Sunday, October 29

Been Busy. Here's a picture of flowering tea to keep you occupied.

I finished my Jaywalkers, and started another pair, for Ben. We had a great group meeting on Saturday, although I wasn't there for too long. :)

This week: the other half of the Shetland fleece to process, and renting a drum carder from the llama store. If they get enough signups, I'll be teaching acid dyes on Friday.

Sunday, October 22

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I'm very sorry that fingers got pointed at MJ. MJ has more class than to leave anonymous comments that are only hurtful.

I know who anonymous was, she knows who she is, and she hurt me, not just because of her comments, but because she would do this, after I invited her into my home, not once but twice. Because I made her a special present for her birthday. I spent a few pleasant afternoons after knit group with her, and enjoyed her company. I showed her other ways to cast on, other ways to deal with sock toes and heels. I thought she was my friend. And the fact that she hid behind an 'anonymous' posting just frustrated me. As if I don't know who has been into my house, and who is leaving snarky comments on the blogs of the people in the "new group". People she obviously wanted kicked out when she hid behind someone else's skirts when KWA went "no spinning" and the "you will meet here, no exceptions" post came out.

Anonymous poster: Constructive criticism is done privately, and when asked. When it's done publicly, unprovoked, it's just hurtful.

I don't know what caused the mudslinging. I want the same thing as most of us. I want the drama to stop. I want the bitchy 'anonymous' comments to stop. It's childish. It's rude. And it's unwarranted. No one in the 'new group' leaves snarky anonymous comments on the blogs of those who are leaving snarky anonymous comments. I've stopped reading the others' blogs, for the most part. Only when I run out of blogs in my bloglines do I even glance that way (and I usually don't leave a comment, as I don't really have anything to say -- log cabin blankets are nothing new to me, as I was a quilter before I was a knitter, and the endless parade of socks start to look the same after a while).

I've been knitting on my Jaywalkers while everyone else sniped. I've been spinning my shetland fleece. I'll take pictures when I have the inclination.

I just hope that the childishness will stop. I don't really want anything to do with the 'other' group. I miss MJ. I told her so privately, and apologized privately before this public apology. I want the sniping to stop. I want the people who just comment to hurt my feelings to just leave me alone, and stop leaving anonymous comments.

I've turned moderation on, I've turned off anonymous comments. I'm tired of the anonymous crap. If you don't have the backbone to leave a comment under your OWN blogger or google sign-in, and if you don't have the common courtesy to knot when to just leave people alone who don't want to associate with you -- and who you've proven you don't want to associate with -- I don't want to hear about it.

Friday, October 13

Guess what is done

... except for the blocking of course. It's a bit late to block.

But look at the lovely details... the neck...

the beautiful shoulder seam (the 4th or 5th try is the charm, right?)

and the fair isle, of course, along with the garter stitch cuffs.

Thursday, October 12

Sleeve Island

If it weren't for my co-workers asking 'are you knitting a scarf', there would be nothing to report, really. I'm 2 increase rows (8 rows total) and 2 1/2" from having the sleeves done on Ben's sweater. All that's left after that is the finishing (including the garter stitch neck) and the washing and the drying, I guess. But here I am on sleeve island, knitting knitting knitting and getting almost nowhere... sigh.

If we weren't painting the bedroom (closet first -- we have a closet organizer to install), I'd probably spend the day just knitting on them.

Sunday, October 8

I'm such a dork!

I resisted the last time I was in the llama store, but this time, I couldn't. My resistance was down, and I decided I would knit ... this.

It's on the cusp of being dorky, but I think it still lies in the 'cute' realm (and I'd wear it to knitgroup, or out and about running errands). I bought the sweater pattern and the yarn to go with it (Cascade 220 in similar colors), although I have to find my 6's and 8's before I can begin.