Monday, April 11, 2005

PLEASE!!!!

Consider this a desperate plea for education for drivers in this country.

Fast Lane, Passing Lane
If you have any responsibility in helping someone learn how to drive, I implore you to impart three pieces of critical information:

1. The left-most lane is for passing or going faster than the lanes to the right.
2. Make sure you look in your rear-view mirror often to make sure you're not blocking that left lane.
3. If you're not passing other cars, get the fuck out of the left lane.

If you're one of those people with a spouse who refuses to leave the left lane, please nag him till he does. If you're teaching new drivers, please let them know this is one of the most important rules for driving. If you're in a carpool with someone who rides the left lane, firmly let them know of their egregious misconduct. If you're one of those women who think that they can "multi-task" while driving, stay out of the left lane while doing it.

I say this often, but I'll say it again. It's a good thing I don't carry a gun, because I would assuredly be in jail for manslaughter or murder.

Thanks, I feel better for having vented.

Knitting
I made quite a bit of progress on the brown handspun sweater.



All I have left is to finish the last sleeve, and weave in a few ends. Then this baby will be ready to store in the armoire until late Fall.

Design Source
There is a new source for knitting patterns that I think is one of the best ideas I've heard of yet.

The Knitting Vault is a place where designers can publish their knitwear designs and sell them.

It has been open to designers for a few weeks, but today, it opens for the public to search and/or buy patterns.

A number of folks have asked if they could buy my pattern for the Koigu Cross Stitch Scarf without purchasing it as a kit. The pattern (along with 3 other of my sweater designs) is now available at the Knitting Vault.

I will tell you however, that the scarf pattern is still available at Threadbear Fiber Studio free, when you buy the two hanks of Koigu, so the kit is still a better buy. But if you just want the pattern, it's available for direct download as a PDF file.

Search for the four designs I have on the site by using the designer name "DoublePointed" in your search criteria.

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