I'm kind of mad -- okay, I'm pissed -- because there are supposed to be pictures in thist post, but the email I sent from home this morning with files attached is still floating 'round cyberspace at this hour. You should be seeing a finished Log Cabin Sock and a little progress on both Shirley Shrugs and Weasley. No need to adjust the dials or clean your glasses, they're just not here. Harumph.
I love the Log Cabin Sock -- kitchenered (only eight stitches) the toe last night and it's gorgeous! I can't wait to make more. I'd cast on for the second a few days ago and finally worked the ribbing last night before pulling out Mom's shrug
I don't love Shirley Shrugs. I should say I don't love the yarn I'm using, but Mom picked it out and I really love how it looks, it's just not fun to work. I'm at the stage where I'm starting to play games -- last night, it was math: how many rows left to do divided by how many days to do them equals at least 12 rows a day. (Coming attractions: What if it was a birthday present (end of January)? Would Ladies' Log Cabin Socks cut the mustard for Christmas? How many days before do-or-die decision time?) Dang, I used to love working with cotton, but I think I've become a wool pig. I've thought of doing it in something else, but darn it, she picked it, so I'm dreaming of doing it again in wool -- for myself.
I love Weasley! Worked only a few rows on the second sleeve -- this is my reward knitting. I really want to work on it all the time, at any given time, but must keep nose to Shirley grindstone.
I love Bloglines. Sometimes it's techno-crap, too, like when it's HOURS and HOURS between the actual posting and showing up in the list as having posted, but I can usually techno-tolerate it. My name is Vicki and I have a Bloglines subscription addiction -- about which I really have no apologies. There are so many talented, inspiring, creative, and funny people out there, I want them all! And there are new baby blogs born and waiting to be discovered everyday!
The problem is that even with eleventy-bazillion-and-six unread posts waiting, I'd still read my "go to" blogs first -- that might be considered clique-y, but there are bloggers with whom, for whatever reason, I feel a connection or a level of comfort or share an interest and/or they post everyday -- WHATEVER -- but there'd still be a LOT of unread posts at the end of the day.
Several weeks ago, I divided my subscriptions into three different folders -- one for blog-related stuff, one for knitting blogs, and one for mostly not knitting (aka, general interest). That didn't really help, since 99.99999% of the blogs I read are knitting blogs. I did make a separate folder, then, for bloggers I've met and that helped a little bit. I remembered a short-lived experiment with reading blogs in alphabetical order, kind of, by day of the week. A-E on Monday, F-J on Tuesday, etc. That didn't really work very well, either, but I thought I'd apply it to my knit blog list and I like it! I really like it!!! I blew away several thousand unread posts in order to do it, and I haven't gone on vacation or anything like that, but I feel like I'm keeping in the loop a little better, even with folks who post infrequently. For the most part, I don't even click to expand those folders, just click on the folder heading and read with a "come what may" attitude. My ever-changing, always growing (there's that addiction thing) list is always available from the right sidebar under "Blog Links" or click on the link above.