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Forum: The Lounge 07-20-2011, 08:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,281
Posted By cftwo
In this ridiculously hot weather, I know you're...

In this ridiculously hot weather, I know you're not alone! I hope things improve once cooler weather arrives.

If they don't, this is probably something you should discuss with your doctor.
Forum: General Knitting 07-20-2011, 08:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,330
Posted By cftwo
I work in higher ed research and it looks to me...

I work in higher ed research and it looks to me like they're following all the general requirements for social science research ethics. I think the questions could have been written better - all...
Forum: General Knitting 07-14-2011, 11:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,501
Posted By cftwo
On a whim, I went looking for cotton tank top...

On a whim, I went looking for cotton tank top patterns, and found this, which sounds like what you're describing. Maybe looking at this pattern will help you come up with...
Forum: General Knitting 07-12-2011, 09:12 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,353
Posted By cftwo
I knit a vest for my 6 yo niece, but I don't have...

I knit a vest for my 6 yo niece, but I don't have plans to knit anything else. Yet. I may need to get some ideas online, as I like to make things for my coworkers.
Forum: The Lounge 06-22-2011, 06:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,469
Posted By cftwo
Most of my handknit socks (thanks, Mom!) are wool...

Most of my handknit socks (thanks, Mom!) are wool and very warm, so I generally wear them with boots, and sometimes with clogs. Most often, though, they are my choice for wearing around the house,...
Forum: General Knitting 06-22-2011, 10:52 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 9,294
Posted By cftwo
I'm a bit late to this thread, but having a...

I'm a bit late to this thread, but having a similar need to organize (and a very small craft room), perhaps I can help.

For straights: I've always used a roll-up case like this:...
Forum: The Lounge 06-20-2011, 10:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,753
Posted By cftwo
I agree with those who suggest working through...

I agree with those who suggest working through your disability services office at your university. With documentation of your learning difference, you can get accommodations so that you can record...
Forum: The Lounge 06-20-2011, 10:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,411
Posted By cftwo
LOL I'll have to pass this on to my sister,...

LOL I'll have to pass this on to my sister, though her upcoming surgery in "just" knee surgery.
Forum: The Lounge 06-06-2011, 10:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,069
Posted By cftwo
I think I had that bug, too, and I sure hope I...

I think I had that bug, too, and I sure hope I don't get round 2 like you have. Hope you feel better soon!
Forum: The Lounge 06-02-2011, 02:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,583
Posted By cftwo
Very nice! I wish I could have houseplants, but...

Very nice! I wish I could have houseplants, but I can't - one of my cats is a plant murderer. He knocks them over and digs them up by their roots, making the most awful mess in the process.
Forum: The Lounge 06-01-2011, 08:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,473
Posted By cftwo
Both my sister and a friend who lives in Germany...

Both my sister and a friend who lives in Germany have cheap international calling plans. I think my sister has VOIP service that makes her international calls free. The only thing limiting our...
Forum: The Lounge 05-31-2011, 12:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,473
Posted By cftwo
My sister is an ex-pat, living in France for the...

My sister is an ex-pat, living in France for the past 10 years or so. She found some things puzzling and at this point sees herself neither as French nor American. She's sort of in between, but...
Forum: General Knitting 05-31-2011, 10:59 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,381
Posted By cftwo
My mom taught me to knit about 30+ years ago as a...

My mom taught me to knit about 30+ years ago as a "tween". I remember tight stitches, and extra wraps when I was learning to rib. I also remember starting so many projects (and often frogging them)...
Forum: The Lounge 03-25-2011, 03:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,336
Posted By cftwo
Check your town's laws before you invest in a...

Check your town's laws before you invest in a chicken coop in your back yard. I know some areas do allow it, but others don't. Still, chickens are nice (roosters can be mean, though), and they eat...
Forum: The Lounge 03-24-2011, 10:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,315
Posted By cftwo
I think I'm a little late coming to this thread,...

I think I'm a little late coming to this thread, but I wanted to add that most bean dishes like chili freeze pretty well. Breads and muffins freeze well, too. Meatballs. Chicken & pasta dishes. ...
Forum: General Knitting 02-09-2011, 04:47 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,620
Posted By cftwo
If you haven't read LIW's books, you should. ...

If you haven't read LIW's books, you should. Even as an adult, they make a great read on these cold dreary winter days. My sisters and I wore out 2 sets of the the LIW books and now I have my own. ...
Forum: The Lounge 01-30-2011, 10:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,000
Posted By cftwo
My cousin recently moved to Canada and says it's...

My cousin recently moved to Canada and says it's been like living in a snow globe. :)
Forum: General Knitting 01-26-2011, 09:49 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,854
Posted By cftwo
I actually prefer straights for small projects -...

I actually prefer straights for small projects - I hardly ever use the 14" straights because they can get weighed down so quickly. The short circular needles drive me nuts because the needles...
Forum: General Knitting 01-20-2011, 03:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,207
Posted By cftwo
You might try clearing out your cookies (this...

You might try clearing out your cookies (this will mean you'll need to re-enter your login and password for this and other sites which remember you (like Amazon)) and your history and see if that...
Forum: General Knitting 01-18-2011, 11:45 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,810
Posted By cftwo
It took me years (decades?) to be comfortable...

It took me years (decades?) to be comfortable using DPNs. The pattern which got me over the hump was some fingerless mittens. The pattern is available for free: ...
Forum: General Knitting 01-12-2011, 10:11 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,961
Posted By cftwo
If you're looking at swifts, too, check out...

If you're looking at swifts, too, check out table-top swifts that you don't have to clamp to the table. (A friend of mine has a lovely dining room table with curved edges - and her umbrella swift...
Forum: General Knitting 01-04-2011, 01:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,587
Posted By cftwo
I take about an hour between breakfast and...

I take about an hour between breakfast and leaving for work to listen to NPR and either cross-stitch or knit. It's a ritual that really helps me focus/ground myself each day. I tend to get...
Forum: General Knitting 12-10-2010, 09:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,137
Posted By cftwo
I found some places in Nova Scotia where they...

I found some places in Nova Scotia where they have sewing classes. About all I know about NS geography is where the province is (and so I was able to eliminate classes in Alberta), so I don't know...
Forum: General Knitting 12-08-2010, 01:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,137
Posted By cftwo
I sew. I don't know when I started machine...

I sew. I don't know when I started machine sewing (around 10 or so??). I started with an apron, I think.

There are classes in machine sewing at larger JoAnns stores - if I were a brand new...
Forum: General Knitting 12-06-2010, 09:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,614
Posted By cftwo
Another vote for a garter stitch scarf. I am...

Another vote for a garter stitch scarf. I am doing one with a super-bulky weight yarn that is curly like that and it is turning out very nice.
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