Wednesday, June 14, 2006

I'm Famous!

I was so honored when I found out that Sage at Quirky Nomads wanted to read my essay about a drive I took near New Orleans. I love her podcast! Go listen!

Saturday, June 10, 2006


I was just getting ready to introduce you all to Branching Out. We had gone to a softball game today where we knit - fitting on Knit in Public Day- eh? And she was looking so fluffy and beautiful. I was getting a bit tired but decided - just one more row. Finished the row and then counted - off by one stitch! Uh oh! Well, I thought I could be smart and just knit back a few rows- I tried this and the number of stitches on the needle kept getting smaller, and smaller and smaller - till I had nothing similar to what the pattern said I should have. F*#K! I thought- and FROGGED THE WHOLE THING. Of course the yarn got stuck and I had to throw a part of the dang scarf away. Hopefully I will have enough to finish - if I ever do finish.

What are you supposed to do when knitting lace and you notice a mistake like this? I have no idea how I ended up one stitch short but I could have easily just made a stitch on the next row. I know this would have thrown the pattern off a bit - but that would have had to be better right? I am having panic attacks now of being on the 34th repeat out of 36 and making a mistake - no way would I want to frog at that point. Or even if I was somewhere in the middle. Come on all you experienced lace knitters - how do you deal with a problem like this?

Update: OK just now I went and read the Amazing lace blog- WHY DIDN'T I DO THIS BEFORE??? I found out that one answer to my problem would have been putting in a LIFELINE! Ok yes I am glad to know - for next time- but right now I could just light a fire to that mohair!!!!!!

Thursday, June 01, 2006

Hurricane Season Begins.

It's nine months after Katrina and it's here.

Hurricane season.

Please take some time to send your thoughts, prayers etc to the people in New Orleans and the area that was effected by Katrina. They still need our help. It still looks like a disaster zone there. Nine months is a long time but not long enough. Take a look at this to get another view of how things still are.

I am back from NOLA but still there in my heart.

May this Hurricane Season be uneventful...