Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Bummer...

As of yesterday, the powers that be where I work have blocked all blogger and typepad links so there goes my lunchtime reading. This means that blog reading time will be quite limited. Talk about sucking the fun out of my day. Oh well, maybe it won't be a permanent thing.

On a better note, this past Sunday was quite unusual. I actually got to spend some quality time with my spinning wheel. I am still working on
"The Beat Goes On" from Crown Mountain Farms which has been taking forever. Well, to be totally honest, it seems like forever because I haven't been finding the time to spin. And I am trying for sockweight, so it is taking a bit longer. But I did make a nice dent in the roving and am now on my second bobbin. Hopefully I will find or make some more time soon to spend with my wheel. Speaking of beautiful fibers, check out Teyani's blog and see the new fiber colors that she has come up with - very tempting indeed!!

I am also working on my Bloomin' Feet sock for my pal. I switched to a pattern called Shell Gaitors. The yarn that I am using is a little bit thinner than my average sock yarn and the swatch I tried on size 1's was just a little too flimsy. So, I am knitting away on 0's and needed to find a pattern that worked with the gauge I'm getting. I'm enjoying the pattern but may have a friend with smaller feet try them on to make sure that they will fit over one's heel. The women at knitting all gave the sock a thumbs up so that was a good sign. I can't seem to decide if my pal will like them or not so it was great to get some positive reinforcement.

4 comments:

--Deb said...

Yeah, my office did the same thing recently.... at least (knock wood) they haven't blocked Gmail (yet)!

Kathy said...

That is a huge bummer! Look forward to seeing the Bloomin' Feet!

amanda said...

Bummer you've been blocked from blog reading on your lunch break! That pattern for your BF socks looks great -- can't wait to see a peek of yours :o)

somebunnysloveDOTcom said...

I hate it when certain sites get blocked. In my office, some of the photo album sites (Snapfish, Shutterfly) are blocked, but not Flickr. Go figure! I think that Shell Gaitor pattern looks gorgeous.
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