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Aug 29, 2019 07:49:31   #
Garter stitch held double and knit with as small a needle as you can manage. Then needlepoint canvas in the bottom - held in place along the edges with hand stitching in the corners. Good luck!
Jun 23, 2019 08:33:56   #
Just a suggestion - but I found it so difficult finding and picking through my row or 2 of green beans, looking for them while squinting direction into the sun. I couldn't find them! So I started planting yellow pole beans from Burpee catalog - the only place I could find yellow pole beans. They are much easier to see, and I like the flavor of them. The downside to this is that the pack of bean seeds holds 500 seeds! Way too many for a neighborhood garden. So I share the seeds, share the beans, and plant 2 crops, weather permitting.
Jun 5, 2019 09:52:27   #
Ladies, from personal experience, I can tell you that wasps are relatives of the vespid family and they serve NO useful purpose except to torment and torture you. They are not pollinators. I have been "clinically dead" (no heartbeat, no pulse, no respiration) 3 times from yellow jacket stings. I have been getting regular allergy injections for almost 10 years, carry 2 Epipens, and a note in my wallet in front of my driver's license. For the sake of your family and everyone who visits you on your porch, get a professional to remove that nest. There is nothing cute about spending 24 hours in an ICU after a wasp or yellow jacket sting. At the end of the summer they become very aggressive because their food stockpile has dried up and they are hungry. That is a paper wasp nest and it is very nasty. Same with bald-faced hornets. Don't mess with them. They are NOT cute. I suspect I will get grief over this post, but so be it. Rather get sh** from a bunch of nice knitters than hear some time in the future that one of you is dead from anaphylactic shock. That's no fun.
May 6, 2019 07:48:50   #
I am a big fan of Buffalo Wool for cold feet. It's softer than you would think, wears like iron, and comes in a lot of different weights. Expensive but not outrageous, and well worth it.
Apr 27, 2019 07:55:00   #
It's on NBC around here. James won another boatload of money.
Apr 7, 2019 08:16:50   #
Put a penny in the bottom of the vase. Crazy but it works.
Mar 30, 2019 08:09:09   #
My German Wirehaired Pointer gives us a long howl that sounds like the noise from "Hound of the Baskervilles", an old Sherlock Holmes movie. She did it the first time when she was just a puppy, and we still had an old lab that was deaf as a doorknob. The old guy woke up, looked around and wondered what was going on. She's done it a few times since then (now age 12), but never with the intensity of the first howl. It sounded like something beyond the grave, but she didn't even wake up.
Mar 7, 2019 08:07:26   #
I am trying to learn continental because of right shoulder abuse from throwing. I find the knit part quite easy, but the purl stitches are turned the wrong way. That "wrong way twist" can be corrected on the way back. I'm using my "mixed method" on both an afghan for my grandson (size 13 needle) and a couple of ribbed hats (size 4 needle). It's a slow learning process, but it's either that or steroid shots in my shoulder every 3 months. I'm almost 75, and find that this challenge is good for me. It never hurts to learn something new. And I have not found any mangling of yarn. It's faster, too! And I'd better start using up my stash!
Feb 4, 2019 08:29:46   #
The game was boring, and the commercials were pathetic. I am a football fan, but one that is sick of Tom Brady and the Patriots in the super bowl. The Clydesdales were the best thing about the game.
Jan 31, 2019 10:22:07   #
I found some fabric in the "hunting" (camouflage) department at Joann Fabric. It's basically fleece on one side and rubber/waterproof on the other. I stuck one of my dog's paws on a piece of paper and drew a pattern around her foot. Stitched them together with a heavy duty thread and zigzag stitch, and they last a long time. Did I mention that the fabric was the hunting orange? My husband fastens them around the ankle with electrical tape (tape is not on the dog's leg) with a little lip to grab it by to remove it. They dry fast and are not so cumbersome that the dogs chew them. They don't like it, but it's a necessary evil if they want to go to the dog park in sub-zero weather. They also both have neoprene coats/vests that came from Cabelas. Unfortunately, Cabelas doesn't carry the orange vests any more. I also forgot to mention that the dogs are German Wirehaired Pointers; used to the outdoors but not the Polar Vortex. A yard of the fabric lasts me about 2 years worth of booties. Knit booties wouldn't be waterproof, would soak up moisture from the snow, and get really heavy.
Jan 30, 2019 08:46:38   #
I boil water in a glass bowl in the microwave. Then I dip the cord (not the ends) of the needle in the water for 10 seconds. Pull it out of the water and pull it taut between your hands for 10 seconds. It shouldn't curl after that. If it does, repeat until it hangs straight. Dry it off and good to go! The hot water also loosens the gunk from inside the microwave and makes it easier to clean, that is if you have gunk in the microwave.....Not me, not ever. Ha, ha!
Jan 25, 2019 08:45:57   #
Here in the US, many schools have banned the wearing of this kind of hat because it promotes theft and bullying. Something like the Michael Jordan shoe craze several years ago. One of my LYS sells the kit with a mink pompom. The kit is priced at @$200. How ridiculous!
Jan 2, 2019 08:19:31   #
Pennsylvania Dutch started the tradition of pork and sauerkraut for New Year's Day for good luck. That's a tradition I have upheld for years. With a grandmother's maiden name of "Shingledecker", you just have to go with the traditions.
Dec 6, 2018 08:36:48   #
Copy and paste into Google Translation. You will be amazed! Your Russian will be on the left side of the page and the translation on the right side. I just used it (Google) for the first time and was delighted with the results Might be a little wonky in places, but easy to figure out. Mine was for biking mittens - French to English, and I'm rolling right along.
Dec 2, 2018 08:45:47   #
I bought a thimble from Joanns which is made of flexible metal that bends around your finger. It is lined with some soft thin neoprene/foam rubber and works perfectly. Think large cocktail ring without the gemstones, and don't be put off by it looking like "half" a thimble. It really works.
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