Wednesday, June 01, 2005


I've always been able to be very diplomatic when I needed to be.

I've never been a big fan of confrontation, especially in the workplace.

However, in an on-line world, I seem to enjoy interesting bickering and controversy. Perhaps it's the safety of hiding behind a lifeless computer monitor or perhaps it's the freedom of being able to express myself more freely in a much more open and dynamic world.

Either way, I encourage thoughtful debate, even when it pisses people off.

Knitters Review - Summer 2005

Overall, there are 18 patterns for US$5.95. There are some nice designs, but not a single man's garment ( unless afghan's and pillows would be considered a men's garment). And plenty of eyesores. I feel this issue was a waste of money

Parchment Leaves - Maureen Mason-Jamieson - Simple and boring
4 Corners - Knitter's Design Team - Hideous rag
Lilac Wrap - Angela Juergens - A furry very lilac partial afghan
Lilac Top - Knitter's Design Team - Simply boring and bad color
Pinon Shell - Dana Hurt - Nothing of interest here...move along
Plaited Poncho - Knitter's Design Team - Badly executed version of a very bad garment
Mesa Verde - Kathy Cheifetz - Not overly interesting, but not awful
Chaco Stripes - Knitter's Design Team - Interesting design for an afghan
Whispering Rose - Katharine Hunt - Bad color, nice design
Painted Desert - Uschi Nolte - Not an awful use of expensive ribbon
Aguave - Katharine Hunt - The nicest garment in the issue
Squash Blossom - Kay Dahlquist - Most unflattering, ugly design in the issue
Bolero Blue (cover) - Maggie Jackson - Dumpy and silly looking
Sunset Wrap - Denis Powell - A wrap in worsted weight cotton...uh, no
Turquoise Jewel - Jean Frost - Not an awful design in a very bad color
Latigo - Elsebeth Lavold - Simple and interesting
Abalone - Deborah Newton - Sweet Jesus this is bad!

Readers' Comments/Questions
Barb B. mentions "In spinning I personally seem to spin either a woolen/worsted or a worsted/woolen."

I tend to believe that my spinning produces a woolen/worsted yarn, whether the fiber has been combed or carded. I like the combination. It's seems to be strong fiber, but still soft. Now I just have to work on making it a little loftier.

Overall, I was quite impressed with the snarky comments on the last entry. I also loved how Sean ends his comment with "namaste". The sentiment behind "namaste" as a greeting is always a good reminder for me to see the godly qualities of others. Especially after having reviewed the Summer Knitters.