It ain’t no April Fool joke — today is my blog’s birthday. One year ago today I started boring you with all the tedious details of my knitting. Seems like it was only yesterday . . .
In March 2002 I was out of town on a two-week (gag!) business trip. I was reading my knitting list digests in my hotel room one night and someone mentioned that she had started a knitting blog (can’t for the life of me remember who it was, though). I checked it out and always being willing to jump on the bandwagon with something new, hopped on over to Blogger and signed up for a blog.
When I returned home I figured out how to post my blog on my website and was off and running.
The ol’ blog has been through a few changes and a couple of URLs, but it’s still alive and kicking, as you all can see.
Nowadays I’m “no mail” on almost all the lists and I don’t miss ‘em. I get plenty of knit interaction in the blog community. How we’ve grown in the past year!
Steek ‘n Sleeve Talk
Yesterday Katherine asked some steeky and sleevie questions in my comments about how I do stuff. I used to alternate the colors in my steeks to give a checkerboard effect, now I do them in stripes. The main reason I do them this way is because it’s easier for me — when doing checkerboard steeks I always managed to screw up one place or another and have two stitches of the same color on top of each other and that would annoy me, even though it doesn’t matter as it’s in the steek and doesn’t show in the final product. A benefit of stripey steeks is that it’s very obvious where to cut them down the center.
Have you all noticed that whenever you ask me why I do something a certain way the answer almost always is “Because I’m lazy?” Hmmmmmmm . . .
And about needles and sleeves . . .
I have both 16-inch and 12-inch circular needles, so hopefully will be able to knit the entire sleeve using those. I was able to with Oregon — I finished the cuffs with the 12-inch circulars and never had to resort to dpns. I experimented with using two circulars on Luskentyre and hated it, btw.
Izzy is careful to keep track of the rows on my chart for me.
Odie’s Easter Socks
They are socks accompli:
Official page here. But it’s the same photo as here.
I’ll give them to Odie today, assuming she’s at the office.
Yesterday on my way home from work it was snowing wildly. What the heck is with that?? I guess it was March going out like a lion. Or an early April Fool joke.