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Re: What are you working on?
« Reply #15 on: April 20, 2020, 09:53:01 AM »
Upon further consideration I put off the Aran sweater, and am making a blanket for my bed instead. I'm knitting it entirely in seed stitch, and it's looking great so far. This yarn really shows the stitches well. It should be done in a few months if I work on it every day.
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Re: What are you working on?
« Reply #16 on: April 20, 2020, 10:05:12 AM »
I'm designing a webserver for processing online transactions.  Yes, I am still at work.

Me too, thank God. Both my husband and I are in IT and so we are able to do our jobs from home.

Yeah, the quarantine hasn't affected my job, either.  I'm considered an "essential business", so I'm still able to go in to work everyday, as well  ;D

Yes you are!

(and by the way, I saw something on FB about making *potato* yeast. I'll post it here in a bit)
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Re: What are you working on?
« Reply #17 on: April 20, 2020, 10:10:13 AM »
I spent a part of yesterday organizing my fabric stash, cutting a lot of it into strips for all sorts of scrappy quilts. I really have too much fabric, it's overwhelming. I'm done with the mask-making, I only made them for family and friends. I'm going to turn my attention back to quilts.
In conclusion, I can leave you with no better advice than that given after every sermon by Msgr Vincent Giammarino, who was pastor of St Michael’s Church in Atlantic City in the 1950s:

    “My dear good people: Do what you have to do, When you’re supposed to do it, The best way you can do it,   For the Love of God. Amen.”
 
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Re: What are you working on?
« Reply #18 on: April 20, 2020, 10:13:30 AM »
If there's any brew stores near you all, and you need yeast, you can use champagne yeast (I recommend premier cuvee by Red Star); beer yeast can tend to make the bread "beery", while champagne yeast does not.
 
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Re: What are you working on?
« Reply #19 on: April 20, 2020, 12:52:18 PM »
If there's any brew stores near you all, and you need yeast, you can use champagne yeast (I recommend premier cuvee by Red Star); beer yeast can tend to make the bread "beery", while champagne yeast does not.

I got a pound(!) of instant yeast from King Arthur Flour so I'm all set, just looking to be creative...

And one can make a sourdough starter just by using the "wild yeast" that's floating around in the air.

Making bread is so interesting.

(but champagne yeast has been added to the list of things to try)
In conclusion, I can leave you with no better advice than that given after every sermon by Msgr Vincent Giammarino, who was pastor of St Michael’s Church in Atlantic City in the 1950s:

    “My dear good people: Do what you have to do, When you’re supposed to do it, The best way you can do it,   For the Love of God. Amen.”
 
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Re: What are you working on?
« Reply #20 on: April 20, 2020, 03:49:56 PM »
That sounds like fun.  Mostly been crocheting dishcloths... easy and kinda mindless which I need.

When I was a young woman, I had a friend/mentor named HoneyLou. She was so sweet and lived in this lovely whitewashed farmhouse outside of town. She always had a big stack of crocheted dishcloths by her kitchen sink. She used them all the time and they were great. I have never made any, but now I kind of want to. It would be nice. What yarn do you find is best/hold up well/has a nice scrubby quality?
 
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Re: What are you working on?
« Reply #21 on: April 20, 2020, 03:53:16 PM »
Upon further consideration I put off the Aran sweater, and am making a blanket for my bed instead. I'm knitting it entirely in seed stitch, and it's looking great so far. This yarn really shows the stitches well. It should be done in a few months if I work on it every day.

I did a blanket completely out of seed stitch about three years ago. I decided it would be easier to do it in the round, so I knit the whole thing as a giant tube and then stitch and slashed it fair-isle style, it worked a charm.
 
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Re: What are you working on?
« Reply #22 on: April 20, 2020, 04:38:33 PM »
That sounds like fun.  Mostly been crocheting dishcloths... easy and kinda mindless which I need.

When I was a young woman, I had a friend/mentor named HoneyLou. She was so sweet and lived in this lovely whitewashed farmhouse outside of town. She always had a big stack of crocheted dishcloths by her kitchen sink. She used them all the time and they were great. I have never made any, but now I kind of want to. It would be nice. What yarn do you find is best/hold up well/has a nice scrubby quality?

I have knitted dishcloths. Cotton yarn is very popular for them and they hold up very well. There's tons of free patterns out there.
In conclusion, I can leave you with no better advice than that given after every sermon by Msgr Vincent Giammarino, who was pastor of St Michael’s Church in Atlantic City in the 1950s:

    “My dear good people: Do what you have to do, When you’re supposed to do it, The best way you can do it,   For the Love of God. Amen.”
 
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Re: What are you working on?
« Reply #23 on: April 21, 2020, 05:02:35 AM »
Upon further consideration I put off the Aran sweater, and am making a blanket for my bed instead. I'm knitting it entirely in seed stitch, and it's looking great so far. This yarn really shows the stitches well. It should be done in a few months if I work on it every day.

I did a blanket completely out of seed stitch about three years ago. I decided it would be easier to do it in the round, so I knit the whole thing as a giant tube and then stitch and slashed it fair-isle style, it worked a charm.

Oh my gosh, you must have incredible patience!
 

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Re: What are you working on?
« Reply #24 on: April 21, 2020, 06:45:47 AM »
Upon further consideration I put off the Aran sweater, and am making a blanket for my bed instead. I'm knitting it entirely in seed stitch, and it's looking great so far. This yarn really shows the stitches well. It should be done in a few months if I work on it every day.

I did a blanket completely out of seed stitch about three years ago. I decided it would be easier to do it in the round, so I knit the whole thing as a giant tube and then stitch and slashed it fair-isle style, it worked a charm.

Oh my gosh, you must have incredible patience!

Well, I am a quilter, knitter, crafter, and I make a lot of my children's clothing. Patience in crafting does develop after a while. Luckily for me, I used to not be patient with my projects at all.
 
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Re: What are you working on?
« Reply #25 on: April 21, 2020, 04:24:41 PM »
Making raised garden beds.  Have wanted to do it for a while but we were working on other projects.  Finally got our fence replaced around the backyard.  We made 4 8x4 beds.  Waiting for some food grade waterproofer for the inside before we set them into the ground.  Used the stimulus money to fund it all.
 
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Re: What are you working on?
« Reply #26 on: April 21, 2020, 04:59:01 PM »
I've been baking more bread. I make a yeast starter the night before with equal weights of water and flour, and a sprinkle of yeast on top. This was my most recent loaf, a honey oat multigrain bread with rye and flaxseed.
 
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Re: What are you working on?
« Reply #27 on: April 21, 2020, 05:47:19 PM »
I was recently inspired to study Mandarin.  :D

So far it's going well. Even the characters aren't proving as difficult as I had always feared.
 
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Re: What are you working on?
« Reply #28 on: April 21, 2020, 11:29:04 PM »

This was my most recent loaf, a honey oat multigrain bread with rye and flaxseed.

Looks like a photo-shoot. It looks too perfect to be real.
 
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Re: What are you working on?
« Reply #29 on: April 22, 2020, 07:09:06 AM »
That sounds like fun.  Mostly been crocheting dishcloths... easy and kinda mindless which I need.

When I was a young woman, I had a friend/mentor named HoneyLou. She was so sweet and lived in this lovely whitewashed farmhouse outside of town. She always had a big stack of crocheted dishcloths by her kitchen sink. She used them all the time and they were great. I have never made any, but now I kind of want to. It would be nice. What yarn do you find is best/hold up well/has a nice scrubby quality?

I have knitted dishcloths. Cotton yarn is very popular for them and they hold up very well. There's tons of free patterns out there.

Yeah... I use cotton yarn for them.
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