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Jun 16, 2019 20:42:02   #
Ask4j wrote:
I hear you--I do knit, haven't crocheted yet, several dish cloths and given them as hostess gifts or just sometime to have handy for a surprise friendship gift. However, the very best dish cloth is the Swedish sponge cloth--well maybe we can crochet around it to give it a hand-made look. But these are wonderful for quickly cleaning up a countertop or gently washing your finest dishes. No, I don't sell them, I'm Norwegian and this is a rare thing recommending something Swedish, don't you know! These are sold in many gift shops as well as several on-line sites--this site explains them the best. I use them far far more than the suggested use and bleach them when they get stained.
I hear you--I do knit, haven't crocheted yet, seve... (show quote)

THANKS! I love these cloths. The designs are clean and charming and I have long used sponge cloths, but these seem more durable. Got way too many, but they will make neat little gifts, plus one for the kitchen and each bath. Eager for them to arrive!
Jun 15, 2019 17:47:42   #
Check your facts...most Central Amer. nations have strong govt and non- gov. innoculation programs. This fear-mongering ignores the facts in favor of scaring you...and it apparently works.
Jun 15, 2019 12:56:29   #
Try going up a couple of hook sizes...better still, switch to knitting. IMO, 100% cotton is way better than a cootn/poly blebd because cotton fiber absorbs water more evenly. I usually use white cotton for dish and face cloths so I can bleach those puppies snow white.

BTW, If you don't knit, you might try a lattice pattern, or even a grannie square, since the open work reduces the density.
Jun 6, 2019 13:13:51   #
HandyFamily wrote:
It's filet lace.

In my experience, filet lace is a crochet technique.

(Three minutes later)

My apologies...I don't know everything. Thank you so much for expanding my horizons and shrinking my arrogance.
Jun 4, 2019 16:41:37   #
There are many, detailed protocols on how to wear all sorts of men's wear. The most detailed reqirements are to do with white tie formalwear, the most rarified, exotic and infrequently worn outfit a guy is ever going to put on.

Beau Brummel set the standards for formal wear in the early 19th century, and the refinements over time have created an exacting approach to the details of the clothing -- things like how much shirt cuff should show under the jacket sleeve, where the pant leg should "break" over the shoe, what shoe is correct, and dozens of other details.

The end result of adhering to the rules, with the help of a good tailor and an attentive valet, is a relaxed and elegant look...but good tailors and competent valet/dressers are not common anymore.

Most American men do not encounter occasions that require such exacting perfection, but thanks to the work of Hollywood's costume designers, and a few real world enthusiasts, many of us do have a wordless intuition of correctly put together formal wear. Think Fred Astaire, Cary Grant, even George Clooney from more recent years. The President's rig fell short of those implicit visual standards.

I think the President was ill-served by his dresser, assuming he has one, (and I'd be really surprised if he doesn't) in several ways. His vest was too long. It should smoothly extend the botton line of of his tailcoat. It is also one should look at him and wonder whether those buttons will pop, especially when he is standing. Finally, white tie is one outfit that requires the waistline of the pants to ride higher than usual so it is hidden by the vest. If his pants were higher, the vest could have hit higher on his torso for a better look.

These sartorial rules are part of what define social class. Missing those "tells" can be done, but it takes a lot of experience to sail around all those expectations and retain one's dignity and authority. The president seemed ill-at-ease, and that underscored the fashion fail.

Finally, what does it mean in the light of eternity...probably, not much, but for onlookers who felt things were off, perhaps this explained that feeling.
Jun 1, 2019 10:56:04   #
books wrote:
That "hand thing" started as a joke when a political rival made a comment about the size of trump's hands, equating the size of them with the size of trump's male member. It was a low point of the campaign, showing how ugly it had become.

Actually it started decades ago before Our Esteemed Presodent went into politics. The satirical magazine, "Spy," labeled Mr. Trump " a short-fingered vulgarian," and it stuck...especially in his craw. When he published "The Art of the Deal," he sent a copy to to the magazine after his hands on the book jacket, claiming to illustrate how he was not "short-fingered."
Jun 1, 2019 10:17:04   #
When you knit in the round, you are creating a spiral , because each round coils on top of the previous one. You don't create a new row directly over the end of the previous row as you do in flat work. That's why you get that twist.

To disguise it, you can create false seams.

Knitting guru Elizabeth Zimmerman used a technique to create false seams to add structure. Google "Elizabeth Zimmerman Phony Seam" and you'll see videos, or just Google false seams in circular knitting and there will be lots of results.

You're not's a real artifact of working in the round that can be visible and irritating.
May 30, 2019 16:06:36   #
This is the only stable genius I know.

Oops, sorry this comes up as a download. I picked up the image from a google image search, popped it into dropbox. It came thru Twitter, so should be safe.

Arrgh.. it's a pic of Mr. Ed, a horse, of course.

Attached file:
May 30, 2019 15:55:11   #
Byrney wrote:
Never heard of spray cheese. Had to look it up. I don't think you can get it here, it has to be imported. Is it any good?

No x 1000!

But it is approximately Trump orange in color.
May 27, 2019 21:14:03   #
joycevv wrote:
Grannie Sandy, there isn’t a draft anymore.
Women would have zero control over their bodies if these backwards laws take effect. Of course, rich ones could always travel to a place where it is safe and legal. Poor women will go to butchers.

And if the draft is reinstated, young men AND women will be called up. Times have changed.
May 25, 2019 16:08:18   #
knovice knitter wrote:
Just learned he is shutting down 9 centers of the National Forestry Dept. out of the 25 that exist. The primary purpose of these centers was to teach teen youth to learn fire fighting, conservation, etc. Nice going. Now he's got a little more money for his useless wall from the pockets of the people teaching those programs.
Just learned he is shutting down 9 centers of the ... (show quote)

So who's gonna rake the forest to prevent fires?
May 22, 2019 12:54:47   #
suzy122 wrote:
Is he not talking about his work as a lawyer and the difficulty of getting a conviction? As someone who has been on a jury in a rape case I agree it is so hard getting a conviction due to prevailing attitudes. I would really hesitate taking a rape to court.

He was a police officer, not a lawyer.

He was talking about rape cases he encountered in that capacity.

What got me was his referring to "the gentleman" not leaping out from the bushes. He was reminding listeners that stranger rape is less frequent than acquaintance rape...that's where, for him, the "consenual" rape happens.

I think knittingintherockies got it right earlier in the thread...he doesn't want to see rape in situations where the woman said "yes" to a man for one thing--a dinner, a movie, a drive, a drink--and the man regarded her interest in that one thing as a blanket okay to everything including intercourse.
May 20, 2019 11:34:51   #
Peebee wrote:
I haven't yet, Lydia, but thanks for the tip. Can this be purchased in the grocery store or do I need to go to a hardware store?

The stuff is called Affresh. It's advertised for h/e washers. You can find it in some supermarkets. (That's in the US)
May 20, 2019 11:28:48   #
Soprano Knitter wrote:
Didn't they give enough anesthesia? Sounds like it would be painful to wake up during!

I had my cataracts done in January. My surgeon numbed the eye, and sedatated me so I was relaxed, but not unconscious.

I wasn't more than a slight bit anxious about the surgery, but folks with a fear of interference with their eyes might need something stronger...nevertheless, the eye itself is medicated so there is no direct pain.
May 20, 2019 11:13:32   #
Peebee wrote:
I am working on a sweater and noticed that I dropped a stitch 6 inches down. One of my dear neighbors said she knew of a way to correct this from the borrom up. Unfortunately, she passed away and took her knitting secrets with her. Can anyone help?

If you choose to try to pull up the dropped stitch, you will run into a problem...there will not be enough yarn between stitches on the rows above to insert the missing stitch, and you'll have a very tight column running up the work.

Picking up like this works if you see the error within 4-5 rows. For 6", I'd probably catch the dropped stitch and secure it with a bit of yarn and a yarn needle, then decide whether and where to add a stitch on the working row.

The right solution depends on your tolerance for distortion in the work, and in some cases you might actually wind up in a frogging session.
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