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dat - Posted - 10/19/2012:  13:49:05



while you were out my oldest girl got engaged, we'll be spending a whole bunch of money between now and May, donations are accepted.    do you need my paypal account?

Mr. Quimby - Posted - 10/19/2012:  13:51:54


Oh, wow. That's awesome. I think when I met you here she was like 14. Congrats!

OM45GE - Posted - 10/19/2012:  13:52:01



It's great to see you back on the BHO.



Why are there so many strange things going on in The Big Easy? I have a good friend down there and every time I visit it seems I see something that makes me say, "Wow, you wouldn't see that at home!"

Mr. Quimby - Posted - 10/19/2012:  13:55:39


I worked with someone who loved going down there for Mardi Gras every year. Finally one day she just quite her job, sold her condo, packed up her things and moved down there. Didn't have a job or anything. I think she crashed on a friend's couch for awhile.

She ended up finding a really great job down there and was a key mover and shaker in getting the ball rolling with clean up after Katrina. I think she won some awards for her work.

I'm such an old fuddy duddy I wouldn't ever dare make a move like that.

Mr. Quimby - Posted - 10/19/2012:  14:01:42


Time to go. I'll try not to disappear for too long, though. :)

dat - Posted - 10/19/2012:  14:03:00



I would have to have a job before I picked up and moved



 



that little girl that should be still driving a tricycle is 21 now, she'll be 22 by the wedding date.  

OM45GE - Posted - 10/19/2012:  14:17:59



I almost bought a house in Sedona Arizona when I was out there on vacation. I fell in love with the area. Then I chickened out because I didn't have a job. I guess I'm an old fuddy duddy too.

dat - Posted - 10/19/2012:  14:23:59



I like being an old fuddy duddy

Alaina - Posted - 10/19/2012:  14:49:22


I like being young :D

OM45GE - Posted - 10/19/2012:  16:07:52



There is a beautifully restored WWII Flying Fortress named the Fuddy Duddy.





DeanT - Posted - 10/19/2012:  17:52:11



I hate being young trapped in a fuddy duddy old body. I would have loved to be a bomber mechanic in WW II

OM45GE - Posted - 10/19/2012:  18:55:34



My best friend's dad was a belly turret gunner on them. They were shot down over Germany and taken prisoner. He later met the German pilot who shot him down and wrote a book about the whole thing.

DeanT - Posted - 10/19/2012:  19:34:22



Now that's cool. My dad tells stories of watching dog fights as a kid. He grew up in the Netherlands. They would try and hide the pilots that parachuted down.

OM45GE - Posted - 10/19/2012:  20:00:31



When my friend's father was captured, he didn't know anyone other than the one guy he was with had survived. In the 70's or 80's a German from the town where they crash landed started to research the crash, which was the only thing related to the war that the little farming community experienced directly. He found that most of the bomber crew had survived, tracked down the fighter pilot and organized a reunion in the town. The fighter pilot was still flying and was supposed to take the bomber crew up for rides around where the battle took place but the weather didn't cooperate.



One of the things that get me is that most of these guys were only 18 or 20 years old.

DeanT - Posted - 10/19/2012:  20:20:16



That's a great story! I used to live eat breath and sleep WW II when I was a kid... that's why I joined the AF

OM45GE - Posted - 10/19/2012:  20:24:24



Here's a brief site about this. Ed died earlier this year - on the anniversary of the day he was shot down.



combatvets.net/asp/biopage.asp?ID=407



 

DeanT - Posted - 10/19/2012:  21:15:32



Thanks, great read!

Mr. Quimby - Posted - 10/20/2012:  10:44:35


My sister's father-in-law fought in WWII. I have a feeling he might have lied about his age to get in and wasn't there at the start because I don't think he's quite old enough to have joined at 18 when the US got involved.

My sister was saying that her youngest said something one day in school about her grandfather having fought in WWII and the teacher didn't believe her. She didn't think it was possible for an 8 year old to have a grandfather who'd fought in the war. But he was in his 40s when my brother-in-law was born and Eliza was born when my brother-in-law was almost 40.

DeanT - Posted - 10/20/2012:  15:22:17


My dad would tell us stories of how so many bombers would fly over, it would block out the sun.

Mr. Quimby - Posted - 10/21/2012:  13:30:36



In case you were wondering, I'm still spinning like mad....  (That's about 10,000 yards.  Pretty much all spun since March this year.)





DeanT - Posted - 10/21/2012:  15:39:04


Time to knit some mittens!

OM45GE - Posted - 10/22/2012:  04:24:20



Where do you get the wool?

dat - Posted - 10/22/2012:  06:45:21



her cats



  

OM45GE - Posted - 10/22/2012:  09:28:25



OMG! ROFLMAO!

Alaina - Posted - 10/22/2012:  10:01:23


That is hysterical!!!

DeanT - Posted - 10/22/2012:  11:40:55


Oh my... I don't think I want to see her dogs now!

Alaina - Posted - 10/22/2012:  11:48:46


I feel so sorry for the poor babies! (And I don't like cats haha)

dat - Posted - 10/22/2012:  12:22:32





That mohican’s going to have to go 

Mr. Quimby - Posted - 10/22/2012:  12:23:28



quote:


Originally posted by dat




her cats



  






I didn't know you'd been to my house!

Mr. Quimby - Posted - 10/22/2012:  12:25:54



quote:


Originally posted by OM45GE




Where do you get the wool?






The Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival and Etsy are my two main sources.  Some on ebay and some from independent stores, both online and physical shops.



And I think it breeds, too, because the sprawl in my basement just keeps getting bigger and bigger...

DeanT - Posted - 10/22/2012:  12:58:47


Those cats look like Yoda

dat - Posted - 10/22/2012:  13:11:20



how long does it take to spin a big ball of yarn like those?

Alaina - Posted - 10/22/2012:  14:06:00


They DO look like Yoda!!!

Mr. Quimby - Posted - 10/22/2012:  15:11:42


A 125-150 yard skein of sport weight will take around two hours. It depends a lot on the thickness of the yarn. A super fine yarn takes a long time to spin.

That particular batch has a bunch of small skeins that I've been doing that are coordinated and those are faster because they're smaller.

Alaina - Posted - 10/22/2012:  15:13:50


Do you make anything with the yarn?

dat - Posted - 10/22/2012:  15:16:37



quote:


Originally posted by Alaina




Do you make anything with the yarn?






 MONEY



well, if she sells enough she can make millions  ( that would take a while huh?)

Alaina - Posted - 10/22/2012:  15:18:43


Haha I was wondering if she used it or if she sold it. Thank you for answering my question :)

dat - Posted - 10/22/2012:  15:29:01



she used to sell on estcy  

Alaina - Posted - 10/22/2012:  15:45:38


What is that?

DeanT - Posted - 10/22/2012:  17:13:11



etsy.com

mbanjo - Posted - 10/22/2012:  22:50:43



Thanks for the websiteyes

DeanT - Posted - 10/23/2012:  00:03:17



You're welcome!



My wife has an etsy site, she makes dog collars



etsy.com/shop/HoundsCloset

OM45GE - Posted - 10/23/2012:  04:16:40



Those are cool.



Where does she get the prints - or does she make them herself?



And...why no banjo designs?

Mr. Quimby - Posted - 10/23/2012:  06:51:40


I haven't had tons of luck selling on Etsy lately. They changed their search something or other and now I can't get my yarn to show up in a search for handspun yarn. I'm slowly trying to move my stuff to Zibbet instead. Similar sort of website but not as many folks have found it yet.

I find the process of spinning to be very relaxing but I'm not really all that excited about knitting or crocheting so the yarn just kind of piles up. I sell it so that it won't take over the house!

dat - Posted - 10/23/2012:  06:57:50



I just looked up on etsy to see if I could find you, not much luck

Mr. Quimby - Posted - 10/23/2012:  07:03:16



This is me: etsy.com/shop/GregoryRoad



 



And this is me on Zibbet: zibbet.com/gregoryroad


Edited by - Mr. Quimby on 10/23/2012 07:04:04

dat - Posted - 10/23/2012:  07:48:20



How long is the yarn in a roll ?

Alaina - Posted - 10/23/2012:  08:12:48


Good morning!

DeanT - Posted - 10/23/2012:  08:20:44



My wife gets her prints at the local shops like Joannes, and she special orders some of the greyhound prints. No banjos on the dogs... probably because I practice when she makes the collars... and she's had enough banjo :) BTW, she also makes banjo and guitar straps. I told her she could make a killing selling them. She said no way... the collars keep her busy enough. 

Mr. Quimby - Posted - 10/23/2012:  08:47:56



quote:


Originally posted by dat




How long is the yarn in a roll ?






Varies a lot.  I have yardage and weight info in all the listings.  Most standard bobbins hold about 4oz of fiber, although I can often stretch and get a little over 5oz.  But depending on how fine the yarn is, 4oz can be 50 yards or 500 yards.  I average about 125-150 but lately I've been pushing myself to spin fine yarn and have managed to get closer to 300 yards out of 4oz.  I can't quite manage to go finer than that, though.  Mental block, I think.

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