Has anyone else had problems with spam comments or trackbacks?
Has anyone else had problems with spam comments or trackbacks? I've noticed a lot of spam comments lately, and have closed the comments on all posts over a week old. When going though my archives I found a spam trackbacks, and closed all trackbacks over a week old. It sure would be nice if blogspirit had a word verification for comments!
Yesterday, in attempt to free up some disk space I went to control panel, then to file manager to see where exactly that 7 MG of space was. There was 5.6 mg in the images folder. There was doubles and triplicates of all the pictures, which I i erased and uploaded on photobucket. I have no idea how so many duplicate pictures where created unless it had anything to do with the crash blogspirit had back in September.
Just some things I wanted to share. Have a great day! : )
Thank you everyone for all your fantastic complements on my Hedera socks! And to answer MandyJ's question, No that's not my kitchen counter. That's my extremely clean pressure washed driveway. Mike thought the driveway was really dirty during his last break, and borrowed his Brothers pressure washer and spent two days of his break washing the driveway. Guess what!! The Christmas tree? Its still up! Yeah, its great.
Anyway, This weekend I spent knitting as many blue squares as I could churn out for Justin. I wanted to send as many as I could since Cynthia needs to have 63 to make a blanket. Today I mailed out 10 of them along with the pictures my kiddos wanted to draw. Look at them being so sweet, coloring away I love them!
Allysa became bored after she had filled up her page with many colors, and decided her face would make a fantastic medium for color. Wouldn't ya say so too?
Fantastic, no? Good Lord
I bet your wondering why I love my steamer huh? I'm sure ya'll have heard the wonders of the Scuni steamer, how it takes Wonky and turns it into Nice with minimal pinning instantly before your eyes!!
Dear Scuni steamer, I heart you!
Pattern: Hedera from the Spring Knitty
Yarn: 2 hanks Lorna's Laces Lucky Stripe, bought by Mike at Knit Happens. There is a lot left over, probably 3/4 of a hank.
Needles: 5 metal dpns
Time: these puppies have been warming my needles for a month now! I finished the first sock, casted on the second one, and then had to start on Lady E.
My though's: I worked 15 repeats on the leg, and 18 repeats on the foot. This was a very easy to memorize lacy pattern, by the time I reached the foot on the first sock I had the pattern down! I wish I would have omitted the last lace repeat and knit for a half and inch before started the toe decreases. Now that I've finished my first LL socks, I'm very glad I have lots of this good stuff stashed! very happy!
One more pic? A close up? OK!
Also, Have you seen this? Cynthia of Two sticks and a ball of wool she started by collecting pink squares to make a blanket for her niece Grace, and one for Grace's friend Simone who are both sick with cancer. (I hope I have this right) Grace's friend and boyfriend Justin at the Alberta's Children's Hospital is dying of liver cancer and living on borrowed time. Cynthia is in desperate need of Blue Squares to make him a blanket. She needs 63 5" blue squares to make a blanket. If your able to help, leave Cynthia a comment with your email address in it. Thanks.
I still can't believe, I drove all the way to the other town to only discover that I had the games mixed up! DUH!
Sometimes.. I just wonder.. how have I made it this far!!??!! Really, here are a few examples:
1. Corra and Bryce are on two different soccer teams, both in different age groups, different teams. Last night around 11:30pm I thought I should check the game schedule. (yes at 11:30 at night! For crying out loud) Both kids have soccer games on Saturday, both at 1:00, In two different towns 15 minutes apart from each other! *sob* Why did I just realize this NOW?? Not when the schedule was handed to me? *sob* Today though, I figured everything out, Mandaj's kid is on the same team and has agreed to take Corra to the game (thank you! thank you!!!), and I will take Bryce to his. I'll miss Corra's game (again this weekend, poo!) And I will work on duplicating myself in the mean time... sounds like a plan eh?
2. I always wondered why Blogspirit asked for email addresses, but never gave them to the author of the blog. (God am I stupid) I figured it would be apart of the "ala carte" options that they want you to pay for. Until I started surfing around in the admin area of my blog. (Do I have my moments, or what?!) Guess what I found!! (uh huh!) If you go to All Comments, click on edit comment, you can edit the comment, see the persons name, their email address and blog address. Good Lord, someone help me!! DUH!
3. (the knitting content) Remember this from like a month ago?
please excuse the crappy photo, its cloudy and crappy today.
I ignored her something fierce to finish Lady E, and I am determined to finish these this weekend. One little problem. Just a little one, wee problem, tiny really...
see it? Its GLARING at you! Jumping out and screaming, LOOK at MEE!! You don't see it do you? clicky here and there is a big fat arrow pointing out my mistake (thanks to Mandaj ) that I didn't see until I was almost done with the gusset decreases (damnit) And ya know what? Its staying there. Damnit.
4. My notebook, with all my notes that I could have used for Bryce's graduation (Wednesday of this last week, Pictures soon) that contained my notes for the mini socks, is currently in a very, very safe place. I guess I'm going to have to knit another mini sock to come up with a decent pattern, oh poo!
Some days.. I just wonder... what happened to my mind? oohh.. that's right, I have kids! THREE of them!! I've lost my mind! Because I have no idea what I was thinking... No idea! Really!
Do you suppose Hell is as warm as they say it is?
Cause I bought more sock yarn.... from left to right Pebbles, Lapis and Watermelon Tourmaline in medium weight STR. I swear my mail carrier must know when I'm on the breaking edge, the last day I can possibly weight for my yarn! Because yesterday, before I left the house to pick up Corra from the bus there was this sweet little package from Toni at the Fold I'm already picking out what colors I want next. I need another set of arms! Seriously!
Do you suppose Dad will notice if I hide the socks in the furthest darkest corner of my creepy basement and never ever ever talk of the sock again?? Well... I managed to rip out the toe and re-knit, and rip out the cast on edge and knit a additional 2 inches on one sock. The other sock has been appropriately named
The Bastard Sock
No matter what I do, I can not get to live stitches that are not all tangled up. Its kinda hard to explain. When the angry memories have faded, I think I will just use a needle and weave some waste yarn into a row of stitches and go from there. Stupid sock.
Also Corra lost a tooth today.
She didn't even know it was loose!!
Monday-Wednesday I will be going to the Head start Spring Conferences in the Harrisburg/ Hershey PA area. Does anyone know of any good knit shops in the Harrisburg/Hershey area? I will be leaving Mike with the kids and need something to soothe the panic. I've never left the kids alone for more than one night!! I will not panic, no, no I will not. *breathing*
ooohhhh... the watermelon STR is calling my name!! Spring twists from the Townsend Socks yahoo group.
Thanks for all your wonderful comments on my Neapolitan socks! Vesper sock yarn is the bomb! ; )
***Updated Corra lost her other loose tooth! As she put it it was one bad tooth, she had to pull on it to get it out! The tooth fairy better be packin some cash tonight!!