Hey you guys, thanks for all the wonderful comments and emails about the new blog. I can’t tell you how pleased it made me that mere seconds after Daisy activated it, we had a couple of comments. It gives a girl a warm fuzzy feeling, you know?
I was surprised by how much I missed your comments during the brief period of time between blogs. I felt so . . . isolated! So I’m happy to be back.
We’re still tweaking here and there, so pardon our dust. And I’m still finding my way around WordPress. But so far I think it is, to coin a phrase from a former coworker, slicker than snot on a doorknob.
One tweak we did accomplish was a work-around to the problem of readers who cannot view Flickr photos not seeing the photos in the blog. Daisy suggested I upload a small version of the photos to the server and put a link to each below the Flickr photo. So, if you cannot see the photo on the blog page, click the link, and you can view the small version on the WendyKnits server. This will save me a lot of bandwidth costs, as I think most of you can see the Flickr photos, right?
Speaking of Flickr, I did move the kittybed gallery there completely. As the gallery existed, it was getting totally impossible for me to manage. The new Flickr kitty bed gallery is here. It’s linked to from the sidebar as well.
Most of the photos there are small – 300 pixels wide – but all new photos I get I will upload at their original size.
On all of the existing photos (apart from the last one, which I received on Monday), I’m afraid the text is missing. I simply do not have the time to load the description for each of 225 photos from my old gallery pages to the new Flickr set. But as I get new photos for the Gallery, I will add the comments that the sender-inner has sent with the photos.
On to the Knitting!
I finished my Summerfield socks.
Can’t see my photo? Click the link here: Summerfield Socks
These are the May offering from The Loopy Ewe Sock Club. It’s a Wildhorse Farm Design pattern and the yarn is a merino/bamboo/nylon mix from All Things Heather, in the “Skinny Dipping” colorway. Maverick that I am, I did my socks toe-up.
As I mentioned in a previous blog entry, I simply used the same gusset and slip stitch heel that was part of the Grasshopper sock pattern and put that on the Summerfield socks. As I also mentioned, I believe this is the same method that is used in the Widdershins sock pattern from Knitty.
So the other night I figured it was time to get started on a new sock. I dug out some Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Sock in the “Camouflage” colorway (purchased from The Loopy Ewe, of course). I wound one skein into a ball Monday night.
I started the sock:
Can’t see my photo? Click the link here: Camo Sock
After I went to bed, Lucy brought me the ball band from that skein and laid it on my pillow. She brings me a “gift” like that every night. (Say it with me: “Awwwwwwwww!”)
When I got up Tuesday morning, I saw this:
Can’t see my photo? Click the link here: Sock Yarn
Yes, that would be the second skein of the Camouflage yarn, sitting next to Lucy’s food dishes.
I’m wondering — is she planning on taking up sock knitting?
Can’t see my photo? Click the link here: Lucy