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Sep 19, 2019 16:47:35   #
The TV first, I sit next to my SO while he watches things I'm not interested in.
If it's daytime I can look out the window and see deer or wild turkeys, often at certain times of year there are bald eagles flying around, maybe working on their nest on the edge of the property or sometimes just sky surfing, I think. In another direction sometimes there are osprey circling high. There are always trees and stuff, ravens, crows, all kinds of sparrows and some swallows or woodpeckers.
At night it's the TV, if he is out in his workshop I have on science programs, anthropology, animals, astronomy, then I listen while I work. If he's in I just listen to him laugh or comment on the program, unless it's good science fiction, then I watch, can't work on lace those nights!
I always have to peek at my ancient cat, Gelfin, he'll be 20 in November. He has a heating mat on the other sofa, angled to the loveseat we sit on. If I make eye contact with him he comes and climbs in my lap and knitting is over for a while. I only have time to do needlecraft a little bit after breakfast and dinner, and at night.
 
Sep 19, 2019 16:39:27   #
I know I have some around 12 years old, I would have to dig for others, shudder. I hate to think what I might find in the boxes I haven't opened since I packed them in 2002 to move to a much smaller house - I think there might be some very old things in them. I have a bit of a tablecloth I started in '76 but I have had no intentions of working on it in the last 30 years so it is more of an abandoned project. There are some things with a few inches done that I hated immediately and stopped and some things I lost that are 5 or 6 years old. I like starting new things, I'm afraid. I have a whole bunch finished that need ends done and blocking, too.
Sep 19, 2019 13:25:38   #
a lot of my WIP would be finished if not for weaving in ends and/or blocking. Some of the hats I wear have never had the ends woven in and I've been wearing them for many years. I always weave in ends on gifts, but if it's for me? Hah
Sep 18, 2019 14:13:26   #
nice work
Sep 16, 2019 15:06:33   #
janegreen wrote:
It works fine on my end. Maybe you should use different browsers

Thanks but it isn't the browser it's the security - it isn't my computer so I won't change the settings. I will just wait until I go to the library and download it there.
Sep 16, 2019 12:32:29   #
p.s. I am trying to teach my SO to look for things where they are instead of where they should be. He is making strides but still is not able to see things if they are moved a meter from where he expects to see them.
 
Sep 16, 2019 12:31:08   #
Actually, I am never surprised when people find what they are looking for in the last place they look. However, I am a little worried about those who continue searching after they have found what they had been looking for.
Sep 16, 2019 12:05:42   #
I can't think of an original superlative! Wow, just wow, amazing choice of colors, exquisite work, be very proud of yourself
Sep 14, 2019 13:00:28   #
janegreen wrote:
Hi :) Please try this link https://www.youtube.com/user/BeautifulCrochetS/

Thank you for the link. I can get to the videos but not to the pattern, maybe I'll be able to figure it out. I am just going out the door, I'll see if there is anything on the videos I can snaggit for the pattern when I get back. On this computer, anything with the beautifulcrochetstuff.com address is blocked.
Sep 13, 2019 15:58:43   #
Triskaidekaphobia strikes again.
I remember Pogo and Albert fishing in their flat-bottomed boat saying, "Uh-oh, looks like Friday the 13th comes on a Monday this month!"
How many of you (including me) disbelieve the significance of the number but avoid it - just in case you're wrong about it?
Sep 13, 2019 15:51:54   #
Knitting in the Rockys wrote:
Most small businesses don't get into shipping internationally. This is why we hear constant complaints here on KP about companies who don't ship overseas. When a company DOES ship internationally there's a myriad of hoops that must be jumped through, which costs that company money. Every country has different importation laws, documents that must be included with each and every shipment, which are unique to that shipment, etc.
I worked in the shipping industry (FedEx Express) for 20 years and most days I had to assist with auditing International shipments. Things are far different when you are in business than if you are just shipping an occasional item for a birthday gift.
Most small businesses don't get into shipping inte... (show quote)


You are right about the red tape and documentation. It gets worse every year and that is for both import and export. Every item has to have a specific number, some items require a totally different set of documents, we have to employ a customs broker these days because it's so complex, and still import is never smooth. Export is easier, but you have to stay with the bigger shipping companies to get the service you need to make it easier for the customers, that costs more, too. We had to establish ourselves as a reputable business and we have to maintain that reputation to keep things doable. Just being reputable isn't enough, you have to continuously prove it, it seems.

We ship internationally frequently and our products and supplies for building are usually from India, France, and Germany. Already import shipping is so high that we have to keep our prices higher than we would wish to.
We have some really excellent customers down under and they usually wait until they can make a large order to make the shipping have less impact.. Overseas customers often do not have us build custom instruments for them because the shipping costs more than the instruments. Our Canadian customers often combine a custom instrument with a class because they can pay less for fuel and lodging to stay several days than it costs to ship over a border. (I am not speaking of duty and customs, that costs the same regardless of how you move the product across the border.)

Customers these days want free shipping, the only way we can do that is to raise our prices to cover shipping. That doesn't seem fair to our customers who are very near - shipping to them is much less expensive than to those across the country. So we keep the prices down and only give free shipping on higher dollar amounts, and that only in the contiguous US and almost never for very heavy or very large items. It is just not possible for international shipments. I am hoping that customers are aware of the shippers price hikes and don't think we've gone nuts. Already the Post Office has converted to dimensional weights, that has raised shipping on a lot of our items, too. It is really disappointing to see an abandoned cart from a customer in the UK who cancelled when they discovered how much the shipping would be.

The upside might be that this might encourage local factories to tool up again. We try to buy as much as we can locally but a lot of things we need are no longer made in this country. I will be interested (and concerned about) how this will affect the economy. Cheap imports have led to a lot of US factories shutting down, unemployment is really high.
If shipping goes up too high it could just stall everything out, there's not much use in importing things to sell if nobody can afford to buy them.
 
Sep 13, 2019 14:09:02   #
This is a disaster for small businesses.
Sep 13, 2019 13:38:07   #
Please forgive me for my ignorance, but I do not know what you mean by "link section". I cannot find the link and I have been unable to get to this pattern. If I use the beautifulcrochetstuff.com address I am totally blocked, my browser will not go there, and as this is not my computer I cannot change the security settings. Has anyone been able to access it? I am interested in making this as a loose draped tunic to go over a tank top and leggings. My arms and legs are thin but my middle isn't, I think this might disguise that a bit if it were shaped right.
Sep 12, 2019 12:37:46   #
A little shorter and a little looser and it would be a great tunic to wear over leggings. Thank you!
Sep 11, 2019 15:16:56   #
Laddie wrote:
please tell me you’re using a cone of some sort and not an actual e collar. An e collar is a type of electrical collar used for dogs and needs special training.

I took it to mean Elizabethan collar, not electrical or shock. e-collar is a common contraction around here for the elizabethan type collar
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