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21  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: What Do You Listen To While Knitting? on: July 02, 2008 10:13:26 PM
i used to listen to tv--dvr'd stuff mostly--but then i ran out of stuff to record and it all got a bit boring. plus, tv can be more on the visual side sometimes--monty python for example--so i think i'm going to start listening to a bunch of podcasts and audiobooks. speaking of which: librivox=BEST THING ANYWHERE ON THE INTERNET EVER. just sayin'.

my contribution: <a href=http://weavecast.com>weavecast</a>, a 'cast about weaving. syne, the lady who runs it, knits, too, so i guess it's relevant? it's awesome, anyway.
22  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: The Stereotypical Knitter on: July 02, 2008 08:47:19 PM
hey, i love this topic, love the idea of making a new stereotype--i'm 20 and freakin' weird, myself, and also i knit--so i'm bumping it back up to the first page.

i read a blog called woven thoughts, which is (duh) about weaving. recently, the lady who writed it mentioned weavers being "invisible" in today's world. which is, to a certain extent, true. (knitters otoh are practically their own demographic--a large section of society, a marketing, marketable, marketable-to force.) a commentor mentioned that perhaps they were invisible because so many of them were post-menopausal women.

pffft ha. *i* weave, too. let's change ALL the crafty stereotypes--in fact, let's drop them. let's just be People Who Craft, not perky pretty preppies or gloomy neo goths or hippie earth mamas or dear old grannies.

people.

edited to add: i just remembered that my username is Grandma Danger. eponysterical.
23  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Finished Sunray Neckwarmer w/ my own handspun on: July 02, 2008 03:40:58 PM
make shawl pins from wire and beads!!

examples:
http://dropstitchknitter.wordpress.com/2007/11/14/so-im-trying-not-to-bore-you/
http://impulsivearts.typepad.com/photos/uncategorized/shawl_pins_on_shawl.jpg
http://www.patternworks.com/products/parts/300417.JPG

...and many more.
24  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: I knitted a buhtfir! on: July 02, 2008 03:35:49 PM
ahaha, i got it, that a buht's fir sittin', before i saw the explanation... i *still* thought you had made a thing actually called a buhtfir. :facepalm:

anyway, it's actually pretty! color and texture are both nice. i think i'd rather use it as a head pillow, myself; it looks too nice fir a buht.
25  FIBER ARTS / Felting: Completed Projects / Re: needle felted presidents on: July 02, 2008 03:27:28 PM
educational AND fun!

also, harrison has a cool punk thing going on there. neat.
26  FIBER ARTS / Felting: Completed Projects / Re: Needle Felted Play Mats on: July 02, 2008 03:19:25 PM
love the marshmallow mouse moushmallow! Cheesy
27  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Re: Sunray Neckwarmer w/ Handspun on: July 01, 2008 01:19:26 PM
pretty pretty! more love from me for the pattern; also, i like the variegation within the larger overall color change. that's cool.
28  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Sweater curse on: June 30, 2008 01:31:16 PM
Ok, here's one: Never knit facing north, lest the knitting fairies come and unravel your work in the night! (silly, but aren't they all?)

no wait, i always knit facing north! that's where the tv is!

but i do like the idea of knitting faeries. goodness knows they've gotten into my projects once or twice.
29  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: sticky needles on: June 30, 2008 01:28:31 PM
actually, i did try rubbing when with dry cloth, girlwithsixarms, but it didn't do anything. it seems like oil might even make it worse, but maybe i'm thinking of the wrong kind of oil?

samistrange--duh! :headdesk: should've thought of that. btw i like your blog's name.
30  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Sweater curse on: June 30, 2008 12:41:41 AM
fwiw, anecdotally speaking, i've seen a lot more "boyfriend sweater curse proven! Sad" posts than "boyfriend sweater curse a MYTH" posts.

i think the way to break it is to make sure you give the sweater to him as a wedding present.

as for other superstitions... oh, i don't know. there's one in theatre about knitting being unlucky onstage, possibly because small acessories are easy for stagehands to trip over in the dark? then there's the one about never, ever setting your knitting down when you're in the middle of a row, for fear that you will pick it up and start knitting the wrong way--back over the partial row you just did, if you see what i mean.

i think it would be fun to make up some superstitions, some silly ones, to frighten the newbies with. and then we'll make our daughters fiber addicts, and one day they'll come to us and say, mom, did you ever hear that you should never knit while eating peanuts!? and you will laugh and say yes, i am the reason for that, in fact. and she will look at you in wide-eyes, childlike wonder before calling the loony crew on you.
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