Knitting |Miscellaneous Musing by Judy @ 7:56 AM
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It’s been a busy, busy week. I think everybody’s trying to get caught up before the 3-day weekend. I don’t have any plans for the weekend, but I’m certainly looking forward to having an extra day off.

On the knitting front, I’ve finished the back and both fronts of the Sensational Shirttail sweater and I’ve started on the sleeves. The “secret project” is coming along quite nicely. All will be revealed at the end of the month.

On the techie front, the PI move is complete and I’m about to start moving mommymonster to the new servers. It should be an easier move as it doesn’t have the big sql database underneath it that PI does.

Miscellaneous Musing by Judy @ 8:44 PM
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Adopt-A-Highway / NW Punks

#1 Son spotted this sign on Hwy 30 outside of Astoria right by the turnoff to the Eagle Sanctuary. He said, “Did you see that?”

We had to go back and check it out to make sure he wasn’t going blind. And, he was right… that was what it said.

I suppose that stranger things have happened than to have Northwest punks adopt a highway, but I can’t think of many right off the top of my head.

I’d be interested in knowing any information about this, just out of curiosity. If you know something, please comment.

Miscellaneous Musing |Techie Talk by Judy @ 5:29 PM
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Move completed and most of the dust has settled.

Let me know if you run across something that doesn’t work, please.

[ed. 08/27/05 9:11 am] P.S. I love my host, Successful Hosting. They made this move almost painless. Guys, YOU ROCK!

Miscellaneous Musing |Techie Talk by Judy @ 1:24 PM
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PI may be up and down a bit and there may be a dearth of bloggage over the next couple of days while a move to a new server is complete.

My host, successfulhosting.com, has some new deals that are just too good to pass up, so I’m taking the plunge.

All the flat stuff has been moved, and now it’s just getting the databases over there. I’m keeping my fingers crossed!

Knitting by Judy @ 9:08 PM
Lace socks in Mermaid for E

I’ve finally finally finished E’s socks! YEA! I don’t know why these socks took me so long. I like the yarn. I like the pattern. Certainly I like E. It will remain a mystery. I did feel more inspired toward the end and knit like a madwoman with needles flying until I got them finished.

I couldn’t decide on what I wanted the top to look like. In the end I went with a simple roll. I like the way it looks and I’m happy with the result. I did a bit of rib at the top, as I didn’t think that the lace would pull in enough to hold the socks up.

close up of lace pattern

Now for the particulars:

Kit toe-up, two-at-a-time from Blue Moon Fibers Soft Rock in a colorway called “Mermaid.” I used a pair of Addi Turbo circular needles in size US # 1.

The toe is the “fan toe” from Queen Kahuna’s Crazy Toes And Heels Sock Book. In a happy accident (wish I could say I planned it), the line of increases in the toe just matches the lace pattern. Click on the top picture to see the bigger version, and you can see the line of increases marching up the toe to the lace. The heel is Eye of Partridge.

The lace is a vine pattern that I “borrowed” from the book Socks Socks Socks. Except I knit it upside-down because the original pattern is top-down rather than toe-up. And I used my own sock pattern not the one in the book.

I don’t really care for the way the colors pooled just in front of the heel, but at least both socks pooled in exactly the same way, with a green pool on one side and a purple pool on the other.

I’m now starting on a mystery project (shh… don’t tell). And then I’ll start on Clapotis # 2. And finish the sweater, of course!

Miscellaneous Musing by Judy @ 8:25 AM
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Found a present from my african violet this morning when I got to work. In two years this is its first bloom! Guess its happy!

P.S. Not a very good pic. The camera on my phone sucks (but it’s otherwise a great phone).

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