I recently got into a discussion with jMi about the subject of off topic conversation. There are a few problems that come into play. A short list of them would include:
1. Bandwidth 2. Time spent by mods cleaning up the boards. 3. Craftsters upset that their post was deleted. 4. The fact that this is a craft forum, not a chat forum.
I'd like to present my solution, which I feel, solves all of these problems.
We set up a board for off topic conversation that constantly expires according to time. This would mean no work for anyone cleaning it up, no one can be upset because their post was deleted, bandwidth shouldn't be a problem, and although I know this is a craft board, there's been lots of people interested in simply chatting with one another for many reasons. It's been pointed out that there are a million other forums to chat on, but I think Craftsters have a sort of camraderie and would like to expand upon that. jMi said an expiring board was possible and that I should bring it up and see what others think.
So, how do you all feel about it? Is it a good idea? Do you have suggestions as to how it can be better?
I actually have so much thick hair knitting needles are all I can use to put a bun in my hair. I'd been doing it years before I started knitting. Start doing it routinely, watch the looks and smart ass comments you get. It does help to ward off sleazy guys though
I did my first and only shawl on size 15 needles, no fancy stuff---just garter stitch and it took about a week. I'm not trying to scare you off, honest. It's just what happened to me and I'm not a super slow knitter. I don't want you to start it and not finish and be bummed.