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Forum: General Knitting 11-21-2014, 10:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 238
Posted By vaknitter
Nope, I haven't FROGGED them. I put them down...

Nope, I haven't FROGGED them. I put them down and went to bed after posting the question and am now just sitting down with them again. I think the sewn bind-off is what I used on my last two pair...
Forum: General Knitting 11-20-2014, 10:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 238
Posted By vaknitter
best bind off for sock cuff?

I've knit my fair share of socks but haven't done a pair for a while - that's not entirely true - I've knit the current pair of socks 2 other times and the 3rd times a charm so I am going to bind...
Forum: The Lounge 11-20-2014, 12:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 125
Posted By vaknitter
YIKES was my first response after finding him too

YIKES was my first response after finding him too
Forum: The Lounge 11-06-2014, 11:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 412
Posted By vaknitter
Congrats on the new addition. She's adorable. ...

Congrats on the new addition. She's adorable.

I am a dog girl myself (very allergic to cats) and have always had 60+lb labs, shepherds and mixes so hard to envision a cat being taller than a dog !!
Forum: Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 11-06-2014, 11:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,906
Posted By vaknitter
That's so funny this post came up b/c I just...

That's so funny this post came up b/c I just pulled this yarn out of the closet last week and was trying to decide what I could make with it and trying to remember what the first bag looked like !!
Forum: Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 11-06-2014, 11:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 539
Posted By vaknitter
I tried this concept out with my boys to let them...

I tried this concept out with my boys to let them make t-shirts....and it failed. Some colors spread, others didn't. Spray too much alcohol and colors wash out.....
Forum: General Knitting 10-28-2014, 02:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 556
Posted By vaknitter
This is a curly q... a crocheted one. Knitted...

This is a curly q... a crocheted one. Knitted curlies are not too common but I cannot crochet.
Forum: General Knitting 10-27-2014, 10:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 556
Posted By vaknitter
Knitted curly q's

Halloween sneaks up on me every year !! I have an adorable and warm fleece frog suit for my youngest and he wants to be a monster...I am adding a 3rd eye, some ears and a tail. If I were to knit...
Forum: The Lounge 10-27-2014, 09:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 630
Posted By vaknitter
great pictures ! I'm on the east coast too so...

great pictures ! I'm on the east coast too so sun was behind the mountains in these parts.

Seems like there was once several months ago that occurred in the morning and that one we were able to see...
Forum: Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 10-18-2014, 02:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,343
Posted By vaknitter
mullerslane - I used a regular bar of detergent...

mullerslane - I used a regular bar of detergent soap I had in the cabinet. It is in the shower, but sits on a wire rack so that it has air circulating all around it to dry between showers. My mom...
Forum: The Lounge 10-17-2014, 02:36 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,210
Posted By vaknitter
I just finished reading "The Birth of Venus" by...

I just finished reading "The Birth of Venus" by Sarah Dunant and I LOVED IT. It is historical fiction. The main character is by all accounts fictional yet the story takes place in a historically...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 10-16-2014, 10:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 276
Posted By vaknitter
baby Acorn hat

You may have to squint to make it out but this hat is meant to look like an Acorn hat. My cousin is pregnant and refers to the fetus as acorn so I knit her an acorn hat. My boys are too big to...
Forum: Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 10-16-2014, 09:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,343
Posted By vaknitter
Felted soap - I made one to test it out before...

Felted soap - I made one to test it out before making a zillion as Christmas gifts. It is lovely to use, however, after a few days of use the soap inside has been reduced to a gelatinous mass....
Forum: Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 10-16-2014, 09:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,343
Posted By vaknitter
Whew - I survived hand felting pumpkins with 24 -...

Whew - I survived hand felting pumpkins with 24 - 3 and 4 yr olds !! I intended to take a picture of my son's 4yr old class with theirs but the teacher threw me off by having me do them in groups of...
Forum: The Lounge 10-13-2014, 08:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 930
Posted By vaknitter
green tomato salsa

I've never had good luck ripening green tomatoes so I have been looking up recipes and made a green tomato relish/salsa for some fish we grilled last night and it was AWESOME ! The fish was gone and...
Forum: Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 10-11-2014, 06:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,343
Posted By vaknitter
:woot: It came out beautifully !! I love the...

:woot: It came out beautifully !! I love the color I got. We will do the project Wed and I will be sure to post a picture.

I only needed half the roving I bought so guess I will dye up the rest...
Forum: Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 10-09-2014, 01:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,343
Posted By vaknitter
Thank you. I will go get some Kool-Aid and give...

Thank you. I will go get some Kool-Aid and give it a try this evening.

I have dyed wool before w/out giving a thought to felting it. Even used it after I dyed it to make a felted bag. It was a...
Forum: Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 10-08-2014, 09:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,343
Posted By vaknitter
Dyeing roving ?

I have offered to do a fall project with my son's pre-school and decided on handfelting in zip lock bags. I was hoping to do pumpkins. I can not find orange roving and have purchase an...
Forum: General Knitting 10-05-2014, 10:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 589
Posted By vaknitter
Gearhart Sock Knitting machine

Saw one of these for the first time at a Fiber Festival today...it was awesome !! I've been to this Fiber Festival every year for about 12yrs and this is the first time I've seen this demo. Even...
Forum: General Knitting 09-26-2014, 09:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 658
Posted By vaknitter
I too am a fan of the ribbed pom pom hat ! I...

I too am a fan of the ribbed pom pom hat ! I have one with a dangley pom pom that I have sewed back on a couple of times b/c a puppy chewed it off.

The fingerless gloves are a GREAT idea !! I love...
Forum: The Lounge 09-26-2014, 09:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 930
Posted By vaknitter
Well...it turns out they ripened about 7-8 at a...

Well...it turns out they ripened about 7-8 at a time and so we gave a couple away and ate the others. Turns out my 4yr old likes to eat tomatoes straight out of the garden like an apple !!
Forum: General Knitting 09-24-2014, 09:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 658
Posted By vaknitter
Choosing what to knit as a gift

My son's preschool has a new director, she has 2 daughters, they are from a warmer more metropolitan area and quite literally own NO winter wear. Having always lived in winter prone climates I find...
Forum: General Knitting 09-19-2014, 01:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 611
Posted By vaknitter
I have never tried to knit in wrist splints so...

I have never tried to knit in wrist splints so this may or may not help. I did try to knit with my hand/arm in a cast but well....If you have carpal tunnel problems you want a brace that is on the...
Forum: The Lounge 09-17-2014, 09:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 300
Posted By vaknitter
SKUNK

I took the puppy out to pee last night and while he was sniffing around for just the right spot he wondered into a shadow and startled a skunk ! UGH. My eyes were burning so bad. I'm sure his were...
Forum: The Lounge 09-17-2014, 09:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 322
Posted By vaknitter
Those are really neat. My boys would get a kick...

Those are really neat. My boys would get a kick out of collecting stuff to put in there. I wonder how long greens and pinecones stay looking nice in the oil?
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