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Aug 20, 2011 12:29:26   #
My name is monique, I live in Apple Valley,California, I am unemployed, so I Knit to keep my stress down. I knitting a sun hat, I am finished with the beany know I am trying to knit the bottom.

Aug 20, 2011 12:33:05   #
Welcome, Monique!!

I have been to your fair city = 1981 or so.....lovely place!

Good luck on finding work, too!

Donna Rae
...e/ne Iowa
Nemo wrote:
My name is monique, I live in Apple Valley,California, I am unemployed, so I Knit to keep my stress down. I knitting a sun hat, I am finished with the beany know I am trying to knit the bottom.
Aug 20, 2011 12:52:26   #
Welcome to the forum - Apple Valley is a nice place - I am from San Jose but now live in Oregon.
Aug 20, 2011 14:15:53   #
Hi and welcome.
Aug 21, 2011 10:13:10   #
Wow! You are all bundled up -- and I always think of California as a very warm place. Here (just outside Toronto, Canada) we have been having temperatures in the '90's. I think the weather is getting to be something to be concerned about. Thank goodness for knitting -- keeps your mind off all the bad things that can happen! Good luck to you in finding work.
Aug 21, 2011 13:59:45   #
Hi Monique. We moved here from Apple Valley.Sure miss that sunshine! Welcome from another desert rat.
Aug 21, 2011 14:50:07   #
Susie cue
Hi Monique wecome to the forum is that a hot tub i see
we have one too

susie cue uk
Aug 21, 2011 18:33:36   #
Hello Monique and welcome. It is so nice to meet people from all over the world. I just love this forum.
Aug 22, 2011 01:45:39   #
Check out these patterns for a brim:

You might also put a stiffening agent in a round platter and dip the brim to make the brim stiffer.
Aug 22, 2011 03:44:12   #
Dreamweaver (a regular here)
Welcome from Texas. Being out of work is very stressful. I have been going through some rather trying health concerns for myself and other family members. Without some good yoga and deep breathing and my knitting needles, I don't think I could survive!! There is plenty of encouragement and frienship here. You have a lovely garden to knit in - that should help you relax.... Enjoy
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