has any thoughts on knitted items which would be comforting for a male cancer patient (I don't think he needs a fun-fur chemo cap).

My academic advisor's partner has just...
Forum: General Knitting 07-04-2006, 01:44 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 17,893
Posted By Treeling
Sara-Jayne I wrote on the bag itself, not the...

Sara-Jayne I wrote on the bag itself, not the needles. I doubt you could get sharpie to stay on the surface of the needles, they're very slick and are constantly being "scrubbed" by your yarn. I...
Forum: General Knitting 07-03-2006, 05:41 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 17,893
Posted By Treeling
labeling your Options

Andrea-- I'd definitely recommend ordering another set of 3 pocket pages... (and I bought some more single pocket pages for my Addis --I only have 6 sets in 4 sizes, so some are rooming together--...
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