A few finds
In the process of catching up on blog reads, I've hit a few of my favorites and discovered some fun and helpful randomness:
Nobody rocks the Pantone Color Forecast quite like Bonne Marie:
And Yahaira's Toe-up vs. Cuff-Down "dragon-scale" socks feature a visual of two sock-knitting methods side-by-side. She also shared a link to this helpful little gem: chart creator (hint: click "example" to see how it works).
Stephanie Pearl-McPhee's observations about Oklahoma were hilarious (the wind is the deal-killer for me . . . I don't miss it one bit). She'll be in Austin this weekend and of course, I won't be able to be there, but others will and I can't wait to hear what they have to say!
Typically, I don't have enough time to read through the hundreds of comments some of the well-known knitbloggers receive, but I've noticed a strange tendency lately on some big-name blogs for the commenters to get a little bit negative and passive-aggressive in what they write. I guess the assumption is that if one reads a blog for a few years, she thinks she KNOWS the blogger based on photos, blog entries, etc. From "that wouldn't look good on you" (how do you know that . . . really?) to "I could never afford to knit with xxxx yarn" (who asked you?) to "that would make you look stumpy and short-legged" (and the blogger asked for your opinion?) and of course, one of my biggest pet peeves is something that sounds like a variation of one or more of these, "my sister's friend knit with that yarn once and it's not my color" or "my daughter/mother/aunt likes pink" or "I don't knit with animal fibers" (so what?) I suppose some commenters cannot refrain from drawing attention to THEMSELVES in the comments section of a blog?
I think I need to go back to my practice of not reading others' blog comments.