Rio Grande on Northland Drive - may have changed its name though. Steak - typical meat and potatoes.
Gosh it just shows how styles change!. My 3 boys (now 42, 40 and 32) all wore lacy cardigans and matinee jackets far more fancy than this one!
Thank you everyone. I've decided to do #3 using a smaller circular needle and if that is successful I will then do #4. I'll let you know how I get on and if all else fails there's always #1.
Good suggestion JTM. Thanks :-)
If I selected #1 this is a multiple volunteers project and many have been successfully completed. I could send what I have 'asis' and maybe a better knitter than I could sort it out.
I hate giving up but it's stressing me out and I can't do any other projects while this is hanging around.
Thanks for your suggestion.
I do find the dark color difficult to work with and even bought one of those round the neck magnifiers. I volunteered myself :-) Must admit I am leaning towards #4. Thanks for your input.
What would you do?
I volunteered to knit a Gansey sweater for a charity. They supplied the yarn and pattern. The yarn is dark navy very fine wool. It's knitted in the round on 2.75 needles, front and back the same. All went well till I arrived at the 'patterned' part (almost a yoke) and I'm really struggling as no two rows are the same except for 6 panels of 2 or 6 stitches, so I'm having a problem 'setting' the design. These are my alternatives:
1. Give up and return the yarn?
2. Tink back to the start of the complicated piece - danger of dropped stitches?
3. Add a lifeline and undo back to start of complicated piece (never previously done a lifeline but I'll find out how on YouTube)?
4. Knit a sample piece in thicker and lighter colored yarn to understand the design?
5. Center panel is fine so just continue as I am and hope the design sorts itself out?
What would you do?
Thanks for any suggestions.
I think it was "Britain's Coastal Railways"
Acorn TV tends to have a lot of 'older' British shows but every now and then throws in a newer one.
WE (my husband and 2 children) moved here in 1984 so fairly recent immigrants. Had another child born here and all of us except our middle son are now citizens. When the youngest was born here I called the British embassy asking about what passport we should get him (we were still using our British ones at the time as we were still "Resident Aliens" we were told to do nothing to harm his American citizenship and that he would always be allowed into the UK because we were British.
As a child living in Barmouth we would often take the ferry over to Fairbourne and every time we did it would rain! :-)
I just watched a programme ostensibly about coastal railways in Great Britain. Hosted by the actress Julie Walters who travels on the coastal railways. The last episode #4 is North Wales and she rides the Cambrian Coast route. She travels through and gets off the train at a small village called Llwyngwril where she takes a look at the Yarn Bombing in the village. The yarn bombing was mentioned on KP almost 2 years ago, where the character "Gwril" was introduced to us all, subsequently they also had the theme of the Pied Piper.
If you're able to watch the show I'm sure you'll enjoy it, not only for the Yarn Bombing segment but the beautiful scenery through which she travels including my old home town of Barmouth.
Similar thing happened to us. Thought it was the smoke detector but no. Then figured out it was the carbon monoxide detector which although is mains operated has a back up battery. we looked on the back of the detector where it stated that the device had a life of 7 years (I think) and after that period there would be a beeping lasting 30 seconds every few minutes. We bought a new carbon monoxide detector.
I also agree with you Lindajoy.
To Katanamama : I too have a a free (work) supplemental health insurance (I was a teacher) I'm also on Medicare for which $120 is taken off my social security check monthly. There is still a charge for office visits and co-pay for prescriptions. I recently visited Canada (5 week trip) and realized I didn't have enough insulin so I popped into a Canadian pharmacy and asked if they could supply me with Insulin or would they need my doctor to Fax my prescription. The pharmacist looked at my bottle and immediately sold me a replacement for $20 LESS than I pay here in the US with Medicare, Supplemental insurance and a co-pay
In the Uk there is NO charge for a doctors appointments or hospitalization. In Wales is if you are a child or a senior citizen there's NO charge for prescriptions either.
If your ailment is 'just' a quality of life issue you may have to wait for surgery, but if you have a life threatening problem that is dealt with speedily.
"Don't powder in public" one so true even today-shame more people don't follow that rule. I was forever trying to get my high school students to take care of personal stuff like that in the bathroom.