8.23.2006

It's not rocket science...Maybe it is!!!

No, I'm not talking about knitting. I'm talking about this $#%*!!blog. How hard can it be to put titles, buttons, links etc. On the sidebar? Hard I tell you! HARD!!! I know, just shut-up and read the directions provided by blogger or make use of the internet and find websites that explain it in simple terms... or buy "blogging for real dummies". I finally got something on the sidebar. It's the logo for the Boston knitout and crochet 2006 that will be happening on the Boston Commons the last weekend in September. I can't wait to go! I've never been to one before. I discovered it last year on the Lionbrand website of events, but couldn't go. Now that I was able to get one thing on the sidebar. Nothing will keep me from getting your buttons and links listed!!!

Let's move on to something I do know something about! The local yarn store near the hospital, where I work had her annual anniversary sale. When I say sale, I mean SALE! All items including yarn, needles, and books were 30% off. Some yarns were anywhere from 40% to 75% off. I'm not talking about yarn no one would want, but the brands all us knitter's covet! Now, I told myself at the beginning of the summer that I would not buy yarn until I worked projects I already have or used up the "stash" yarn. However, with a sale like that can you blame? Before I walked in the store I had vision my head of Addi's, Inox, Bliss,Rowan, sock yarn. I could go on and on...

Once I entered the store, I was able to keep myself in check and shout "CHARGE IT" "I want it all, every last skein, hank, ball!!! Instead, when Karen (the owner) said: "Can I help you?" I said: "No thanks, I'm just looking" (yah,rat's ass, I'm just looking!). I ended up buying some beautiful bamboo yarn to make a clapotis. I would imagine by now I am the last knitter in the world to make one. Most people have at least half-a-dozen by now, am I right? Isn't this yarn beautiful?

beautiful!
The other item I'd like to make that puts me in the category of "last person in the world to knit_________" is a pair of jaywalkers. I even have the sock yarn I want to use, in my stash.
Lately, I've been seeing stars. Not the clunk on the head, in the sky or celebritieskind of stars...More later!
Get knitting!

8 comments:

Diane said...

"Just looking" .... good one! You showed great control by not running into the store, knocking down old women and small children to buy all the yarn.

Clapotis will look wonderful in that yarn.

irishmama said...

I'm still learning how to put buttons on too, so I'm glad I'm not the only one that has difficulty with this. Love the yarn you bought.

HibiscuitsGirl said...

I still haven't knit Clapotis OR Jaywalker, so when you knit Clapotis I'LL be the last one!

I love a good yarn sale, and good job with the sidebar! That's not easy stuff.

Chris said...

I haven't knit a clapotis yet, if that helps! :)

Blogger does not have useful help on adding buttons to the sidebar, which is why trying to find something about it is so frustrating and useless...

Laurie (Moo!) said...

You're doing good on the blog. It took me a few months to figure out all of the HTML, etc. And I DID buy Blogging for Dummies (along with more technical books).

I might be able to help, a bit. Don't hesitate to ask.

The Clappy yarn is a very pretty color. I just made one last year and love it.

Shayla said...

hey! you're not the only one who hasn't knit the clapotis or the jaywalkers. I have good intentions, but always get sidetracked. And as for the buttons on the sidebar, I am totally in the dark about it. I've read "easy" instructions, but still don't get it right. You're a step a head of me!!!LOL

Anonymous said...

You can't just pass up a sale like that! I love that color. You are not the only one who hasn't knit clapotis. I haven't either. I bought some Lion & Lamb on sale at Little Knits and it's sitting in a bag. I'm trying to knit Christmas gifts right now so clapotis will have to wait ('cos once I knit it, I'm not giving it up!) I am putting a package in the mail to you today. I hope it will inspire you to felt. Have you figured out my secret identity yet? Your SP

Katrina said...

I stopped over to check out your blog after you revealed yourself to be my sp8 pal. Thank you for spoiling me this summer. I had lots of fun.

And I'm going to raise my hand and say that I also have not knit Clapotis or the jaywalkers, even though they are on my list of things to do.