Wednesday, October 29, 2008

I Ain't so Dumb After All!

This is a note regarding a question I posed a few weeks ago regarding reading patterns. One reason for confusion was that the pattern for the lacy ribbon skirt confuses the WS and RS rows in several places. A nice person on Ravelry pointed that out in her notes. So I'm not as dense as I thought I was. Whew!

Maybe someone can help with two issues regarding blogs. I know that at least one person has left a comment on my blog regarding the contest and the comment does not show. (I do not moderate the comments.) We went through the steps together and as far as I can tell she did everything correctly. I have had this same problem with at least two blogs. I have left comments and the comments do not show up, even though I am logged in and type in the weird letters. So if you can shed any light on this issue, please do.

The second issue is specifically with blogspot. Has anyone using blogspot noticed that when you add a post, the tally for the number of posts doesn't always change? I paid particular attention to this lately and am absolutely certain that my most recent post should have changed the number from 103 to 104. That isn't a big deal, just a bit annoying.

I didn't think to leave a closing date for my contest when I impulsively decided to do it. I guess I will wait to see how many hundred more add their comments. Sound good? Awww. We'll give it another week or so. And if you are reading and do not know how to leave a comment or if your comment does not appear, don't be shy...just send me an email or send me a message on Ravelry.

Disclaimer: Family members of this blogger are not eligible to win the contest, but they may still express an opinion about the button. :)

I don't have much knitting to show because I started over on the lacy ribbon skirt. The medium size seemed way too large. There is a considerable difference between a small and a medium, at least with my gauge--about 8". Getting the sizing correct is tricky. Knitting sweaters for my men folk is a lot easier because their bodies are just a bunch of cylinders. We of the gentler sex have complicated curves. On Thursday Sarah invited me over for lunch and a few hours of knitting to celebrate her birthday. I made considerable progress on the skirt front that day and have since finished it. My knitting instinct is pulling me towards starting another project but I am trying to resist temptation. If I make another skirt it has to be knitted in a yarn that does not need to be doubled. Doubling the yarn really a pain in the patoo-ee, if you get my drift.

Last night was Halloween and since we live at the end of a cul-de-sac we don't get many ghosts or goblins down here. The weather is unseasonably warm. We haven't even had a hard frost yet and I'm still seeing the occasional butterfly. I played my pipes outside as I watched the sun set through the trees in our woods. The candy was at the ready in a basket on the front porch. What a perfect evening! I got my practice time in and all the little trick or treaters got their goodies.


KPiep said...

I don't have any real answers about comments or blogger's count system - except to say that there are a whole lot of folks who are unhappy with bloggers buggy side. I've had weird issues crop up a few times - but they almost always resolve within 48 hours.

I loved your description of cylindars v. complicated curves!

imripple said...

I have a couple of issues with blogger myself, but I figure it is because I'm a newbie. Not enough people read mine to wonder about comments, but I have some troubles in the posting dept.
Saw a beautiful butterfly yesterday and several more praying mantis'. Haven't seen them in years and this year have seen probably about 10!

Anonymous said...

Is it too late to say I like the yellow button best?

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