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Forum: The Lounge 10-08-2010, 10:38 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 30,814
Posted By panchita
I have them, too, but don't use make-up much. I...

I have them, too, but don't use make-up much. I do love them, though!
Forum: General Knitting 09-25-2010, 06:27 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,336
Posted By panchita
I started a lace shawl on an airplane. It was a...

I started a lace shawl on an airplane. It was a perfect place: quiet, no interruptions, a table right in front of me, semi-comfy chair. Unfortunately, I just can't bring myself to knit at a table...
Forum: General Knitting 04-16-2010, 12:37 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,647
Posted By panchita
OH! One more... When I ask, "How are you?" and...

OH! One more... When I ask, "How are you?" and the answer is "good." Really!?!? Good? Not fine? Grrr.
Forum: General Knitting 04-16-2010, 12:35 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,647
Posted By panchita
This is a very strange one... I like the sheets...

This is a very strange one... I like the sheets and blankets on the bed to be fairly flat and layered neatly. I cannot get into bed if they're in a jumbled mess. The bed doesn't have to be...
Forum: General Knitting 12-06-2009, 08:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,016
Posted By panchita
I had the same question.. I just found a set at...

I had the same question.. I just found a set at the thrift store! Thrilled to know how to use them! Thanks!
Forum: Pattern Central 10-06-2009, 10:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,073
Posted By panchita
That could work, too... I'd just have to wash it...

That could work, too... I'd just have to wash it (for cleanliness later) in cold water... right?
Forum: Pattern Central 10-05-2009, 10:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,073
Posted By panchita
Thumbs up SWEET!!!!! So much better than making up my...

SWEET!!!!! So much better than making up my own!! Thanks a million!!
Forum: Pattern Central 10-05-2009, 01:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,073
Posted By panchita
That sounds like equivalent fractions... (i.e....

That sounds like equivalent fractions... (i.e. really hard math). Do I make a swatch, measure it before, then felt it and re-measure? How do I translate that comparison into my knitting?
Forum: Pattern Central 10-04-2009, 09:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,073
Posted By panchita
Question I have an idea. Will it work?

So I want to make a felted mitt-style potholder for my kitchen. A few years ago I made a bath mitt with cotton yarn (you can see it here on the Bernat Website...
Forum: General Knitting 12-01-2008, 10:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,179
Posted By panchita
Lightbulb 5 yo??

When I first saw the title of this thread, I couldn't figure out how 5 yarn overs were knitting... doh :doh: took me a minute.
:whoosh:
Forum: The Lounge 09-20-2008, 10:09 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 30,814
Posted By panchita
Redface That is good to know. I'm over an hour from an...

That is good to know. I'm over an hour from an IKEA, but it's still good info.




I played with it when I was a kid, too. My mom has a little vial of it in her jewelry box that her father had...
Forum: The Lounge 09-20-2008, 12:48 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 30,814
Posted By panchita
I'm hoping that by the time most folks' bulbs are...

I'm hoping that by the time most folks' bulbs are burning out there will be easy recycling available at grocery stores, hardware stores, etc.... everywhere... and people won't have to put them in the...
Forum: The Lounge 09-19-2008, 11:03 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 30,814
Posted By panchita
Thumbs down It is true. You can't throw them in the trash....

It is true. You can't throw them in the trash. You must take them to the hazardous waste/household toxics roundup. It's a pain in the patootie. If they break on the floor, you're supposed to...
Forum: The Lounge 07-22-2008, 01:45 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 30,814
Posted By panchita
Smile Love your bags... Did you have a pattern for them...

Love your bags... Did you have a pattern for them or did you just wing it?

I have a fine collection of paper gift bags that I save and re-use. My friends and I joke about who will get "the...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 07-13-2008, 02:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,808
Posted By panchita
Smile The most useful thing I've knit myself is a...

The most useful thing I've knit myself is a coffee cup cozy. It lives in my purse. When I am out and *must* buy a cup of coffee, I can't always carry (read: have forgotten or am feeling the stabs...
Forum: The Lounge 07-13-2008, 01:35 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,487
Posted By panchita
It's true. No smoking inside of any public...

It's true. No smoking inside of any public buildings (businesses, etc) or within 10-15 feet of working doors or windows, on buses or other public transportation. I'm not positive if it passed, but...
Forum: Knitters Knear You 07-13-2008, 01:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,530
Posted By panchita
Smile I'm in Santa Rosa!

Hello Ladies,

I'm a knitter in Santa Rosa. I don't do a lot of social knitting, but it's always nice to hear about new yarn stores. My favorite is here in town.. Village Knitters, inside of the...
Forum: General Knitting 07-13-2008, 01:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,488
Posted By panchita
Thumbs up So cool! I want a mushroom for my yard, and...

So cool! I want a mushroom for my yard, and another to place somewhere unexpected. Anyone know of any mushroom patterns?

How did they get the flowers and mushrooms to stand up?... dowels? bamboo...
Forum: Pattern Central 07-11-2008, 10:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 907
Posted By panchita
Exclamation Don't do it!!

I agree that the acrylic and cotton yarns won't play well together in this application. I've made *several* string bags and the cotton is very sturdy, and doesn't stretch hardly at all... it's the...
Forum: General Knitting 07-11-2008, 01:16 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 8,785
Posted By panchita
Smile Congrats

I'm glad it all worked out for you. I knit on a domestic flight from northern California to Phoenix, Arizona in February with no problems.. I had read the TSA website for updates the day before my...
Forum: General Knitting 06-28-2008, 09:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,971
Posted By panchita
Question I don't know. I can't see why it wouldn't resist...

I don't know. I can't see why it wouldn't resist water in the same way. All I know is that it doesn't shrink.
Forum: General Knitting 06-24-2008, 01:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,971
Posted By panchita
Smile washable wool

I also highly recommend a superwash wool. It is preshrunk, so what you knit won't shrink or felt. I've made A LOT of infant and toddler hats with this Moda Dea Washable Wool yarn...
Forum: General Knitting 06-24-2008, 01:06 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,829
Posted By panchita
Smile YES!

I have this problem, too. DBF likes to complain that I don't pay any attention to him when I'm knitting, but thinks that if I'm watching tv without knitting, I'm suddenly paying attention to him. ...
Forum: General Knitting 06-24-2008, 12:38 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,398
Posted By panchita
Lightbulb I don't know what your colorways are, but I...

I don't know what your colorways are, but I bought a "pair" of these socks (http://www.littlemissmatched.com/Catalog/all-colorwaves_6). They come three to a pair and are all similar, but mismatched....
Forum: General Knitting 06-23-2008, 01:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,557
Posted By panchita
Thumbs up I've made this bath mitt...

I've made this bath mitt (http://www.sugarncream.com/pattern.php?PID=136) that I adore. I'd actually make it without the thumb (easier) and use it more.. I could scrub better, I think, without the...
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