Sister Sword of Desirable Mindfulness (fiberaddict) wrote,
Sister Sword of Desirable Mindfulness

  • Location:
  • Mood:

Update thingy....

Ali: first, yes, a cowl is a circular scarf - no ends! Some have twists, some don't.

Second - the insides of color work knitting has "floats"; hang on, let me snap a photo:

2015 Celtic Pennies Inside

The sock on the left is inside-out, the one on the right is not.

You carry the unused color along; if the float is longer than about 1", you twist the 2 yarns together to catch the float so you don't get your fingers/toes caught in it. You *can* see the image on the inside, but it's kind of blurry.

Homestead: Got my new washer yesterday.....I gotta say, I LOVE it. It's a Speed Queen (yup, just like what the laundromats use!), and it's just a basic machine; no frills. NO electronics, either. :grin: AND!!!! A wash cycle is only 30 minutes; the Maytag took a little over an hour. :shakes head: It has an agitator, but at this point? I don't care - it has a SOAK cycle! And *I* can determine how much water it uses. Happy, happy over here!

Kiln: Got the plug put in yesterday.... but something has gotten out of whack on the kiln. :sigh: I am putting off going into the controller, but I know it needs to be checked out. Paragon has a nice troubleshooting guide that should help.....but I don't wanna tear into it! :Sigh: I know it worked when we bought it; I think something got jarred loose either in the trip home or while it sat. It comes on, but the board reads "PF" instead of "IdLE". :gulp: Pray it's only a loose connection, please.

Blather: Bought 1 more pair of glasses from Zenni....they have a set of PLAID frames. How could I not? :lol: So, another $66 dollars; that's approx. $146 for 2 pairs of progressives and 1 pair of prescription sunglasses. Yeah, I think they have a life-time customer. :lol: I checked my order today; the first one has already been manufactured (!) and should be shipped soon. :happy dance: (For these keeping count, that's 3 pairs of glasses for LESS than 1 pair at America's Best. Just saying'...)

We visited the County Fair Wednesday.....:heh heh: I have photos, but don't want to spam ya. Herself got:

a First and Best in Category for her dragon sculpture (even though they broke it. :grrrr:)
a First and Best in Category for my pearl-and-emerald necklace
a First for her Toothless pendant
a First and Best in Category for her dragon scale knitted gloves

Me? I got:

a First for Himself's Kilt Hose
a First for my Pink variegated socks
a First for Herself's Lizard socks (the screaming bright blue and yellow ones)
a First and GRAND CHAMPION!!! for Herself's Firebird socks.

I am chuffed - and surprised. I figured either the kilt hose or the lizards were in the running for Best in Category; GC wasn't even on my radar. And - there were 2 other knitted entries, so it wasn't just me and Herself this year. :snicker: (Which is why I laugh over the ribbons; I'm happy, but...when I'm competing against myself or family, they don't really count much, y'know?)

I need to figure out NEXT year's entries, should we be here. :wink: I have...a few more of the Tsock Tsarina's kits (she of Firebird fame), and might do 1 of them. I also have....well, a LOT of color work socks kitted up. :ponders: I guess I'll just start knitting, and see what I end up with. :lol:

Gotta get moving - Shabbat's coming up fast, and I have to get dinner started and the table set. Shabbat Shalom!!!

This entry was originally posted at Please comment there using OpenID.
Tags: blather, county fair, knitting, pictures

  • Yarn review and laughs

    Hoo boy. Last year, woke knitters heads exploded when Hobby Lobby (that evil corporation whose owner has the audacity to impose his personal beliefs…

  • Yarn Review: Salvia

    This is MY opinion, and only reflects what *I* feel about the yarn. Your mileage may vary - you just might LOVE a yarn that I can't stand. It's what…

  • Yarn Review: Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock

    I said I wanted to do some yarn reviews; I've been slowly putting them into Excel, and decided I should probably start posting them here. This is MY…

  • Post a new comment


    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.