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Forum: General Knitting 08-09-2007, 12:06 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,170
Posted By MrsJSD
more on Freud and weaving

People always talk about the weaving thing and Freud because it's so amazingly ridiculous. He refers to it as probably the only thing women invented. He supposes that women feel shame about...
Forum: General Knitting 08-08-2007, 11:54 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,170
Posted By MrsJSD
Freud again

It could be that Freud guy again. Is there an expert on Freudian theory in this crowd?

People don't realize, or tend to forget, how much that cokehead's imagination has shaped our view of...
Forum: General Knitting 08-08-2007, 11:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 935
Posted By MrsJSD
From Schoolhouse Press I have bought: --my...

From Schoolhouse Press I have bought:

--my swift
--my center pull ball winder
--yarn (of course!)
--books
--DVDs with patterns
--yarn samples
--notions like coilless safety pins, blunt sewing...
Forum: General Knitting 08-08-2007, 11:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 935
Posted By MrsJSD
I have watched EZ Knitting Glossary DVD about 50...

I have watched EZ Knitting Glossary DVD about 50 times.
I have watched the Baby Surprise Jacket DVD about 4 times (and knitted it) and the Fair Isle vest DVD about 6 times and the Guernsey pullover...
Forum: General Knitting 08-08-2007, 01:01 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,170
Posted By MrsJSD
I'm always a little taken aback when a young...

I'm always a little taken aback when a young cashier in a grocery store doesn't know what certain items of produce are. I have gotten questions like, "Is this lettuce?" or "What are these?" on a bag...
Forum: The Lounge 08-08-2007, 11:58 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 7,750
Posted By MrsJSD
dilemma--AM I WRONG?

My daughter is a precocious reader and at 8 years old she has read (and re-reads) the first 6 HP books. However,
when I read Book 7's scene in the Malfoy's house in which the Muggle Studies teacher...
Forum: How-to Questions 08-08-2007, 11:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 704
Posted By MrsJSD
Yes, and the key should tell you what each symbol...

Yes, and the key should tell you what each symbol means as a function of which side you're knitting.
Forum: How-to Questions 08-08-2007, 11:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,899
Posted By MrsJSD
It is always a good idea to be versatile! I wish...

It is always a good idea to be versatile!
I wish both methods were equally easy for me, but as they say, you can't teach an old dog new tricks.
Forum: General Knitting 08-08-2007, 11:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 883
Posted By MrsJSD
Question Insanity?

Is it insane :eyes: to consider knitting a bedspread?
For a twin bed?
Forum: General Knitting 08-07-2007, 10:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 935
Posted By MrsJSD
knitting speed

I forgot to address your specific question: "are they faster?" I would have to say "not necessarily". I would bet that I might knit a bit faster on them simply because I am more comfortable with...
Forum: General Knitting 08-07-2007, 10:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 935
Posted By MrsJSD
I use circular needles for almost everything. I...

I use circular needles for almost everything.
I find them easier to handle and more secure when transporting my work from place to place, which I do very often.

You can get a double thick scarf by...
Forum: Knitters Knear You 08-07-2007, 10:36 AM
Replies: 218
Views: 21,772
Posted By MrsJSD
sock class at SAFF and "resolution"

The sock class I want on Friday 10/26 is full BUT
you can email blalock@ioa.com
and ask to be put on the waiting list.
If you think you might like this sock class, please email her and ask to be put...
Forum: How-to Questions 08-05-2007, 03:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,899
Posted By MrsJSD
just a thought

I do understand that these two methods are referred to as right-handed and left-handed because of how the working yarn is held. I think that the most challenging part of the mechanics of knitting...
Forum: Knitters Knear You 07-27-2007, 09:28 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 21,772
Posted By MrsJSD
I'm on the waiting list for the two socks on...

I'm on the waiting list for the two socks on circs class.
The only other class I'm considering is the one on armholes. Sounds a little boring, but when I make things without a pattern that's the...
Forum: General Knitting 07-27-2007, 09:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,057
Posted By MrsJSD
Just guessing....

Is it the tubular method in which the yarn is wrapped around pegs on a cylinder to start the circular piece?
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 07-22-2007, 07:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,854
Posted By MrsJSD
A classic style! Very well done.

A classic style!
Very well done.
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 07-22-2007, 07:12 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,194
Posted By MrsJSD
inquiring mind wants to know...

What are the defining features of an Irish hiking scarf?
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 07-22-2007, 07:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,151
Posted By MrsJSD
i may be losing it..did i post this already?

I made this little vest for a nephew, and not only do I not remember if I posted a photo here, I actually can not find the vest itself. I thought I had packed it to take on a trip to a family...
Forum: The Lounge 07-22-2007, 05:34 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,833
Posted By MrsJSD
ambivalent

It's a problem, where I live. That's why we actually have to live in two places.

We moved here five years ago and there are some nice things: we live on 10 acres of southern appalachian hardwood...
Forum: The Lounge 07-22-2007, 05:24 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 7,128
Posted By MrsJSD
i surprise myself

For years I ignored Harry Potter. I knew it was for kids. I saw the first movie and read the first book. No big deal. I saw the second movie and read the second book. Surprisingly interesting,...
Forum: General Knitting 07-09-2007, 01:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,253
Posted By MrsJSD
is there a forum for sewing as nice as KH?

To those of you who sew as well as knit....

can you recommend a forum for home sewing that is as nice as Knitting Help is for knitting?

Thanks.
Forum: General Knitting 07-09-2007, 01:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 807
Posted By MrsJSD
i'm curious

what are cotton tots?
Forum: How-to Questions 07-09-2007, 01:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,044
Posted By MrsJSD
I recently added a gusset to a sweater in order...

I recently added a gusset to a sweater in order to enlarge it. It had been knitted in two pieces, from cuff to center (at right angles to the usual way of knitting) and had kimono style 3/4 sleeves....
Forum: General Knitting 07-09-2007, 12:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 793
Posted By MrsJSD
source of ideas

I suggest looking at the book, "Unexpected Knitting", by Debbie New. You can't help getting all kinds of ideas from it.
Forum: General Knitting 06-24-2007, 03:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,039
Posted By MrsJSD
EZ's belief in us

She honestly believed that any knitter could design her or his own knitting, and you know, the best teacher is the one who will never underestimate you.
The dedication in her "KNitter's Almanac"...
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