Uggg .... I wish that I didn't have to worry about issues with wool and babies. The yarns out there are just not fun to work with and don't even get me going about the colours.
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Knitter dudes: What is a good Niebling starter book and where can I find it?
I am almost done with my sister's lace shawl. It's my first lace and I wonder what the best bind off is for a shawl. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
After about a year of knitting, I began to wonder why people bought patterns. It seemed to me, at the time, that everything was so simple (reading from a pattern that is); anyone could do this.
Recently, the Beaverton School District here in Beaverton OR., removed a gay student teacher from a 4th grade classroom. The only information that we have is that when asked by a student if he were married, he replied "no." The student asked why and he said that he couldn't get married because he would marry a man and it is against the law.
My employer says that this is not an age appropriate comment. I would have to disagree. People talk about their spouses/partners all the time. If he had said that he didn't have a girlfriend, I don't think there would have been an issue.
So, I'm working my way into getting a feel for processing and spinning merino. I have figured out a way to clean the wool in the washer (thanks to all of your great suggestions) and I got some wool combs to finish up the locks into wonderful fluff to spin (I used a drum carder on my first batch and it was a nightmare).
It is a huge pain in the ass to clean. I bought ten pounds of white merino fleece. It's pretty clean, not a lot of vegetable matter but it's SUPER greasy!
I had an okay day today flying back home from Houston. I was up front in first class; so, I had lots of room and free booze.
Well, I got a ton of knitting done while sitting at the hospital keeping mom company. However, I realized, several inches later that I had put one of the gussets in the wrong spot.