Monday, August 29, 2005

What am I missing?

I have read and reread how to do this blogging thing and I just can't get the sidebar the way I want it! Okay, I'm great with the computer, can do just about anything on it you'd need, but this part stumps me every time. I tried to put a cute little thingy on the sidebar and it moved my whole sidebar down to the bottom of the page. Why can't blogger write a step by step instructional page for those of us who aren't computer whizzes and who don't have anyone close enough to walk us threw it? I have the most boring looking blog out there and I want to pretty it up! Guess I'll just go back and read some more and see if it clicks in yet.

My newest Lace project during my "Summer of Lace." This is soooo soft! It's the Lace Scarf pattern in Nancy Wiseman's book Shawls, Stoles and Scarves and was a really fun knit. I started it on August 22nd and finished it yesterday, August 28th. I love this yarn, as does everyone who has used it. It's Cathay by Debbie Bliss in color #12009 - almost the exact color of my Crape Myrtle flowers in bloom. Wish you could feel this scarf, it's so silky soft.

This is my Branching Out scarf done in Mountain Colors yarn. Love this yarn too, and love this scarf. It's so soft, light as a feather and just perfect for the chilly football games on Friday nights. It was fast, fun and an easy knit. Might just keep both of these scarves for myself.

That's the latest from here. Still working on the Kiri shawl but the Pacific Northwest shawl is calling my name now that I found some yarn that's not as dental flossy as the Alpaca Cloud I tried doing it on. I am going to try to wait till Kiri is done, but by then my Peacock feathers shawl pattern and yarn should be here so then I'll want to start that one. So many choices! I also just got my box of Knitpicks new yarn, one of each color (can't remember the name) and I just want to keep all those beautiful colors in the box so I can drool over them! Wow, what a great deal - all 30 colors, one of each, for 44.00! Also got some lace weight (not sure why, can't figure out how to knit with that stuff yet), the Lantern Moon bag and a set of row counters. Will try to remember to take a picture for the next blog since this shawl knitting is kind of slow, so might not have any knitting content for awhile.

For all you in Katrina's path, stay safe!


Yvonne said...

Your scarves are just beautiful! How wide did they turn out to be?

Laritza said...

The scarves, specially the pink one are beautiful!

Melanie said...

hey... as far as your html/side bar problems... I've found that in blogger when your pictures are too big it bumps your sidebar all the way down to the bottom. For example, in this post... you should move the varigated scarf picture BELOW the pink one. In Internet explorer 6.0 It looks as if that picture is cutting into the margins just slightly. I didn't scroll down, but there could be more like that as well. If you have any questions feel free to e-mail me. (zandersmommyATgmailDOTcom)

Parker Colorado said...

First of all your knitting is amazing!! I love that round one at the bottom too.. I can only crochet... :(

And I was going to say the same thing about the sidebar... it shoves stuff all weird because the page width is set... You could probably change that if you wanted to... but then viewers would have to scroll to see your page if they had a smaller screen...

Have a great day!