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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: knitting a hat with 29" circular needles? on: November 28, 2011 10:43:40 PM
All this is why I love me some "two circulars" rather than "magic loop". But that's just me.

And it doesn't help you at all unless you have doubles of the circulars you need to use.
2  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Am I Alone Here? on: November 21, 2011 08:43:40 AM
I have a short attention span, my ability to do other things at the same time as knitting is directly proportional to how complicated the pattern is. Like anything else, knitting while doing something else is one of those things that comes with time. And for some people, it may never really come at all. We all have different skill sets and abilities.
3  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Gah! Stuck for a knitty gift for a manly guy! on: November 21, 2011 08:39:45 AM
I'm wicked late on this reply. But I had to chime in as a guy and point out that I'd rather have a hat or scarf than a dishcloth. Of the listed options, wrist warmers are the only other thing I'd have a use for. But that' s because my workshop is cold and I wear them when working there in the winter.
4  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Magic Loop Knitting Aid on: January 04, 2011 11:54:14 AM
I was confused as well when I first saw the post. But the important part is the OP is a "sock" knitter (at least as far as this post is concerned) and thus is probably doing two socks at a time via magic loop. Hence, the two balls of yarn to keep separate.

I myself use magic loop for various things. But I have exactly zero interest in knitting socks. So I wasn't sure why someone would think a bag was an "aid" of any sort for ML. But if you are a 2 at a time sock knitter, it makes sense.
5  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Pointy elf hats for my boys on: January 04, 2011 11:49:11 AM
Thanks for your kind words everyone!
6  Washington / Washington: West / Re: Bellingham - Whatcom, WA craft/knit/fabric guide on: January 03, 2011 11:38:10 PM
Added a couple of 2011 updates. Nothing huge.
7  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Pointy elf hats for my boys on: January 03, 2011 09:39:14 PM

Haven't gotten to post on craftster for a long time. But at least I've got a little something to show off.

Finished a couple of pointy hats for the boys. Now if I could just get the little one to keep his on. Pattern is called "meathead" but I can't remember where I found it. I think it's in a book somewhere. Yarn is Lamb's Pride Bulky and the smaller hat was knit on 11's and the larger on 13's. I think next time I'm going to try and use magic loop to knit them in the round so I can avoid sewing them up.
8  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Discussion and Questions / Anyone have a "learning tower" kitchen stand for kids? on: September 21, 2009 11:15:47 AM
So, my wife REALLY wants one of these:


She has visions of our son helping her in the kitchen as she helped her mom. Given our son't attention span and dislike of being still, I am doubtful that it will work. But I like to make her happy. However, ~$175 is more than a I want to pay for something like this. Especially since we're watching the budget these days like so many people. So I'm going to build her one from scratch.

However, since I haven't ever seen one in person, I'm trying to figure a few things out. If someone here has one of these and you've got a few minutes for a favor, I would really appreciate helping me with these two questions.

1. How thick is the wood that the tower is made of? It looks like somewhere between 1/2 and 3/4 of an inch. If I had to guess, I would guess in between those two at 5/8. But that's just a guess. If you could take a second to measure, that would really help me.

2. What does the underside of the platform look like? I can't figure out how the platform attaches to the height adjustment notches. It appears that there are just two 1 inch dowels running across. But I'd love to be able to see for myself. If there is any way that you could take a photo of the underside of the platform, that would be amazing.

Thanks in advance!


9  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Crafty Business Discussion / Re: Josh from photo.net is our next interviewee! on: May 08, 2009 09:07:31 AM
Hi folks.

I've been a photographer for.....hmm...I guess it depends on when you start counting. But I've been feeding myself and putting a roof over my head with photography for coming up on 10 years now. As was noted, I run photo.net and deal with those crazies and all their questions and obsessions about  camera functions.

Am I a crafter myself? Somewhat. I have learned to knit in the past 6 months, which has been fun. I've made some hats for my baby and scarves for my wife's cold neck. I know my way around a sewing machine and a fabric store a lot better than most guys due to my mother/grandmother insisting that I learn at least the basics of sewing. Which, I admit, has come in handy over the years and is something I will probably insist that my own son learn. I've done a little screenprinting and I have a die cut sticker plotter that I have been messing around with recently.

Look forward to being able to help people get better photos of their crafts. If there is one thing that will turn people off from buying something, it's a crappy photo.
10  COOKING / Recipes and Cooking Tips / Re: Best mini-cupcake pan? on: February 16, 2009 06:56:53 PM
I ended up picking up a silicone one from a closeout store for $10 today. We'll see how that goes.
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