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


Well, I have to admit, that is one strange looking color pattern. I don't think I have ever seen one turn out that way.

By Blogger Carolyn, at 5:12 PM  

Seriously weird pooling there. Heavens and I like those colors, too. The colors of a barn swallow, well, almost.

By Blogger zippiknits, at 11:35 PM  

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Saturday, March 15, 2008  

Penny wise, pound foolish

This is a sock cuff and this is ugy.

This is what you get when you try to save $1.40 and buy a discontinued color from KnitPicks. No wonder it's discontinued – it's not just unpopular, it's flawed. I wanted a nice blue mix for some socks for BD and on their website you see only that the skein has been discontinued and is discounted. Not why – and one tends to figure that means it's unpopular or else the dye is difficult to get/make/reproduce. This isn't called “seconds” which is the market place code word for "defective, but still works". I may still have bought the yarn, but I wouldn't have been so horrified to see what grew on my needles.

Oh well. Foolish me. I'll knit the socks and overdye them – since I'm already down to the heel on sock #1. But whooee! Ugh Lee!

More disaster shots

This has been a very cranky week. I've been trying to come to some technology decisions and since I'm not a geek – just a dabbler, an end-user – these are the most difficult types of decision for me to make. I made them – but oh, la! Now I have to do some more convincing – since there is a committee that is part of this process. And this type of work is going to go on intermittently through October. We'll be glad we did it – but it ain't easy.

In addition to that, we bought a new dvd/vcr player and now can't find the television manual and can't figure out how to program it to talk to the player. So we are frustrated there too – which is much worse than being ambivalent at work.

So – to wipe away the misery that is geezers trying to learn technology,
live to you,
from the house of the blinking 12:

Spring flowers!

In the house

Overlooking the riverbank

Beneath the eagle's nest

Beneath the plum blossoms

By the shed

posted by Bess | 10:35 AM