Knit Picky: September 2006

"properly practiced, knitting soothes the troubled spirit...
 and it doesn't hurt the untroubled spirit either."
~elizabeth zimmerman

Monday, September 18, 2006
Don't Know Much About HTML

I have no idea why my blog is so compressed and moved to the left. I thought I needed to resize some pictures, which I've done, but I'm going to have to work on this more when I have some spare time. I possess very limited html capabilities, but that knowledge is continuing to grow at work. Maybe something will pan out soon so I can upgrade this beast.

Also, coming soon: NEW YARN ACQUISITIONS!

UPDATE: Okay, I've figured out that the problem is the Weblogging Women ring code. It has a standardized format that I can't modify and the width throws off my blog code. Any html gurus out there able to help me out??

posted by Stephanie at 6:33 PM

Friday, September 08, 2006
I'm a Cheater

So Clapotis has taken a backseat to some baby knitting for a co-worker. His wife is due on the 22nd, so time is of the essence.

I'm sorry to say that his shower was yesterday, but due to a two-day migraine, he's getting his gift on Monday. It's nothing too special, just a couple of Sugar 'n Cream cotton bibs using the pattern from the Mason Dixon book. So easy. I will take pictures this weekend.

Finally, though, I get to blame someone else for my picture-less-ness: The Boy has the camera and keeps forgetting to bring it home. So I can't yet show you the other baby stuff I made, or take pictures of the new stuff.

What I can show you is what The Boy got me for my birthday yesterday:


As I am currently cameraless, that is the picture from the Knitpicks site, but saved to Flickr, so please don't think I'm a bandwidth thief!

So last night I switched my current bib-in-progress over to the new Knitpicks needles. I would like to say I'm going to reserve judgment and all that, but day-um, they were awesome! As y'all know, I am the Slowest Knitter In All Of Creation (TM), and I just about flew through that second bib. I finished the whole darn thing last night!

The sharp needles were great with the cotton which, like many of its brethren, tends to be splitty. While I have long been loyal to Addis, I think I have found a new love. A much cheaper love. Smooth, smooth, smooth.

I .:heart:. the Knitpicks Options needles.

posted by Stephanie at 5:05 PM