Hi everybody! It's Wednesday.
I feel like such a little whiner sometimes when I go to use typepad (my blog host) and they're "down". Down time for typepad was approximately five... maybe ten minutes yesterday. During a time that I was working on my sidebar content. "Oh what an inconvenience," I thought. A few minutes ago I was ready to do a post and... whoops... thirty seconds without typepad. Maybe a minute. But seriously. With all the griping that people do about blogger - I just don't see how I could possibly complain. I didn't intend to do any free advertising for typepad today but gosh, I can't help it. I really do love typepad and I'm so thankful that when I started my blog and had no clue what I was getting into, typepad is the host I selected. Whew. Thank you typepad people. I really love you and appreciate the service you provide. :)
After yesterday's weird little post, I'll add just a *few* more comments. I'll try not to rant or ramble. Cause ranting and rambling really is not attractive.
- I'm thankful that I am not the Yarn Harlot because she would have gotten ripped in a thousand ways about the post that I wrote if she had written it.
- I'm thankful that my commenters were respectful and kind and didn't rip me in a thousand ways.
- If I/we expect men to treat women better, maybe we need to do a better job teaching our children how to treat others from the start. This is big to me.
- There is no way to displace responsibility for the actions of the lady who tried to hurt another person. But really all I saw was .... this person was in the space program a year ago. We don't have the whole story and probably never will but.... you don't go from being in the space program to landing in jail for assault and attempted kidnapping (or whatever her actual charges are) without a LOT of weird stuff happening in between. It will be very interesting to hear what the media has to say about her recent relationship with her husband. Jeff said he heard a story that they were already seperated before she did all of this so.... I don't know. Of course she has to be penalized for the awful thing she did but something drove her to this craziness.
- A person never knows what they might do under extreme conditions - emotional or physical or financial even. That's why I said "this could happen to anybody regardless of their social status or educational level." Crazy behavior isn't reserved for people with known mental health problems. When you're faced with the reality of your world falling apart for whatever reasons, a person sometimes does things they normally wouldn't do.
Ready for some knitting?
I'm knitting this for Suzannah:
The pattern calls for Koigu Kersti. I dyed six skeins of Knitpicks worsted "Bare" yarn and so far it looks like this:
Sometimes it is just impossible to get an accurate photo of yarn colors. We're having overcast conditions here so the lighting is not good for photos. The colorway is mostly variegated green with spots of red and pink and occasional blips of blue and golden yellow. I got a little red-crazy on one skein so I'm aternating it with another skein every two rows to spread out the pinkness. The other four skeins are much more green. And overall it's much darker than the above photo. Here are two more pictures of the colorway:
I'm 12" into the back. Armhole decreases begin at 14". I've got stitch gauge but not row gauge. It might appear to be knit for an Amazon when it's finished but maybe it'll all come out in the blocking. I have very little experience blocking sweaters. Can I get it to smoosh down in row gauge with blocking? Should I have used another needle size smaller? Now that I think about it I guess I've heard (read) people say that you can block bigger but not smaller. Hm. When I started I thought "Gauge smauge... If it's too big she'll grow into it." I hope I was right cause I'm not turning back now.