You knew this was coming…
Friday November 20th 2009, 8:20 pm
Filed under: Knit

Dropped the camera the other day, which is why UCSF had to settle for the cell phone.  It seems to be staying dropped.

Anyway.  I ordered some merino/silk/cashmere laceweight yarn recently, two skeins of Plymouth’s new Dye For Me line, looking forward to seeing how the different fibers would create a heathery effect in taking up colors–silk being slowest so it always comes out lightest. I was curious to see if they were so thoroughly carded together you wouldn’t be able to tell, or…?

And yet, when they came, I wanted to ball at least one up immediately.  It was so soft.

No.  Then it’ll be a given it will stay white. I bought this specifically for dyeing.

It nagged me. It begged. It pleaded. Repeatedly.  But it stayed in that hank with its label firmly gripping its racetracked little shape.

Till today, when I realized that the reason I couldn’t find any more Fino was that I’d already knitted it all, and that newbie was doing a singsongy little “Neener neener NEENER, I *toldja* so!”

A little more swatching and that flower lace pattern should be ready for knitting up into the shawl I’m thinking of.  In white.  In softness.  In my hands, and then someone else’s.  Because, after all, you never know who you might run into.  (If it’s meant to be, it will happen.  Knit like crazy, and then, like I told the guy in that line, I’m in no hurry.  I can wait.)

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Good plan! I feel certain of a good outcome.

Comment by Barbara-Kay 11.20.09 @ 9:38 pm

If the system ain’t broke, don’t fix it! 🙂

Comment by TripletMom 11.20.09 @ 11:03 pm

Now, that is funny! 😎

Comment by sherry in idaho 11.21.09 @ 8:21 am

Has there been any camera resuscitation??

Comment by Michelle 11.21.09 @ 8:23 am

LOL Better go order some more!

Comment by Diana Troldahl 11.21.09 @ 10:50 am

I have no idea how to comment on that, so I’ll just give you a joke.

Well maybe this is relevant to your first sentence:


Introducing the new Bio-Optic Organized Knowledge device, trade named: BOOK
BOOK is a revolutionary breakthrough in technology: no wires, no electric circuits, no batteries, nothing to be connected or switched on. It’s so easy to use, even a child can operate it.
Compact and portable, it can be used anywhere — even sitting in an armchair by the fire — yet it is powerful enough to hold as much information as a CD-ROM disc. Here’s how it works:
BOOK is constructed of sequentially numbered sheets of paper (recyclable), each capable of holding thousands of bits of information. The pages are locked together with a custom-fit device called a binder, which keeps the
sheets in their correct sequence.
Opaque Paper Technology (OPT) allows manufacturers to use both sides of the sheet, doubling the information density and cutting costs. Experts are divided on the prospects for further increases in information density; for now, BOOKs with more information simply use more pages.
Each sheet is scanned optically, registering information directly into your brain. A flick of the finger takes you to the next sheet. BOOK may be taken up at any time and used merely by opening it.
Unlike other display devices, BOOK never crashes or requires rebooting, and it can even be dropped on the floor or stepped on without damage. However, it can become unusable if immersed in water for a significant period of time. The “browse” feature allows you to move instantly to any sheet and move forward or backward as you wish. Many come with an “index” feature, which pinpoints the exact location of selected information for instant retrieval.
An optional “BOOKmark” accessory allows you to open BOOK to the exact place you left it in a previous session — even if the BOOK has been closed. BOOKmarks fit universal design standards; thus, a single BOOKmark can be used in BOOKs by various manufacturers. Conversely, numerous BOOKmarkers can be used in a single BOOK if the user wants to store numerous views at once. The number is limited only by the number of pages in the BOOK.

Comment by Don Meyer 11.21.09 @ 12:04 pm

Heh. Don, I had a friend going on about her audio books being so wonderful, and I told her I would need mine with closed captions…

Comment by AlisonH 11.21.09 @ 12:20 pm

Can’t wait to see that shawl!! Dropped the camera…..oh no!!!

Comment by Joansie 11.21.09 @ 12:40 pm

No coincidences. Enjoy knitting with the lovely yarn!

Comment by Channon 11.21.09 @ 12:52 pm

Don’t you just love a confident newbie? lol

Enjoy the new yarn and the discovery it brings. 🙂

Comment by Suzanne in Mtl 11.23.09 @ 6:23 am

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