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I started something!

Posted by episode81 on December 27, 2010

Rar!

When I wrote Knitmare, I thought it would be popular 🙂  It got Boinged and my site traffic has never been the same.

If I had thought about it a little more, I would have put a watermark on the image to drive even more traffic my way.  I didn’t, so the image went viral without any link back to my site.  Poo.

Anywho, I digress …

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Nasty

Posted by episode81 on November 27, 2010

Blob

I like getting comments on my blog.  Apart from the page hits, it is proof that someone is actually reading my sweet prose.  I have become quite adept at spotting comments written by spam-bots, and they get zapped.  Most spam gets caught by Akismet, but the odd one does get through. I zap it.

Anywho, I digress …

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Knitmare got Boinged!

Posted by episode81 on August 9, 2010

Whoa! Just look at my traffic!

As soon as I saw the Knitmare picture, I thought of Boing Boing.  I thought that they would be interested enough to post it.  Oh boy, was I right!

I was hoping for a decent traffic spike.

On a typical day, I get less than 50 hits – my best day ever only resulted in 180 hits.  I don’t know what I was expecting, but what I got wasn’t it.  Knitmare got picked up by all sorts of unexpected blogs and forums – apparently, knitting unusual balaclavas appeals to people who cruise porn sites.  Who knew?

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Knitmare

Posted by episode81 on August 4, 2010

Rather odd

I was visiting with my knitting buddy a few weeks ago. We were sorting through her yarn stash to find something suitable for my Knitting Brioche project.

She has an astonishing amount of yarn in her stash from her time at a local yarn store back in the 80’s.  Really.  The colors have been in and out of fashion several times.  Lucky for me, they are currently in.  I left there with 2 bin bags full to the top.  All worsted weight.  Lots of great colors.  Woot!

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Tuesday night falls on Wednesday this week

Posted by episode81 on December 9, 2009

Kauai Chicken

I am still obsessed with knitting.  I finished my scarf while in Kauai.  I knit in public all the time, but knitting by the pool brings out the crowds. Everyone else has a book so I guess they are curious.  I don’t have a book, and  I have to be careful where I put the lotion …

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Never seen this before

Posted by episode81 on November 9, 2009

There is such a thing as a nice tangle, and this is it.

I visited a friend this morning to use her knitting equipment.  She has a swift and winder – used to convert a wool skein into a ball.  If you start knitting from a skein, it gets tangled and you spend more time untangling than knitting.  Not good.  It does beg the question, why sell tangly  skeins?  You need to wind it into a ball, preferably with a swift.  The alternative is to either put the skein on your feet (or a friend’s hands) and wind manually.  Also not good.

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Uncommonly rude

Posted by episode81 on November 4, 2009

Not a picture of me ...

I love knitting, but not this much ...

I have lots of hobbies that I pick up and drop as the fancy takes me.  I have many boxes labeled “Lisa’s Forgotten Hobbies”, although I like to think of them as hibernating rather than forgotten.  In addition to gardening, I have rediscovered my love of knitting.  It is odd that my knitting stuff never made it into one of the aforementioned boxes – I wish it had.  I have “lost” my knitting bag that contains my most recent (started 6 years ago!) project.

I have been looking around for a new knitting project to get started.  In addition to the “lost” project, I have found 4 others that I could resurrect, but I like choosing the wool and starting a new project.  Notice a theme here?

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