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Whatever happens to strike my fancy, but surely some sort of fiber content.


I know that it's blasphemy, but ravelry isn't all that exciting to me. I'm in - I was on the wait list for a month I think, but I've been in for several weeks - but I'm not there often. It seems to be mostly for people who want to see all the other versions of what they're working on, or want to do knit-alongs, or that sort of thing. And that's fine for them. But I don't care what total strangers are knitting, so the big plusses for ravelry aren't that thrilling for me. Eh.

In other news, that green sock yarn is amazing - gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous. Don't you really want to give it to me, instead?


By Blogger Amie, at 1:28 PM  

I saw some gorgeous forest green sock yarns on the Loopey Ewe last night (including some Claudia Handpaint that were nearly solid colors - nice).

You can go check out your Ravelry status going by here: -- it'll tell you when you signed up and how many people are ahead of you. They're inviting about 1,200 people a week now. It's still in Beta, but they think that maybe in a month or so they'll be able to open it up to everyone, once the data center and all their servers are up and running and can handle the volume. Plus they've got some bugs to fix.

I love it. I haven't uploaded many projects yet, but I've got a large portion of my yarn on it. It's a great database to research yarns and patterns -- what different patterns people knit with particular yarns, and what different yarns people used on a particular pattern. Very cool. Plus it's got neat forums (but you get that from Knitty and KR, so that's nothing new).

By Blogger Mary, at 2:18 PM  

Well - here's where I am standing in line:

Found you!
You signed up on June 13, 2007
You are #8727 on the list.
1383 people are ahead of you in line.
12988 people are behind you in line.
33% of the list has been invited so far

Thanks, Mary. I'm not so sure I need to participate, but I'd like to be able to.

By Blogger Bess, at 3:22 PM  

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Tuesday, July 31, 2007  

Oh! Lookee what was in my mailbox yesterday!! Isn’t it beautiful?

Thankee thankee thankee, Linda - for not letting me forget - for calling me and packing this up and shipping it out and oooooo. Beautiful!

I’m just about always going to be in the field and forest and earth tones I love, but I’ve been particularly green this year. The absolutely fabulous skirt I bought 2 weeks ago is green - a green on green embroidered cotton puckered at regular intervals down to the hem - difficult to describe and I don’t have a photo that would do it justice. It’s a medium dull green so it’s complicated texture doesn’t beat your eyes up when you look at it. It’s very youthful without being jejune or inappropriate for someone old enough to be the boss. It’s cute but not silly looking. I am a pretty conservative dresser. I don’t have the figure for exotic shapes and besides, I like to look stylish and appropriate, but not flashy. So when I can find something unusual that fits my idea of style, I snap it up.

Well, anyway, who cares about that? I’ve just been buying a lot of green this year and enjoying it a bunch. And this yarn fits in perfectly with my Green Phase. I’m very busy right now working on some commissioned sock designs, but I may take a pause after the lace socks to knit this up.

Dad didn’t answer his phone all weekend. Mama called 17 times, worried about him, but Sister says he’s fine and things are moving forward at a wicked clip up there. My own bout with the blues is fading fast as new days with new duties keep slipping between then and now. In time everything I look back to see will be soft and pretty and joy filled because it’s just so easy to forget about the bad stuff if you keep moving forward. I just hope I can always see the adventure up ahead.

I forgot that I’d scheduled an art show for the local high school artists next week. Yikes! Got to get those babies hung. And TheReunion is now less than 2 weeks away. That means favorite cousins coming and that means, good lord, I better give $heryl a call and see if $he’$ available to come help me clean this pit next Friday. And then my dear friend Lucy comes in the following Monday. I'll pick her up at the airport in - guess. Yeah. Richmond. She only visits once a year. Time will be carved out for her. And R’s daughter wants to visit and bring a friend with her, although BD will entertain her. Oh yeah, and there are 3 doctor visits in Richmond in August - plus the $Guy$ for Dad. That’s another trip to Richmond. Ha! It really is Richmond now though. Think I’ll tease BD about that, but Whew! Where is a bit of a break in here? Hmmm?

So. Here’s my last question of the day. Why can’t I get into Ravelry? All you early birds who joined during the beta testing - do you know? Have they opened it up to the hoi paloi yet? I thought I’d asked to be put on some sort of waiting list but I haven’t heard a thing? I’m beginning to feel like the only girl not invited to the Prom.

Inquiring minds would like to know.

posted by Bess | 7:44 AM