Accident Prone Knitter

Here you will find musings about knitting, home renovation, travelling, sports and the myriad of things I delight in. "Out into the brimming, sun bathed world I sped"

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Location: Central Pennsylvania, United States

I've lived in California, Montana, Idaho, Colorado, Toronto and Pennsylvania. I'm a retired police officer, and I've worked in accounting and payroll related fields for the last several years.

Sunday, May 21, 2006

A Learning Day today

I'm one of those people who likes to learn something new. With my work and my knitting. Today it was a knitting and blogging education day.

Now if only I could learn sentence structure, grammar, spelling...

On the knitting front this whole sock knitting thing has been a learning experience. The toe up socks call for a provisional cast on, luckily our very gracious pattern writer provided how she does a provisional cast on. That worked fine. Then my Thursday night friend who I shall refer to as "911" told me there was a different one. Now she told me about it over a week ago and since my attention span is that of a pregnant gnat, I forgot what it was. I went to my internet teacher and learned the way I believe 911 was explaining. I liked this provisional cast on and so of course did a little happy dance.

So today I started my matching sock so as not to fall into the "one sock syndrome" I've heard about. I modified the number of stitches I cast on and I think this sock is going to fit better. I haven't said how much I enjoy this pattern or the yarn yet right!!!! Yeah, I didn't think so.

On the blog front I learned how to put links to some of the blogs I read, I downloaded the bloglines button and subscribed to my knitting friends feeds. A totally cool day all around.

On to the weather - now MFB does not prognosticate the weather but he does report on it and if he were at work today rather than painting he would be saying how freakin' cold it is here. Cold, wind and rain. Could someone please turn the deep freeze off? Sheesh my furnace even kicked in today. A true Victoria Day weekend and I'm in the part of North America that doesn't observe it. Let's hope that Memorial Day weekend the weather is nicer as I believe MFB and I will actually have a three day weekend.


Blogger Joanne M said...

Thanks for the link! And yes, it's cold up here in Connecticut too... with more rain as well. *sigh* Well, it's good knitting weather, I suppose. Yay for figuring out the toe-up socks and the blogging know-how. :-)

8:39 PM, May 21, 2006  
Anonymous Dipsy D. said...

Oh, isn't it great to learn something new - the more, the better! Especially with knitting, it seems there are so many different techniques, it's just a question if we have the time to try it all out! Thanks to the WWW with so many tips and hints and of course friendly bloggers who are always willing to help!
And with HTML, code, blogging and such, the learning never stops! I finished my Web design studies 2 years back, but since then have never ceased to learn new things about web design - it's overwhelming at times, but so much fun as well. I love the fact that you don't let yourself be taken aback by new things, you're courageous and try them out - and you see, you're succeeding!

7:56 AM, May 22, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ah, a secret for you. The way to avoid second sock syndrome is to do the second one first. Works for me.

I was the person sitting next to you at Maryland while we were looking for Wendy, the one who said you were a sheep and wool virgin. It was great to meet you!

9:19 PM, May 24, 2006  
Blogger barbp said...

Great to meet you as well, and nice to hear from you. Hope you had tons 'o fun in MD.

Thanks for the advice...stay tuned I'm actually headed to the frog pond on the first now that I am half ways through the second.

9:27 PM, May 24, 2006  

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