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Forum: General Knitting 03-30-2009, 11:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,019
Posted By Phretys
I've made several hats, a scarf, and a couple of...

I've made several hats, a scarf, and a couple of fingerless gloves using sock yarn. I also have an unfinished toddler pullover that uses self-striping sock yarn.
Forum: The Lounge 03-05-2009, 02:00 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,759
Posted By Phretys
I have insurance (Anthem Blue Cross) and I still...

I have insurance (Anthem Blue Cross) and I still have to pay $185 for Advair, which has no generic. I think the retail price is over $300. How can the average person pay that much? It's ridiculous....
Forum: The Lounge 12-16-2008, 05:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,210
Posted By Phretys
My daughter was lucky enough :help: to contract...

My daughter was lucky enough :help: to contract lice on three different occasions. I used a Licemeister comb on her which cleared it up every time (plus extra washing, vacuuming, etc.) In our case,...
Forum: The Lounge 12-16-2008, 05:16 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 9,127
Posted By Phretys
I'm very sorry for your loss.

I'm very sorry for your loss.
Forum: The Lounge 10-17-2008, 01:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 782
Posted By Phretys
We don't necessarily know if Mr. Petrelli is...

We don't necessarily know if Mr. Petrelli is Sylar's father. Since Mrs. Petrelli had an affair with Kaito Nakamura, I'm thinking he could be Sylar's biodad? It would explain why he was hidden away...
Forum: The Lounge 09-21-2008, 03:02 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 974
Posted By Phretys
I had been an elementary school sub for about 6...

I had been an elementary school sub for about 6 years, and I never even thought about this before my two stints at student teaching: both my master teachers advised that first thing in the morning, I...
Forum: General Knitting 05-29-2008, 09:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,237
Posted By Phretys
Another simple fingerless mitts pattern you can...

Another simple fingerless mitts pattern you can look at is at Ravelry here: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/everybodys-squooshy-mitts

My favorite thing about this pattern is that the thumbs...
Forum: General Knitting 05-29-2008, 03:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,952
Posted By Phretys
I agree with Libbie, that the steeks were...

I agree with Libbie, that the steeks were probably used in both the neck and armholes. My guess is that the purpose was to keep the color changes of the stripes consistent from front to back. Here is...
Forum: The Lounge 05-27-2008, 10:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,123
Posted By Phretys
A big CONGRATULATIONS to you! :woot:

A big CONGRATULATIONS to you! :woot:
Forum: General Knitting 05-12-2008, 01:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,246
Posted By Phretys
One thing I forgot to mention: A skein of Comfy...

One thing I forgot to mention:
A skein of Comfy has half the yardage of a skein of Cotton-Ease (109 yd compared to 207 yd), which basically means a lot more ends to weave in if you make anything...
Forum: General Knitting 05-11-2008, 03:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,246
Posted By Phretys
To me, Comfy feels a lot softer than Cotton-Ease....

To me, Comfy feels a lot softer than Cotton-Ease. I made a Baby Bolero and a pair of booties in Pomegranate and they are very soft to the touch. I've never tried Main Line so I don't know how they...
Forum: General Knitting 04-10-2008, 10:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,290
Posted By Phretys
Instead of knitting two or more strands together,...

Instead of knitting two or more strands together, you could also knit two potholders (so they match if you put the backs together), and sew or crochet the seams together so you get a double thick...
Forum: General Knitting 03-26-2008, 01:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 948
Posted By Phretys
My favorite easy fingerless mitts pattern at the...

My favorite easy fingerless mitts pattern at the moment is at http://explaiknit.typepad.com/ - Everybody's Squooshy Mitts (pdf pattern link is in the right-hand column on the blog).

The best thing...
Forum: The Lounge 03-25-2008, 11:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 987
Posted By Phretys
The actor that plays Joe is British. Maybe she...

The actor that plays Joe is British. Maybe she meant he has a cute accent in real-life interviews? :)
Forum: The Lounge 02-22-2008, 04:51 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,433
Posted By Phretys
For those trying to cut out sodas, here's more...

For those trying to cut out sodas, here's more food for thought: It's been on the news recently that in women, there is a close association between early onset of osteoporosis and regular consumption...
Forum: Crochet! 02-22-2008, 04:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,413
Posted By Phretys
Those are so adorable! Could I ask where the...

Those are so adorable! Could I ask where the pattern is from (book? online?)

Debi
Forum: The Lounge 02-21-2008, 11:25 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,611
Posted By Phretys
Nevada just had a 6.3 quake this morning....

Nevada just had a 6.3 quake this morning. http://quake.usgs.gov/recenteqs/latest.htm

About standing in doorways during quakes: I read somewhere that it is actually a bad idea, based on studies of...
Forum: The Lounge 02-21-2008, 11:20 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,477
Posted By Phretys
It was rainy and overcast where I live, so I had...

It was rainy and overcast where I live, so I had to settle on watching it online. An astronomy group in Argentina had a really cool webcam that updated once a minute, with beautiful shots of the...
Forum: General Knitting 02-03-2008, 08:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,726
Posted By Phretys
Beware... p2togtbl and p2tbl are two very...

Beware...

p2togtbl and p2tbl are two very different stitches. The first is a decrease and second one isn't.
Forum: General Knitting 01-06-2008, 07:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,290
Posted By Phretys
It's actually a ladder yarn, and not a very well...

It's actually a ladder yarn, and not a very well constructed one, which might be why some shops are practically giving them away. I've also used Knit Picks and Lion Brand ladder yarns, but SWTC...
Forum: General Knitting 01-04-2008, 03:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,895
Posted By Phretys
I have an LK-150 and I like it a lot. I was a...

I have an LK-150 and I like it a lot. I was a little frustrated with it at first, but once I learned what I could do with it, it's handy to have around. The two things I've used it the most for are...
Forum: Crochet! 11-30-2007, 10:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,095
Posted By Phretys
Aww, that's such a cute little snowman. Great...

Aww, that's such a cute little snowman. Great job. :yay:

Debi
Forum: Knit-Alongs 11-11-2007, 04:46 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,442
Posted By Phretys
I have Koolhaas in my queue. I'm still looking...

I have Koolhaas in my queue. I'm still looking for some hot pink washable yarn for it, because that's the color my niece wants for her hat. :D
Forum: The Lounge 11-09-2007, 02:55 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,566
Posted By Phretys
My mom refused to let me go out and get my ears...

My mom refused to let me go out and get my ears pierced when I was a kid -- I suffered from all sorts of allergies and she was an infection-phobe. When I was 17 I took a couple of her sewing needles...
Forum: General Knitting 10-24-2007, 05:32 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,789
Posted By Phretys
Wow, it must have been such a fun experience! I...

Wow, it must have been such a fun experience! I figured you'd be a natural since reading about your finished Coachella last summer. :yay:

Debi
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