Wednesday, March 21, 2007

fiddling with the template

As (I hope) ya'll can see I have been updating my blog and trying to get used to the new blogger. I asked The Girl Wonder to draw me something for my blog header and and the above image is what she came up with! It is so awesome to get a custom header for free! Thanks sweetie!

If anything looks strange please leave me a comment so I can try to correct it. Thanks much!

The past few days I have been working on afghan squares for a quilt for a friend of Lara (Yarn It) that is coping with the loss of a child. Please stop by Lara's blog and help out if you have a hour and a bit of yarn...
I have also dusted off the Lovely Lacy Shawl that has been in time out since September and resumed work on it. I was trying to knit this shawl without a chart and the line by line directions were killing me, so I broke down and bought the book it was published in. After taking a look at the charts I was dismayed that they were so small. I was pissed and shoved the entire thing into my closet. Thank the patron saint of knitting I carefully took note of the row and stitch I was on as I abandoned it mid row. Full of myself and my recent knitting successes, I decided to not let it get the best of me and took it out of seclusion. I think something happened it the closet because those charts do not look so impossibly small to read anymore. I must say the knitting is going a lot quicker with the charts and it is much easier to keep my place and spot my mistakes!

3 comments:

Yarn It said...

Thanks for mentioning my friend on your blog. I soooo appreciate it. You rock!

I love the shawl. The color is gorgeous! Funny how your perspective can change after you have put something away for awhile!

I also love Girl Wonder's header! She's is quite the artist!

del said...

I have to admit, I've come to love charts. I couldn't imagine reading line-by-line directions for a lace pattern, especially a long one.

And what a COOL header (and free, even better)!

So glad you decided to give the shawl a second chance--that color is really lovely.

uberstrickenfrau said...

Neat header, Makes your site look so 'A' list!!! Looks like your cooking along on that wash cloth....It's not? Oh my. (just kidden) ;o)