OK, this is going to be a 'sucky' post, as I spent an hour working on a lovely one, complete with pictures, arrows and diagrams... but opening somebody else's blog triggered massive Internet Explorer windows opening, one after the other (this has happened to me before, usually in the evening) leading to a quick ditch of everything. Now, Typepad has been pretty good about backing up as you go... more than I even thought I needed till now... this time, though, nothing. Zip. Nada. Just this little paragraph I had saved as a draft yesterday, following up from my CSM post yesterday... sorry folks. Maybe those of us in rural areas with crappy internet connections just aren't destined to be the heroines of knitblogland. I just blew throught the dinner hour, cut into the knitting time and have nothing left to give... see ya
My post about our CSM gathering generated a lot of interest and questions, so I wanted to share links to two CSM bloggers who actually routinely finish socks (a goal I hope to meet very soon). The first one is Soxophone Player Doug, who lives up in Ontario, where he has sheep... he describes himself as a soxoholic, and makes so many socks using his CSM that he sells many at the local Farmers Market, and is a great resource on the wide array of sock yarns out there. One example is a yarn from a small company that I had never seen featured on a blog before, the Apple Laine yarns from Ottawa. The other one is Maria, the Knackful Knitter, who has been so lovely in sending me words of encouragement that I will get through my first pair of CSM socks and be flying along in no time. She makes CSM socks for Socks for Soldiers and is also doing the Mystery Stole 3, so drop by for a look.