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Forum: General Knitting 09-26-2014, 09:10 PM
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Posted By vaknitter
I too am a fan of the ribbed pom pom hat ! I...

I too am a fan of the ribbed pom pom hat ! I have one with a dangley pom pom that I have sewed back on a couple of times b/c a puppy chewed it off.

The fingerless gloves are a GREAT idea !! I love...
Forum: The Lounge 09-26-2014, 09:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 407
Posted By vaknitter
Well...it turns out they ripened about 7-8 at a...

Well...it turns out they ripened about 7-8 at a time and so we gave a couple away and ate the others. Turns out my 4yr old likes to eat tomatoes straight out of the garden like an apple !!
Forum: General Knitting 09-24-2014, 09:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 339
Posted By vaknitter
Choosing what to knit as a gift

My son's preschool has a new director, she has 2 daughters, they are from a warmer more metropolitan area and quite literally own NO winter wear. Having always lived in winter prone climates I find...
Forum: General Knitting 09-19-2014, 01:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 328
Posted By vaknitter
I have never tried to knit in wrist splints so...

I have never tried to knit in wrist splints so this may or may not help. I did try to knit with my hand/arm in a cast but well....If you have carpal tunnel problems you want a brace that is on the...
Forum: The Lounge 09-17-2014, 09:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 140
Posted By vaknitter
SKUNK

I took the puppy out to pee last night and while he was sniffing around for just the right spot he wondered into a shadow and startled a skunk ! UGH. My eyes were burning so bad. I'm sure his were...
Forum: The Lounge 09-17-2014, 09:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 180
Posted By vaknitter
Those are really neat. My boys would get a kick...

Those are really neat. My boys would get a kick out of collecting stuff to put in there. I wonder how long greens and pinecones stay looking nice in the oil?
Forum: The Lounge 09-11-2014, 10:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 428
Posted By vaknitter
Thank you ! I went with Neutrogena since I've...

Thank you ! I went with Neutrogena since I've had good luck with other products of theirs not aggravating my face.

Sakura I appreciated your comment about using what you can find at your local...
Forum: The Lounge 09-04-2014, 09:45 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,005
Posted By vaknitter
Another random book suggested by my local...

Another random book suggested by my local librarian...Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress. It was an interesting book, historical in nature, short and easy to read.
This is the translation I...
Forum: The Lounge 09-03-2014, 09:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 428
Posted By vaknitter
face wash?

Does anyone have a face wash they love?

Before my sons were born I used St Ives but while pregnant I started reacting to something in that so started using a Clinique product. It was a micro-bead...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 09-02-2014, 10:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 369
Posted By vaknitter
you are brilliant !! My first love is cross...

you are brilliant !! My first love is cross stitching but my hands are no longer capable of gripping a tiny needle and loom anymore. I have done duplicate stitch before and while it is not my...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 09-02-2014, 01:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 369
Posted By vaknitter
The LEGO socks are amazing !!! If your 7 yr old...

The LEGO socks are amazing !!! If your 7 yr old doesn't like them my 4 and 2yr old would be more than happy to fight over who gets to wear them !! Did you follow a pattern or make that little man...
Forum: General Knitting 09-01-2014, 09:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,528
Posted By vaknitter
This is an issue that is currently driving me...

This is an issue that is currently driving me batty. I have never ordered on-line before and am currently looking to order a bunch of wool to make felted slippers. I find that within the same...
Forum: General Knitting 08-29-2014, 09:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 691
Posted By vaknitter
XtopherCB - I'm with you. I'm not allergic to...

XtopherCB - I'm with you. I'm not allergic to bees, not even really scared of bees but no way I would still be able to live in that house. I have 2 young boys and I can get out a lot of stains and...
Forum: General Knitting 08-29-2014, 09:32 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 590
Posted By vaknitter
wrong size needles in the case !?

I bought new Addi needles to re-knit socks for my husband. I had size 2 and I felt like the pattern was too loose so I went and bought size 1. Now months later I am midway through the socks again...
Forum: General Knitting 08-26-2014, 01:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 693
Posted By vaknitter
I inherited some of that once too !! I recall it...

I inherited some of that once too !! I recall it was a bit thinner than today's Red Heart or Caron Simply Soft and Red Heart Classic has 146yds/3oz and CSS is 315yds/6oz (so 157 for 3oz)

There is...
Forum: The Lounge 08-21-2014, 10:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 366
Posted By vaknitter
The boys named him Tank before we even met him...

The boys named him Tank before we even met him and knew if we would bring him home. When asked to consider other options they came up with House Chimney (no idea?) and excavator so yup, Tank it is.
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 08-20-2014, 09:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 659
Posted By vaknitter
I forget who suggested it, but I just downloaded...

I forget who suggested it, but I just downloaded the Kiss Fish Lips pattern to attempt a simpler heel. I figure this is a good pair to experiment with b/c I doubt the hubby will wear these anywhere...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 08-20-2014, 09:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 659
Posted By vaknitter
I found the pattern searching on Ravelry - it is...

I found the pattern searching on Ravelry - it is Guitar Man
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/guitar-man-socks

Thank you for all the encouragement. I have to have them done before the first...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 08-20-2014, 02:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 659
Posted By vaknitter
WIP - socks...big socks...

This is a shameless plea for encouragement to continue on with these socks. This is actually my second time knitting them. First time I got to casting off the cuff and just didn't like them so...
Forum: General Knitting 08-20-2014, 02:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,500
Posted By vaknitter
Thank you ! I will take a look at those sites. ...

Thank you ! I will take a look at those sites. There is a big fiber festival here the first week of Oct so I may wait and see what kind of deals I can get there. I had forgotten just how much yarn...
Forum: The Lounge 08-20-2014, 02:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 366
Posted By vaknitter
We got a puppy !!

We've been dogless for just over 2yrs so I am :woot: According to the SPCA he is an 8wk old Golden Lab....he is losing teeth so he is probably 4months and Hound Lab. He has webbed feet, loves...
Forum: The Lounge 08-20-2014, 02:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 407
Posted By vaknitter
your garden sounds great ! I have yet to venture...

your garden sounds great ! I have yet to venture into herbs. Our winters here will kill them and I wasn't sure what to do with it all. I don't have a food dehydrator...

Our crops have been funny...
Forum: General Knitting 08-19-2014, 01:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,500
Posted By vaknitter
favorite online yarn store?

I purchased yarn on-line once and it was a disaster. I do not have a good local yarn store and need feltable wool for 3 pair of felted clogs. I have seen a lot of people talk about Knit Picks on...
Forum: The Lounge 08-18-2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 407
Posted By vaknitter
Too many tomatoes

Our garden has been funny this year. All 52 of my tomatoes appear to be going ripe at the same time !! Anyone ever can tomatoes or salsa? I've done pickles the years my cucumbers went haywire, but...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 08-15-2014, 11:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 784
Posted By vaknitter
Those are adorable. I also see patterns like that...

Those are adorable. I also see patterns like that I save it so I can use spare ends of fabric and the I never get around to any of them.
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