Wednesday, August 23, 2006

And Still Learning...

It's now day three of my new blog (no, I won't keep counting forever!) and I've realized that although I've briefly mentioned my husband and pets, I haven't mentioned fibre at all! This brief post is an attempt to rectify that problem. Bear with me as I am still learning how to post multiple pictures in a post (and not drive myself nuts) as well as add weblinks, etc.

Here is my first blog knitting picture of a Fleece Artist (again, bear with me until I figure out how to add links!) Curly Locks triangle shawl that I love, now that it's finished. Repeated garter stitch is a wee bit boring, I find.

I became a 'blog addict' because of knitting blogs and, during this particular summer, knitting has been my passion. I finished school on May 5th and have rarely been seen without a pair of knitting needles in my hands since then. Unfortunately, I will have to put them down for 9 months beginning Monday when I go back to school. I am putting a couple of easier patterns on needles in preparation for the upcoming semester in hopes that I'll get to knit for 5 or 10 minutes a day and having the projects prepared ahead of time might help.

The first blog that I began to read and regularly visit is Yarn Harlot's. This is a wonderful blog, Stephanie is a wonderful lady (she even mentioned my name and answered a question in one of her posts in June of this year (2006) - yeah me!). If you're having a bad day, I highly recommend going to Stephanie's archived blogs under August 9, 2005. If that post doesn't make you laugh until you cry, you need to seek professional help. I also regularly visit Froggie Meanie, Miss Ewe and Grumperina's blogs. Again, when I figure out how to add these sites to a pretty little sidebar link, I will do so.

I personally enjoy pictures in the blogs that I read so I will try to add a few when I post. I had figured out how to post two pictures on this blog (and promptly lost one of them (*^$**#!) so I'm still struggling. However, I have learned how to change the font size and type and make a title on my entries.

I have to go now. That pariah of the world known as house cleaning awaits me downstairs...


Renee said...

Welcome to the world of blogging! I'm delighted to hear that I've created a monster...mwah, ha, ha, haaaa.

Renee said...

Welcome to the world of blogging! I'm delighted to hear that I've created a monster...mwah, ha, ha, haaaa.

Renee said...

Oops - I have comment issues today too it seems :)

Renee said...

Hi again Patty. Absolutely no problem! You can ask me questions anytime. Always happy to help someone get established.

I had the same problem you are having when I started out. Blogger recommended I use a program called "hello" to import pics but it's really hard to convince that program to let you post more than one picture per post.

Now I use Photobucket ( You can go there and get a free account and then upload your pics to that account. Once they are uploaded, you can cut and paste the "tag" into you post. I recommend using whatever software you have to make the pic the size you want it to be in the blog before putting it into photobucket (I make all mine 350 pixels wide and then I let the software figure out the height for itself).

Hope that made sense. If not, comment again or e-mail me at