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Aug 27, 2015 21:37:08   #
Fan, I'm sending lots of prayers for Tyler, and some for you and his family too.
Aug 27, 2015 18:52:13   #
Bonnie7591 wrote:
KatyNora, how is the smoke situation in your area? Yesterday & this mrning t was quite hazy here & they said it was coming from the Washington/B.C. Fires.

You've probably got more of a problem than I have, Bonnie. We did have a couple of hazy days last week, but the winds shifted so most of the smoke is staying east of the Cascades. I just hope that the rain we're expecting here will travel over the mountains and help the areas that really need it.
Aug 27, 2015 16:26:12   #
Swedenme wrote:
Just read your post about your lovely day out sounds fantastic especially the 11 hour sleep part &#128565;

Agreed!!! :thumbup: :thumbup:
Aug 27, 2015 15:46:14   #
SKRUGER wrote:
I am a left handed knitter. I wrap counter clock wise for knit & clock wise for purl. I do both thru the front leg as this is the forward leg.
With the yarn in front, I insert the needle left to right for purl & wrap clockwise.
With yarn in back, I insert the needle right to left & wrap counter clockwise.

I believe this is the method shown on the Bill Souza videos. Since doing it this way, all types of stitches & techniques have been easier to learn & do.

Me too. Thanks for explaining it so clearly.
Aug 27, 2015 15:12:42   #
Just popping in to wish a Happy Birthday to all of today's birthday ladies!! And a cheerful day to all the non-birthday folks, too! :lol:

Re: straights and circulars, I have to stand with you on the straights, GS. I do use circulars for large pieces now and for knitting in the round, but I started with straights many, many, many years ago and I still prefer them for some projects.
Aug 27, 2015 14:51:05   #
It's a beautiful sunny day here in the Northwest and I've been having a thoroughly lazy morning. Coffee, music, knitting, and catching up on email and facebook. I think I'll spend the rest of the day this way because it's supposed to start raining tomorrow and be overcast and cool for about a week. That's pretty much typical of the last week before school around here.

Happy Birthday, Machriste!!! I hope you're having a beautiful day!

Melody, you're very much in my thoughts these days. Whatever the future holds, I know you'll face it with strength. Just be sure to take care of yourself in the meantime, OK?

Sonja, I was glad to see that your son was able to get out for a visit. That's a good sign, I think. BTW, I love your Minnie Mouse set!!

And Julie, I'm glad you were able to resolve the boarder issue. Like you, I live alone with my dog, and I know how hard it is to adjust to someone new in the house, no matter how worthwhile the reason for taking them in.

Well, I could go on and on, but I'll just say I'm glad to be back at the tea table. It's such a very special place!! :D

Oh, one more thing: Martina and Railyn, hooray for your upcoming housing improvements!!
Aug 26, 2015 12:22:17   #
SaxonLady wrote:

After three days of constant pain the hospital finally capitulated and gave Sarah a 'C' section sometime between 3 and 3.30 this morning.

HUNTER PATRICK JONES weighs a healthy 6 lbs 13 ozs; 3.04 kilos. There is a photo on Merlin's phone but I cannot see him in person yet as both mother and baby have an infection from the prolonged labour. It may be a couple of days before I can see him, but he is (of course) absolutely beautiful. And Mum looks so happy in the photo. She finally has her son.

When Merlin sends me the photo online I'll post it.
HE FINALLY MADE IT!!!!! br br After three days of... (show quote)

Congratulations, Saxy! And the same to Hunter and his mommy and daddy. :lol:
Aug 26, 2015 01:06:03   #
London Girl wrote:
Had a good day in town with DIL today, I got them a soup maker like mine and a few bits of yarn to try and teach her to knit! Tonight I am baby sitting for a couple of hours! Xxxx

Awww! And I'm sure all that babysitting is sooooo burdensome!! :roll:
Aug 25, 2015 21:36:38   #
Jeanek, thank you for posting about Purley's medical status. As a fairly new member of Connections, I'm not as well acquainted with Cheri as the others here, but I do know that she is a treasured sister to this group. Please add my best wishes for her speedy recovery and return to Connections. Katy
Aug 25, 2015 20:43:51   #
Shirley, I'm so sorry to hear about your granddaughter's condition. I'll pray for peace for Amie and Rita and your family.
Aug 24, 2015 17:23:50   #
grandma susan wrote:
Well done Alan.....I'm proud of you.

Good job, Alan!
Aug 24, 2015 13:32:57   #
nitz8catz wrote:
We've had some young hummers fighting over the 3 feeders that we have set up for them. They do some interesting acrobatics.
I had a little female tell me off with squeeky whistles when I got too close to the feeder.

They do get combative over the feeders, don't they? The ones I get here are usually Anna's hummingbirds. They're small and rather plain. Mostly I see females but even the males aren't as brightly colored as some other species. No matter. They're fun to watch.
Aug 23, 2015 19:36:40   #
PurpleFi wrote:
I'm fine, had a lazy day. Glad you are ok and how lovely to have hummingbirds in your garden. Any chance of a picture? I can't follow a crochet pattern, so l have to make them up. :roll:

I do like lazy days. I can hardly lay claim to a garden :oops: (especially after seeing what you and Mr. P have created) but I do have a couple of fir trees in the yard right outside the window where my computer desk sits. Pictures are unlikely. The hummers flit in and out so fast there isn't time to turn on the camera. The best I've managed so far are some fuzzy shots of the squirrels when they try to get into the suet holders. Still, it's fun to watch and I have learned to identify several of our local birds.
Aug 23, 2015 15:09:57   #
PurpleFi wrote:
Hi Katy, how you doing. I'm just going to cook dinner. Xx

Doing well, thank you, and hope you're the same. It's just noon here so dinner isn't yet a consideration, but I do have some impatient hummingbirds waiting for me to refill their feeder. The brew is cooling down now so they'll be happy soon.

I have to say, I really like your crochet pieces. It's fun to see how creative you can be with some colored threads and buttons. I'm pretty much a follow-the-pattern crafter myself.
Aug 23, 2015 13:57:35   #
Lurker 2 wrote:
Funnies to cheer you up, (I hope)

1. King Ozymandias of Assyria was running low on cash ...

:XD: :XD: :XD: :XD: :XD: :XD: :XD:

Thank you, Julie. You've made my day!! May I share these with a couple of other pun-lovers I know?

Also, Happy Birthday to Melyn and Budasha!!
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