Saturday, February 24, 2007

How Embarrassing

Hi Knitters!

I've been blogging steadily since mid-October now and it has been enjoyable, but I have made a few (or more) blunders along the way. If you missed them, let me be the one to point out a select few for your enjoyment this morning.

1. I could not for the life of me figure out how to get those links to work. I tried and tried to no avail. I just figured it out 2 posts ago and embarrassingly enough it is super easy! What kind of idiot could not figure that out? That would be me. So now that I have it down take a look at some of my favorite stops like here, here, here, and here. Oh, and here and here.

2) On a post awhile back, and I am trying to remember what I was talking about but I can't (maybe the marshmallow snowmen?), I tried to end up a project description with a bang. I ended up writing "wa-la!" when in my head I was combining voila and ta-da. That is embarrassing, right? My kindly friend was the only one brave enough to correct my humiliating blunder. I appreciate help like that when I am down.

3) Usually I am a decent speller, fifth grade champ (that's so pathetic to bring that up), but since I have been blogging I seem to be making silly spelling errors left and right. My most embarrassing recent errors have included the same word, twice. It isn't the error so much as the word's meaning that makes it especially humiliating. The word I am talking about is genius. I referred to Kate Gilbert as a genious, and Wenlan Chia as a genious. Who's the real genius here? That would not be me.

I can only laugh! As my daughter would say, human beings make mistakes, it's okay. I am sure there are many more to come. If you see any silly mistakes, let me know, I can take it. The "wa-la" moment made me laugh for several days, the "genious" moment made me kick myself, and the links thing, ugh, I still can't believe I couldn't get that. I have my fingers crossed that the links in this post will work. Boy, would that be embarrassing.

Okay, on to knitting now. The first shot is showing the progress I have made on the Lady Eleanor Shawl. It is Kureyon and it is a pleasure to knit. Secondly, that yarn above is yes, more Vesper. I know I showed two skeins the other day, but look what came in the mail yesterday! Sarah came into a windfall of Vesper. She actually was/is selling some of her extra and I took her up on it. Now I am the owner of Sweet Water, Knit and Tonic, Muddy Waters, and Neopolitan. It is beautiful and I am a proud mama.
The only other news I have came to me in an email from a friend yesterday. She knew where that stripey elephant came from (pg. 18, Itty-Bitty Hats, up on the shelf). These little crocheted toys are so cute, I just love them.

Today Madison is going to be hit by a blizzard. We already have quite a bit of snow and added some last night. It is a good weekend to stay inside and keep warm. I spy with my little eye: my husband!

best, susie


peaknits said...

I got the hugest kick out of your post today! I love that you can laugh at your yourself and then let us all in on it - how wonderful and positive! And how right your daughter is - humans make mistakes and those silly moments make the day a little brighter! As long as you can chuckle - I love to laugh at myself - preferably before anyone else - lets everyone else know "it's okay, I'm a geek!":)
I love your shawl - so cozy in this blizzard weather we are having. And your Vesper? Good grief Charlie Brown - your new stash makes me yearn for more!:) Can't wait to see what you knit up.

p.s. thank so much for linking to me - I am sincerely tickled! Also fun to see what else you are looking at, I added several to my Bloglines! Glad you got those links figured out - my husband is a computer guru or I'd have to handwrite my blog!! :) Take care and enjoy this weekend snowed in with your yarn!

textilejunkie said...

Wow, what a score on that sock yarn. Vesper's Neopolitan is one I have been trying to get my greedy little hands on for awhile.

I used to be an alright speller - then entered spell check, and man have I totally gone down hill, and let's just say it was sort of a short hill to begin with. Actually I like wa-la :) Shoot I have even been known to say it.

Love the Lady Eleanor, I just started her myself. She is very hard to put down.

Peace Sweet Peas said...

I'm knitting rosebud and I wonder if you have any hints for me when I'm knitting the rosebuds on keeping the edges neat.