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Old 02-19-2014, 01:37 PM   #17781
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I'm binging...on knitting slippers. Right now I'm satisfying my urge to knit by binging on several pairs of these: How to Knit Slippers - Easy Knit Slippers

Slippers are a perfect way to use up a bunch of odds and ends of yarn (in the "fiber world," she who dies with the most yarn, wins. I am definitely in contention for that
"honor.") Any way, I like to keep slippers of various sizes in a basket at the back door so folks can slip them on in the winter when they come to visit. This all started when I brought back my mom's knitting stash and found a pattern for slippers she used to make on an index card (you all know that pattern--the one your grandma/aunt knit you for Christmas with the pom-pom on it and the "hole" in the middle of the toe where the yarn was drawn tight to form the slipper). I have made several pairs of those in different sizes (not everyone wears the same size I do) (some pairs have gone home with visitors--oh, my grandma used to make these, can I keep them?). I have a pattern for "pigheaded" ones, I think I'll work up some of those next...
Thanks, CWS. I've been looking for a soft "sock" for my tender feet. I've plenty of yarn, but will have to get some knitting needles.

Again, much thanks!
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Old 02-19-2014, 02:09 PM   #17782
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Thanks, CWS. I've been looking for a soft "sock" for my tender feet. I've plenty of yarn, but will have to get some knitting needles.

Again, much thanks!
You can make the same type of slippers without the use of knitting needles. The thicker the yarn type the cushier they get.

I've been using these. A pair can be made in a day.
Amazon.com - Genuine Knifty Knitter Round Loom Set with 4 Looms, Hook & Bag - Weaving Looms

The looms come with everything that you will need. All you'll need is a measuring tape and scissors.

Munky.
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Old 02-19-2014, 03:51 PM   #17783
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Nice picture bakechef. Now get off your tablet and go have fun in the sun!
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Old 02-19-2014, 05:40 PM   #17784
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Researching Las Vegas. A niece will be graduating in Utah, and the closest airport is in Vegas. We'll have a couple solo days in Sin City after all the family stuff. I've never been to Vegas before, and neither of us are gamblers. Looking into shows, maybe either Penn and Teller, or Cirque du Soleil O.

Any advice is welcome.
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Old 02-19-2014, 06:17 PM   #17785
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Hoover dam is kinda cool.
Then everytime you watch that movie with Selma Hayek and what's his name you can say, Hey, we were there...
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Old 02-19-2014, 06:24 PM   #17786
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Hoover dam is kinda cool.
Then everytime you watch that movie with Selma Hayek and what's his name you can say, Hey, we were there...

Mmmmmm! Salma Hayak!
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Old 02-19-2014, 06:27 PM   #17787
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Mmmmmm! Salma Hayak!
Guys, this is not helpful. I'm not going to Vegas to see Salma Hayak.
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Old 02-19-2014, 06:28 PM   #17788
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Your loss!
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Old 02-19-2014, 06:33 PM   #17789
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I suspect there may be a few showgirl viewings to keep DH happy....Along with the clothing-optional pools.

Me, I look forward to Penn and Teller....
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Old 02-19-2014, 07:16 PM   #17790
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Hi! Everything went well, except I threw up a LOT after waking up but there was nothing to come up. I was so dizzy and I felt very frightened, but I was given a shot and it cleared up very well.

The lump was just a harmless cyst. The surgeon said she's seen hundreds of these and they are nothing to worry about, but it will be checked anyway, for it is a standard procedure.

Laurie, you did it and I did too! I knew there was just something I had to see here last night. Perhaps it is why they called very late, yes?

And thank you all for your hands and thoughts! I do love you people! I'm sorry I didn't feel like posting yet and I hope no one was worried. The Ogress probably knew I was tired today.

DA insisted upon going and wouldn't let them say no to her when they told her I was a little bit sick. She went in my room anyway! And I'm so nauseated, there she is hearing all this and saying, "Oh God! What's wrong? What's happening?!" She can't see this, so it was a mess! Gwen and a nurse were trying to get her away. She stayed. She is SO stubborn!

When everything calmed down, I did apologize to the nurses. They were very nice about it, and they said she was tough little lady and they did rather admire her for her stubbornness. Poor DA, she can't see, she hears this...I felt so very sorry for her. I kept yelling that I was fine in between the "dry heaves," as one nurse said I had but she was so scared.

DA and Gwen spoiled me all day. Gwen is spending the night and Carl visited briefly this afternoon but he didn't stay long because he knew I'm a little sore. I don't have much of a scar at all! I only have 3 tiny little stitches. I did show this to Carl, but don't get mad, I didn't show him my breast, just the top with the scar. He has to marry me before he gets to see the rest of it.

They gave me more painkillers, an anti-inflammatory medicine, and since the procedure was all paid for and had no extra expenses except for the shot, I paid for the shot of my money and Gwen brought us home.

I'm sore but very, very happy. Now this is behind me. Mamma and Papa were crazy with worry but I called Mamma as soon as I got home and fixed all that mess.

I learned something of this: The next time I need a little tiny surgery, I'll duct-tape DA to the piano, leave Gwen with her, and get Carl to take me.

With love,
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