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“and all tied up in yarn.
trying a new hobby to help keep me warm in winter - good god i'm becoming so damn domestic - but um.....well, its a bit difficult to knit and surf at the same time! LOL”
“Cooking and knitting? You're turning into my grandma. Just don't start canning garden vegetables for the winter. :)”
“I know! It's frightening. I think I need a date!”
“i got the beginning step - but can't quite figure out the next part..”
“Man, I'm not sure why, but the title of the thread and the idea of you sitting around knitting has me rolling with laughter.
sorry Twinks!!! LOL!”
“I can see it now:
How to best carry knitting needles and yarn while backpacking?
Knitting needles: Double duty as mini trekking poles?
Knitting needles: Technique for poking out eyes of raccoons or bothersome persons of the opposite sex
Yarn: Methods to braid it in camp to make clothesline
Yarn: The best colors to use in nature.
Can it be done??! Knitting that disposable afghan to be used later the same night in your sleeping bag in very cold condition.”
“hey! i can knit if i want!
we'll see who's laughing when i start whipping out the yummy soft scarves! oh yeah - you'll be begging for me to knit you a scarf!
hahahaha - it'll probably be twenty feet long and unravel in the first gust of wind - but hey? it'll look good!”
“good one! mini trekking poles
“ok this is mapleleaf (password hell) and I have to be honest, I'm just to drunk to knit!
did this help you at all?”
"I know! It's frightening. I think I need a date!"Boy, I'd love to meet you for a date. Are you coming to Florida this winter?
we'll see who's laughing when i start whipping out the yummy soft scarves! oh yeah - you'll be begging for me to knit you a scarf! TwinksSay, I could use one for my Minnesota trip. Can you get one to me before the 4th of December? Thanks.”
“knitting needles make reasonably light weight tent stakes”
“And useful weapons against forest ninjas.”
“Hey Granny Toes I need some mittens.”
“Found any suppliers yet Twinks?”
“ya'll are a bunch of smarty pants eh?
Dude - forest ninjas? - that's some scary shiznit - glad my knittig needles are light weight enough that when my stupid knee quits being such a big baby - I can carry them in my backpack!
Granny toes knitting around the fire after eating some super yummy dehydrated home cooked soup/stew - making a warm scarf...
Ha! I can just see it now.”
“I learned to knit online too several years ago. What fun!
Also, if you are interested, there are also websites for crochet too. They even have small videos showing you the different stitches. Good stuff!”
“well..seeing as how I can't figure out what to do after casting on...don't know how long this scarf will actually be...”
“after you have cast on, i usually trim off the trailing yarn a little maybe to a foot or so, and then you start at the tip, and put the needle through the backside of the first loop, and wrap the yarn around the needle once and bring it through, do the same the whole row down. Then, turn the need the other way, so the incoming yarn is facing the right again.”
“I must be on her ignore list, because I sure got ignored.
It appears that she would rather knit than go out on a date!”
You could go out with mamabeargrrr. You'll just need to lock your bunnies in a cage, or hire a bunch of forest ninja's!”
“No, no, Buddha Bear, you got that wrong. I think you have mamabeargrr on your mind!
This thread is about twinks and knitting. You need to read back.
"I know! It's frightening. I think I need a date!"”
“Good point B Bear!
“Knit me a kilt?”
Dont know about polypro yarn
“But, you could cut the fabric up and crochet it with a huge hook and turn it into a purse or whatever.
Personally, I love wool yarn that has been mixed with angora, silk, or Alpaca yarn. Great stuff. It is so soft.”
twinks did you know.........
“Knitting and crochet were originally started by fishermen? Then the knitting spread, but they imediately didn't use purchased needles, instead using sticks etc. Also fishermen knit was originated in Ireland by the Irish fisherman and sailors to pass time. It was spread to the women, and while they had no written patterns, each person had their own trademark stitch they used.
Currently, I have been working on a fisherman's knit sweater for myself out of an Irish book.”
MamaBear doesnt harm animals
“I have always been kind to animals. I even bottlefed several kittens that were abandoned before they were old enough to leave home. The last one, we found when she was first born. I bottle fed her for a few months, getting up every 2 hours to feed her.
Also, Mama bear is married to Papa Bear.”
“Do you live in the Sacramento area? If you do, i'd be glad to meet you at a safe location, i.e. the library or Barnes and Nobles and I'd be glad to teach you how to knit.”
“If you don't I could dig out my learn to knit books I have,,,,,,,,,I may even have an extra that I could either scan to send to you, or I could drop in the mail to your PO Box address?”
“holy bonkers! i can knit - took a bit to figure out if the mess i thought i was making was what it was supposed to look like - and sure enough - i'm on my way to a scarf!
i think its pretty cool...”
“Just let me know if you'd like a book.”
I also have
“duplicate knitting needles etc, I had been saving for a daughter I used to have. I would like to give them to someone that can really use them.”
“a daughter you used to have? what does that mean?”
She isnt with us any longer
“that is all.”
“drama mama.... you should be happy that your daughter is happy. isn't that what a mother wants for her daughter? happiness?”
“knitting only please.
leave all drama at the door - there is too much noise in my life as it is without any more online bs
Mama - save your needles for your daughter - I don't know what happened - but I can't imagine why a mother and daughter would end their relationship...that's just sad
a friend of mine recently lost her mother to cancer...it really bothers me to think that a relationship like that between a mom and daughter could get so screwed up that nasty things are being said online....”
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