Monday, September 28, 2009

Monday Miscellany

Another week means another Weight Watchers meeting, and I'm down another pound. My total lost is 19.4 pounds 14 weeks. I didn't bother to count points this weekend, while my mouth hurt. I ate soup, scrambled eggs and the like, and figured I wasn't eating much. Getting back to normal and eating some crunchy vegetables will certainly be nice.

I went to see the dentist today, who explained that I have a gum infection. I am supposed to take the rest of the penicillin and use Peridex with a syringe. Between the pain of her probing around, and the amount of bone damage on the x-ray, I was pretty miserable.

On the other hand, I felt better by the end of the workday. I had balanced the operating cash account and gone to a CPA luncheon, where we listened to a very interesting talk about Texas prosecutions of securities fraud.

Best of all, I got about 800 hits on the learn-to-knit videos in the last 24 hours, probably because the garter bar videos were mentioned on the Machine Knitting listserve.

It's time to finish up the beginning ribber course. I have been working on a slip stitch ribbing video and a drop stitch video. They're not ready to put up yet, though. I am debating about double jacquard - to do it efficiently, one uses the double bed color changer, and this class is just about ribbing. I think I'll do a little, but change the color by hand. The color changer needs to have its own lessons.

After that, do you think a few knit-with-me projects are in order? I've got some very easy ribber project ideas.


  1. Oh, I do hope you'll do some double jacquard lessons. That's one of the few knitting tasks I've been hesitant to try. I've been away from mking for a while (quilting hiatus) and your videos have been a wonderful refresher course. I've learned new things, too. Thanks so much for your generous sharing of information.
    Donna in Asheville, NC

  2. Hiya, Ithink your videos are amazing, the first thing I do each morning is check to see if there have been any new ones posted, my partner thinks I am obsessed. I bought a garter bar as soon as I saw how easy it was to use and am currently enjoying the ribber lessons, I only knew how to do circular cast on and 1x1 ribbing before I watched your lessons. I am looking forward to the knitalong videos you are planning. Thanks so much for taking the time to do these videos, Best regards, Helen

  3. I think double jacquard is going to be its own group of videos. It will require the double bed color changer. There are several different ways to do DJ, besides.

  4. Obsessed? Why, that's the word my husband uses about me and my videos all the time. I guess John is correct, as usual. He is one of those aggravating smart people who is usually right.

    Here I am at work, eating my bag lunch and checking the comments...obsessed!

    My dream is to teach a great many people to machine knit, by breaking everything down into workable information. And, I'm making friends as I go!