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Forum: General Knitting 09-26-2007, 12:30 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,358
Posted By Queen of Rust
I <3 Corner Gas. I'm so glad that it's finding an...

I <3 Corner Gas. I'm so glad that it's finding an audience in the US.
Whenever there's a scene with Emma knitting and bickering with Oscar, DH comments, 'See that's gonna be us in like 40 years.'...
Forum: How-to Questions 09-22-2007, 12:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,252
Posted By Queen of Rust
If you want to unkink the yarn, you're going to...

If you want to unkink the yarn, you're going to essentially want to block it. Unravel the yarn into a skein. Just wrap the yarn around the back of a chair, or swift if you have one, or love one's...
Forum: The Lounge 09-20-2007, 02:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 932
Posted By Queen of Rust
I some parts of the world they stick baby calfs...

I some parts of the world they stick baby calfs into boxes and force them to not move so their meat will be as tender as possible.
There're factories filled with chickens that have to be debeaked...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 09-19-2007, 05:00 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,026
Posted By Queen of Rust
Thanks again everyone for all your awesome...

Thanks again everyone for all your awesome comments. I've added a bit more to the blog (http://100milefiberfest.blogspot.com/2007/09/fire-ice-final-chapter.html) about the sweater. More musings and...
Forum: How-to Questions 09-19-2007, 01:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 723
Posted By Queen of Rust
Yep, either frog it or if you're madly in love...

Yep, either frog it or if you're madly in love with the pattern, borrow some stitch pattern/aran/cabling books from the library and see if you can find it's match.

Welcome!:waving:
Forum: General Knitting 09-19-2007, 01:32 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,139
Posted By Queen of Rust
I wish I had Hermione's bag so I could carry all...

I wish I had Hermione's bag so I could carry all my stash, knitting books, needles and WIPs with me where ever I went instead of spending 20 minutes in the morning humming and hawing over whether I...
Forum: General Knitting 09-19-2007, 01:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,637
Posted By Queen of Rust
I say go for a stitch pattern that is more solid...

I say go for a stitch pattern that is more solid movement of the larger fabric as opposed to textured stitches. That way you'll still have something interesting to knit but the stitch pattern won't...
Forum: General Knitting 09-19-2007, 01:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,781
Posted By Queen of Rust
Anything from Fleece Artist ...

Anything from Fleece Artist (http://www.fleeceartist.com/index.html) or Handmaiden. (http://www.fleeceartist.com/index.html)

I've been lusting after Handmaiden's Camelspin (baby camel and...
Forum: General Knitting 09-19-2007, 12:53 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,578
Posted By Queen of Rust
Right on! I once had a conversation with a...

Right on!
I once had a conversation with a computer software whiz and we compared the computer language of binary code to the language of knit and purl. I felt very smart that day :cool:

Being able...
Forum: The Lounge 09-18-2007, 01:44 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,205
Posted By Queen of Rust
That is so cool. Silver you are such a talent! I...

That is so cool.
Silver you are such a talent!
I love ambigrams.
I just noticed the other day that my copy of Clive Barker's 'Abarat' is designed as an ambigram on the cover.
I may have to enlist...
Forum: The Lounge 09-18-2007, 01:35 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,568
Posted By Queen of Rust
1- Journey to the West - one of the 4 great...

1- Journey to the West - one of the 4 great chinese literary texts. About the journey of Monkey King to India and enlightenment
2- Importance of Living by Lin Yutang. The original "slow movement'...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 09-18-2007, 01:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,659
Posted By Queen of Rust
Right on! Great choice of colours. Goes well with...

Right on! Great choice of colours. Goes well with your lovely complexion!
Forum: How-to Questions 09-18-2007, 01:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 884
Posted By Queen of Rust
Hey, I made fingerless mitts...

Hey, I made fingerless mitts (http://rustycoast.blogspot.com/2007/02/midweek-roundup.html) (mid-entry)with a "T" monogram for my sister!
As suggested above, check out the intarsia video.

Also,...
Forum: How-to Questions 09-18-2007, 01:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 600
Posted By Queen of Rust
Just lay it out flat and in the shape you want...

Just lay it out flat and in the shape you want it dried after each washing. So yes, block it again.
Here's my general washing routine for knitwear.

I wash all my knitwear in a Euculan. There's...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 09-18-2007, 12:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,069
Posted By Queen of Rust
:cheering: Woohoo! That's so lovely! Have a...

:cheering:
Woohoo! That's so lovely!
Have a wonderful time knitting up those lace shawls for your MIL and Mom (those lucky ladies!)
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 09-18-2007, 12:35 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,026
Posted By Queen of Rust
:muah::aww: Aw shucks. You all are so awesome and...

:muah::aww:
Aw shucks. You all are so awesome and thanks so much for your lovely comments.

I do hope to nudge a few other knitters to play with me in my maverick knitting sandbox:eyebrow:
Forum: How-to Questions 09-17-2007, 01:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,480
Posted By Queen of Rust
I usually will go without a cable needle or hook...

I usually will go without a cable needle or hook if there's only 2-3 stitches to crossover. I'm a loose knitter and tend to use a needle size smaller than what is usually suggested. This gives me...
Forum: Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 09-17-2007, 01:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,164
Posted By Queen of Rust
Check your local sheep farmers. Many are out and...

Check your local sheep farmers. Many are out and about during the fall at fairs, harvest festivals. There may even be a local fleece/fiber festival in your area this time of year. They are a treasure...
Forum: Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 09-17-2007, 01:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,492
Posted By Queen of Rust
Just want to add that I weight my yarn when...

Just want to add that I weight my yarn when blocking with a filled water spritz bottle. I simply hang the by the crook of the pump over the bottom of the skein so it weighs it down. I fill it with...
Forum: General Knitting 09-17-2007, 01:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,029
Posted By Queen of Rust
I would opt for a stronger yarn for socks myself...

I would opt for a stronger yarn for socks myself but they would make lovely snuggling with a WIP-cuddling on a cold winter night-house socks. Silk Garden tends to be a weak yarn in general and isn't...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 09-17-2007, 12:59 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,026
Posted By Queen of Rust
Smile Fire & Ice is finally done!

It's finally off the needles and on my body!:woot:
This has been my main summer project. I challenged myself to create at least one big project each season with local fleece (to help the environment...
Forum: General Knitting 09-13-2007, 11:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,595
Posted By Queen of Rust
For those that are into looking for a more...

For those that are into looking for a more environmentally friendly and socially conscious yarn, consider buying local yarns and fleeces. Consider it a form of local community fair trade :) You'll...
Forum: General Knitting 09-10-2007, 03:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,867
Posted By Queen of Rust
I always tell my students that if they want a...

I always tell my students that if they want a uniform colour for their projects to not use hand-dyed yarn. :p
That's not to say that they're all a going to be as varied as what you've found but it's...
Forum: The Lounge 09-07-2007, 02:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,320
Posted By Queen of Rust
I'm currently on a Dell Inspiron laptop and I'm...

I'm currently on a Dell Inspiron laptop and I'm not a happy camper:tap:

I've had two major issues with faulty parts and both led to absurdly stressful customer service experienced.

I bought a Dell...
Forum: The Lounge 09-07-2007, 01:51 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,690
Posted By Queen of Rust
:thud: Holy mohair! I wouldn't have paid for...

:thud:
Holy mohair!

I wouldn't have paid for dinner. At least not for his half of dinner. I would have gone to the server and told her that you and your 'date' would be paying seperately and then...
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