So first and foremost i am curious if anyone else is having the same problem i am with their private messages? For over a week now MWK keeps telling me "Access Denied" when i click my Private Messages link. I used to have access to my own private messages. What changed? I've e-mailed firstname.lastname@example.org twice now without any response. So i'm opening this up to all of you--if you might what i've done to offend the MWK powers that be let me know! ::smirk:: Though, technical issues like this are common...for me.
Beyond this i've undertaken a new project. I'm working my way through some washcloths. I'm just learning how to shape my projects with increases and decreases and the kerchief order is an increase project only--the bar increase i've got down to an art (at least in knit stitch)! But i'm fairly clueless on decreasing. So, a friend mentioned that washcloths were a good project to learn to the ropes on increasing and decreasing. Turns out i've actually got a gift that needs to be finished by the end of October and washcloths seem to fit the bill. I found some cotton worsted in my stash that i don't have any real purpose for and have hacked away. I've had fun so far and i'm only halfway through the first one. I've finally started to make sense of the Yarn Over technique which is deceptively simple, and i've even taken a few steps into the world of Short Rows. The directions on those are confusing--to me--and the video i watched online about it didn't do anything but confuse me more because the lady in the video was working on circular needles and working in continental fashion which is fairly alien to me. But, i think i figured it out nonetheless. We'll see. Now it's just the decrease side and i've never done that (intentionally).
To top this off i report for Jury Duty for the first time this morning. I'll be taking my bamboo needles and washcloth attempt with me. Hopefully they'll let me work on it while waiting to perform my civic duty but chances are they'll wig out over it as a "weapon"....if they only knew the things a person can do with a pencil if shown properly. ::sigh::