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Jan 9, 2014 06:54:55   #
This is my go-to blanket.
http://tlc.howstuffworks.com/home/free-knitting-patterns-for-baby-blankets.htm
 
Jan 9, 2014 06:39:25   #
As a side, I bought bamboo dpn's on Ebay. A full set of about 15 sizes for around $10. I store them with pony tail bands in a pencil box (wal-mart $1).
Jan 5, 2014 06:39:34   #
http://www.sheeptoshawl.com/charity/archives/2006/04/entry_190.html

I just made this one for my schnauzer but looks like it wold would work for a pug too. I'm not sure this will hyperlink but you can cut and paste the link.
Jan 4, 2014 06:34:34   #
Great idea. I bought them at the dollar store to keep my dpn's grouped by size. Now I have another use for them. Thanks.
Dec 29, 2013 06:25:22   #
I'm in Kerhonkson. About 1 1/2 hours to Albany. Sounds like a destination. Now I just have to remember it. I added it to my contact list. Maybe that will help.
Dec 22, 2013 07:23:02   #
Actually, according to snopes.com, this is the "real" story
Origins: The "tree that ate a bicycle" on Washington's Vashon Island has been a popular destination for curiosity seekers for years, particularly for those who have read Berkeley Breathed's 1994 book, Red Ranger Came Calling, which was inspired by this arboreal oddity. Many photographs of the bicycle tree can be found on the Internet on sites such as RoadsideAmerica, and a trek to the site is captured in the following video:

(you can see the video at snopes)

Although text is commonly associated with pictures of the tree claiming that the bicycle was left chained to it by a boy who went off to war in 1914, the bike is not nearly that old, nor was it left behind by a young man setting off to take part in World War I. According to the Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber, the bicycle was left behind in the mid-1950s by a local resident who simply abandoned it:
Tales abound explaining how a red bicycle came to be lodged in a Vashon tree a dozen feet up

Some say it ended up there by chance, while others contend in was intentional cleverness. One former Islander, Berkeley Breathed, even wrote a children's book about the mystery.

But one longtime Island family had laid a solid claim to the bicycle in a tree just north of Sound Food. Two generations concur that the bicycle belonged to Don Puz, who in 1954 left his bicycle in the woods, forgot about it and never went back looking for it.

Don received the bicycle as a donation after the family home burnt down, he said.

The bicycle wasn't his favorite — it had hard, solid rubber tires "and skinny little handlebars like a tricycle," he said. "I was too big a kid to ride it."

As his mother Helen Puz tells the story, Don and his friends were playing in the woods together, and Don was the only child who had ridden his bicycle there. When the boys left, Don left his bike behind, walking home with the other boys.

"Apparently, he wasn't too excited about that bike," she said.

After the bike was discovered, making headlines, both mother and son paid it a visit.

"We went down there in the woods, and there was this bike in the tree, and I said, 'That's my bike,'" Don recalled. "I recognized it immediately. When I saw that bike, I recognized it, because I don't think I've ever seen another one like it."
Don Puz said nothing about leaving his bicycle chained to a tree, and given the location of the bike within the tree, almost certainly one or more persons had a hand in moving it into its current position after Don abandoned it back in 1954.

Last updated: 23 March 2012
Read more at http://www.snopes.com/photos/natural/bicycle.asp#DbLvr4BYtXtTiKQY.99
 
Dec 22, 2013 07:11:41   #
The one thing Jessica Jean left out is a "stich holder" which looks like a large safety pin and can be purchased at any craft store. Also, if you use an extra cable from the interchangeable set, use the circular ends to keep them on.
Dec 21, 2013 06:25:18   #
Clover. Comes in many sizes. Easy to use.
Dec 10, 2013 07:00:57   #
I've been looking for something like this. I'm going to make the cuff about 6 inches folded over. Then it will match a pair of booties that I made.
Dec 6, 2013 19:19:40   #
My trick so a book won't be returned until finished...turn off wireless. If you're not connected, they can't take it back. Turn the wireless back on once the book is finished. :idea: :idea: :idea:
Dec 5, 2013 14:06:57   #
Gozo, when you go to overdrive.com you can look up your library. Most libraries belong to a "region" so all you need is the card from your local library. It's worth checking out.
 
Dec 5, 2013 06:11:56   #
There is also a "game box" big flat rate box. Also ordered from USPS. It's bigger than the large flat rate box. Since my kids, grandkids and now great grand-daughter live on the West Coast, and I'm on the East, I often mail gifts. I used tyvex bags, flat rate boxes or whatever I determine gives me the best deal. But that said...still costs me a fortune.
Dec 5, 2013 06:07:13   #
I also discovered that you can take books out of the library for free. Check out Overdrive.com You can put the app on your Ipone or log in to your local library, check out books, download to your e-reader and return them once done. Usually you can keep a book for 3 weeks. You can even reserve the popular ones. I love it.
Dec 5, 2013 06:02:09   #
I bought my bamboo dps on ebay. I found a set of many many sizes for around $10. I really wanted 5 needles per set and wanted 6". What I found and bought were only 5" but figured I'd give it a try. Since I needed them primarily for when I knit in the round for hats, they are fine. I don't know if you'll find 10" on Ebay but it may be worth a try.
Dec 2, 2013 06:54:38   #
I used to live near there. My windows looked out on the tracks and I would have seen it from the 15th floor. The trains regularly went around that curve very quickly. At 3AM each day a freight train would make a screeching sound as it breaked and rounded the curve. An accident waiting to happen. I'm sorry for the injuries and loss of lives. Prayers go out to the families.
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