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My Denise Needles

Tuesday, July 06, 2010

Okay, so I asked advice and got one comment so I did a lot of internet research to find out how people liked the different types of interchangeable circular needles. I found that most people loved the Denise brand. So, that is what I got. I was able to get it on a site that gave me free shipping. I got it in half the time they suggested that it would take, too.

So far, I've been too busy to knit much of anything; but I have knitted a hat to go along with a pair of 6 month baby booties that I knitted to put in the county fair. This hat was made with a pattern that I've never tried before. It has bobbles around the edge and halfway up the hat. It has a beautiful brim that flops over the face.

I absolutely loved using the interchangeable needles. I don't own too many needles and only one set of double points, so I used the size larger and the size smaller needles in my Denise set to be my double points to finish off this project. It worked out great.

  
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DARLENEK04 7/19/2010 3:02PM

  I havent knitted since grade school...I only know one crochet'
pattern, but I have learned to needle tatt, thanks to my next
door neighbor who - as a 4th grade teacher has nerves of steel.
Trust me, she needed them...but I love to do the tatting because once you get the hang of it, the patterns are fairly easy to navigate, unlike the ones for the tatting shuttle which
I could not work to save me.

Blessings,
Darlene

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CATREBEL 7/7/2010 1:20PM

    I'm glad you found the information. I am not a knitter so I had no idea what you were talking about. You will have to post pictures of your creations.

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NERVOUSWRECKIAM 7/6/2010 7:35AM

    emoticon I am happy that you are happy with your new needles. One of these days I may take back up knitting..but I haven't knitted since my teenaged years. I switched to crochet during early 20's..now no time for any of that. sigh.

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Knitter needs advice... interchangeable circulars

Friday, June 18, 2010

I've seen on some of the threads that some of you use interchangeable circular needles. So far, I've just be using what I can get at my local supercenter. We don't have any speciality stores near here. So, I've been very limited to the patterns I can follow since my only circulars are a size 3 US.

I'd like to buy a set of the interchangeable circular needles. I've looked up some on the internet. I've found them priced from $45 to $65. Some are wood, some are metal, and some are acrylic.

I'd like to know if you have a set of interchangeables, or know someone who does. What is your opinion of the kind that you have? Which material type do you prefer to work with.... wood, metal, acrylic? Why do you like or dislike them? What makes your set great (or awful)?

I'd like to save money, but I would rather spend more to get a great set.

All advice is appreciated!!!

  
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STRAWBERRYGIRL9 6/18/2010 4:13PM

  I do use circular needles but I don't know anything about interchangeable ones. For regular needles I like metal because I like the clicking sound :). But for circular needles I like plastic because it is hardy and can easily bend when you need it to.

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Girls lead Ladies church service

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Tonight the young people of our congregation lead church services. The boys lead the men's service in the sanctuary, and the girls lead the women in the fellowship hall. My daughters both took part. My older daugher (age 10) lead the first song of the service and then gave the middle part of a 3 part service on the birth, death, and resurrection of Christ. Her daddy helped her write it. My young daughter (age 5... and a half) read the passage John 14:1-4. It was obvious that I was gushing with pride, especially afterwards when many of the ladies were congratulating the girls and telling them how much they appreciated their being loud. Yes, many of our ladies who attended the service are older and hard of hearing. But, many of the girls were very "soft-spoken," too.

  
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CATREBEL 6/14/2010 3:48PM

    You should be proud! emoticon

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SOPHIEGM 6/14/2010 6:35AM

    I bet you were gushing with pride. That is awesome!


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The case is over.... but not in my sleep

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

The case is over after a full day of trial and a full day of deliberations. It was very difficult to make decisions where the law isn't cut and dry. There are so many words that are supposed to be common sense but really mean so many different things to different people. I'm just thankful to God that He gave me someone on our jury that has a degree in criminal justice and was able to explain the meaning behind each of the charges beyond what was just written down on our instruction sheets. We did come to a unanimous decision on all counts, but I have to say that it was not a cut and dry situation.

And though the trial is officially over, it is not over in my mind. The trial involved some photos that were very disturbing. I cannot get into a deep sleep without dreaming about the pictures or the doctor's descriptions. I see the photos, I hear the words, and I wake up. I fight hard to keep from crying in front of my girls. I broke down in my ladies' class at church tonight when I asked them for prayers to help get me through this.

The results of the trial were on the front page of our local newspaper today (the same paper that my twin sister works for). She finally understands why I am in the state of mind that I am in.

  
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JANNER.VIC 5/28/2010 12:42AM

    This person was found guilty and will be sentenced.This guilty person will not do it any more. Thanks to you and the others in the jury the victim will not have to endure what was in those report and photos any more. You are a hero!! Job well done.

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AZAPPED 5/27/2010 10:50AM

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MIKESRATT 5/27/2010 9:47AM

    i have a new saying now..."stupid humans". we abuse and destroy any thing smaller, weaker, less significant than we are. one day God will fix that, but until then we have to trust in him to protect us from the "stupid humans". this thing may always stay with you and you may remember this forever. you just have to give it to God. and let Him deal with it.
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there's a special place for people like them. and they will get back what they have done! that's unforgivable.
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NERVOUSWRECKIAM 5/27/2010 7:26AM

    emoticon Hang in there. I know it had to be bad for you to feel the way you do. As my dad always says.."this too shall pass".

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SOPHIEGM 5/27/2010 6:34AM

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JEEPNBOYZ 5/27/2010 1:50AM

    I understand and i'm sorry. I hope peace comes to you soon.
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LEAGLPLUSFIVE 5/27/2010 12:30AM

    Thank you for serving....

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MOMFAN 5/27/2010 12:13AM

    Praying for the Lord to renew your mind and give you a restful peaceful nights rest!

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No more teaching... just jury duty!

Monday, May 24, 2010

Well, It's my birthday; and of course, I got chosen for jury duty. WHY did I have to get chosen for THIS one?!? Not because it is my birthday but because of the nature of the case.... which I cannot discuss. Let's just say I've cried. The trial isn't over yet. We have to return again tomorrow. I pray that God will give me the fortitude to make it through without breaking down in court. I held out today. Hopefully, we can come to a decision tomorrow and be done. They will dismiss two of the 14 jurors before we deliberate. I'm torn. I don't know if I want to be one of the 12 to make this decision or be one of the two who have had to listen to all the horrific testimony and not be able to voice our opinions.

Because of the j.d., I cannot go in to teach tomorrow. I am sad about that. I was really looking forward to being with the children. They have had so many different subs. I was hoping to give them a wonderful send off for the summer. I spoke to my boss; and since Wednesday is a 10:15 am dismissal, he said that the EA that was with them today (and will be with them tomorrow) can be with them then, too. He thanked me for all my hard work this year and said he was looking forward to having me back on his sub list next year.

Please pray for me that God will give the jury direction in this case.

  
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JANNER.VIC 5/26/2010 12:49AM

    Happy Belated Birthday!! Been out of the loop for a while but very surprised that you are still having to deal with jury duty,I know you are not just dealing with the black and white of right and wrong but all the grey that is in the middle. May God guide you on your decisions.

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SOPHIEGM 5/25/2010 11:00AM

    happy birthday!

Jury duty is tough, But I am sure you will listen with an open mind and make the right decision.

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MRE1956 5/25/2010 10:05AM

    Sheesh - what a lousy B-day present (can you tell that I HATE JD?)

Hope your special day is as pleasant as possible.....



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AZAPPED 5/25/2010 9:48AM

    I've prayed for you to have strength and that this gets over soon.

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NERVOUSWRECKIAM 5/25/2010 7:14AM

    I wish you the best in this "duty bound" trial. Maybe it will be short. That is one of the drawbacks of being a registered voter. BUT...maybe you will be lucky and this will be the only time you are called upon for jury duty.

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MOMFAN 5/25/2010 1:10AM

    Happy Birthday dear friend and praying for wisdom!

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MIKESRATT 5/24/2010 9:36PM

    oh lonken, wish i could wiggle my nose and make it go away. i'm sorry that i can't. i'm sorry that you have to do this. God say that He will not give us more than we can handle, believe in that.
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(it's my hubby's too, he turned into and old fart, his words. he turned 50) emoticon
your in my prayers
becky

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