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Forum: Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 02-22-2009, 02:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,842
Posted By Silver
You can get different weight yarns from drop...

You can get different weight yarns from drop spindling, as well as plying.

I think a spinning wheel will give you a more consistent yarn, due to the fact that with a drop spindle you have to keep...
Forum: How-to Questions 02-13-2009, 08:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 553
Posted By Silver
I apologize that I had to remove the pattern,...

I apologize that I had to remove the pattern, which makes it difficult to answer your question. However, posting a purchased pattern is against copyright rules as well as the guidelines of...
Forum: The Lounge 02-12-2009, 09:31 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,368
Posted By Silver
:teehee: That's what I thought. I purposely held...

:teehee:
That's what I thought. I purposely held on to XP for so long because of all the negative reviews of Vista, but I finally took the plunge. I did a dual boot install at first so I could test...
Forum: The Lounge 02-11-2009, 05:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,368
Posted By Silver
I'm sorry you're having trouble with Vista, but I...

I'm sorry you're having trouble with Vista, but I upgraded to Vista a couple weeks ago and have to say I'm soooo happy I did. My whole computer runs faster and smoother than it did with XP, and I...
Forum: General Knitting 02-11-2009, 11:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,284
Posted By Silver
Thanks for the kudos everyone. Darby, I sure wish...

Thanks for the kudos everyone. Darby, I sure wish I could help you out personally, but my online classes will have to do. I love teaching people to knit socks because for something that *looks* so...
Forum: The Lounge 01-04-2009, 12:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 962
Posted By Silver
It's not the same thing. Truvia is made from only...

It's not the same thing. Truvia is made from only the rebiana from the stevia leaf, which keeps it from having the typical bitter flavor that stevia has. I've tried both, and Truvia tastes completely...
Forum: The Lounge 01-03-2009, 10:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 962
Posted By Silver
I use it too and love it. I think it tastes...

I use it too and love it. I think it tastes better than any sweetener or even real sugar. Granted, I don't really mind artificial sweeteners, but I made the switch because Truvia is a natural...
Forum: The Lounge 01-03-2009, 09:56 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 5,051
Posted By Silver
OMG thank you for the link! I quit over 3 years...

OMG thank you for the link! I quit over 3 years ago, but my husband still smokes. As does my mom, my sister, and my best friend who just tried to quit and failed. I am going to talk at least one of...
Forum: The Lounge 01-03-2009, 09:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,206
Posted By Silver
i love selling on etsy (cometosilver.etsy.com)....

i love selling on etsy (cometosilver.etsy.com). it's better than ebay, imho, because people shopping on etsy are there for specialized and/or handmade items. they're not looking for a garage sale...
Forum: The Lounge 11-10-2008, 09:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 562
Posted By Silver
From 52 to 48, with Love

This site is a sort of photo blog of people who have a note for the other side, or to just post how they feel about the election results.

From 52 to 48, with love...
Forum: The Lounge 10-04-2008, 10:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 928
Posted By Silver
I keep all my knitting and craft magazines, well...

I keep all my knitting and craft magazines, well the ones I like. I recycle the others by putting them in the recycle bin...

...or making recycled magazine bowls like this. (Instructions here...
Forum: The Lounge 10-01-2008, 01:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,472
Posted By Silver
Teachers are the most underpaid profession there...

Teachers are the most underpaid profession there is. But if teachers were paid high salaries, there would be a lot of unethical people doing it just for the money. You do it because you love the job...
Forum: Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 10-01-2008, 08:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,858
Posted By Silver
Apologies

Our sincerest apologies for the recent outbreak of pornographic spam posts and if you were unfortunate enough to view them. They were very explicit and disturbing to find on a knitting forum. These...
Forum: The Lounge 09-26-2008, 06:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,003
Posted By Silver
I've been thinking about getting one too. My dogs...

I've been thinking about getting one too. My dogs are pretty good about letting me clip their nails, but the clippers leave their little toenails so sharp! I've tried a Dremel on them and they were...
Forum: The Lounge 09-26-2008, 09:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,260
Posted By Silver
I used to have a golden. He was very smart and...

I used to have a golden. He was very smart and sweet but suffered from a terrible case of separation anxiety (due to me babying him when he was a puppy, and letting him sleep with us in the bedroom)....
Forum: The Lounge 07-30-2008, 08:28 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,011
Posted By Silver
I'm so sorry! I don't mean to trivialize it, but...

I'm so sorry! I don't mean to trivialize it, but at least you're not responsible for the charges. And it could have been much worse, like a full blown identity theft. I hope this guy is busted and...
Forum: The Lounge 07-30-2008, 08:21 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,754
Posted By Silver
First things first, while the power is turned...

First things first, while the power is turned off, unplug the main power plug then unplug and replug every other plug to and from the computer. Check that the monitor is on. Verify power is running...
Forum: The Lounge 07-23-2008, 03:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 780
Posted By Silver
I've done the same thing... a neon green hand...

I've done the same thing... a neon green hand towel was accidentally put into a wash of MY whites turning everything a lovely shade of pale lime green (really pretty, but c'mon!) I used the Rit Color...
Forum: The Lounge 07-10-2008, 01:40 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,587
Posted By Silver
Um.. what am i gonna do with all the steel wool...

Um.. what am i gonna do with all the steel wool hats I made for you? :eyebrow2:

;) That's great news. So happy to hear it!!! :cheering:
Forum: General Knitting 07-09-2008, 09:19 PM
Replies: 688
Views: 79,908
Posted By Silver
They'll be in my thoughts. :heart:

They'll be in my thoughts. :heart:
Forum: The Lounge 07-09-2008, 06:14 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,503
Posted By Silver
So, you didn't think being a big tuff truck...

So, you didn't think being a big tuff truck driving male knitter was enough of an attention getter?

My thoughts are with you Mason. I believe you that it's not as serious as some brain cancers, but...
Forum: The Lounge 06-28-2008, 10:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 602
Posted By Silver
I think the $20k a month per girl sounds insane,...

I think the $20k a month per girl sounds insane, but considering their celebrity status and living standards, it might not be so crazy. Whatever.

BUT, a $60k car every 2 years is ASININE. And after...
Forum: The Lounge 06-27-2008, 11:40 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,195
Posted By Silver
One day there will be more open minds than closed...

One day there will be more open minds than closed ones and this kind of stupid censorship will be gone.
Forum: General Knitting 06-27-2008, 11:37 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 8,753
Posted By Silver
That is completely ridiculous. So do people have...

That is completely ridiculous. So do people have to study and take a quiz on airline rules before you can go through the security check points? I can't believe they would react that way to an honest...
Forum: General Knitting 06-26-2008, 10:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 907
Posted By Silver
Probably not. The cable cast on is good for...

Probably not. The cable cast on is good for ribbing, but in my experience, the cast on is usually just a personal preference.

And my #1 rule in knitting is that I make my own rules. So, do what you...
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