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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: chemo caps vs. slouchy hats? on: October 08, 2010 03:17:01 PM
I knit a couple different styles for my sis in law when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. The one she liked the best was one that covered her whole head and had a little brim on it, because she could grab it and slap it on anytime she was going out. It went with everything, she always felt cute wearing it, and it didn't make her feel like a cue ball.

on the other hand, I have heard that some people like to have hats to sleep in because their heads get cold, and this is where I think I'd like something close fitting that wasn't going to shift around! So I don't think there is any one "right" way to make a chemo cap, and it probably depends a lot on the person and how they're going to wear it.
2  HOME SWEET HOME / Exterior Decorating / Yard Art / Gardening: Discussion and Questions / Re: Cheap Containers for Herbs. Will this work? on: April 17, 2009 11:19:01 AM
I just wanted to say, I don't know if it will work but it sounds very cool!
3  HOME SWEET HOME / Exterior Decorating / Yard Art / Gardening: Discussion and Questions / Re: My kitties eat everything... including my herbs on: April 17, 2009 11:15:59 AM
I got mine at a pet store, in the small animal section.
4  HOME SWEET HOME / Exterior Decorating / Yard Art / Gardening: Discussion and Questions / Re: My kitties eat everything... including my herbs on: April 13, 2009 06:58:41 PM
I've got a pretty good kitty-proof setup going on my counter. I have seeds started for my garden under a grow light because my house is so dark, and around that I've got one of those little pet gates that you can set up for guinea pigs to play in the grass outside. It's like a wire fence and it hooks into a circle around my plants. With the grow light over them, that blocks them from above.
5  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Would you knit this? (or wear it ?) on: June 13, 2008 05:48:21 AM
I love that! I would totally wear it! I kind of want to do it as a really intricate rectangular lace stole and then put long sleeves on the ends. But I like it as is too. I love the way it wraps, that's so inspiring.
6  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Hhh... I think I'm cured of commissions forever on: June 02, 2008 05:16:11 PM
So an acquaintance at work has always complimented me on my knitting and seemed very admiring of the things I've made. A few months ago he asked if I would make his wife something for her birthday and he mentioned a few things of mine that I've made that he thought she'd like. He of course offered to pay me for materials and my time.

So I got a little excited about the prospect of knitting for an appreciative audience. I bought a fantastic pattern for a lace scarf (Mimknit's Flutter Scarf - highly recommend) and some beautiful laceweight zephyr in the wife's favorite color. It was a tiny, tiny, tiny gauge, and a very long and repetitive process. The joy was gone after about 12 inches, but I made it to 60. It took me a solid five weeks of dedicated evening knitting. It turned out like a work of art. I was so proud of it. Everyone I showed it to admired it.

When I presented it to the acquaintance, he told me how "nice" it was. He asked how much he owed me, and I smiled and shrugged it off, and downplayed the cost of the materials. I didn't even mention how much time I spent on it. He said, "Okay, thanks! I'll send you a little something."

About a week later, I found a $20 bill folded inside a note on my desk that said "Thanks again!"

$20 barely covered the cost of materials. You couldn't have even bought that same scarf in a department store for $20.

So I feel used and taken advantage of, but I know it's my own fault. I'm just annoyed with myself. Anyone ever have a letdown like that, or am I just incredibly gullible?

7  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Anybody have harmony interchangable knitting needles on: June 02, 2008 04:59:32 PM
I have them, and I love them. I decided not to buy the set because I know there are certain sizes I just never use, so I bought my favorite sizes plus a whole bunch of different sized cables. They're really, really beautiful and fantastic. I really can't say enough about them.
8  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Happy New Year! new magknits is out!!!! on: January 02, 2008 08:48:08 AM
I've queued Bliss... I love that texture for a baby blanket.
9  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Homemade apple "pi" :-) on: November 16, 2007 06:10:46 AM
It would probably be even easier to do in crochet -- you should try it!
10  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Homemade apple "pi" :-) on: November 12, 2007 06:06:54 PM
The banana guard is so very wrong! I have to have one.
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