Monthly Archives: June 2010

Love/Hate Shawls

So this is the Year of the Shawl.  I only thought it was the Year of the Loom.  I knit my first shawl in March and loved it.  It is really more of a shawlette.  I will probably wear it like a scarf.  I had to rip part of it out and start again but it was worth it.  I am happy with how it turned out.  Here it is on the blocking boards:

So, in April I started another shawlette.  I had received the yarn from one of my sock yarn clubs and fell in love with it instantly.  I moved through this one pretty quickly but once again, had to rip out some rows and knit them again part of the way through it.  I gave this one away to a friend:

Now I am working on two different shawls.  One is going to be a gift for a very good friend and I have to get it finished in the next 2 weeks!

She’s baaacckk!!!

I was feeling frustrated by WordPress.  I found it too much work to load photos into my posts.  Silly I know.  It was really my own fault.  I keep all of my photos on my desktop Mac and I write all of my posts from my pc laptop.  I tried uploading my photos to Flickr and then back into my posts but somehow that didn’t work for me either.  I consider myself fairly computer literate but I must admit I find Facebook less than intuitive to use also.  This is a long way of saying that for a while I was trying out blogging on Tumblr.  I found it much easier to use but somehow I also found it lacking in features.  So (for now) I am going to stay true to WordPress.