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Apr 26, 2018 10:48:17   #
My sisters are Grandma, and my mother is GiGi (for Great Grandma).
Apr 26, 2018 10:38:55   #
I always held my crochet hooks like a spoon. My husband's grandmother once commented that it was the funniest way she'd ever seen - but that I also crocheted the fastest she'd ever seen!
Apr 21, 2018 11:45:14   #
Wow! Gorgeous! The colors, the pattern, the workmanship!
Apr 20, 2018 09:30:05   #
Isn't it wonderful when our Dear Hubbys nurture our, hobbies?
Apr 18, 2018 14:00:54   #
'Cuz this is what it looks like these days! Millions of little oak catkins, filled with billions and billions of pollen pods, all vying for my lungs....! šŸ¤£
Apr 18, 2018 12:33:05   #
chemknitter wrote:
Thanks, everyone, for the kind remarks.

Wanted to add another comment here. I decided to take a break from skinny yarn and started a project with worsted weight. Feels as if Iā€™m knitting with rope!

LOL! I know the feeling - I went from cobweb weight to baby blanket weight, back to lace weight. My hands are confused! I had to put away my chiaogoos and break out a cheap (CHEAP!!! as in, tygon IV tubing for cables attached to the needles!) set of bamboo fixed circulars before I could "get a grip" on the lighter yarn! Part of the problem is the yarn is 10% cashmere, 90% cotton - no stretch, no give - particularly compared to the acrylic Lion Brand baby yarn!
Apr 18, 2018 12:17:37   #
You might check those measuring tapes that come with knitting kits, too. I had one where the marked "inches" were 1.25" long!
Apr 17, 2018 22:39:10   #
Oh my! We were such an incorrigible lot! šŸ¤£šŸ˜‚šŸ¤£
Apr 16, 2018 23:26:55   #
Oh, goodness! Some of these remind me of other childhood antics I was involved in! Like.... catching some fish at the Rod & Gun Club, where my parents shared a cabin (built by my Grandpa) with my uncles. We wanted to keep it as a "pet", so dragged an old, 3' diameter steel pail down to the beach and filled it with water, dropping the fish in. We then dragged the pail back to the cabin, unaware that it was leaking. We stashed our "pet" under the front of the cabin (which was raised high enough we could walk under it), and went in for supper. The adults complained of an odd smell.... we went outside where they found our "pet", very much dead and dry... we were crushed it was gone; they were "disturbed" (to say the least!) that we had left it under the cabin!

Another time (about the time we put the garter snakes in the neighbors grill), the neighbor boys convinced me that spaghetti was really just boiled earthworms. They showed me - placing one in the palm of their hands and rubbing them down their chins as though they were eating them. So....I grabbed one from the pan and popped it in my mouth. And crinkled up my face, because that bad boy was BITTER! Not like any spaghetti I'd ever had before, LOL! I was so gullible!
Apr 16, 2018 11:39:12   #
My sister and I (4 & 5 at the time) used to play with the boys next door (same ages). Well, the neighbors got a new barbecue - the type with a pipe coming up from the ground, with the BBQ spinning on top.. we had caught a lot of garter snakes and needed a place to "save" them while we went to in the BBQ they went! Of course, we forgot about them until their Mom went out to start dinner that evening! EVERYONE heard her shrieks!
Apr 16, 2018 11:10:01   #
Yes...funny how we're all so different! I taught myself to knit via this forum, youTube and a couple videos 4 years ago, and I pass on patterns WITHOUT charts! If it's something I really like, I'll chart it out from the written, but generally avoid the "uncharted territories".
Apr 16, 2018 10:56:27   #
In addition to finding out "where in the world" everyone is from, I'm also impressed/astonished at the age range of members! There is such a wealth of information and wisdom on this forum, I can't wait to start my day with it!
Apr 15, 2018 10:39:49   #
tmvasquez wrote:
I thought the 40 pounds came with menopause. I guess that is age related too.šŸ˜‰

See? Wiser already! šŸ˜‰
Apr 14, 2018 13:54:23   #
My Dear Hubby puts the onus of this disaster right on Putin - he "guaranteed" to Obama that he'd get rid of/take care of the chemical weapons stashes in Syria. Well, we now know his "disposal" method.

Second, we DID/DO have evidence of chlorine gas and a nerve agent being used. They haven't directly linked sarin gas in the mix, but it was definitely gas warfare. That's why the R&D and storage facilities were targeted.
Apr 14, 2018 13:31:40   #
Definitely! If you like a design, incorporate it with what you have into what you want! I've seen shawl patterns that, knit with the right bamboo or cotton yarn, would make gorgeous table cloths; and fine shawls that, with a heavier yarn, make wonderful baby blankets. One of the first things I caught onto in knitting - adding repeats to widen or lengthen!
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