First off, for the last week the photos on my blog were floating around the top left corner of the page, rather than their rightful homes in the posts. Now bearing in mind this only occurs when viewing my blog with Internet Explorer, not Netscape, wouldn’t you think SOMEONE, ANYONE would have asked me what the f*ck was up with my HTML proficiency? Oh no, you’re either all too polite (and I’ve met a lot of you–so that’s not it) or all use Netscape. Not a peep…Typepad is looking into my problem so don’t worry too much.
Second, did you see this nutty article? Apparently the Memphis teachers could take paddles to the kids until a few days ago. Uh, WHAT! How can folks who barbecue like angels think smacking their young uns would make ’em smarter? More pulled pork please…
Okay, now for actual knitting content. I’m knitting socks for a secret gift thing and in case the recipient is looking I can’t show you how cute these puppies really are. What I can do is monkey with my rudimentary photo software and make this xray sock photo. Cracks me up every time.
I’ve also taken quite a shine to this little number from the geniuses at Phildar. It’s from the Tendances Hiver 2004/2005 catalog and is currently a free pattern on their website, called Le Pull col montant. Now I don’t speak French, but it appears to mean High necked sweater. The only bad part, in my eyes, is that it is made from chenille–the most evil yarn known to man. Has anyone used the Phildar chenille? Is it nice or an unholy, godless hell fiber? As the most sensitive of you may have picked up on, I don’t like working with chenille. But for a cute, sexy sweater, maybe it’s not so bad.