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Forum: The Lounge 09-02-2007, 08:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 988
Posted By Vendie
My husband's a big fantasy fan. He recently...

My husband's a big fantasy fan. He recently (within the last couple of years) started reading China Mieville's books (Perdido Street Station, etc). He really, really likes this author. He even...
Forum: General Knitting 09-01-2007, 09:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,351
Posted By Vendie
Are they all messages you'd received and read? Or...

Are they all messages you'd received and read? Or are they totally new messages?

You should be able to mark them read if they're all old messages. My email at work does this to me all the time...
Forum: General Knitting 09-01-2007, 06:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,267
Posted By Vendie
Good for you! :yay: I usually like dpns better...

Good for you! :yay: I usually like dpns better than circs for things like sock knitting. I do like magic loop, though, when I need to try the item on.
Forum: The Lounge 09-01-2007, 06:01 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,657
Posted By Vendie
Yeah that does stink! I couldn't function without...

Yeah that does stink! I couldn't function without AC :rofl:
Forum: The Lounge 09-01-2007, 05:54 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,657
Posted By Vendie
So it would be really mean of me to tell you it's...

So it would be really mean of me to tell you it's been in the low 80s with a breeze here in Indiana? :shifty:
Forum: General Knitting 09-01-2007, 05:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,807
Posted By Vendie
yeah, sock dpns are typically shorter than...

yeah, sock dpns are typically shorter than regular dpns. you sometimes see them even about 4" long. I just grab whatever size I need and never even pay attention to the length. :shrug:
Forum: The Lounge 09-01-2007, 08:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,200
Posted By Vendie
Oh, someone beat me to the Click Clack Moo book. ...

Oh, someone beat me to the Click Clack Moo book. I personally love that book :teehee: I don't have kids, but my husband has an uncanny ability to pick out awesome children's books for his niece and...
Forum: The Lounge 08-28-2007, 07:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,161
Posted By Vendie
I appreciate the fact that you're upset about...

I appreciate the fact that you're upset about your experience in this bookstore and your exchange with the clerk. However, I would like to remind everyone that this community hold a very diverse,...
Forum: General Knitting 08-28-2007, 07:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,639
Posted By Vendie
I've logged into Ravelry using IE6 before and...

I've logged into Ravelry using IE6 before and haven't noticed any real issues, however I haven't really spent a lot of time on Ravelry using that browser. Firefox is my primary browser at home, but...
Forum: General Knitting 08-27-2007, 06:43 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 7,572
Posted By Vendie
They're not taking the same approach as they are...

They're not taking the same approach as they are with publishers and designers, as far as I know. Ravelry relies on pictures from users, so if there's a yarn in need of a picture, and someone has one...
Forum: The Lounge 08-26-2007, 08:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 471
Posted By Vendie
You are entitled a free credit report every year...

You are entitled a free credit report every year now, regardless of whether you suspect ID theft.

I've been using CreditReport.com (mostly b/c I keep forgetting to cancel it), and it was useful for...
Forum: The Lounge 08-25-2007, 12:36 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,498
Posted By Vendie
I just want to say, both as a Mod and a pharma...

I just want to say, both as a Mod and a pharma employee, thanks to everyone for keeping this "hot topic" discussion as civilized as it has been. When I first saw the thread, I was very worried about...
Forum: General Knitting 08-23-2007, 06:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,108
Posted By Vendie
It's more of a fingering weight. It's lovely!...

It's more of a fingering weight. It's lovely! :inlove:
Forum: The Lounge 08-21-2007, 07:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,265
Posted By Vendie
ah, beer's a good idea...if you drink enough, you...

ah, beer's a good idea...if you drink enough, you won't care about the cramps :teehee:

seriously though. :shifty: Heating pads and avoiding caffeine (including chocolate) generally work for me. If...
Forum: The Lounge 08-21-2007, 06:18 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,498
Posted By Vendie
The effectiveness of DTC (direct to consumer) ads...

The effectiveness of DTC (direct to consumer) ads are constantly a topic of debate among those watching the industry. But like Jen said, the pharmaceutical industry is a for profit industry, so...
Forum: The Lounge 08-21-2007, 05:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 667
Posted By Vendie
I was just going to suggest the same thing. He...

I was just going to suggest the same thing. He might have a cataract forming. My mom's dog has got cataracts, but he's much older.
Forum: General Knitting 08-13-2007, 08:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,170
Posted By Vendie
I've been keeping that issue out with me while I...

I've been keeping that issue out with me while I knit as motivation to get my current sweater done. I want to knit that cover sweater sooooo badly, and I even have the yarn for it (chocolatey...
Forum: General Knitting 08-13-2007, 08:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,104
Posted By Vendie
I just checked this project out on Ravelry.com...

I just checked this project out on Ravelry.com (these socks are on my to-do list) and someone mentioned adding an extra repeat to make the socks bigger. She said it worked like a charm. For...
Forum: The Lounge 08-09-2007, 09:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,343
Posted By Vendie
Re: protein vs carbs for...

Re: protein vs carbs for hypoglycemics...

Carbohydrates for the immediate fix - preferably glucose or fruit sugars. Orange juice usually works for me (I'm constantly getting sugar lows). Then, for...
Forum: The Lounge 08-05-2007, 05:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 610
Posted By Vendie
I'm going to move this to the OT forum, but just...

I'm going to move this to the OT forum, but just wanted to :rofl: in sympathy for you! I hate it when that happens!
Forum: General Knitting 08-05-2007, 05:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,606
Posted By Vendie
I just got my first ball of Tofutsies for my...

I just got my first ball of Tofutsies for my birthday (from the one and only Stiney) and I really like it! I'm glad that they're going to introduce some more colors soon! :yay:
Forum: General Knitting 08-05-2007, 02:07 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 7,572
Posted By Vendie
I do believe that's the intention. I don't know...

I do believe that's the intention. I don't know if you'll need to have an account to browse or not.

The only reason why the general public hasn't been able to see Ravelry yet is just b/c of the...
Forum: The Lounge 08-05-2007, 08:33 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,051
Posted By Vendie
I just started reading The Yiddish Policeman's...

I just started reading The Yiddish Policeman's Union by Michael Chabon. Love him. I'm also reading The Memory Keeper's Daughter by Kim Edwards (that was my random airport pick :teehee:). I'm...
Forum: The Lounge 08-05-2007, 08:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 912
Posted By Vendie
It's funny that you find Flickr too tedious...I...

It's funny that you find Flickr too tedious...I was finding Photobucket too tedious :rofl:

I did find the upload process for Flickr tedious, but since I downloaded an uploader (:zombie:), it's...
Forum: General Knitting 08-05-2007, 08:19 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 7,572
Posted By Vendie
Yep that's right. If they opened it up without...

Yep that's right. If they opened it up without having the infrastructure in place to handle the flood of sign-ups, no one would be able to use the site.

They were absolutely NOT expecting the...
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