Back for a bit of a visit - thanks Aud for suggestion

Just dropping in for a quick 'hi there you all', and to Aud on the Island
(I'm pretty sure it was you who suggested it) - today for the first time I
went to Birkeland Brothers on Main St. here in Vancouver where I picked up a
large skein of deliciously soft coral merino & acrilyc wool, an afghan hook
and a pouch to hold my growing selection of crochet hooks. As the saleswoman
observed, "why are there cats on it, playing with knitting needles??" lol!
I haven't received your threads from november yet Mirjam, and I guess you
haven't received mine 'cuz I haven't heard from you. I understood from Jan
that your exchange from some time last year or before that took several
months too.
Cher, I'll be sending you a private email off-list to confirm something.
Hope you're all doing well, I'll probably be around for the next few days
then jump off again.
cheers!
David
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David R. Sky
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On Fri, 26 May 2006 20:12:01 -0700, David R. Sky spun a fine yarn
Welcome back, David! Hugs, Noreen who has missed you!
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YarnWright
Hey Noreen,
Traffic on rcty is sure down!
Anyways, I jump from ng to ng depending on the most intense focus of my interests at the time. Was intensely focusing on doing some sound-related computer programming for several months, kind of slacking off of that now and focusing once again on finishing my ufos.
Hugs back
David
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David R. Sky
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Hi David!
Welcome back, even if it is just for a short visit!
We had a visit from some foul-mouthed anonymous types (sporgers, I guess they're called) who cross-posted some awful stuff under rcty folk's names so people are lurking a bit more than usual.
I do that a bit, but the wooly side of life seems to be holding my interest at the moment!
Sounds interesting.........sorry about the pun! Does that involve some kind of voice recognition thing or something else?
Good luck with the UFOs.
Eimear, on the island.
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ejk
Hi David from "Your friend" who is the Jan in Minnesota you know. It's great to see you posting again even if it's for a short time. It was probably Els that gave you the suggestion as Aud lives on the coast of Norway. Do you have plans for your new coral yarn?
As was already mentioned, there were some nasty intruders here so Cher created a new Yahoo group. That's where Nora will be handling the 6x6 exchanges if you are interested. The threads exchanges are in hiatus because of low interest.
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Your friend
"David R. Sky" skrev i melding news: snipped-for-privacy@viper.wapvi.bc.ca...
Hi David! Good to see you again!!!! But I am afraid I should not have the honour, David, but I am sure it is ELS!!! Aud ;-))
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On Sat, 27 May 2006 06:36:56 -0700, David R. Sky spun a fine yarn
David, the reason traffic is so 'down' is that we were attacked by trolls, posting as some of us. It was awful! I'm so happy to "see" you! Love, Noreen
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YarnWright
Hi Eimear,
No, it's a programming language called Nyquist, which is used to generate new sounds and to "process" or analyze sounds to do things like make sound effects such as echo (delay), "flanging", anything by which to change the quality of the input sound. Sound effects. That's my specialty. Also things like performing EQ, noise reduction, etc.
Yesterday I finished a shrink for a neighbor who's been helping me out for several years - I tried it on myself, it felt too small for me lol, but my friend said it fit her perfectly.
Cher filled me in on what happened with rcty.
Cheers
David
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David R. Sky
Hello Jan!
Nice talking with you again. Mirjam and I did an exchange in november - threads - but I haven't received hers yet, I assume she hasn't received mine yet cuz I haven't heard from her about them. I too lost interest in the exchange so didn't continue it.
Probably the first thing I'm going to do with the coral wool is use the afghan hook I got to do some afghan crocheting - I'd done a bit of experimenting with regular crochet hooks, um, not too satisfying. I can send you a sample if you wish, are you still at your same address?
Cheers
david
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David R. Sky
Thanks Aud... and thanks Els for the suggestion!
They (Birkeland Bros.) apparently still do their own carding and I'm not sure what else, I'm going to ask to feel the machine(s), I have no idea what they look like.
Take care,
David
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David R. Sky
Hi David, to the East of me, Indeed it was I who told you about Birkeland brothers. Great that you got to go there, they have all kinds of wonderful yarns. What are you going to make with your new stash.
Els on Vancouver Island
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Els van Dam
In article , "David
I guess just putting your hands on a carding machine will tell you best. Imagine, if you can, big rollers. Each is covered with a very sturdy cloth with teeth in them. Very fine hard wire teeth bend in the middle. Three or more of these rolls are set in a frame work and work together in carding fleece from sheep, to aline all the fibers for the next step of spinning. One roll will pick the fleece fibers out of a tray, (I think that one is called the picker) The much larger roll will straighten the fibers even more picking them off the picker and if it is a very large machine there may be three or more of these rolls all working together, straightening and sort of combing the wool fibers in perfect alignment. I was thinking of an example of the size of the out site of the roller. Steering wheel comes to mind, but I am sure that you do not drive a car. Next time when you back at Birkeland Brothers, ask if they will show it to you and I am sure just by putting your hands on the machine, you get the idea of the amount of the teeth as well as how sharp they are and the circumference of the different drums
Els
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Els van Dam
My email and mailing address are still the same. I haven't done the afghan stitch since I learned about 50 years ago but I still have the hook and the samples I did.
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Your friend
Hi Els,
Thanks again. Yes, a neat little store, although I didn't have time to explore it, I got there at closing time. I also got a card for "frequent shopper" lol, I can get up to "ten dollors or ten percent off" future purchases, although I didn't think to ask how I'd get that discount.
I'm going to start by practising with the afghan hook I got there, my first one. I generally don't plan things for a yarn, I use them as I decide. I also don't follow patterns, I "make up" as I go along in a project.
Coming home was confusion - there's lots of construction in downtown Vancouver for the 2010 winter Olympics, it took three busses (what used to take just one before route re-arrangements a few years ago).
What on earth does your signature file below mean? lol... Oh, I cut it out. Something about jazz and cobra...
David
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David R. Sky
Hi Els,
Thanks for explaining. I was sighted for 20 years and do recall what different things looked like. I was sighted when I learned to crochet too.
re my previous post asking about jazz and cobra - something about "ja for jazz and blah in cobra", I saw this time that's your e addy (jazzcobra), what does the saying mean?
David
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David R. Sky
In article , "David
Hi David
I can imagine that it is a bit crazy right now in Vancouver. Lots of building going on. Living in a rural area, I forget how busy the big cities can be.
I have been twice to Birkeland brothers, and each time a got out of there with my hands full....LOL
Els
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Els van Dam
In article , "David
I was just trying to keep spammers away from my E-mail address. However looking at it closely I still have not got it right. Well if I can't get it correct then spammers will not get there either. LOL
Els
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Els van Dam
"Els van Dam" skrev i melding news:jazzcobra-2705061714190001@192.168.1.100...
Els, I understood at once it was you.
But I wonder, Birkeland is a common Norwegian name. means: Birch-land. Our veterinair is called Birkeland, a place near our summerhouse is called so. Is the brothers Norwegian?(here the shop would have been called: "Brødrene Birkeland" LOL) It CAN be a Danish name, but not Sweedish. AUD ;-)
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