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Forum: The Lounge 12-25-2014, 09:46 PM
Replies: 2
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Posted By vaknitter
My first thought was - "did my husband write...

My first thought was - "did my husband write this?" Then I thought...maybe I could change the word yarn to motorcycle/motorcycle part/accessory and post it somewhere for my husband !!
Forum: The Lounge 12-23-2014, 02:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 293
Posted By vaknitter
not sure my first attempt is going to set up firm...

not sure my first attempt is going to set up firm enough. I didn't get to it yesterday so just did it this morning. I think I don't have the correct equipment...I have just a standard candy...
Forum: The Lounge 12-21-2014, 11:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 293
Posted By vaknitter
thank you ! I have a husband and two young boys...

thank you !

I have a husband and two young boys - all I have to do is put it in a kitchen cupboard and they'll never find it.
Forum: The Lounge 12-21-2014, 09:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 293
Posted By vaknitter
How long can I store fudge?

My husband likes to have fudge in our Christmas stockings so despite the fact that I don't really like eating or making fudge I indulge is need for a Christmas tradition.

I typically make it...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 12-11-2014, 10:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 317
Posted By vaknitter
Thank you for the kind words. It felt great to...

Thank you for the kind words. It felt great to finish something and like it too !

The yarn I used was a random hank of a merino blend I bought at a fiber festival. Our puppy kindly removed the...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 12-07-2014, 10:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 317
Posted By vaknitter
Quick Ear Warmer

After finally finishing the marathon socks for the hubby I needed something quick and simple. The pattern is Blueleaf Headband off Ravelry. It is written for chunky yarn and I don't like big ear...
Forum: General Knitting 12-01-2014, 10:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 793
Posted By vaknitter
I have two young boys and they have a puppy so...

I have two young boys and they have a puppy so I'm lucky if I get to knit a few times a week ! When I do get to knit it is after they are in bed, the dog is walked, kitchen cleaned-up etc so I don't...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 11-29-2014, 08:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 375
Posted By vaknitter
The.Socks.Are.DONE.

I've posted several times about these socks. This is essentially the 3rd time I have knit them for my husband. They are done and they were done in time for the big game - which his team won all b/c...
Forum: General Knitting 11-21-2014, 10:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 722
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: 722
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: 15
Views: 1,598
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: 22
Views: 794
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: 9
Views: 3,528
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: 655
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: 643
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: 643
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: 827
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: 1,571
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: 5,696
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: 386
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: 1,571
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: 1,571
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: 1,146
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: 1,571
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: 1,571
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...
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