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Forum: General Knitting 04-17-2007, 02:38 PM
Replies: 72
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Posted By Bastelmutti
What a great post letah75!! :notworthy:

What a great post letah75!!

:notworthy:
Forum: General Knitting 04-17-2007, 01:24 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,719
Posted By Bastelmutti
Wow, you really think men started abandoning...

Wow, you really think men started abandoning their families with the advent of feminism?
Forum: General Knitting 04-17-2007, 12:32 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,719
Posted By Bastelmutti
:cheering: I am soooooo tired of people...

:cheering:

I am soooooo tired of people insinuating that I am either "too lazy" or "too dumb" to get a job.

I was brought up in a traditional household and all I ever wanted to be was a wife and...
Forum: General Knitting 04-17-2007, 11:52 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,719
Posted By Bastelmutti
Frankly I think that the "me" generation/instant...

Frankly I think that the "me" generation/instant gratification issue IS a problem, but I attribute it to a decline in civic-mindedness and consumerist culture rather than feminism.
Forum: General Knitting 04-17-2007, 10:03 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,719
Posted By Bastelmutti
I grew up with a mom who had the Equal Rights...

I grew up with a mom who had the Equal Rights Amendment tacked up in the kitchen - and couldn't get credit when she first got divorced because it had all been under my dad's name, and had callers to...
Forum: General Knitting 04-17-2007, 09:59 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 10,286
Posted By Bastelmutti
I don't actually use them to wash dishes. I wipe...

I don't actually use them to wash dishes. I wipe counters with them. Also, I make small washcloths (swatches) for the bath to try out new stitch patterns. If you include a loop and hang them up to...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 04-13-2007, 10:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,860
Posted By Bastelmutti
I don't think the problem would be people on this...

I don't think the problem would be people on this forum, but people trolling from outside. I think you made a wise choice - a parenting forum I am on had pictures of babies in diapers stolen for evil...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 03-03-2007, 11:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,315
Posted By Bastelmutti
Have you ever tried that 5 rectangle baby...

Have you ever tried that 5 rectangle baby sweater? It's super easy and cute.
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 02-07-2007, 09:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,098
Posted By Bastelmutti
I agree - I can't imagine that as a scarf, but...

I agree - I can't imagine that as a scarf, but it's a *great* pillow!!
Forum: General Knitting 01-31-2007, 11:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,430
Posted By Bastelmutti
A tip I learned on a crochet board is to save all...

A tip I learned on a crochet board is to save all of your yarn scraps - they pile up amazingly fast - and use these as stuffing for small toys.
Forum: General Knitting 01-29-2007, 07:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,002
Posted By Bastelmutti
Good tip! I have two small kids and that would be...

Good tip! I have two small kids and that would be perfect for knitting stuff for them! Wool can be too scratchy for them.
Forum: How-to Questions 01-28-2007, 12:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,667
Posted By Bastelmutti
Cool idea with the several circs. I have been...

Cool idea with the several circs. I have been knitting all my hats on 4 DPNs because I find it easier than switching later.
Forum: General Knitting 01-26-2007, 11:45 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,477
Posted By Bastelmutti
What is the sizing on their patterns, typically?...

What is the sizing on their patterns, typically? Those pieces look awfully, umm, small... (like a size 4 maybe - how about a 14?!)
Forum: Pattern Central 01-23-2007, 10:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,016
Posted By Bastelmutti
http://www.hgtv.com/hgtv/cr_needlework_knitting/ar...

http://www.hgtv.com/hgtv/cr_needlework_knitting/article/0,1789,HGTV_3263_3298694,00.html

See the link above for the five rectangle baby sweater - I would think you could easily make at least the...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 01-23-2007, 10:36 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,224
Posted By Bastelmutti
Wow. So rarely do you see people of color making...

Wow. So rarely do you see people of color making knitting books for people of color. Imma have to go to the library and see if they got it!!![/quote]

Hi feministmama,

You might want to check out...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 01-10-2007, 03:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,298
Posted By Bastelmutti
Sending good thoughts to you during this...

Sending good thoughts to you during this difficult time. Here's to your niece's quick and safe return!

PS My brother was there and made it back safely.
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 12-05-2006, 02:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,199
Posted By Bastelmutti
Here is the...

Here is the site:

http://www.morehousefarm.com/KnittingKits/Critters/

Those are cute!
Forum: How-to Questions 09-19-2006, 01:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,626
Posted By Bastelmutti
I took old plastic Denise-type needles on the...

I took old plastic Denise-type needles on the plane from Chicago to Portland and back the week after Labor Day and no one gave me a hassle.
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 09-06-2006, 01:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,467
Posted By Bastelmutti
Those socks look great! I just learned stranded...

Those socks look great!

I just learned stranded knitting in the form of Latvian mittens, and my teacher mentioned that the strands in the back shouldn't be longer than 3 stitches. It was a challenge...
Forum: General Knitting 09-06-2006, 01:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,260
Posted By Bastelmutti
Stranded knitting

Try making hats, etc. in stranded knitting (the technique used in Latvian mittens, and I think Scandinavian sweaters) - the strands in the back create tiny pockets of air to keep you warmer.

Maybe...
Forum: General Knitting 06-23-2006, 05:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,546
Posted By Bastelmutti
It's combination/Eastern European knitting - just...

It's combination/Eastern European knitting - just knit the next row through the back instead of the front, and it will look "normal," i.e. untwisted. This is the way I learned to knit, and I really...
Forum: General Knitting 06-20-2006, 12:43 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,870
Posted By Bastelmutti
Combination

I knit in combination style - that's the way I learned, because I am Eastern European. At first I just thought that was "knitting" :lol: , then I when I learned about English style I thought what I...
Forum: General Knitting 04-19-2006, 12:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,136
Posted By Bastelmutti
I am also a crocheter. I would recommend getting...

I am also a crocheter. I would recommend getting the book "Crocheting in Plain English" by Maggie Righetti from the library - it's the best instructional book, in my opinion. "Happy Hooker" by Debbie...
Forum: General Knitting 04-19-2006, 12:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,272
Posted By Bastelmutti
Do you crochet? That's an easy way to add a...

Do you crochet? That's an easy way to add a border, too.
Forum: General Knitting 04-19-2006, 12:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,809
Posted By Bastelmutti
That's a great pattern, and one of the first...

That's a great pattern, and one of the first things I knit, too. I use her dishcloths as presents for kids - they make great washcloths for the bath if you use cotton.
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