Submitted by Nehkhasi on Sat, 2014-08-23 06:43
I'm at present watching "Jane Austen Book Club". Good Movie, but what I'm telling the group for is that Kathy Baker is knitting a few items throughout the whole movie and it just made me smile! There is a bulky yarn with , blue, purple & green that I wish I had. One of the girls is crafting jewelry throughout and is wearing one of the garments that Kathy was working on. I always love to see knitting in movies or reading about it in a novel! :-)
Submitted by CLABBERS on Thu, 2014-08-21 14:42
Amid all my family upheaval, I have managed to finish two matching hats from some superwash merino wool that a friend of my gave me. Thanks, Lou! The hank was 280 yards/4oz, 5-6 sts/in on US 4 & 5. They turned out well and will make wonderful Christmas gifts.
I wrote an article about decreasing using circular needles using this hat.
You can find it at:
Submitted by Crafty Andy on Thu, 2014-08-21 13:28
Submitted by Thunderhorse54 on Thu, 2014-08-21 09:39
I've finally started the Brethren socks...IN RED!!!!!! I'm taking Crafty Andy's lead with the bright colors. I'm also doing a grey hooded sweater vest for by sister's birthday...in November. Pictures will follow soon, I hope.
Submitted by RickMartin on Wed, 2014-08-20 16:33
My latest shawl was Kieran Foley's Colorwork Crescent shawl. One of the other people knitting it christened one of the intarsia sections in it, "tanglarsia fairends." And I have to admit having never done any intarsia or fair isle I'm not really sure why I attempted this shawl that had sections of intarsia - but the intarsia sections instead of having solid blocks had intarsia knitting in those blocks!!! I think the shawl turned out quite well considering my learning as I went.
Submitted by SAPBrown on Sun, 2014-08-17 22:19
I have been rereading Terry Pratchett's Discworld series for a little light
summer reading. If you have never read, or even heard of Discworld... You are
missing out on possibly the best living satire writer since Kurt Vonnegut's
passing. Pratchett is one of the few authors who actually has me laughing out
loud. I am talking an honest laugh, not a chuckle or even a snicker.
Submitted by SAPBrown on Sun, 2014-08-17 20:43
Submitted by CLABBERS on Sun, 2014-08-17 11:25
Hello All. My wife of 36 years and I have decided to part ways and divorce each other. It will be an amicable process which reduces stress and complications.
Submitted by Tallguy on Thu, 2014-08-14 17:07
According to Smithsonian.com, the shift toward pink and blue happened gradually. For centuries, all children had worn practical white dresses, which could easily be pulled up to change diapers, and bleached when said diapers inevitably exploded. Pastel baby clothes were introduced in the mid-19th century, but according to University of Maryland historian Jo B. Paoletti, author of Pink and Blue: Telling the Girls From the Boys in America, the colors weren't gender-specific at first.
Submitted by RickMartin on Wed, 2014-08-13 12:08
I've been missing for a great while due to health issues. But I'm Baaack! After many long years I finally have a diagnosis and drugs that work! It seems somehow at this late age I've developed absent status epilepsy. My brain seizures were causing me to "go absent" for periods lasting up to six days. Then come back for around 10 days only to go absent for another 3-6 days. To say my wife, (adult) kids, and I have been to hell and back over the last few years is putting it mildly. But after starting the drugs last December I've only had one seizure that lasted only a few days.