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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Knifty Knitters! on: January 26, 2010 11:09:40 AM
I just picked up a Knitting boards Tadpole from Joann's a few days ago (75% off because it was missing the knit hook, which I happened to have at home anyway), and have made some decent progress on my first scarf.  I have to say this now though: purling had better get easier, because otherwise, I'm not doing anything on this besides stockingnette. I just did one row of purling, and I'm beat.  Is the only way to accomplish this to hook the yarn from under the row (one at a time)?  It's the only instructions  I've seen for purling, and if there's a better, faster, less yarn-splitting way, I'd love to hear about it.  The biggest issue with purling in regular knitting is moving the yarn back and forth. This... has bigger issues.

That's the only way I know. And some people take better to different types of knitting looms. I know I have a different style of doing things with a nail board vs. a peg board.
2  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Summer fill a flat rate supply swap! sign up 6-25 to 7-6, send out 7-20 on: July 16, 2009 02:58:53 PM
I know my partner rec'd last week but I haven't heard anything from her, so I don't know if she liked anything I sent  *swap anxiety*  Embarrassed 

Busily working on my other two swap crafts and having a fight with an ebay seller, so things are still moving along Smiley

D'oh!  Shocked I forgot to PM you! I got it, and I have the pics - we just got our new computer running! I'm going hope tonight to post them. The dalmatian fabric is AWESOME! Mom and I have already decided to make coats for the dalmatians in it - we think it would be hilarious!
3  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Summer fill a flat rate supply swap! sign up 6-25 to 7-6, send out 7-20 on: July 08, 2009 06:20:10 PM
I shipped today.  I was worried that I wouldn't have enough to fill the box since I don't do any of the crafts my partner had on her "hoping to receive" list, but she did list some other items that, once I got started, quickly filled the box.  So, off it went!  The hardest part was finding the medium sized flat rate shipping boxes that I KNEW I had just ordered and received.

You are too funny!  Grin I missed your pm last night, saw it this morning but found my boss has now blocked craftster  Shocked so I couldn't respond until I got home from work.

Sounds like a fun box to me!
4  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Summer fill a flat rate supply swap! sign up 6-25 to 7-6, send out 7-20 on: July 07, 2009 01:27:26 PM
Oh! I've got some ideas. I've got to pick up my box at the PO since they let me know they were holding one for me.

And I'm sending Friday or Saturday. I want some time to get to know my partner a bit more since she's a first timer.

Her crafts intrigue me! Thanks superhooker for hooking me up with someone who does some *very* interesting crafts!
5  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Summer fill a flat rate supply swap! sign up 6-25 to 7-6, send out 7-20 on: July 07, 2009 11:12:35 AM
thanks superhooker for all the hard work!!

My partner said it all!  Grin
6  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Knifty Knitters! on: June 28, 2009 03:20:16 PM
Hi all! I haven't been active in this thread for awhile but I wanted to say that while I haven't made anything with my looms in awhile, but I have been teaching a ton of new students at the knitting guild I belong to!

Hobby Lobby adding some of the newer nice looms seems to have added some interest to the field. I see a lot of new people on the Yahoo groups as well.
7  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Summer fill a flat rate supply swap! sign up 6-25 to 7-6, send out 7-20 on: June 28, 2009 03:17:52 PM
Just sent in my message. I haven't swapped in awhile, but this is exactly what I need! I have tons of supplies for a lot of different crafts that I would love to swap for stuff I will use quickly.
8  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Knifty Knitters! on: January 28, 2009 10:11:05 AM
It's possible you are the first to think about it! your might want to consider making kits or something....

Haha  I seriously doubt that.  It would be highly unlikely that I, of all people, would have an original idea on something so simple. 

Err...you actually just might! The only people I can think of that have something similar are the Japanese and I can't find the darn link right now. There's is made out of flexible plastic and I have a knockoff that was sold at the dollar store a couple years ago. I like your idea better, though, because the pins are bigger and sturdier. Eliea or Mavans might have the same one.

Sometimes people are complacent, and I know most people just buy the In the Attic Loom.

I know I'd buy the instructions from you for how to make one!  Grin
9  COOKING / Vegetarian / Vegan / Re: what do you wish people told you before you became a vegetarian/vegan on: January 21, 2009 02:12:56 PM
cfbandit you are doing well by only eating meat once a week.  The recommended protein serving for an average adult in the United States is one to two servings of protein a week.  A serving of meat is about the size of a deck of cards.  I don't have to tell anyone how much that number has been skewed over the years.  Has anyone been to Claim Jumper recently? Haha.

Isn't it awful? I was a little shocked the first time someone called me "meat limiting" when that's what my mother told me was normal back in the day.

My big discovery on Xmas vacation was that Ruby Tuesday will let you order off the lunch menu at dinner so you don't have to have one of their monstrosity sized sandwiches for dinner. My mom, me, my sister in law and my grandmother in law all ordered two minis (mixed between the veg ones and the buffalo ones) and the salad bar and the funniest thing happened.

The people sitting in the booth on each side said, almost nearly at the same time  "Is that all you're eating?"

I almost died laughing. I'd rather eat a big flavorful salad than a 1 lb burger dripping in grease and full of all kinds of franken-stuff. Yech!
10  COOKING / Vegetarian / Vegan / Re: what do you wish people told you before you became a vegetarian/vegan on: January 21, 2009 02:07:56 PM
I wish someone would've told me that when you go into the hospital to have a baby, the "vegetarian" meal they offer you immediately after giving birth consists of Jello and chicken broth. AND, if you protest "but, I'm a vegetarian" they will swap out the Jello with a yogurt that contains just as much gelatin.

Once you are allowed solid foods again, you are offered strange combinations like green beans and a faux sausage patty OR carb-city (pancakes and toast).

Not that hospital food is ever good, but with so many different diet considerations that walk through the doors, you would think that they'd at least know what qualifies as a vegetarian meal.

Trust me - I know from *way* too much experience in a hospital - they can't even manage to do food for the simplest medical conditions, much less anything else. I'm a veerrry sensitive diabetic and my blood sugar skyrockets if I don't eat properly. When I was there, I had to constantly turn back half the meal because they'd give me regular sugar Jello, "juice" that was nothing but sugar water, and other horrors. I gave up on it. I eventually learned (thick head) that I could send my husband to the cafeteria to get food for me and it would be much more appropriate.
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