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  1. :)I'm wondering why rug yarn isn't as popular as I remember as a child. Mom used to have plenty for making hot pads. Not many craft stores carry it and I don't think hot pads today use this yarn much any more.


    Why I wonder?


    I've seen a lot of rug yarn at Hobby Lobby. But as far as patterns, no, haven't seen those. I always thought the rug yarn was for doing latch hook.

  2. Just another beautiful bag!

    My favorite Christmas memory is when my grandmother sewed my brothers and I some red and white striped "PJ's" and we had to put them on for a photo in front of the fireplace! I need to look for the photo and give a copy to my brother's wives!!!


    I think we all want to see that photo. :hook

  3. That is one beautiful tote. I like to collect totes whenever I can. I do have one that holds a lot of my stuff but I also have others that have one project in each so that when I need something to take along, I know I can just grab a tote and I'm all set. No digging for the right size hook; no looking for the pattern that goes with a certain yarn; it's all there.


    My grandparents had one of those silver aluminum trees. They also had one of those color wheels with four colors on it that we would set in front of the tree and watch the silver change to blue to red to yellow to green. My fondest memories of Christmas were spent at my grandparents. I recall my next-to-last time with them very well. It was Christmas 1985 and my daughter, the first great-grandchild, was 10 weeks old. They were so proud of her and my grandfather just couldn't stop staring at her. He fell in love with her. The next Christmas, 1986, was so very different. My grandfather turned 80 on the 19th, passed away on the 22nd and his funeral was on the 24th, Christmas Eve. We really didn't know what to do that night or the next morning. My grandmother had Alzheimers and didn't really know who any of us were. All she knew was that every morning when she got up she would get her suitcase and wait for my grandfather to come pick her up so they could make the drive home (which was another state) for the holidays as he had gotten leave for the holidays. She was thinking it was the early 1940's, before my mom came along.


    I still think about them every year around this time as November 24th was their anniversary, and when they got married, it was Thanksgiving Day, just like it was this year.

  4. I found a pattern online that I would really like to use to make a gift for a teacher friend that I have.




    ^link to pattern^


    I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions as to what kind of yarn I should use for this. I'd like it to be pretty sturdy. I've made bags with RHSS before, and of course, using a bigger stitch tends to cause the yarn to stretch. Basically I wanna minimize stretching.


    Thanks for the help in advance!


    I like that bag. I'm doing a tote bag with Caron's One Pound of yarn. It feels like it's going to be very sturdy without being stretchy. Hope this helps you out a bit. :hook

  5. I agree with you Linda there are so many charitable ways that they could be using thier talents. I think that although this "yarn Bombing" may look good and promote needleworks, it is a waste of perfectly good yarn:yarn that someone could be :crocheting into something for those in need


    Usually one uses the the UFO's that have no hope of becomind FO's, or stuff that's worn out, like scarves and whatnot. Ummm...not that I would know personally, I've heard it whispered in the wind. :devil

  6. What a cool technique! I've never heard of that before! There's so many things you could do with that. Thanks for sharing!


    Debbie Stoller has an alien scarf pattern like that in her SnB book.

  7. Yes, I have one. Which one did you get? I got the badge-a-minute that makes 1,2,3 inch buttons. Can you make all the sizes or only the one inch? Arn't they fun to make.


    The badge-a-minute is what I have. Now I feel like I want to get it out, go to Michael's to get pinbacks and stuff, and make some.

  8. You need to put Knitting Help.com into your favorites. I'm sending you directly to videos about casting-off but you might go to their home page and bookmark it. Congratulations on your knew knitting knack (sorry, couldn't resist) and I hope you find it as fun and profitable as I have.



    Thank you, thank you, thank you.

  9. Does anyone else make 1" Pinback buttons out there? I started my business almost 1.5 months ago and I love doing it. I will be making my first keyrings soon as well.


    I used to do those years ago. When my oldest was in dance I did one that had a plain white background that read, in black print, "I 'red heart' Tap, Ballet and All That Jazz". Those sold really well. The girls got them and put them on their dance bags. Made it easier to see our girls in the crowds at competitions.


    I still have the press but I haven't done any in a long time. Good luck with your business. I had fun with it. Have you thought about using magnets along with pins?

  10. So this past Sunday (2/08) I did my first cast-on of 10. I've been practicing with those 10 a few rows a day and I have about 12 rows now (I'm still slow and only do it on the bus to and from work) and I've realized that it's the right width for my iPod Nano (and the yarn matches it, too!) so I figure that I would just keep practicing until it's the right length. Now my problem is I don't know how to bind off. Any suggestions on where to look for this? Thanks.

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