Dyed in the Wool
A dyed-in-the-wool knitter shares mainly fibre-related information, updates and musings (with the occasional moan about the weather!).

Sew? I Knit!

Monday, May 29, 2006
Having realised that I'm doing more sewing than knitting at the moment, I thought I'd better join my fellow kind and I've signed up for the June/July project on Sew? I Knit!

The Pattern (shirt on the right)
sewiknit 006

The Fabric
sewiknit 26-05-06 004

A true-ism:

Read on the UKHandknitters list (posted by Annette).

How many list members does it take to change a light bulb?

One to change the light bulb and to post that the light bulb has been changed.

Fourteen to share similar experiences of changing light bulbs and how the light bulb could have been changed differently.

Seven to caution about the dangers of changing light bulbs.

Seven more to point out spelling/grammar errors in posts about changing light bulbs.

Five to flame the spell checkers.

Three to correct spelling/grammar flames.

Six to argue over whether it's "lightbulb" or "light bulb" ... another six to condemn those six as stupid.

Fifteen to claim experience in the lighting industry and give the correct spelling.

Nineteen to post that this group is not about light bulbs and to please take this discussion to a lightbulb (or light bulb) forum.

Eleven to defend the posting to the group saying that we all use light bulbs and there fore the posts are relevant to this group.

Thirty six to debate which method of changing light bulbs is superior, where to buy the best light bulbs, what brand of light bulbs work best for this technique and what brands are faulty.

Seven to post URLs where one can see examples of different light bulbs.

Four to post that the URLs were posted incorrectly and then post the corrected URL.

Three to post about links they found from the URLs that are relevant to this group which makes light bulbs relevant to this group.

Thirteen to link all posts to date, quote them in their entirety including all headers and signatures, and add "Me too"

Five to post to the group that they will no longer post because they cannot handle the light bulb controversy.

Four to say "didn't we go through this already a short time ago?"

Thirteen to say "do a Google search on light bulbs before posting questions about light bulbs"

Three to tell a funny story about their show dog and a light bulb.


One group lurker to respond to the original post 6 months from now and start it all over again.

Simply lovely blah, blah ...

After mis-reading the heel flap instructions twice and knitting too few rows on the heel flap for the second sock, I'm now here:

SLLS 2nd sock heel
The third heel I knit. The successful one!

SLLS 2nd sock progress 29-05-06
Posing elegantly on my laptop.


The new pattern will (probably) be released 2nd of June British time, but I've already chosen the yarn:

6Sox June-July yarn
Left to right: Patons "Bluebell" Aussie yarn, Lane Cervinia "Forever Jacquard", Regia "Silk".

Until next time, be good to yourselves, aaaaand each other.

(I had a wasted childhood watching Springer!)

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  • I love the UKHandknitters schpiel heeeee it's great! I wonder if she'd let me read that on my podcast?

    By Blogger Aprilynne, at Tuesday, 30 May, 2006  
  • Very nice Blogging list!!!! Very amusing!! Is it just me or has part of your blog gone all to the left???
    To add to my nerdy-geekiness I have already made a Star Trek quilt and a Serenity/Firefly one too for MrsMacGyver- that's in my sewing photo album!! I am planning some more nerdy-geeky knitting soon. Can I suggest for you a Shibori Sheridan, a beaded Bashir or even a Laura Ashley Lorne Greene!!!
    I love my Dr Who ZUC!!! It's only draw back is that it is so warm - I need much colder weather even though it was -5*C last night!!!

    By Anonymous 2paw, at Wednesday, 31 May, 2006  
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