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Mar 23, 2018 12:51:20   #
Jackie t wrote:
Hi everyone, I am so happy to have come across this site, it was my first stop. It looks very friendly so I hope to make a few friends with the same hobbies and interests as me. Can anyone tell me what is the best dk wool for making a large doll with.TY

Welcome from UK Jackie - surely you haven't been lurking here since 2012 ? (I expect Admin have got your joining date wrong) I also like WI yarn for most things.
Mar 23, 2018 05:36:53   #
no1girl wrote:
we don't have to identify ourselves.......... just as well I have no driver's not a passport/ they simply cross us off the book

Sounds like you have the same system as us. We get sent a ballot card (which we don't need to take with us) Just go in, tell them your name and they cross you off the list and give you your ballot paper. We can also apply for postal voting or a proxy vote. I admire your country for having compulsory voting.
Mar 22, 2018 08:47:07   #
Not been inside a yarn store for over 10 years - doesn't stop me having hide my stash..........
Mar 20, 2018 06:33:51   #
Interesing site - thanks, liked the look of some of the recipes. A question - does ANYONE know why Americans saying canning whereas we say bottling? When I first came on to KP (2011) I really thought American housewives had domestic canning facilities (ie putting food in to cans for preserving).......sad I know!
Mar 20, 2018 06:23:32   #
Nanxy wrote:
These came from my friend today

Oh how lovely!
Mar 20, 2018 06:21:32   #
Interesting article - do you personally think Americans in general are being 'protected' against knowledge of the global activities of the US military? If they are it's a great shame and may have been made worse by the current administration's push for America First with all it's inward looking political navel gazing.
Mar 20, 2018 06:11:46   #
Thanks for your post - so interesting, had not heard about it (another bit of history that got overlooked!)
Mar 19, 2018 13:41:33   #
dzlagn wrote:
Hi. Does anybody remember the person who went to live with her husband in the woods and is off the grid? I forgot what her user name was to search for her. I do enjoy her updates and had not seen one for some time.

Raedean last posted in January this year. Sounds like they've had a hard winter - hope we hear from her again soon and that they are both well.
Mar 19, 2018 13:30:18   #
israpixie wrote:
I do not understand this. Someone sends "H" and nothing more, and dozens of people start writing about making birds' nests. How do you get from "H" to all that is going on? Is this some kind of code?

No - not a secret code! When I replied to the post it was actually there and she was actually saying to put stuff out for nesting birds; I replied with a response which I'd just read from a rescue centre that contradicted some of her ideas. Many posters have made great points and I thank the OP was her post.
Mar 19, 2018 06:31:19   #
Earth Mother wrote:

Mar 18, 2018 17:55:43   #
joan Hagan wrote:

I just read this - I guess it makes sense - must admit I used to leave the combings from my dog out.

Mansfield Wildlife Rescue

Please DO NOT offer yarn, string, human or pet hair for wildlife to build nests! Every year we see young and adult songbirds and small mammals come in to rehabilitation because of this “help” by humans and often it is fatal.

Also DO NOT offer laundry dryer lint. The lint collected in your dryer filter may seem like ideal nesting material, but it isn’t. It will soak up water and may be filled with chemicals that are unhealthy for animals that are growing in it.

Yes, we know that they obtain some of these things on their own and use them in their dens and nests, but that doesn’t mean it is healthy or good for them. They use what they find and sometimes what they find is deadly.

Birds, bunnies, squirrels and many others lose feet, legs, wings and at times are even decapitated from these things slowly tightening and becoming a ligature, slowly cutting off circulation.

Please, do NOT try to “help” nature in this way, the results can be deadly!

EDIT: the fibre sold in most wild bird stores is typically fine because it won't break apart into fine strands. It's the individual strands that are the problem.
Mar 18, 2018 11:38:45   #
owlet wrote:
What a strange selection! Hardly representative of the best of Britain and they don’t even say where the Scottish one is!

I couldn't even find a Scottish one.....
Mar 18, 2018 06:34:30   #
BrattyPatty wrote:

Mar 17, 2018 11:38:37   #
fergablu2 wrote:
Did William Morris have kids and a spouse? Can’t get rid of them or their crap.

Had a wife and 2 daughters.
Mar 17, 2018 11:30:16   #
2cm here this morning and thermometer still reading -3. The wind has stuck the snow onto the back door and it's frozen solid. According to the Met Office the wind chill this afternoon is -10. Don't like it!
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