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Old 03-24-2008, 07:11 PM   #2041
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Old 03-24-2008, 08:08 PM   #2042
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COOL Flame socks!! WOW! DH loves em!
Love the blue ones, too!
Just a quick sec to post. MIL wants help with learning to purl.
Tami, Your birth story made me gasp! That's a story all right!
No time to chat. Trouble-shooting with MIL. She keeps slipping stitches instead of knitting them, then I gotta fix it. I'm trying to teach her to tink and fix her own mistakes, but for now, I'm getting her to RECOGNIZE them! She'll get it....
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Old 03-24-2008, 10:08 PM   #2043
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Holy cow, I can't keep up with you guys! I have been down all weekend with strep- Well, let's be honest, I'm the mom, so I haven't been allowed to be 'down'. Especially since both of my girls have it too! But I've been feeling pretty crappy. The girls are pretty much over it, so they're going back to school tomorrow and I am STAYING HOME ALONE. I haven't gotten any knitting done in the last 4 days either, so hopefully I can get some work done on my socks tomorrow!

I'm glad everyone had a good Easter! Ours wasn't too bad, considering everyone is sick.

All the WIPS and FOs are beautiful!! Nice job!
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I have done row #7 for Simply Cables, woohoo........

Abbily - How's your day ? Feeling better ?

Gina - way to go, MIL ! from me. How wonderful to share the same hobby tog.

Tami - wow, that's something to give birth in a car !

Dustina - Try adding the word "yet" while u crochet ! Love the blue sock, slow down, u r fast, one after another..

Julie - I love bags - big or small. I always carry a big bag if i m with Jayne. Her cardi, water bottle, face towel, tissue and many knots more.....i love crochet or knit my purse for coins, cards, dollar notes.

Nice fiery flame-coloured socks Its late than never !

TK - cant wait to see pics.
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Old 03-24-2008, 10:54 PM   #2045
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Originally Posted by silegose View Post
siameez... I bought the book that is out 2 at once by Melissa morgan-oaks.
I have that from the library!! I'm itching to try it but I'm not going to order any needles to do it with now, because I know it'll just distract me from finishing my current stuff.

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This second shot was taken on the trunk of my car in the direct sunlight. The stitch definition is better and the colour is more accurate in the second picture.
It looks great!!
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OK so last night I got the kids to bed and stayed up to 10 to knit (I'm never up that late so it was a big deal)
Wow! We're night owls!! I can't imagine going to bed at 10 and considering it "late." (You'll note that it's 10:50PM here. I'm planning to knit a bit and watch an episode of Heroes before bed.)
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how do u guys celebrate tis day ?
We're all musicians. (It feels weird to say that, but it's now true, even of the kids!) So our celebration consists of playing as many church services as we possibly can and then trying to rest! My wife played keyboard at another church on Saturday night. Then she did our church's sunrise service and directed the band at the 8:45 service. This one also featured our daughter, singing with the band, and son, on electric guitar. (I felt like such a slacker out in the congregation.) At 11:00AM my daughter (cello) and I (clarinet) played in the instrumental ensemble with the organ and my wife conducted the choir in the big anthem. It was very hectic, but also very wonderful. We spent the afternoon relaxing, and then I cooked dinner.
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Old 03-24-2008, 11:07 PM   #2046
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I m a 2-1 ML supporter now

I used to play clarinet many years ago in school. I dream of playing cello, it is not tat easy available coachin lesson not like piano or violin. Jayne plays piano and is thinking of taking up violin lesson.

As a musician in pro, what do u think (i heard parents in the piano classs discussing about this) of ppl who play piano is very unlikely to play violin cos of the nos. of string and ppl who is a violinist can easily play piano - true of false ?
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As a musician in pro, what do u think (i heard parents in the piano classs discussing about this) of ppl who play piano is very unlikely to play violin cos of the nos. of string and ppl who is a violinist can easily play piano - true of false ?
Well my wife is the only pro ... But I would say, it all depends. In general once you learn one instrument, it's easier to learn a second one. Violin players only have to read one line, on the treble staff, and piano players have to read two clefs and play chords. So it's easier for a pianist to read violin music than to go the other way... but some people will pick it up easier than others. My wife always said the most important thing is the student's motivation--a kid will learn an instrument they like much better than one they don't. So I'd say, go for it and take other people's experiences with a grain of salt.
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Thanks for the advice. I will let the other mothers know abt this. Guess DH has to buy Jayne a violin soon...

I will learn Cello if i can find a teacher
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Old 03-25-2008, 06:48 AM   #2049
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'Morning, All!
Dustinac, those are SO pretty, and thanks for the link! Good grief, I have so many choices for the next sock, it's overwhelming - I want to knit them all! I love the idea of mixing sculptural flowers with the knit socks, as I have been drooling over the felted pocketbook kits you can get that are adorned with sculpted knit flowers and leaves, etc. I may have to try this...
Steve, Wow, you guys are one active crew! My very best friend lives in NYC and used to teach at a school called (I think) Julliard, although I probably have mis-spelled it. Her husband taught music for years and now he's retired, he [i]still [i]teaches at an after-school program for disadvantaged kids who want to learn instruments. She plays violin and his job is playing oboe with the NYC Ballet Orchestra. When they come up to visit, they often bring their instruments and give DH and me and impromptu concert. Lucky, huh? Musical talent is such a wonderful gift!
Well, yesterday I knit quite a bit on DH's sock - I'm trying to use the parts that I like to do and make it all work. First time I've ever not really followed a pattern... I'm roughly using Charlene Schurch's 4-stitch toe-up sock pattern, a figure 8 cast on from Silver's sock class, and my own interpretation of the Stansfield 12 pattern on the instep. I kinda like it so far - I had to do a different color toe and heel 'cause I had just a bit of this red come with the rest of the wool I just got and don't want to waste it. I am going to try to do the heels and cuff tips with it as well, we'll see how far it goes before I run out! Living on the edge, here...
Jenny, awesome story - Today must be the big day for you and little Emily! Good luck and God bless!
Carla - Love that Yarn Porn!!! You've got a great guy, there! That must've been a blast. Can't wait to see what you do with it all!
Christine, Can't wait to see! I haven't done much on them, yet. Maybe more today, now that DH's socks are well underway...
Gina, You are so nice to teach MIL how to do all that; it is so relaxing to knit, that I'm sure she will appreciate it to no end you teaching her how. It IS hard to spot mistakes, especially with certain types of yarn.
Abbily, Hope you feel better very soon - Strep sucks. At least you have some quiet time to rest.
Jackie, can't wait to see the Simply Cables! I did some cables on the tunic vest I just finished, yay!
I couldn't resist showing how Chloe often uses my yarn for a pillow while I knit beside her. (PeaWee is on the back of the couch behind me out of sight).
Here's some pics of what I've been up to - Have a great knitting day, Everyone!
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Great work Devon. I LOVE that tank top!
I'm knitting the foot of sock #1 and it's coming along really well. I can't wait to see the finished product!
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