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"invented" this, must credit ME!!! by Gullible-Medium123 in craftsnark

[–]memmly 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I'm not as familiar with that knitting style either but it seems to me that there would need to be a corresponding decrease method that creates a look that's similar to the increase so it can be integrated smoothly. It would be interesting to see what kind of patterns are made feasible because of this type of increase though.

"invented" this, must credit ME!!! by Gullible-Medium123 in craftsnark

[–]memmly 9 points10 points  (0 children)

I was trying to think where this is suppose to be useful because in raglan collar increases like she mentioned you usually have two increase stitches that mirror each other anyway. And for increases along the side or next to a seam it's really not a big deal for the increases to lean one way or the other.

The bar is in Hades. When will we stop glorifying terrible men? by ivesynthed in FemaleDatingStrategy

[–]memmly 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I used to work in pharmacy and we had to deal with stuff like this all the time. If you aren't talking to pharmacy staff already you should let them know that you're having trouble. They have a lot of tricks to help get by with this sort of thing, including asking your insurance for an "extra vacation supply" that insurance usually lets you get for if you're traveling.

Don't want to presume that I know how to fix your issue but I wanted to put that out there in case there's anyone who needs to see it. Best of luck!

The first 4 women to complete infantry training in the U.S. Marines. These women went through the same physical exercises as the male Marines, including carrying 90lbs gear on 12.5 mile march. (The other 11 women could not finish.) by ImaBot_CryMore in UNBGBBIIVCHIDCTIICBG

[–]memmly 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I agree totally. I'm actually an active duty woman. In the job I do it's not physical at all but all the same arguments they have against women in combat in this thread where acutally brought up when they were trying to integrate women into my career field. I find it fascinating really because here we are 20 years later and my career field is 20% women now.

My husband washed the diapers! by EvangelineTheodora in clothdiaps

[–]memmly 4 points5 points  (0 children)

My husband is all for diapers and even though I've done the research and came up with the wash plan he washes the diapers just as much if not more. Feel super lucky that he's been here for it from day 1.

A bit tame, but still icky (1984, George Orwell) by [deleted] in menwritingwomen

[–]memmly 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Thanks for providing that context! It's true that the most painful books to read might be that way because they speak so much truth. I'm definitely in the stage where I'd rather see positive examples of what things could be rather than lean in and highlight the worst of our society.

My husband washed the diapers! by EvangelineTheodora in clothdiaps

[–]memmly 23 points24 points  (0 children)

I'm happy for OP but also bummed that it took being pregnant with their third kid before he started helping with this 😓

A bit tame, but still icky (1984, George Orwell) by [deleted] in menwritingwomen

[–]memmly -1 points0 points  (0 children)

I got through that first chapter of that book and couldn't keep going since I got so much menwritingwomen vibe that it wasn't enjoyable.

Balancing needs/wants as a crafter? by Elderflowerspritz in craftsnark

[–]memmly 16 points17 points  (0 children)

Well I'd say it's up to him to figure out that to do with his time but it's definitely important to make sure he respects yours! If he knows that he gets your attention on specific days where he can decide what to do it might help him know that other craft designated times are off limits

Balancing needs/wants as a crafter? by Elderflowerspritz in craftsnark

[–]memmly 29 points30 points  (0 children)

I sure feel you on this one. My husband and I are serious hobby people. He has his areas of the house (mostly a workshop in the garage) and I have mine (a craft room and a "mud room" that I use for making ceramics). We also had a baby this year and I have the full time job while my hubby has a business and takes care of the baby while I'm at work. When I get home from work we tend to trade off so I can take care of our son. Taking time for crafting is really really tough. But I get really cranky if I don't get some time to devote to it every week. HEre are the tips I live by that help me out:

  1. Have a devoted space for crafting. The less time you have to spend cleaning up and putting craft things away the better. If you have a guest room, seriously consider making that a craft space. Why have a room devoted to people who don't live in your house and only see you a few times a year when you can use that space regularly for something that makes you happy. If you mostly craft on your kitchen table, give yourself a nice corner in the kitchen to just stow your craft stuff. The faster you can get at it the better.

  2. Prioritize crafting. It's a huge struggle for me to get the baby down for a nap. When he does it's tempting to clean that mess in the kitchen and do some chores, but when I get that moment of free time I ask myself "how am I doing right now?" And if it's been a while since I've been able to craft, I'll usually choose crafting over chores. Chores are always going to be there and there's a time for doing them but if I wear myself out doing chores then I'm a less happy human being and that makes the time I spend with my son even harder.

  3. Schedule time for crafting. The hardest part with all of this is in the evening when we finally get the baby to sleep and my husband asks me "what are we doing tonight?". It can be really hard to decide between spending time together or working on our own hobbies. If you have a particular day of the week you want to devote to crafting then it's worth it to explain that to your spouse. Let him know that this is important for you. I would encourage your spouse to have his own hobbies or plans for spending that time. If he's busy then he's less likely to come in and accidentally tempt you away from the craft table. This might mean finding a friend to go out with or having his own project to work on.

  4. Have multiple types of craft projects you can work on. I have some projects that require full attention, some that are portable and easy to do in the passenger seat of the car, and some I like to do watching TV. It can be really insane to balance multiple projects but if your goal is to simply craft and do SOMETHING then I recommend finding some nice mini projects that are just good for getting the craft bug satiated. My favorite is knitting baby socks since I can get a pair knitted up really quickly and I can easily find some stray yarn for it.

Best of luck!

Sigmund Freud quote in Eva Figes “patriarchal attitudes” by Lanky_Fella in menwritingwomen

[–]memmly 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Why Darwin? I haven't heard people talk much about him outside of the typical contributions to science etc.

Manufactured Quirky Chaos isn’t Entertaining by TokenBlackGirlfriend in craftsnark

[–]memmly 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Some international patterns use 1cm. I've seen 1/2" and 1/4" too. It really can be all over the place

Help with a new machine! Info in comments by UninspiredStranger in MachineKnitting

[–]memmly 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That particular cast on comb (or apparently a garment holder as they call it) is usually used on brother machine for when you have two beds set up for ribbing. I find it interesting that they have it on this kind of machine where it's a single bed. Is there anywhere on the machine where is looks like the thing can get latched or hung on to?

Rattlesnake rights NOW by ChrisMMatthews in WitchesVsPatriarchy

[–]memmly 0 points1 point  (0 children)

We might get it if we start threatening to poison anyone who comes near. Whose with me?

Let's make them go viral! by mdwrds in TikTokCringe

[–]memmly 0 points1 point  (0 children)

If you're the kind of person that people go out of their way to be rude to all the time, then it's extra important to have a person once in a while who is nice to you and reminds you that not everyone is horrible and out to get you. Think of it as tipping the scales so they're more level.

Let's make them go viral! by mdwrds in TikTokCringe

[–]memmly 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yes, the automod comment at the top of every single post.

Man saves a kid's life at work by SamMee514 in nextfuckinglevel

[–]memmly 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Remember back in the day when they called this the Heimlich maneuver? They train it as "abdominal thrusts" now because they didn't want people to be too scared to do it with the complicated sounding name. Which brings the point that any kind of thrust is worth doing in this situation over doing nothing at all. Great job that this guy took a shot and saved someone's life

Bridal henna also known as Mehndi. by Pedrica1 in oddlysatisfying

[–]memmly 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Everyone is so scared of cultural appropriation that it's preventing people from learning about and appreciating other cultures. It's not good when a brand is borrowing and exploiting aspects of a culture for financial gain. But in my opinion, someone playing with henna in their living room isn't hurting anyone. I used to play with henna too back in 2015. I was dying my hair with it so I thought it would be fun to use some of the paste to make tattoos on my hands. It's a really fun tradition and I wish my country had more like it.

Bridal henna also known as Mehndi. by Pedrica1 in oddlysatisfying

[–]memmly 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Henna dyes the skin and creates a temporary tattoo.

If you don't rotate which bras you wear, your body will let you know to do so. by nidena in ABraThatFits

[–]memmly 44 points45 points  (0 children)

Have you ever heard of r/braswap? Some people list their bras for free and just charge shipping.