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Archive for January 6th, 2008

First Pair Finished in 2008! Sock Pair #159

Sunday, January 6th, 2008

pair159-22percent-375wide.jpgOn Thursday, I finished a pair of socks for Brian that I mostly knit last year. I did one heel on New Year’s eve (these are afterthought-heel socks) and the second at the evening knit-in at Rae’s Thursday.

The yarn is Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino. The needles were probably size 3 US. They were started toe-up as if to knit my First-Time Toe-Up socks, but then I made them afterthought heel instead. I knit the whole thing stockinette except about an inch and a little at the top which was K3P1 rib, followed by a single-crochet bind off.

I present to you, Pair 159 in my lifetime. I’m happy to finish something right now. It seems as if I’ve been in quicksand but I am feeling much more alert or something because things are turning around, and not just in my knitting life.

A Question out of the Blue…

Sunday, January 6th, 2008

Advertising just makes me think of doublespeak. Pre-owned as a way of saying “used” is just the tip of the iceberg.

Today I had to go buy something on the OfficeMax website (I need a drum for my printer which is old enough to require special ordering of supplies). I buy from them occasionally, they do a good job thus far.

But how can they use the title “Back to Basics” for an advertisement… for a 4-in-1 Hewlett-Packard printer/copier, etc??? Isn’t basics a pencil and paper? Or a printer that just prints (forget scanning, faxing and copying), if you must talk technology?

OK, I feel better after having spoken up. More fun here soon. Hand-knit socks, to be specific.