Leave it in the dusty
Wednesday May 05th 2010, 10:03 pm
Filed under: Friends,Knitting a Gift,Non-Knitting

Thank you, everybody, for the input. After looking at that scarf all blocked and done this morning, (5.5+ x 62″ out of those 24g!) it just felt like it is wonderful the way it is–and that I should knit and offer the person the alternative of a plain cream-colored cashmere blend, her choice; it’s pretty hard to go wrong that way. (So, back to the needles, I’m not finished there yet.)

Meantime, I have a friend whose emails my Thunderbird program, for reasons unknown, has been bouncing into the spam filter lately, about every other message.  We tried to pin it down: is it when it comes from her phone? From her computer? There seemed no particular correlation and it went on for days, with me dragging her messages up to my inbox as if I could show my computer, See?  *That’s* where it goes.  See?

All seemed mysteriously well this morning after all that, and I was thinking, Oh good!  Until I did a tentative check later just to make sure the new pattern was holding.

Nope. I fired her off a note:

“And we had fun fun fun till the T-bird took the addy away.”

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… and for those techies who might really care about our mystery, I email you from at least four computers, with two different internet providers, all with the same result – T-bird sometimes holds my emails hostage!

Comment by Channon 05.06.10 @ 6:56 am

It can’t possibly be healthy to start the day with a groan/laugh that strong…

Comment by Lene 05.06.10 @ 7:22 am

How can you qiviut away? If she prefers the cashmere blend, will you qiviut to me? (Don’t answer–just trying to pun!)

Much pretty!

Comment by LynnM 05.06.10 @ 7:39 am

Once again you leave me speechless. But I do have a question — what is Tbird? Another ISP?

So let’s go to something I know, fun —

Joining the Air Force was this fellow’s dream. When he sat in the co-pilot’s seat during an introduction to the cockpit, he was eager to impress the instructor. He quickly made his way through the maze of dials and levers on the instrument panel, naming each one and describing what each did in great detail. That is until he came to one with a bunch of numbers. “What’s this?” he asked. Answered the instructor, “That’s a clock.”

Comment by Don Meyer 05.06.10 @ 8:31 am

Me, again — a heads-up to Netflix users. Last night I watched an old, old Judy Holliday movie, It Should Happen to You. Cast included Jack Lemmon and Peter Lawford. I haven’t laughed that hard at a movie in some while!

Comment by Don Meyer 05.06.10 @ 8:40 am

the great technology giveth and the great technology taketh away

sometimes it makes you just want to spit!

Comment by Bev 05.06.10 @ 8:43 am

Your project looks like a trail of lace latte…


Comment by Suzanne in Montreal 05.06.10 @ 12:09 pm

first comment, you wil never be done with the knitting needles!
2nd. does your email provider have a ‘whitelist” you could put her on?

Comment by Carol 05.06.10 @ 6:59 pm

Thanks for posting so much informative first hand info on knitting with qiviut. So interesting!

I have some yarn that looks dusty brown to me, too. I’m glad the recipient of your generosity will have her choice between brown and cream colors. But that’s only because I have a bit of a problem getting my mind around to the idea of brown not being the color of the earth but rather being the color of ginger snaps or latte or something else wonderful.

Comment by robinm 05.07.10 @ 6:02 am

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