Hi KASfriends.

Well, its that time of year again; time for a new beginning, a new discussion.....so.....

Won't you share a thought or two?  

A joke...or maybe a story?

Perhaps a snippet of your day?

Or your life in all its glory......

I invite you, one and all, to visit this new 2015 discussion and share whatever is on your mind.....the good, the bad...and the not too ugly.  

Remember, you are among friends.

Even kittens like to share a yarn......

The 2014 Share A Yarn? discussion will be archived, but still available for reading and reminiscing.

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I wanted to share an uplifting link...it's about a store owner who decided to fight shoplifting by recognizing the good things the kids were doing.  It's worked!  http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/tuktoyaktuk-store-manager-has-n...  (this is northern Canada)

Also I bought a 16" pair of circular knitting needles yesterday and they completely fell apart on me as I was taking them out of the package...so back they went.  Wow, never had that happen before! 

What are your favorite needles or hooks? Are they fancy or bargain basement?  I have some bamboo, hooks and circular needles, also the grey aluminum ones. I enjoy the brightly colored crochet hooks.  How much would you be willing to spend on knitting needles or crochet hooks, or knitting looms for that matter? I have seen some very pricey tools indeed and am wondering if they are really worth it or just have snob appeal?  Anyone? 

It is amazing what someone will pay for snob appeal I have collected most of my needles and hooks and stitch holders from op shops. I am also blessed with many freinds who keep an eye  out for the less expensive yarn I also make quilts for charity and it is amazing once the word spreads so many generous people will just drop whatever off with the statement I know you will find something to do with this. Kindness attracts kindness we are blessed with the best neighbors in the world who regularly help out two aging ladies with bigger chores

That I can endorse. A year ago my local paper ran an article about KAS and my involvement. Ever since I've had people sending or bringing me yarn. I supply my knitting friends and local retirement homes as I have so much. The yarn that just isn't suitable for making squares or other items we make up into packs and sell at the various flea markets and other events to get money for postage.

That is a beautiful shopkeeper story Jeanne !!!

A great feel-good story, Jeanne.  :))

I think I once paid $10 for a pair of needles that had centimetre increments marked on them. I thought it would make it easier to create 20cm (8") squares....what I failed to remember, when buying them, is that the cast on stitches  usually measure about an inch shorter than what the width of the square will end up being, so it didn't help my accuracy at all....and these days I normally knit in needles two sizes smaller....oh well...live and learn....lol.

Liked this article Jeanne. I'm a great believer in positivity rather than punishment where possible.

With regard to hooks. I drool over the handcrafted wooden hooks that I often see advertised, but as I know they're not going to make me a better crocheter (and as I also don't have the revenue to allow me such extravagance) I'd rather spend the money on yarn. My favourite hooks are double-ended wooden hooks, nicely decorated, that I bought a couple of years ago at a wool festival. They cost me 19€ for 5 hooks ( = 10 sizes). That's the most I've ever paid for hooks. Most of mine I inherited from mu mother.

What would you prefer?

Oh yes....tell me where the 'party' is please.........have already been to a 'party' today at Ros's........lol.

I would snarf up the purple yarn first, because it looks sparkly and I love sparkles! Then I'd go for the ivory yarn on the left, leaving the pale whatever that is for last.  (Is it green, blue or pale turquoise?)

I know this is a bit cheeky but I did have a giggle!

Have you ever wondered why A, B, C, D, DD , E, F, G, and H are the letters used
to define bra sizes?

If you have wondered why, but couldn't figure out what the letters stood for, it is about time you became informed!

{A} Almost Boobs.
{B} Barely there.
{C} Can't Complain.
{D} Dang!
{DD} Double dang!
{E} Enormous!
{F} Fake.
{G} Get a Reduction.
{H} Help me, I've fallen
and I can't get up!

I got a giggle too !

Hmmmm, it all makes sense now!!!!!     (LOLOL)

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