A close up with the blanket stretched just a bit (to show the pattern):
I looked out the window tonight and saw this:
A few moments later:
The Minty Fresh Blanket is staying on the tracks this time:
A close up:
With three dogs, I must have about 20 dog toys. Wouldn’t you think that’s enough to go around?
Apparently, it’s not, and some dogs feel the need to sleep with them:
Here’s a picture of one of my favorite past times:
I’m tickling Kishka’s paws while she sleeps.
It drives her crazy.
The time: around 11pm last night.
The place: living room of Runs With Needles.
The crime: being a dumbass.
Yes, I took another trip to the frog pond. I was about to cross the cables for the third time and realized that two of them weren’t lining up.
I have no idea how this happened, but I finally grew a brain and did what I should have done all along:
I put stitch markers between each repeat.
Wish me luck. I love this pattern and am determined to succeed!
Time for Saturday Sky:
This morning at Knit Group, Felicia helped me figure out where I went wrong with the Minty Fresh blanket. It turns out: I was thinking too much, instead of just following the pattern. Thank you, Felicia! I made some progress on it today:
Driving to work yesterday morning, the sunrise was so spectacular that I had to pull over to watch it (and take pictures!):
I’ll end for today with, what else, The Three Stooges:
It’s (almost) Friday and that means it’s time for Friday’s Feast:
Name 3 things that you are wearing today.
Blue flannel pajama pants, coral T-shirt and orange bandanna. Yes, seriously.
Who was the last person you hugged?
What do you like to order from your favorite fast food place?
A meximelt from Taco Bell. I love them. I adore them and I really shouldn’t. When I worked at Taco Bell (circa 1987), I once found a spider in the pico sauce that is used in meximelts.
What time of day do you usually feel most energized?
In the evenings, usually between 6pm and 11pm.
Using the letters in your first name, write a sentence. (Example: Sweet unusual spaniels are nice.)
I don’t like these kinds of questions, so I’ll pass.
Tonight’s photo story features Max and is called “Busted!”:
Here is what the Minty Fresh Blanket looks like this evening:
The astute blog reader will notice that significant progress has been made. In the wrong direction.
I was happily knitting away on this tonight when I realized that I totally mucked up the pattern and stitch count. I couldn’t zero in on where it happened, so I put in a lifeline and frogged back to the border.
I don’t have the heart to knit on it tonight. I’m going to go to bed and read. Samantha is waiting for me.
Welcome to my new home on the web. Thank you for making the trek over here to join me. I’ve been thinking about leaving Blogger for a month or so. I had been surfing around to see what was out there and trying to decide if it was worth it to pack up and move to new digs. In the past couple weeks, I received almost daily emails from readers letting me know that my blog was acting up. Most folks couldn’t comment and some of them couldn’t even get the page to load. I did all that I could do to find the problem and then emailed Blogger. After three of my emails went unanswered, I decided to take the plunge.Thank you to the people who did comment to tell me about your blog software. I checked out all the suggestions and created test blogs on all the sites. However, none of those sites made me say “Yes! I want to blog there!”
My decision was made for me when I saw the blog that Kristi and Otis set up at WordPress. I started surfing around the WordPress site and loved almost everything I saw.
One of my favorite features is the comments. I will actually be sent your email address when you comment (what a concept – Blogger!). I can finally respond to folks via email. That was one thing that drove me nuts about Blogger: I didn’t know who many of my commenters (is that a word?) were and I wanted to respond to many of them.
I started another test blog here at WordPress. I intended to dual blog for awhile to make sure I liked it. I also wanted to give myself time to learn new software and get everything set up.
I thought it would take me two weeks to accomplish all of that.
It took me 24 hours.
Yes, WordPress is that easy! I think it’s even easier than Blogger.
I decided not to import my old Blogger blog into this blog. I am going to leave the old blog up because there’s a lot of information there that I know I’ll need in the future. I’m going to clean up the old blog a bit, but not post anything new there.
I have this main page completely set up and I will be adding additional pages as I have time. (You can see where they’ll be by looking at the top of this page: Next to the “Home” and “About” tabs are where these new pages will be.)
I fully realize that, like all new loves, my affection for WordPress may fade a bit once we’ve spent more time together. For now, I’m enjoying the honeymoon.
For a few months, I set blankets aside to knit socks. I loved socks. Now, I have once again fallen in love with knitting blankets.The new blanket has been named Minty Fresh and I’ve started the cables:
Here’s a closer look:
So far, this pattern is a joy. It’s easy enough to do while watching TV/surfing the web, yet complicated enough that I’m not bored at all.
Driving home from work tonight I had to pull over and snap a picture of the sunset:
Our sky has been hazy the past couple of days due to wildfires in nearby states. The hazy skies during the day are kind of a drag, but the spectacular sunsets definitely make up for it!