Friday, August 17, 2007

Another FO

Finally. Shapely Tank II is done. Pictures later, perhaps. Or looks just like the green one only red. What was interesting about this one was that the row gauge was quite different from the green one, so I ended up with 16 fewer rows to knit, which was nice because I was thoroughly sick of it by finishing time. I hate making the same thing twice.

Lat night I went to a play. I haven't gone to a play in years. My friend and neighbor invited me to see The Triumph of Love at the California Shakespeare Festival Theater. This play was written in the 1630's in France and is a sort-of typical French comedy of errors love story. I would outline the plot, but it is too complicated to describe. To be honest, I wasn't really expecting to enjoy it very much, but the production was wickedly funny, and we laughed like loons. In addition, we were celebrating the birthdays of my friend's mother and sister-in-law, so we came in on back-stage pass tickets, which included wine and appetizers on arrival, question and answer visit with two of the actors, back stage tour, and a "picnic" boxed dinner (surprisingly tasty).

Twp picnic tables over I spotted A KNITTER! Delightful woman making a lace T in gorgeous yarn. Naturally, I had to introduce myself, fondle her fiber, and mention our local knitting group.

All in all a very satisfying evening.

Friday, August 10, 2007

It's On Its Way

The Dish Rag Tag box, that is. To Steffanie in Oregon. Steffanie, I hope you enjoy the experience as much as I did.

Thursday, August 09, 2007

I've Been Tagged

NOTE from Aug 10, 2007 -- I was seriously short of sleep when I posted yesterday and typed "Sandy" instead of "Susan". I am deepsly sorry for messing up your name, Susan, and I have corrected it below (and included a link to your blog).

By a Dish Rag, no less. Remember Dish Rag Tag?

Today I received this package from Susan in Utah.

One skein of Sugar & Cream in Hot Green, one of S&C in Summer Splash, a bottle of nail polish in a color that I don't yet have (Susan, how did you know???). And the most adorable sheep I have ever seen, which turned out to be a retractable measuring tape. Measuring tapes are another fetish of mine -- I never have enough, and this one is absolutely precious! Oh! And, of course, a beautiful, beautiful dish rag. This one is almost too beautiful to use. I am humbled by your skill and excellent taste in colors.

In the meantime, while waiting for the package to come, I cranked out another dish rag for myself, honoring the state of my birth (my photo skills are not great, but this is California).

I'm Baaack!

Blogger/Google has this new robot system that is designed to detect Spamblogs. It is not perfect. It decided that my blog was one of these and took it down. Three days of frustration later, I got it back.

I considered leaving Blogger altogether, but I really like the look of the blog and am used to how everything works. Also, I was not happy about losing everything I had posted and starting from scratch.

My biggest gripe is that it is extremely difficult to get hold of anyone at Blogger. Did I say difficult? Nearly impossible. There is no email link for tech support or trouble shooting, no telephone #, no live chat. If the Big Boys can do it (you know, Microsoft, Ebay, ATT, Comcast, Adobe, Symantec), why can't Blogger and Google?