March 9, 2012

To the bat-cave!

Ok, not really.....but looking at this picture does make me think of Batman's signal...
What this actually is is my Camille shrug, which I hastily wet and blocked before work this morning (and added a few extra pins when I got home.) I finished knitting and binding off the second sleeve last night. So all I have left to do on this, after it dries, is to sew up the sleeves and then knit some ribbing around the non-sleeved edges of that square. And weave in the ends, of course.

 I've really enjoyed making this one, actually--the lace chart was actually kind of fun to knit. And after the whole nightmare with a similar diamond-like pattern on my Cadence sweater, that really surprised me.

And I think this is the first knitting project where I've stepped back and thought to myself that this actually looks really good. I can't stop staring at this picture of the back. It looks exactly the way it's supposed to, and so intricate, and wow, I can't believe that I essentially made that out of string. That's the sort of thing I never thought I'd be able to do. I'm getting really excited to get this done and be able to wear it!

To change topics....there's been a lot of hate going around the blogs I've been reading lately over Blogger's highly annoying change in word verification. I'm not a fan either--if they wanted to make it harder to fake, fine. But did they really have to make all of the letters fuzzy and illegible, too? And cram things so closely together that you can't tell if something is an l or an i or what? I actually went ahead and turned the word verification on here off so I can stop annoying people. Only problem is, then I got hit by 3 anonymous spam comments within the first 36 hours. So I have a favor to ask...I tried switching it again to the open ID comment with the verification still off, to block those anonymous comments. If you happen to comment on this, would you be so kind as to let me know if that worked to get the word verification off? I know I don't have the most popular blog out there, and I'm ok with that....but when you regularly average in the single digits for number of comments, it's a really big disappointment to have one of those comments be a spam ad for some awful website that you could never look at while at work or around small children or without riddling your computer with viruses. (So in other words, the kinds of websites I don't want to go to anyway.) Thanks in advance for the help!

Edit, 3/10: New question for any of you who have turned off the word verification--have you been having weird issues with pop-ups since? I've noticed a definite increase in the number of pop-up windows in the last couple of days, since I initially turned it off. I have my computer running a virus scan as I type, but I've also had a lot of  extra notifications about tracking cookies and such. I can't think of anything else I would have done in the last few days that would cause this, which makes me wonder if I should just set it back the way it was with the word verification, but I'm also not sure if it's a case of the damage already being done. Thoughts?

13 comments:

  1. Wow! That looks amazing!

    I am not being asked for word verification.

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  2. I am in awe of those of you who do any knitting or crocheting...it looks so difficult. Your lace shrug will be so pretty.

    Commenting went without a hitch!

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  3. Amazing knitting. Thanks for the award too. I'll be adding to my blog shortly.

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  4. Beautiful lace! Sorry to hear you had icky spam!

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  5. Your knitting looks great! Really looking forward to seeing it finished.

    (And it looks like the word verification has gone.)

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  6. What a beautiful pattern, the lace looks lovely! :)

    Word verification is switched off, and I get the comments as a pop-up - which I actually prefer, since the comment-right-under-the-post thingy breaks my bloglovin' frame... :D

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  7. The lace pattern is beautiful!

    I've tried eliminated word ver for a test, too, but haven't gotten any spam at all...yet. I got very little before. Funny that some get more than others.

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  8. The sweater looks gorgeous! Great job!

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  9. Oh, and I didn't get asked for word verification...

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  10. Hi, I just wanted to let you know that I passed a Sunshine Award along to you! No obligation to participate though. :)

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  11. @Donna
    Thanks for that! I'll post it up soon. :)

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  12. Your sweater looks awesome and the best part is that you like it. There is nothing worse than making something and getting so sick and tired of it by the time it is finished.

    P.S. I hate word verification, especially when using the internet on the your phone!

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  13. That lace pattern is quite stunning!
    I haven't noticed any increase in pop-ups, but then I don't allow any advertising on my blog. is that what you mean?

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