Sunday, October 14, 2007

Help me! I've discovered Radar

For those of you not on Ravelry yet, Radar is an option to watch each post as it's entered. It's like eavesdropping on a hundred conversations at once. The hugest bonus is it scrolls for you (until it gets tired and you have to refresh the page.) The negative is (beside the obvious that you get addicted very quickly and you will grow old and die while watching the screen) is that sometimes everyone on the earth posts at once and you have to catch the scrollbar and work like crazy to keep up. It makes for interesting gyrations while knitting and watching the screeen.

It's raining. A light, steady, drizzly rain. The cat is demanding to be let out but I am on to him. Probably because we've played this game for 7 years. He goes to the door and cries (we have him leash trained and yes, he's perfectly safe...he can't climb up on anything and we check on him every few minutes to make sure he's not tangled). Then I open the door and he stands there sniffing the air as if he's never smelled rain before. Instead of then walking out the door, he stands in the doorway while cold, damp air intrudes into my home. He acts surprised that it's still raining from the last time we played this game 3 minutes ago. Then when I attempt to close the door with him still inside, he blocks the door (a clever manuever on his part.) I can tell by the expression in his eyes that he believes if he stands there for just a minute the weather will change and he can then go outside to a warm, dry evening stroll through the garden. I boot him out the door and he turns around and runs back inside, glaring at me for trying to murder him by rainwater.

Three minutes later, he stands by the door and cries.

Lather. Rinse. Repeat.

I've been working on the blanket formerly known as the Gryffindor curtain. I'm up to the final edging (thanks to Radar) and will finish tonight. Yay for finished objects!

I made a lot of progress on Stor Rund Dug last night. I had to start working with two circulars because it's way to big for my 29" needles. I decided while I was at it to gradually switch to larger needles. I used size 6 because I had a 16" circular in that size. It didn't occur to me to change to a larger size when I finished the center design. That's why I'm doing this it doesn't show up a lot. I'm working with size 7 & 8 and will keep it at that. I have two size 8s somewhere. And I am finishing up with my second set of size 7 needles tonight (said Gryffindor curtain/blanket) but I think I like the idea of swapping back and forth each round. I still have about 40 rounds to go so I may end up having to buy a huge-o long circular needle anyway.

I dug out the Hooded Sweater I was working on last spring. I just lack the hood and the front pocket plus the finishing. Time to get back to work on it.

I should leave the Radar and actually get some things done soon. I'm washing the flannel sheets and need to get some cooking done for tomorrow since Zach has classes in the evening and I will need something for supper.



Cookie said...

Another reason to avoid Ravelry. *L*

I love that game and am thrilled that I do not play it here.

I can't believe it's already flannel sheet weather.

Vicki Knitorious said...

I discovered Radar the other day, and then pretended that I didn't! I could get WAY HOOKED on that little feature.
; )