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Old 06-29-2010, 09:44 AM   #61
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Originally Posted by cacunn View Post
I was cleaning my den and came across some long stringy stuff that seems to be made of wool. This stringy stuff was wrapped into a ball and looked like hockey pucks only thicker. In the same bag were some long pointy sticks and some pointy sticks with a piece of fishing line or plastic line between the pointy sticks. There were also some of these sticks that looked like they had half a sock on them. Does anyone know what all this stuff is and how it is used?

very interesting.
something tells me you need to take some R&R time and knit!

Silly me, thought I'd have all this time to knit during summer break, I haven't knit 1 thing I wanted to knit this summer. I have made 2 bsj & will go buy yarn for #3 today, made 1 out of blue/green one with pink, yellow and blue & now since the blue/green one is of no use currently I will be making another girly one. sigh.
I really wanted to have a cardigan or 2 done for this fall, that's probably not going to happen. Maybe after the 4th (since we have a big get together) I'll ignor the house and get a cardigan or 2 done, I have the yarn, just not the time. sheesh.
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Old 06-29-2010, 01:06 PM   #62
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Chris!
I'm sure you'll figure out what those are and what they're for.


I came up 3 (two-inch) strips short on my quilt making. So I had to have my mom buy more fabric and mail it to me. I WILL have this quilt top finished by friday, I will I will! (If I can have the top done Friday, I can lay it out and quilt it this Saturday, and next week do the binding, and have it done by the wedding! woo! And then I can go find my own bag of stringy, wooly stuff. I've got half a sweater on some of those weird sticks, and a bit of sock on some other weird sticks, myself.
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Chris, I have a whole drawer full of this stuff, when you figure out what it is let us know. Perhaps the House Elves are playing tricks on us.

Its been too hot to contemplate even holding wool lately. I've been playing Lego Harry Potter on the Wii instead. Problem is I get motion sickness from certain video games, they call it simulator sickness. I can't play it for very long at a time. Hopefully it will get a bit better as I get used to it, at least that is what reading about it led me to believe. I like the game though, only thing is that you have to use your wand for everything and sometimes it doesn't register that you should be able to use a spell on an item so you have to move around until it does!
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I finished the outer squares! woot! (For a broken star, there's 8 big diamonds, made up of 49 little diamonds each, that make up the inner star. Around that are 8 big squares, which in my quilt are made up of 16 little squares. Around that are 24 big diamonds, which I will be able to finish as soon as I get that last fat quarter in the mail; and to finish it out are 8 more big squares and some big triangles - the triangles will just be plain fabric, no little pieces making them up. Although if I have time, I'd like to make the border out of little 2x2 squares (yes, as a matter of fact, I am completely insane. Why do you ask?)
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Working hard on getting rid of this depression. I have reached all over trying to get help and went so far today as to almost admitting myself to hospital. Came home instead, called the Crisis Line and she had some very helpful things to say, the first of which was "get rid of that doctor!!!" Tomorrow, hubby and I are going to get a new doctor. Perhaps then I'll get my life back!
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Julie, I'll bet you're spending more time with the kids than knitting this summer! That's a good thing!

Rache, hope you're not still getting motion sickness from your game! Yuck! That would be enough to make me try another game!

Emily, your quilt sounds amazing! Can't wait to see pics.

Christine, I thought you had found another doctor last month! Lose the guy already! You NEED someone who will take care of your needs!

Speaking of doctors....I ended up in the ER this morning with severe pain. They thought it was kidney stones, but that was negative....Probably severe muscle spasms or a gall bladder attack. Morphine barely touched the pain, so they gave me something stronger that made me really loopy. So my day was shot. At least the pain is better!
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We went to a doc today who sent us away because she was too busy but promised to see us tomorrow. I could not go before now because Dr DumDum had finally (after 6 months of waiting) ordered an appointment with a specialist and I needed that appointments ordered by a doctor or it would have cost me $2,500.00 to have it. Now I am free to choose who I can go to see. We will be at the doc's office tomorrow morning at 8:30 to wait in line to get to her. She is quite popular, so I'm told. A female will be more understanding of me!

Thanks once again for all your support.
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Gina you're right, spending time with the kids & that's more important than anything else! How scary about the ER visit, hope all is well and that pain doesn't come back. Appendix? I didn't have any pain with my appendix, but then again I didn't have labor pain till the id was almost crowning.

Christine hope you get in to see the new doc soon & I hope she is able to understand and help you.

Hope you all have a safe & happy 4th of July! God Bless America, & fast! we need all the help we can get.
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New doc turned us down because she does not want to go to court. She gave me another phone number to call to get a doctor in the area. She agreed I need a change. We shall see. Next week I need to find a doctor!
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Think of Frank in pretty pink boxer shorts with little hearts on them.
They actually make these, I think. If you gave him some, I bet it would make you laugh.
If you can't find any, I can make you some.
Oh, and one of my favorite YouTube videos for your amusement: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2_ryNJVreiY
(it's clean and kid friendly, too, folks: enjoy and share!)

Also, as I'm working at cataloging specimens for the university, I am entering the data into the computer. I finally finished the birds (:m rgreen:) and moved on to mammals.
There is a box labeled "# Shark Attacks" in the mammals section. We aren't really sure how to take it, but I have permission to randomly insert the number twelve in the most unlikely place (perhaps the lion skin? a mouse or shrew? the hedgehog? So many great options...)

We went to Shakespeare in the Park in the Quad Cities. Although the fireworks in the background were distracting, the play made a LOT more sense than the last time I saw it - same place, only about 16 years ago (I was seven). A Midsummer Night's Dream. Fun, but less fun than waterskiing, which is what my brother's up to this weekend.
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