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Forum: General Knitting 02-06-2006, 03:29 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,073
Posted By Nomad
Ahhh, tea - my favourite beverage! :inlove: I...

Ahhh, tea - my favourite beverage! :inlove:

I grew up taking it with milk & sugar. Where I'm from it's the universal cure for everything.... Fallen & grazed your knee? Have a cup of tea & it'll...
Forum: General Knitting 02-03-2006, 02:40 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,663
Posted By Nomad
I know this thread is mostly about internal US...

I know this thread is mostly about internal US flights, but in case anyone is flying international I thought I would add that the carry-on status of needles (or anything else for that matter) is up...
Forum: General Knitting 01-29-2006, 11:14 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,031
Posted By Nomad
I have a slightly different reason for having...

I have a slightly different reason for having more than 1 project on the go at the same time - I often take my knitting to the bar/restaurant that we expats hang out at, and I can only do 'easy'...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 01-28-2006, 01:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,915
Posted By Nomad
What a beautiful colour! :inlove: Your friend...

What a beautiful colour! :inlove:

Your friend will love the hat
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 01-28-2006, 12:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,602
Posted By Nomad
Thanks you all - yes, the hat is VERY warm, I was...

Thanks you all - yes, the hat is VERY warm, I was sweating just taking the photo! But since our temps reached -30F last week :shock: a warm hat is exactly what's required.

This particular pattern...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 01-28-2006, 11:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,602
Posted By Nomad
2 FOs!! Hat & Dishcloth

Firstly, thank you Kirochka - I want to the sewing store today for a tapestry needle & sure enough it was "игла гобеленовые" :D

So I managed to weave in the ends on the dishcloth I made to learn...
Forum: Pattern Central 01-24-2006, 09:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,987
Posted By Nomad
Phew! For a moment then I thought maybe I'd...

Phew! For a moment then I thought maybe I'd wandered into entirely the wrong forum :roflhard:
Forum: Pattern Central 01-24-2006, 09:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,987
Posted By Nomad
Well sheesh - that'd be way too sensible for me. ...

Well sheesh - that'd be way too sensible for me. Next you'll be suggesting I knit a swatch :roflhard:
Forum: Pattern Central 01-24-2006, 08:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,987
Posted By Nomad
Thanks - yes, it was Amy's video that gave me the...

Thanks - yes, it was Amy's video that gave me the notion to try double knitting (so it'll be all her fault when it goes totally wrong!)

I think I'm OK on charting too - surely my engineering degree...
Forum: Pattern Central 01-24-2006, 08:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,987
Posted By Nomad
Pattern for scarf using double knitting?

I'd like to try double knitting & I think it'd make a great warm scarf for a man with the neat stockinette stitch and some kind of manly(!) design. I'd also like to experiment with making my own...
Forum: General Knitting 01-22-2006, 04:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 960
Posted By Nomad
Thanks for the suggestions. Ebay is a no-no...

Thanks for the suggestions. Ebay is a no-no because I can't use PayPal with a Ukraine billing address for my credit cards. It's a royal PITA. So I went via Knitpicks since they had free...
Forum: General Knitting 01-21-2006, 07:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 960
Posted By Nomad
Where to buy Denise Interchangeables online

Yay! A colleague is going to the US on vacation & he's offered to transport some items back for me... so I've decided to take the opportunity to get another set of interchangeables to allow me to do...
Forum: General Knitting 01-17-2006, 12:25 PM
Replies: 7,414
Views: 1,404,544
Posted By Nomad
I'm a contracts administrator for a huge...

I'm a contracts administrator for a huge construction company - we build 'mega projects': power plants, airports, gas refineries etc.

Actually TN & Ukraine are 2 of the most similar places - in both...
Forum: General Knitting 01-17-2006, 10:59 AM
Replies: 7,414
Views: 1,404,544
Posted By Nomad
I've been posting a while but never formally...

I've been posting a while but never formally introduced myself - sorry :oops:

I'm British - brought up in south-east England but I've spent the last 9.5 yrs moving with my career. So I've also...
Forum: General Knitting 01-17-2006, 10:26 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,512
Posted By Nomad
I learnt to knit English method about 25 years...

I learnt to knit English method about 25 years ago if not more - taught by my mother. When I decided to take it up again recently I made the conscious decision to use Continental method as my RH...
Forum: How-to Questions 12-25-2005, 09:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 998
Posted By Nomad
:thinking: I don't pretend to *know* the answer...

:thinking: I don't pretend to *know* the answer but I'd imagine it depends on how long it'll be before you felt. If it's almost done I think the stain will come up with felting i.e. washing - but...
Forum: General Knitting 12-24-2005, 01:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,064
Posted By Nomad
OK, here's the yarn porn :lol:

OK, here's the yarn porn :lol:
Forum: General Knitting 12-24-2005, 12:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,064
Posted By Nomad
No, it's me - getting used to the norms on this...

No, it's me - getting used to the norms on this forum. I'll try & dig out my camera...
Forum: General Knitting 12-24-2005, 12:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,102
Posted By Nomad
Living in Ukraine, the eggs are my present of...

Living in Ukraine, the eggs are my present of choice for everyone! One of my co-workers has a friend that paints them - they're just spectacular :inlove: I particularly like the church ones because...
Forum: General Knitting 12-24-2005, 12:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,064
Posted By Nomad
I live in the town that was built to house the...

I live in the town that was built to house the workers from Chernobyl after the accident meant the original town had to be deserted. It was therefore a 'closed' town in Soviet times - so everyone...
Forum: General Knitting 12-24-2005, 09:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,064
Posted By Nomad
Thanks. I'll definitely felt a test swatch -...

Thanks.

I'll definitely felt a test swatch - since I have a front-loading European washing machine, and no dryer, I figured I'd have to experiment anyway to work out how to felt.

Hmm, sock yarn,...
Forum: General Knitting 12-24-2005, 06:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,064
Posted By Nomad
What can I do with these yarns?

I actually found a yarn shop in town today! Very exciting - it was behind a door that I'd never tried before since it had no sign. Luckily my Russian teacher's mother is a knitter so she told me...
Forum: General Knitting 12-24-2005, 04:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,793
Posted By Nomad
I'm glad you posted this question, because I was...

I'm glad you posted this question, because I was about to ask the same thing! I learnt to knit as a child with the English method (not surprising since I'm English!) and always knitted very tight. ...
Forum: General Knitting 12-23-2005, 03:57 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 11,097
Posted By Nomad
I am Christian but not devout. I live alone so I...

I am Christian but not devout. I live alone so I don't get a tree for myself & my family are all in the UK so we don't get together. We don't even send cards or gifts as the shipping costs more...
Forum: General Knitting 12-21-2005, 01:56 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,494
Posted By Nomad
Yes, I assumed that metal point things were...

Yes, I assumed that metal point things were verboten. However, now that TSA has relaxed US rules I intend to ask at check-in next week. That way I can shove the needles into my checked luggage if...
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