Thursday, July 12, 2007

You dye, I knit, the world is whole.

Lately, my IE has been really buggy. Pages were loading slowly (or not at all), it kept slowing down, and weird, random oddities were popping up - like Blogger comment pages continuously reloading until I clicked the Stop button (even with all the security and cookie settings down to hey - come - infect - my - laptop - with - your - effing - spyware levels).

Yesterday I reached the point where I literally wanted to throw my laptop out the window. It was time for a change. So, I switched to Firefox this morning.

Holy mother of Internet! Why the hell didn't I do this sooner? Already, it's a huge improvement over IE. Helluva lot faster, no bugginess, and did I mention it's a helluva lot faster? We'll see how it goes once the bright-shiny-new phase is over, but so far, it rocks!

On the wip front, little progress this week. I've tried three times to cast on a pair of Mata Hari socks, but the cotton/lycra blend is killing me. It's a boucle-ish texture with elastic properties, and I can't get a handle on the tension. I'm going to try again tonight before shoving them to the bottom of the bag.

I also started a pair of Denmark socks last night, using the unknown green sock yarn from my March SP8 package. I was all excited, because it was coming out so purty! That is, of course, until I noticed that there was green dye was ALL over my hands. After just 11 rows, too! This did not bode well, so I decided to frog. At some point, I'll re-hank the green and do some kind of vinegar bath to try and set the dye. For now, I'll just start the socks over with a different yarn. Kinda sucks, but better than looking like that little Geico creature for the next week and a half.

Let me take this opportunity now to send a request to the dyers at large. You see, I believe that when yarn gets to the knitter, it should be ready to go. You dye, I knit. It comes out pretty and the world is whole. That's the plan, right? We agreed? Good. So, if you're a dyer, please, please, please make sure you're putting a quality product out there. Don't make us go through the last step. Thank you for your support.


Blogger Bezzie said...

Yeah that blogger comment thing has been happening to me too. I think that's a blogger thing, not an IE thing. Well, OK, maybe it isn't but I don't like setting fire to foxes, so I'll stick with IE.

4:20 PM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

I was a faithful IE user until I got on Ravelry and it wasn't doing so hot. With FF I have noticed that EVERYTHING is better. Won't ever go back.

8:59 PM  
Blogger Bobbi said...

I love FF! Plus it has the whole spell check thing going on so no typos in comments whoot whoot. since I almost never use IE I didn't realize how much different my blog looks in IE. It definitely looks better in FF

9:56 AM  

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