Monday, March 29, 2010

Good-bye Plurk - It Was Fun While It Lasted

After a couple long bike rides and a couple long walks and a sort of sleepless night, I have decided to de-Plurk for good. Apparently, by saying I was disappointed in a pattern on Ravelry, I have offended not only the designer, but just about every person I've friended or has friended me on Plurk. I deliberately did not mention anything about my disappointment in this particular pattern on Plurk, because I had done so on the designer's board on Ravelry. I expected some ganging up on her board, but felt it was important that she knew her error cost me a significant amount of time I really don't have right now. Then last night, she brought the matter to Plurk. I read her thread and the responses of those who felt I and others who expressed their disappointment (and some frustration) in the error were just unfair and horrible people. I'm not. I have the same right to express my opinion as anyone else. Since I can't do it on Plurk and I can't do it on Ravelry, I will do it here.

For those of you who still want to be my friend, some of you have my e-mail, if you don't, PM me on Ravelry (mightymite) or DM me on Twitter (sheepishfibers). I'd love to to know what you're up to, what you're stitchin' and how life is treating you. If you don't want to - it's been fun and have a great life. But please understand - I am disappointed. This morning, in far more ways than I was when I posted about my disappointment on Ravelry.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Still Here!

It's hard to believe it's been almost a month since I blogged. A lot has happened and a lot didn't happen, like this blog. I think I finally have things back in control at least for the next few minutes!
I've continued knitting and am slowly getting to see the light in the 52 Pair Plunge. I am currently working on Pair No. 40 and since I'm running low on sock yarn, I'm doing quite a few baby-sized socks . But before we get into that, let me show you what I have accomplished:

The green neon pair is Pair No. 37 and are made from a dyed sock blank. They're also cabled - not that you can tell. I enjoy wearing cabled socks because they hug my feet. This pair will never get lost under a bed. I haven't check, but I think they may glow in the dark. The next two pair are Nos. 38 & 39 are are made from leftovers. The pink and blue are Lorna's Laces and the multi-colored ones are from Nashua and I recently made an adult pair out of the same yarn.

I have completed Clue #3 in the Evenstar mystery shawl. I understand there is a total of seven clues. The next one will not be out until Friday. So, for my stay-at-home knitting, I'm working on a Green Mountain Spinnery Mountain Mohair sweater in black. This is one of my own patterns and people have repeatedly requested it. I'm finally getting it down to written form.

While I don't have the size stash that many knitters have, I still have been limiting my buying this year. I'm not on a yarn fast, but I am on a yarn diet of sorts. I really want to get a lot of what I have used before purchasing anything else. I'm committed to getting my stash to fit on the two shelves (okay, they wrap around three walls) in the laundry room.