Monday, November 19, 2007

small undertakings

Usually a few snappy remarks on a topic keep me happy without needing to do anything further. Like I can browse online for weird mixed breed rescue dogs for an hour but not actually bring a new bowser home. This time, after wisecracking to Norma, and joking with Mary Lou, I went ahead and started this

Since it's tongue in cheek, I invited a few friends who have clear records of NOT being underachievers but who seemed to share my sense that Ravelry is a brilliant piece of interactive web design but we weren't finding the time and the clicks to get all that we could out of it. Somehow instead of invites they became administrators , and without agreeing to it, there were then six of us. I was glad, if I was alone in the group it'd really hurt my ego.

Anyway we are now close to 200 members. How fun is that? It's a fine group and I've already learned some good Ravelry tricks from them. Stop by ! I mean, if you're not busy reaching all your life goals and stuff like that.

In other communal small efforts, I joined Olivers American Blanket. I don't know why but I've never knit a diagonal garter stitch square and it looked so satisfying.
It is. I apologize in advance to Kay for these very unKaylike (and un Kaffe like too) colors, I have faith she'll find a way to work playdoh-meets-egg-yolk in with more tasteful colorways. That second little bit on the needle was a log cabin style square underway, because the rules didn't say it had to be 4" of diagonal. I've since ripped it out and went back to the cool modern efficiency of the diagonal square, my log cabin just looked too dadburn down home. Yet sort of pleasingly Gees Bendy, if that can be an adjective. It's a small thing. Maybe some other time.


pacalaga said...

Aw, but Kay said she was using inspiration from Gees Bend quilts to arrange the squares she's getting...
I would join your Ravelry group, but it just seems like too much trouble. ;-) I haven't really used much of Ravelry outside my direct needs - I stay off the forums in general since I have little enough knitting time as it is!

Carole Knits said...

I've always been an overachiever. I'm sure this comes as no surprise. ;-)

Kay said...

Our cheer has got to be "RUOOOOOOoooooooo". You know, like backin the 80s when Lou Piniella would come up to bat, and it would sound like we were booing but we were really saying, "Louuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu".


I've decided that since I don't have the huge amount of energy it would take to upload all my old FOs to my Ravelry notebook (currently pristine and virginal), I'll do it on a going-forward basis. Maybe.

At the end of the year we have to have an award ceremony for the lowest-achieving Ravelry members. The Rooeys.

xoxo Kay

Kris said...

*sigh* I would actually have to take up the-powers-that-be on their long-awaited invite to join the site to actually qualify as an official underachiever. But I am still stuck trying to come up with a suitable user name. Wonder if there's a group for paralysing indecision, or something along those lines? I'll join yours if I ever make it in there...

Norma said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Gale!