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Forum: How-to Questions 03-10-2008, 09:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,265
Posted By AnnArrogance
Heidi, I CO 96 stitches for mine, but I was...

Heidi,

I CO 96 stitches for mine, but I was using Malabrigo Worsted and US 8 needles, although I knit pretty tight. The length was good for me--just stretched enough to stay put, but not so much...
Forum: General Knitting 03-10-2008, 02:33 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 53,280
Posted By AnnArrogance
HA! That JUST happened to me knitting a Koolhaas...

HA! That JUST happened to me knitting a Koolhaas for a friend. I took out my lifeline after the second repeat, started on the third repeat, and promptly screwed up horribly at the beginning of the...
Forum: Pattern Central 03-08-2008, 08:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,039
Posted By AnnArrogance
Maybe washcloths? Mechanics get SO dirty, I'm...

Maybe washcloths? Mechanics get SO dirty, I'm sure they'd be handy. I bet you could find a nice, soft, dark cotton blend that wouldn't really show grease, and do like an embossed car or something...
Forum: The Lounge 03-06-2008, 06:27 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,798
Posted By AnnArrogance
Ha! I'm the only one in the US with my maiden...

Ha! I'm the only one in the US with my maiden name! BUT, my married last name is SO LONG (16 letters over 3 words) that it won't even fit in the box unless I take the spaces out, which kind of...
Forum: General Knitting 03-05-2008, 09:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,701
Posted By AnnArrogance
Thanks everyone! I'm going to give it a go--I'll...

Thanks everyone! I'm going to give it a go--I'll probably rib the whole leg anyway, as he likes that look. I knit fairly tight as it is, so I might try doing swatches on 1s and 0s and see how it...
Forum: The Lounge 03-05-2008, 09:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 825
Posted By AnnArrogance
My hubby and I are addicted to Top Gear! We got...

My hubby and I are addicted to Top Gear! We got hooked on it a few years ago when they ran one season on Discovery, then it disappeared so we hunted down all the old episodes online. We Tivo and...
Forum: General Knitting 03-04-2008, 08:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,701
Posted By AnnArrogance
Malabrigo Lace for Socks?

Can you use it for socks? I LURVE Malabrigo, and want to make socks for my husband, since he's been somewhat anti-me-knitting-stuff-for-him and I want to prove to him the glory of handknit socks...
Forum: The Lounge 03-03-2008, 02:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 497
Posted By AnnArrogance
That is AWESOME! I'm going to go to Best Buy...

That is AWESOME! I'm going to go to Best Buy right now and get one for my hubby (and me), so he can watch Top Gear whenever he wants (and maybe so I can watch Gordon Ramsay and Knitty Gritty...
Forum: Buy/Sell/Swap 03-02-2008, 05:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,287
Posted By AnnArrogance
I'd love to trade my plastic case for the...

I'd love to trade my plastic case for the binder--anyone else willing?
Forum: The Lounge 02-29-2008, 11:56 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,469
Posted By AnnArrogance
So I saw the movie tonight... it was kind of a...

So I saw the movie tonight... it was kind of a disappointment. The costumes were STUNNING, but they took out pretty much everything that made the book so enjoyable for me. They also changed the...
Forum: General Knitting 02-27-2008, 01:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,594
Posted By AnnArrogance
Yeah, there's just one right now, and it's...

Yeah, there's just one right now, and it's totally worth getting. I LOVE it. BUT, there's a new one coming out in September, too: Mason-Dixon Knitting: Outside the Lines: Patterns, Stories,...
Forum: How-to Questions 02-27-2008, 01:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 848
Posted By AnnArrogance
What I like to do is sit down on the couch, bed,...

What I like to do is sit down on the couch, bed, or floor and pull my knees up. I drape the skein around my knees and then stretch my knees apart until the loop of yarn is held fairly snugly (but...
Forum: The Lounge 02-24-2008, 10:27 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,469
Posted By AnnArrogance
Demonica, I haven't read that one yet, but I'm a...

Demonica, I haven't read that one yet, but I'm a big fan of Alison Weir's nonfiction historical work (I used her books on Anne Boleyn and Henry VIII as some of my secondary sources for a recent...
Forum: The Lounge 02-24-2008, 10:24 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,469
Posted By AnnArrogance
One of them was "The Wise Woman," and it was...

One of them was "The Wise Woman," and it was MESSED UP. I can't remember for the life of me what the other one was... I sold them both to Half-Price Books when I finished with it, which I NEVER do. ...
Forum: General Knitting 02-24-2008, 10:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 15,403
Posted By AnnArrogance
Try this website...

Try this website (http://www.heartstringsfiberarts.com/leverstyle.shtm)... I just taught myself to do the lever action/Irish Cottage style from here, and I LOVE it! I knit English already, but I...
Forum: The Lounge 02-24-2008, 10:13 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,423
Posted By AnnArrogance
Good for you, jdee! My husband and I cut out...

Good for you, jdee! My husband and I cut out soda (we drank a ton of regular soda--Dr. Pepper and Sprite for me, Coke for him) completely about a year ago, and I immediately lost 8 pounds. Like,...
Forum: Knitters Knear You 02-24-2008, 09:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 976
Posted By AnnArrogance
Good to know! Thanks! I'll have to check it out...

Good to know! Thanks! I'll have to check it out next time I'm headed up towards Austin.
Forum: General Knitting 02-21-2008, 04:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,121
Posted By AnnArrogance
Thanks for the advice, everyone. It's so weird...

Thanks for the advice, everyone. It's so weird because, like the rest of you, I had never had this experience with their metal needles. I'm going to call KP and let them know, at least so they're...
Forum: General Knitting 02-21-2008, 11:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,121
Posted By AnnArrogance
KP Options--Sticky Coating?

Hi all,

I just got a new set of the (metal) KP Options sock needles. I've been using the Harmonies and love them, but wanted a spare set, so I got these. I also have a couple of larger size DPNs...
Forum: Knitters Knear You 02-20-2008, 04:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,199
Posted By AnnArrogance
Hi dancemom, The best I can do is give you some...

Hi dancemom,

The best I can do is give you some names and addresses, but, like cdjack, the ones I go to are all inside the Loop or in Spring. Maybe you can make it to one of them:

Yarns 2 Ewe...
Forum: The Lounge 02-20-2008, 12:28 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,463
Posted By AnnArrogance
I'm sorry, I really didn't mean to be snarky. I...

I'm sorry, I really didn't mean to be snarky. I think it frustrated me that I put a lot of thought into my post and was hoping for an equally considered and open response. I apologize for coming...
Forum: The Lounge 02-19-2008, 08:10 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,463
Posted By AnnArrogance
If someone comes up to me with glue residue...

If someone comes up to me with glue residue around his nose, or shaking and scratching at track marks, then it's really not much of a "judgement," now is it? It's pretty obvious.

I think I had...
Forum: The Lounge 02-19-2008, 01:21 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,463
Posted By AnnArrogance
I'm a liberal AND a Christian. The two are NOT...

I'm a liberal AND a Christian. The two are NOT mutually exclusive. I was raised Episcopalian, go to a Catholic university, and have spent time in church with Baptist and Methodist friends. I try...
Forum: General Knitting 02-18-2008, 10:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,370
Posted By AnnArrogance
Tee hee, thanks! I wanted to celebrate, and what...

Tee hee, thanks! I wanted to celebrate, and what better way than with some Mmmmmmm? :)

The second one from the bottom is "M" from their Selección Privada line. It's not showing up on their website...
Forum: General Knitting 02-18-2008, 03:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,370
Posted By AnnArrogance
Celebratory Yarn P0rn!

OK, so my husband (who is South African) and I have been saving up to go to South Africa this summer to see his family. We weren't sure how much the flight would be, because every time we looked it...
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