Friday, April 27, 2007

Knitting at last ....take two.

Take two... because I don't know what happened to my nearly completed posting........

These are my Rock and Weave socks from Blue Moon.

These are made using the medium weight yarn, Chapman Springs colorway. I'm not sure I like the medium weight because they feel slightly rough on the bottoms of my feet, but washing might take care of that.

This is my favorite part though:

Note the kitty head buttons, are they not just too cute? Am I not just bizzaro?

This next piece is the Argosy scarf from Knitty.

I used about 200+ yards of Brooks Farm Harmony (50% silk/50% wool) left over from a Christmas gift. I was "afeared" that I wouldn't be able to make a scarf long enough for my taste, but it turned out longer than necessary. This is great fiber, and perfect to wear for our cool mornings, then warm afternoons. Light, yet warm, and it interpreted the pattern beautifully.

Aren't the colors grand?

I'd better stop before this post gets eaten too!!

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

How dumb am I....

Wait don't answer that!

I've been struggling all day with blogger not showing images. What the heck is going on, thought I? Sheesh! Well, when I went to ABCNews and I couldn't get the images to show there either......I realized that the problem was me NOT blogger.

Weeelllllp, yesterday I was trying to get rid of some cookies and the like in Firefox and tighten up my security. I, accidentally on purpose, checked the box that only allowed images from the referring site. Duh. Where did I think those images in blogger came from? Blogger or a second site.

I finally realized what was going on and fixed it. Double duh!

Monday, April 16, 2007

This was going to be about knitting....

I have pictures, I really do! But early this morning, my husband sent me a breaking news story about a shooting at VA Tech. At that point in time, there was one confirmed death.

I've just gotten back from lunch and now there are 32 dead! As you all can guess from my location, we work on a college campus. A very large college campus. We have our share of people who are mentally ill and some just general crazies. And like most college campuses, it would not be hard for someone with a "hitch in their giddiup" to wreck havoc. We had such a person in the late nineties. She was psychotic and off her meds and brought a high powered rifle to campus. One person shot and injured and one killed. It was a horrible event. It occurred right across the street from my husband's office, and he often walked that way. I later learned that I had probably passed this individual on my way to my building. She was carrying a backpack (with a rifle inside). She blended in so well, I hadn't even noticed her.

Now VA makes my blood run cold. College campuses by design are open. I cannot imagine how, either technically or philosophically, it could be otherwise. But we walk around every day without fear.

How do we do that?

My heart goes out to the family and friends of the people who are hurt and killed. I cannot imagine.

Monday, April 02, 2007


.... have a hankerin' for some Doublemint Gum?