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Forum: The Lounge 09-11-2014, 10:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 210
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: 54
Views: 3,424
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: 4
Views: 210
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: 319
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: 319
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: 1,395
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: 589
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: 505
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: 592
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: 327
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: 8
Views: 575
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: 8
Views: 575
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: 8
Views: 575
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: 1,370
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: 327
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: 4
Views: 343
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: 1,370
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: 4
Views: 343
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: 4
Views: 720
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.
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 08-15-2014, 11:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,037
Posted By vaknitter
I've done 2 socks on 2 circ at the same time and...

I've done 2 socks on 2 circ at the same time and I didn't like the needles hanging down and clanking around. I much prefer magic loop. I knit from a center pull ball and pull from the center and...
Forum: The Lounge 07-06-2014, 10:58 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,424
Posted By vaknitter
I just finished The Ocean at the End of the Lane...

I just finished The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman. It isn't a long book. On the surface it's an easy book to read but I think it is one that would make a great book club book. I am...
Forum: The Lounge 06-08-2014, 09:16 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,424
Posted By vaknitter
I loved the Art of Racing in the Rain !! Read...

I loved the Art of Racing in the Rain !! Read that several months ago. Even the hubs enjoyed that one.

One of our household budget cuts last year was to avoid Barnes and Noble unless we had gift...
Forum: The Lounge 06-01-2014, 10:26 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,424
Posted By vaknitter
I cannot fall asleep at night unless I read and I...

I cannot fall asleep at night unless I read and I currently don't have a knitting project OTN so once the boys are in bed and house in a bit of order I just go read and soak in the quiet.

I just...
Forum: The Lounge 05-31-2014, 07:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 313
Posted By vaknitter
anyone buy fabric online?

Anyone have a trusted site where they buy fabric online?

My Joanne's is HORRIBLE. I dread going there and it pretty much ruins my mood for the day. I went today and they didn't even have...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 05-11-2014, 10:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 613
Posted By vaknitter
another felted purse

I always forget to take pictures of my projects and these days they are so far and few between or just boring mitts and hats for my boys. My mom asked for a new larger purse so I pulled out the...
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