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Forum: Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 06-17-2013, 11:18 PM
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Posted By jess_hawk
Thanks, Cyndi! In my family, we just used...

Thanks, Cyndi!
In my family, we just used scissors to do that job.
There's also a couple of tiny little crochet hooks in that pile
Forum: Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 06-16-2013, 04:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,243
Posted By jess_hawk
Not such a bad weekend after all!

So a couple of weekends ago I went out with friends and had a terrible time. Finally got back to my own home at 3am, looking forward to getting up at 6 to drive to Des Moines and look at houses with...
Forum: Knit-Alongs 01-04-2012, 12:16 AM
Replies: 420
Views: 75,743
Posted By jess_hawk
Happy New Year everyone! Congratulations for...

Happy New Year everyone! Congratulations for retirements, weddings, new jobs, etc.

My current knitting project is a baby blanket for my friend's daughter. She was due Jan. 1, but decided to be born...
Forum: The Lounge 12-31-2011, 03:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 895
Posted By jess_hawk
A knitter's challenge for politicians

Firstly, I don't want this thread to wander off into the territory of candidates and issues. I'm from Iowa, and while I'm told that the rest of the country is tired of hearing about us and our...
Forum: The Lounge 12-15-2011, 01:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,464
Posted By jess_hawk
I have one sweater that I've knitted for myself,...

I have one sweater that I've knitted for myself, which gets that reaction. And my favorite hat often does, too. It makes me feel so proud of myself!

...but I can't find that hat :(
Forum: The Lounge 12-13-2011, 02:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,887
Posted By jess_hawk
Just to confound my master plan... baby Lilly was...

Just to confound my master plan... baby Lilly was born Saturday.
Forum: The Lounge 12-08-2011, 02:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,825
Posted By jess_hawk
I wouldn't say that the situation is reversed:...

I wouldn't say that the situation is reversed: certainly I find myself and my female friends facing a lot of this behavior from men - both older generations and my own age... and even younger guys!,...
Forum: The Lounge 12-07-2011, 05:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,887
Posted By jess_hawk
My mom made my brother and I each a...

My mom made my brother and I each a cross-stitched bible passage for our first communions.
Of course, we received them for confirmation.

I'm working on a baby blanket for my best friend's...
Forum: The Lounge 12-03-2011, 10:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,887
Posted By jess_hawk
When I knit Christmas gifts, I think about the...

When I knit Christmas gifts, I think about the person I'm knitting for while I'm knitting, and all the wonderful things that make me care about that person (or if I'm knitting for a charity, I think...
Forum: The Lounge 12-03-2011, 10:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,825
Posted By jess_hawk
Can I hug the man who wrote that? :hug: And can...

Can I hug the man who wrote that? :hug:

And can I get someone to beat some of the men (and a few women) in my life over the head with it? In particular my father? mmmkay thanks.
Forum: Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 10-29-2011, 06:29 PM
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Views: 1,668
Posted By jess_hawk
Combining wool and silk

I have some silk hankies that I'd like to blend with some of my Jacob wool roving.
Is there a simple way to do this that doesn't require me to re-comb the fiber?
Forum: Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 08-16-2011, 09:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 16,694
Posted By jess_hawk
Thanks for the link! I've been in search of a...

Thanks for the link! I've been in search of a good diagram on how to make a flyer. Thinking of making an extra-small functional wheel when I finish my current woodworking project (a guitar)
Forum: Knit-Alongs 08-16-2011, 09:30 PM
Replies: 420
Views: 75,743
Posted By jess_hawk
Chris - AWESOME! WOO! Christine - Good to hear...

Chris - AWESOME! WOO!
Christine - Good to hear from you! Hope all is well with your dh!

Knit some baby socks (sorry no pics) for my cousin's son, but haven't gotten much knitting done. I have,...
Forum: Knit-Alongs 07-22-2011, 03:21 PM
Replies: 420
Views: 75,743
Posted By jess_hawk
Hello socksters! Went in search of a LYS...

Hello socksters!

Went in search of a LYS yesterday to get baby yarn. I promised Amanda something for her baby; I also am knitting a "sun hat" for my cousin's son. Possibly making baby socks with...
Forum: Knit-Alongs 06-20-2011, 09:36 PM
Replies: 420
Views: 75,743
Posted By jess_hawk
Hi Gina! Glad your son is marrying a good girl....

Hi Gina!

Glad your son is marrying a good girl. We went to a wedding this last weekend, of a neighbor a year older than me. The dad cried. My parents and their friends were all commenting on...
Forum: Knit-Alongs 04-25-2011, 06:32 PM
Replies: 420
Views: 75,743
Posted By jess_hawk
Rache, I have a nook color and like it a lot. I...

Rache, I have a nook color and like it a lot. I still read hard copy books a lot, but the nook is nice particularly when traveling.
Forum: Knit-Alongs 04-18-2011, 11:25 PM
Replies: 420
Views: 75,743
Posted By jess_hawk
Awww! Such a beautiful baby, Julie!

Awww! Such a beautiful baby, Julie!
Forum: Knit-Alongs 04-17-2011, 10:39 PM
Replies: 420
Views: 75,743
Posted By jess_hawk
Good to hear, Gina! I'm glad Julie and Family...

Good to hear, Gina! I'm glad Julie and Family are doing well, and yourself too!
I've been very busy with school work, but I do check in here once in a while.
Forum: Knit-Alongs 04-04-2011, 11:30 PM
Replies: 420
Views: 75,743
Posted By jess_hawk
Awesome pics, Julie! I've been wanting to knit...

Awesome pics, Julie!
I've been wanting to knit recently - I'm thinking of opening an etsy store and selling hats - but haven't had the time. I must not knit until I've finished my proposal and my...
Forum: Knit-Alongs 03-17-2011, 03:52 PM
Replies: 420
Views: 75,743
Posted By jess_hawk
Yay!

Yay!
Forum: Knit-Alongs 03-12-2011, 12:57 PM
Replies: 420
Views: 75,743
Posted By jess_hawk
Yay! Glad all went well! Give her my best...

Yay! Glad all went well! Give her my best wishes if you talk to her, Chris!
Forum: Knit-Alongs 03-09-2011, 08:23 PM
Replies: 420
Views: 75,743
Posted By jess_hawk
Prayers for Christine! of course! And thanks for...

Prayers for Christine! of course! And thanks for the update, Chris.

It seems that although posting has slowed down, many of the ASKAL regulars still pop in; so if you get stuck, just ask! We'll get...
Forum: Knit-Alongs 02-23-2011, 06:20 PM
Replies: 420
Views: 75,743
Posted By jess_hawk
Hope you're feeling better, Gina! Julie - yay! ...

Hope you're feeling better, Gina!
Julie - yay!

My attitude towards FB is, I want to choose who gets what information about me, and when. If it's good news, I want to squee about it with my girl...
Forum: Knit-Alongs 02-19-2011, 12:07 PM
Replies: 420
Views: 75,743
Posted By jess_hawk
Facebook: the new opium of the masses. ...

Facebook: the new opium of the masses.

(facebook is just not my favorite way to communicate) but I may friend you anyway.
Forum: Knit-Alongs 02-03-2011, 10:12 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 10,268
Posted By jess_hawk
Especially for felting blankets, it's really...

Especially for felting blankets, it's really quite easy. Basically you have to have 100% wool (or alpaca, angora, etc.) that isn't superwash. You knit up your item. It's best to not use a really...
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