An exploration of my life as I know it. Knitting, working, creating, and cat-wrangling.

Monday, June 9, 2008

Then along came you



Hello again!  It's been a little while since the last post.  I know, you guys hear that a lot from me.  The truth is, I enjoy blogging I just don't enjoy the process.  Typing in a tiny window, inserting and resizing pictures (after waiting several minutes for them to download) and trying to drag them around in said tiny window.  I guess that is probably the most annoying part.  The pictures.  I love having them in my blog, but it's really annoying/time-consuming to insert them with the format that blogger uses. 

Enter:  Windows Live Writer!  It makes the whole process much easier and faster, well as far as I know anyway.  I haven't published this post yet, but aside from any problems with that then it will be awesome!  When I post, I'm posting on a template that looks just like my blog page (no more text not lining up with pictures because of sizing conflicts) and inserting pictures is as simple as selecting the file from my pictures folder.  There's also more options for customizing my posts as well, but I'll explore those later.  For now, I'm just glad to have fallen "in like" with my blogging experience again.

On to stuff!  The picture above is the basket that I made in a class with some friends of mine at Baskets of Yarn.  It was a lot of fun, and a little easier than I thought it would be.  It also took longer than I thought it would, but next time I will come prepared with some snacks or something.

In the basket is some gorgeous hand-dyed merino, Mirasol Hacho, that I picked up at Bella Lana when Ray and I went to Minneapolis in April.  I have no idea what it will be yet, although a few different ideas have floated by.  Any thoughts?  I have three skeins at 137 yds working up at 22 st in 4 in. on sz. 6 needles.  I've looked at Ravelry and most of the projects on there have been socks, baby clothes, or sweaters that I don't have nearly enough yarn for.  I could probably make a scarf or a few hats, but I wanted something a little more creative than that.  I may just need to wait until the Fall Knitty comes out, their warmer patterns are usually pretty good.

I have a few projects I'm working on that I would have pictures of, but we had really crappy weather this weekend, so the lighting wasn't that good.  Maybe next time!