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Old 02-18-2013, 05:54 PM   #11
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Marina1109-this is also a great tutorial. What did we ever do before the internet and YouTube?
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Old 02-18-2013, 06:10 PM   #12
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So I looked at this video, and maybe I'm dense, but I couldn't figure out why you would need 2 needles for a small item. I guess my original dilemma is solved by the Magic Loop method, and since I couldn't wait for the new KP cables and tips to come, I got a 29" circular needle at local craft store. So, in using magic loop, it doesn't really matter what size the cables are, right? As long as they are larger than 16 inches or so. I was having a hard time picturing how to join a 22" circumference on a larger needle (can you tell that geometry wasn't my best subject?) This set I got today has acrylic tips, so I'm imagining they are more slippery than the bamboo ones I've been using. I tried metal ones, and they gave me the "skeeves;" when the tips cross it's like fingernails on a chalkboard.
I also picked up more yarn today, and am imagining DH's chagrin that I am suddenly accumulating yarn like a squirrel getting ready for winter. Perhaps we'll need a separate storage shed for it all? LOL.

Also ran across the thread about credit card hacking with KnitPicks, but I used PayPal, so hopefully I am OK as far as that goes.
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Old 02-18-2013, 06:13 PM   #13
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Also ran across the thread about credit card hacking with KnitPicks, but I used PayPal, so hopefully I am OK as far as that goes.
What thread are you referring to?
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Old 02-18-2013, 06:28 PM   #14
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Oops! My bad! the thread I was referring to was on Ravelry. Under Knitting News and Events. I guess a lot of KnitPicks customers had their credit card info stolen and some had charges placed illegally. This happened in the past couple of weeks.
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Old 02-18-2013, 07:38 PM   #15
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Would you please link to the thread? I don't know how I'd go abut finding it. I had fraudulent activity on my acct. and don't know how it happened. Maybe the dates will coincide. TIA
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So I looked at this video, and maybe I'm dense, but I couldn't figure out why you would need 2 needles for a small item.
Some people don't like ML or using dpns, this is just another option. The 29" circs might be a little short for a full 2 loop ML, but you can use the single loop version.
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Old 02-18-2013, 09:26 PM   #17
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Magic loop is all I use for circular knitting unless it's a very small diameter smaller than socks.
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Would you please link to the thread? I don't know how I'd go abut finding it. I had fraudulent activity on my acct. and don't know how it happened. Maybe the dates will coincide. TIA
Here's the link:

http://www.ravelry.com/discuss/needl...475546/1-25#12
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Would you please link to the thread? I don't know how I'd go abut finding it. I had fraudulent activity on my acct. and don't know how it happened. Maybe the dates will coincide. TIA
Yikes! I've just been reading up on the link she posted and it's not good news. I'll have to double check with Mr. Rie, but I will probably cancel my card just in case. My credit union has changed their rules regarding what they will and won't cover when a number is stolen.
Mr. Rie's card number was stolen from a gas station pump by a gang that got hundreds of people's number in one or two nights. They install super thin readers inside the pump's reader and so it's really hard to know what's what.
Anyhoo, our bank told him that was his one-time fraud reimbursement and they wouldn't give him back any money next time. Most of the approximately $2000 in charges happened online in a matter of minutes originating from computers in Russia. Strange how the world works, huh?

I have been meaning to start using a gift VISA card system for online purchases and just haven't done it yet. Yeesh, I always learn my lessons the hard way.
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When i first started buying stuff online, i would send 2 separate emails w/ half the credit card info on one and half on the other. then I started using PayPal, and most sites will take that. i haven't heard of any problems with them (yet!) Computer hackers get ever more clever, don't they? When I'm at the ATM I always try to shield the keypad with my hand in case there's a teeny camera somewhere, but you can't think of everything. Where there's money involved, crooks will spend endless effort in order to think of ways to get it.
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