Friday, December 02, 2005

Blogger's Resentment

It's my own damn fault. If I'm going to freely offer my help, then I shouldn't be resentful when I get stymied by blog reader ignorance.

Blog Reader Don't
I got an e-mail from someone this morning, who has never read my blog, but found it during a Google search for a Charlie Brown scarf pattern. She wanted to know if knew where she could find such a pattern.

I don't know of any such pattern, but I thought she might want to know how she could make her own knitting graph to make an intarsia Charlie Brown herself.

So, I explain in great detail how she can print off her own knitter's graph paper, and then print a graphic of her choice onto the graph paper.

I also make the suggestion that she could knit a plain pale yellow scarf with a zig-zag black stripe, to look like Charlie Brown's shirt.

When I go to send the e-mail, it comes back that her e-mail address doesn't accept mail from anyone outside her mailing list.

If you really want to piss off a blogger, this would be a good way to do it.

Current Knitting
I've hit another milestone in my lace knitting. I knitted and ripped out five rows of lace knitting.

I'm debating whether I should just give up on this pattern stitch and do something else, but being the stubborn idiot that I am, I will try at least one more time.

This time, I will put in some stitch markers to help me keep track of where I am. I also fully anticipate using the "safety line" technique once I get up to about 10 rows or so.

Other Fiber Activity
This past weekend, I made a small amount of progress on the blue spruce merino. I know I've said this before, but I'm hoping that I finish it this weekend.

Readers' Comments/Questions
Cheryl asks, "Well aren't you glad that Thaddeus didn't love Phoenix?"

I don't know how we got so lucky, but Thaddeus and I have very similar taste when it comes to things like movies and interior decorating and places to live. So it's no surprise that neither of us wanted to move to the Phoenix area.