So, he posted a big thing on our neighborhood website today about how people should take more environmental responsibility and do their part - especially when it is so easy! Everyone wants to drink bottled water because it is "more pure" (which is a lie by the way - if you read the labels many of them say they are from a "municipal source" - uhhhh, that's CITY WATER folks) but then they don't want to do things that help keep our water, land and air clean. Don't get me wrong, recycling has it's own problems and isn't the end all be all for planet health but at least it is a start. Basically we need a total redo on the way we live and a bit of control over our voracious consumerism, materialism and status seeking.
Anyhoooooooooooo...................I guess I should get off my soapbox before everyone quits reading. No knitting to report today so far. Know that sock that I have been working on? The one I brought to the Yarn Harlot event? Yeah, it has totally pissed me off and I seriously considered frogging the whole froggin' thing last night!!! Apparently, one time, in my infinite wisdom and disability to pay attention, picked the darn thing up and started knitting THE WRONG WAY around it!!! UGH!! How do I not notice that I am doing that?? I picked it up last night to work on it and I was like "What the hell??" So, I spent about an hour frogging back a few rows which always is so much fun when there are lots of yarn overs involved. I threaded a tapestry needle, went down a few rows and threaded the yarn through the right half of each stitch and THEN frogged. Then I had the stitches on my yarn and just picked them back up with the DPNs. I know, it sounds like an easy process but it still took me almost an hour to get it back to "knit ready" status. So now it is knit ready but I'm pissed off at it so I should probably find something else to do for a while.
I spent some time last night knitting a REALLY EXCITING garter stitch swatch for my online lessons that I am writing. Brace yourselves, here comes the picture:
I know, it's boring as hell but it kept me from doing crack on the streets, ok?!?! The first online lesson is looking really good and it is going to be WAY BETTER than the other "correspondence lessons" that are out there. Anyone wanna read it over for me when it is written? This is a basic, basic lesson for someone who does not know anything about knitting so it won't be any new and exciting information for ya!