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


April 22nd, 2008 · 5 Comments


I’m just zipping right along on Shaped V-Neck.¬† I took this picture this morning along side the East River after getting off the ferry.¬† For a change, you can get a decent idea of the actual color.¬† I’m using one of the Cascade 220 Quatro in #9436 .¬† This has a blend of Oranges and Pinks that I just adore.

(As always click to embiggen.)

I managed to “out” another knitter on the ferry yesterday morning when she said to me:¬† “Your clapotis is beautiful.”¬† Yeah, no one but a knitter knows what that scarf like thing I had wrapped around my neck was!¬†¬†¬† Hopefully I’ll run into her again.¬† This time of year is just perfect for clapotis.¬† Paired with a light wool jacket and I’m comfy for the cool mornings and evenings.¬† Leave off the jacket and I’m ready to go at lunch time.

I discovered a problem that cropped up when I upgraded to WordPress 2.5 last week.¬† I wasn’t getting email notification when people left comments on a post.¬† I didn’t even notice until I checked the comment section in the WordPress dashboard.¬† After a day or so (and a post where people actually commented, thank you!), I noticed a pattern and made an adjustment so hopefully now I’ll get all notices and will be able to reply to you.¬† My apologies if I haven’t yet.

What else is there?¬† Oh yeah, diet is going well.¬† I have to admit to a big faux pas yesterday.¬† In my previous low carbing, default breakfast was always eggs and bacon.¬†¬† Add in that recently (since changing jobs at least), breakfast has been from the deli across the street, bacon/egg/cheese on a roll.¬† Gotta love NYC :)¬† Soooo, to stop the bread in both low-carb/passover mode, I ordered it without the roll.¬† I completely forgot the whole bacon isn’t kosher thing.¬† Sigh.¬† This morning I had turkey bacon.¬† Not too bad.¬†


I’ve also been checking out applications for my PDA to keep track of my daily carb intake.¬† My current PDA is also my new cell phone.¬† I have an HTC Mogul that I got from Sprint.¬† It has a slide out QWERTY keyboard that is just great to type on.¬† Battery life isn’t too bad and if I can remember to shut off a few things, I can go more than one night without charging it.¬† Fortunately it does charge with one of those small USB plugs that my camera also uses (and 9000 other devices) so I have a cable just about everywhere.¬† Anyway, it runs Win Mobile 6.0 and I have it mated with both the Mac’s at home and my Vista machine at the office.¬† Neat.¬† As an added bonus, I can tether it to my Macbook via bluetooth and use it to surf the net where there is no wifi hotspot.¬† Extra slick.

But I digress again….I’ve been auditioning software to keep track of carb intake.¬† The one from Atkins wasn’t so good.¬† In trial mode it only allows for 4 start ups before you have to lay out $39.99 for it.¬† It doesn’t run all that well at all and I had display issues when sliding out the keyboard on my phone.¬† Normally the display redraws in the horizontal orientation and resizes.¬† This one didn’t do it properly and the scroll was missing so I couldn’t get to the bottom of the page to click the OK buttons.¬† Also the keyboard icon on the screen didn’t actually activate the icon.¬† Most notably, I couldn’t sync the phone with my Vista desktop when the app was running.¬† Blech.

I’m trying something new today that looks worlds better and at least performs better.¬† Weight-By-Date has both the Win/Palm based tracker.¬† It is cheaper at $27 for a download only version.¬† Gives you 15 days to play with it before having to buy or delete.¬† It isn’t locked into a particular diet system so there is much greater flexibility with it.¬† The app responds as expected with the keyboard icon actually activating the onscreen keyboard.¬† I can also sync with it running as well.¬† That’s two in its favor.¬† There’s also sections for recording exercise and the calories that various activities burn.¬† It is running fine installed to my SD card (2 GB ) so it doesn’t eat up the small amount of built in space.¬†Only been a couple of hours (and only one meal) but it is looking like a winner.¬†

Craft on!

Tags: Adult

5 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Jessica // Apr 22, 2008 at 12:24 pm

    You really are flying on the cardi! You and Kim see all the knitters. I get bupkis. 🙁 Just weird looks from muggles here. Good luck with the diet thing although perhaps I need to be a better influence and get you out of the “diet” and into the “lifestyle change”….

  • 2 Cindy // Apr 22, 2008 at 1:35 pm

    Love to watch what you are knitting. Question why doesn’t your blog update for me? I have to click to see what is newly posted. Or is that the way it is?

  • 3 Kim // Apr 22, 2008 at 2:33 pm

    Bacon isn’t kosher. hahaha! Bacon should be a holy food in all religions as far as I am concerned. So is V-neck going to be your MDSW sweater? I’ve noticed that people don’t knit special thing to wear to MDSW like they do for Rhinebeck. Guess it’s the season and the weather. True that on outing the knitter! Who else know it’s Clapotis?

  • 4 Nancy // Apr 22, 2008 at 10:43 pm

    When I converted to Judaism in 1995, after the mikvah and before getting married I told DH there was NO way I was giving up bacon or shrimp…lucky for me his family is not strict about keeping Kosher. So I get to be Jewish and enjoy some traif every now and then ;o)

    Zippy is so pretty — the color is perfect! It will be perfect for MDSW!

  • 5 JessaLu // Apr 25, 2008 at 11:02 am

    *sigh* …you always have the best toys. ;op