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Old Apr 29th 2019, 8:00 pm
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Originally Posted by lizzyq View Post
And now have discovered another way to add to my knitting obession hobby - dyeing my own yarn.

From this:


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Nice one. I'd better not tell my wife about that or there'll be vats of yarn being dyed all over the place.

Though she's not a knitter, I would imagine the same principle could be applied to crochet yarn and she's already made some pretty cool patterned scarves with the pre-dyed multicolored yarns. Still a much cheaper hobby then mine though, so I really shouldn't say anything.
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Old Apr 29th 2019, 8:08 pm
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Nice one. I'd better not tell my wife about that or there'll be vats of yarn being dyed all over the place.

Though she's not a knitter, I would imagine the same principle could be applied to crochet yarn and she's already made some pretty cool patterned scarves with the pre-dyed multicolored yarns. Still a much cheaper hobby then mine though, so I really shouldn't say anything.
Slow cooker yarn dyeing using icing gel colouring......
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Old Apr 29th 2019, 8:11 pm
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Slow cooker yarn dyeing using icing gel colouring......
Hmm, maybe I will suggest it since the slow cooker doesn't really get in the way and it would save money in the long run.
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Old Apr 29th 2019, 8:27 pm
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Originally Posted by lizzyq View Post
And now have discovered another way to add to my knitting obession hobby - dyeing my own yarn.

From this:


to this:



to these:


Takes my back a few years during WW2 when I lived with my aunt, she was an avid knitter and I would hold the wool over my wrist and she would wind it into balls. She even taught me how to knit a few simple stitches. Fond memories of a lovely woman.
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Old Apr 29th 2019, 9:12 pm
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Great to see I'm not the only one, I don't have a problem, I'm normal (ish)
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Old Apr 29th 2019, 9:16 pm
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Slow cooker yarn dyeing using icing gel colouring......
Better use of a slow cooker IMVHO. Mine only makes ugh school dinners despite help from Dorothy eons ago.
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Old Apr 29th 2019, 9:19 pm
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I've never has the need for eggplant covers.......
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Originally Posted by stevenglish1 View Post
Great to see I'm not the only one, I don't have a problem, I'm normal (ish)
If I didn't have my hobbies, then I'd have a problem. And it's an ever growing list as well, as I tend to get pretty obsessive about new interests and things I enjoy doing.
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Old Apr 29th 2019, 9:39 pm
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I've never has the need for eggplant covers.......
How about an avocado sock?



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Great to see I'm not the only one, I don't have a problem, I'm normal (ish)
You're fine, stick with the vinyl and the appropriate players, just don't go adding any slow cookers into that mix.

I'm hooked on vinyl (is this just a boy thing?) and I have to admit to being borderline obsessive on the whole sound delivery front, as in the quality of the sound, not the number of overhead speakers, spatial blah stuff etc, 5.1 is perfectly good for me (and the room in question), mostly but...

I listen to a whole range of different music styles.

I listen to reggae quite a bit.

I don't always stay seated during reggae, 'specially when I have the place to myself.

When I move around I sometimes struggle to hear the bass 'as it should be heard'.

Can I justify a second sub-woofer?

Aaarrgh...
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Old Apr 29th 2019, 10:42 pm
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I don't always stay seated during reggae
I read that as sedated


Dub version

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Old Apr 29th 2019, 11:09 pm
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Better use of a slow cooker IMVHO. Mine only makes ugh school dinners despite help from Dorothy eons ago.
We use ours a lot. It's great for curries. I'll send you my latest recipe find when I get home from work.
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Old Apr 29th 2019, 11:16 pm
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I read that as sedated


Dub version

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BXeGer_KuRk
Why, thank you. I'm not at home in my theatre, so can't really appreciate all the subtleties in that mix.( To be honest Dub is not really my thing anyway).

I'm holed up in some dredfull (gerrit?) place somewhere between Dijon and Fu..Kn...Wh... tomorrow's target being that old hilly place again. I am enjoying the worst ever NETWORKING experience since ... shite, sorry Steve, not the right place for this rant.

Matter in hand (metaphorically speaking that is), I was thinking musically more along the lines of the utterly brilliant Aswad, Meanwhile Gardens, (Notting Hill) and the mid to late eighties
but not quite what I had in mind.

A suivre, when I get somewhere with a half decent network.
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Old Apr 30th 2019, 12:17 am
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Photography is the closest I come to hobbies. I bought my first camera in 1958 it cost 28 GBP, about a months wages at that time. Now just about everyone has a camera of some sort.



First camera, followed by a series of Nikons over the years latest a Sony RX100V
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Old Apr 30th 2019, 1:20 am
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Originally Posted by BuckinghamshireBoy View Post
...Dub is not really my thing anyway.
Nor mine...I just remember a friend playing me a 12 inch single of it and it just seemed a better version than the more well known one.

Here's a funny clip...I don't suppose you recognise what's playing at the end?


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