One Crazy Fiber Lady

The ramblings of a fiber-affected single mother of twins who makes a living as a code monkey

One Crazy Fiber Lady

Another day…

April 29th, 2008 · 6 Comments

unst center 2

…another repeat!¬† Make that two, two glorious diamonds tall already.¬† Two down, 17 more to go and I’m halfway through one now.¬† I’d be further, maybe, but I had to stand on the crowded ferry this morning!¬† (We had the little dinghy boat and while I could have waited for the next one, I opted to cram on.)¬† I have most of the pattern memorized so it isn’t difficult commuting knitting.¬† Add in that I have the pattern all neatly organized in the plastic sleeve to which a post-it sticks beautifully and we are all in business.¬†

It is an interesting pattern so far.¬† The diamonds are an every other row motif while the trees between are every row.¬† The really interesting bits should come when the center is done and the borders have been picked up.¬† Since it is garter stitch, you have two choices, do each quadrant of the border (square shawl and all that) separately and then sew them together.¬† Not exactly my first choice as I try to do as little sewing, especially on lacework, as possible!¬† The other is to purl every other round.¬† Seeing as I knit Eastern Uncrossed (or combined knitting as others are wont to call it), purling isn’t such a big deal to me.¬† I’m just not used to much stitch manipulation on the purl.¬† I guess I’ll get comfy with it pretty soon.

odd radio

In other news, I discovered my car doesn’t like the rain.¬† Or the sprinkler.¬† I noticed this last summer/fall.¬† On rainy days or days when I parked too close to the front lawn and the car got wet, the radio display was flaky.¬† It either was blank, flickered or showed gibberish.¬†¬† And then it stopped.¬† Probably because fall came, the rains stopped and the sprinklers were winterized.¬† Then I forgot all about it.¬† Until yesterday.¬† The rains returned.¬† It has now been raining forever, well okay, more like three days.¬† Here is how it displayed this morning.¬† I called Toyota to ask about it.¬† After a few¬†questions as to model (Sienna), year (2006) and mileage (@9000) I was told they’d order me a new radio.¬† Since I wasn’t near the car I have to call back with the exact mileage on my car and the model number of the radio.¬† It still plays music, thank goodness, but it is always amusing to see what it has to say for itself.¬†¬† I hope it wasn’t cursing at me this morning!

Craft on!

Tags: Lace

6 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Kim // Apr 29, 2008 at 12:49 pm

    I can’t stand the dinghy boat aka the wee barancle barge. Lace is looking lovely lady! Will it be done by MDSW? Just joking.

  • 2 Paige // Apr 29, 2008 at 1:07 pm

    Risa, the character right before the B is Japanese (pronounced “ta”), so maybe your radio’s singing along!

  • 3 JessaLu // Apr 29, 2008 at 1:22 pm

    Nice progress! Good luck with the radio thing. ;o)

    Remind me to give you my cell #, I think you’ll enjoy the ringing you hear on your end (the Count counts the rings is one…hehe)

  • 4 Jessica // Apr 29, 2008 at 3:44 pm

    I’ve had to do a lot of standing lately myself! Stupid mass transit. The lace is beautiful so far. I still can’t believe you are really knitting this crazy thing. Amazing! And the stereo thing totally cracked me up. That picture is priceless!

  • 5 Ina // Apr 29, 2008 at 8:55 pm

    Ooh, pretty lace! Whatever that radio is doing, it appears to be doing it in more than one language.

  • 6 Nancy // Apr 30, 2008 at 1:19 pm

    That’s a whole lot of YO’s! It’s beautiful –

    I saw similar gibberish characters after beating the PacMan arcade game back in the 80’s — like it was saying 4%&)#!*% “that’s all, folks!”