Of Knitting and Monkeys

So I have this tragedy of a socklet sitting here on my desk, taunting me with its ill fit and sloppy bind offs. It’s been a discouraging presence on my desk for the last week, frankly, and I think I’m about to send it off to the great unknown of abandoned knit artifacts. That’s apparently a very spooky place. My knitting friend Judy, whom I have not seen in a very long time, once went through her stash looking for a particular skein of something and ran across this . . . thing that she had very obviously knit, but she had no idea what it was. She couldn’t even describe it to me. So let that be a lesson to you, Mr. Ill-Fitting Socklet. One day you too may find yourself blinking up into the bright light of an unfamiliar room only to realize that a pair of eyes is looking down on you with a mix of curiosity and revulsion. Be warned!

Maybe I’m being too harsh on the poor thing. Maybe not. Who can say, really?

But today there will be no knitting of socklets. Today I take the shawl to work again and try to get through another row or two. I’ve definitely got enough yarn to finish it in full size. Last night I was re-arranging my stash and discovered that I’ve got twelve more balls of the Marina, which ought to be plenty. I think I’ve got five balls in it right now, so no worries.

I was going to post a little more about the hella-cool Greasemonkey plugin earlier this week, but it was discovered that there was a rather devastating security hole in it which had to be patched. I’m a few days behind the mailing list now, so I’m going to spend some time on Saturday going through and seeing what’s been patched and how. I’m mainly interested in it as a mechanism to improve some work flow issues at work, but if I can think of a way to make online knitting research easier with it, I’ll be sure to write about it here.

Also, I plan to do some more audioblogging again in the near future. Last night i stopped by my local music supply store and bought myself a really nice microphone with a mini-amp to plug into my computer. And the sound quality is much, much better than when I was using the computer’s built-in mic. I’m very happy with this setup. I bought the equipment so that I could record myself reading the new Harry Potter book and burn it to CD for a couple of my friends, Kelly in particular. I just need to become a little more facile with the recording software on my Mac.

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  1. marnie Says:

    OK, bro, I am *totally* lost on the socklet thing… What is a socklet? is it anything like a Thneed? Did I miss something???

    A lot happens when you don’t get near a computer for a month. Not to mention accidentally stopping heavy medication cold turkey (me, not you).

    Oh, and while I’m on the subject – what *is* the lovely yarn you used for the thneed, anyway? Much prettier than what I used for my last pair of socks.