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February 2007 Archive

I’m Back, sort of…

Posted on February 26, 2007 at 6:43 pm, by knitwit
in Category Knitting

Well, looks like I'm just out of luck on  my lost entries.  I'm hoping that Brad can now help me figure out some way to back up my blog so I don't have this happen again. 

In the meantime, I have finished the Tomten jacket I was working on for my cousin's baby's 1st birthday.  I've also finished Brad's seamless hybrid which I gave him for Valentine's Day.  I am currently working on a cabled sweater for me (for once).  I think I'll end up using EZ's saddle shoulder construction for that one; and I'm knitting a baby blanket, with plans to knit a few more baby blankets for various friends and family members who are expecting.  I haven't knitted a baby blanket in so long, I forgot how fun it was.  It's  a nice break from sweater knitting.  That may change, however as I am expecting to receive EZ's Knitting Around in the mail any day now and I'm dying to knit a Bog Jacket!  Oy!  Terrible name but garter stitch loverly-ness!

I recently found out that my hubby's Aunt Barb, the only other obsessed knitter in the family (how have we not converted anyone else to our unabashed stash addiction I'll never know.  There are a couple of other knitters in the family who have a much better tolerance to yarn that I cannot fathom.  How is it people can resist the lure of a lucious wool or the temptation of the pattern that cries out to you to be knitted.  Horace Mann once said "A house without books is like a room without windows."  I'd say the same thing goes for yarn.  But I digress….) does not know who Elizabeth Zimmermann is!  ARRGHHH!  The Humanity!  I don't know how she could have knitted since she was a wee child and not know the wonderful, amazing absolute brilliance of EZ!  ACK!  So I'm determined to bring her to her senses and buy her at least one of EZ's book.  Anyone out there have any thoughts on which would be the best one to start her out with?  As I said, I have Knitting Around on order and otherwise I have all her books except Knitting Without Tears.  Would love to hear people's thoughts on which would be the best book to start with for someone who has not ventured too far outside her comfort zone in all her knitting life.

I hope to have some pics up soon of the Tomten and Hybrid.  Hopefully they won't end up lost in the ether somewhere…

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The Dog Ate My Homework

Posted on February 15, 2007 at 10:34 am, by knitwit
in Category Knitting

And WordPress ate my blog.  Or someone did.  I have no idea who.

Contrary to what you may see here, I have indeed posted to this blog several times since January 2nd. Where those posts have gone, no one knows!  My husband the computer whiz doesn't know, my web hosting company doesn't know and I sure as hell don't know!

What I do know is that a very picture intensive post about my Christmas knitting is now gone.  And who knows what else.  Hubby says that apparently we ought to back up this dang-diddlio-dang thing we call my web blog and me being dependent on him for all forms of computer life support thought he was doing that already!  Silly old wife.  Do not get me wrong, I am in no way blaming B for my loss of hours of my work.  It was not his fault at all, but  somewhere in the space-time-internet continum my stuff went a-missin' and shall never return. 

So now, do I post it all over again.  Forget it people.  I don't know how to back all this stuff up but until I figure it out, I am not going to post mass quantities of pictures and dialog just to have them lost again.  It may be a couple fo weeks before I can get this all figured out so if there is actually anyone out there reading my blog….please bear with me.  I will not let this discourage me from blogging.  It just may take a bit to get back on track.

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