Website Finally up!
After years, and I mean YEARS, of having a URL, and no homepage, I can finally, and very happily, share that my homepage is now live! Now, I can just gove out one web address, instead of 3! Yay!
I would like to thank the magical and mystical Kay Stoner for all of her web expertise. If you need programming and design help, Kay's your go to gal!
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Oct 20, 2006
Oct 19, 2006
lets see if this works . . .
For those of you who missed it, I totally screwed up the blog. Beta is not my friend! I am glad that I have been able to get the posts back up, but now I have to figure out how to replace my header . . . anyone rememebr how to do that in Beta?? All help and advice would be appreciated. I have the code ready to go, but cant remember where to place it! So I am here, trying to figure it out!
Back soon . . .
Posted by mcaplan at 9:03 PM
Oct 18, 2006
Oct 17, 2006
This weeks imperfect Self Portrait Challenge post is all about my knitting debacles. As you can see, I am a semi-beginner!
Let this be a lesson to all of you semi-beginner knitters out there who think that you can put down a project for a year, and then remember what the heck you were doing when you finally decide to resume the process!
I started the lace on the right last year around Thanksgiving on our trip to visit Toms parents. I don't think I have picked it up since, and could not remember what pattern I had been knitting in any of my various books and printouts. Once I was relatively certain (did I say relatively?) I had identified the original pattern, I realized I would never figure out which row I had stopped at. In my infinite wisdom (HA!) I thought that I would turn this into a scarf that had lacy ends, and a stockinette stitch center (is that what that stitch is called?). When the middle finally wrapped my neck twice, I started the other end . . . . but the laces do not match! HA! Oh well!! This will be my eccentric artist scarf. I will wear it under jackets!
At second glance, I realize that the original lace pattern was this pattern by Susan Lawrence. It is a gorgeous pattern, and hopefully I will make something from it later on. I am sort of, but not really, embarrassed to admit that I knit this!! It will be funky, but it will be the first thing that I finish that I will keep. Granted, because I would never subject a friend to wearing my Frankensteinish mistake scarf!
If you are a knitter, check out this post on Creative Swoon. It has great resources for patterns, yarns and is all based on a great scarf drive that SuperNaturale is holding to benefit Sanctuary For Families, a very worthy group that helps battered women and children.
Posted by mcaplan at 8:11 AM