Thursday, April 12, 2007

Heading over to Frog Pond

Sadly, RPM is heading over to Frog Pond. For the life of me, I just can't seem to figure out what size socks should be for my feet. I cast on for a large, thinking that's what my feet really are (shoe size 8.5-9, depending on manufacturer). I was loving how the colors was swirling with the swirly stitches, but then I went and tried it on. Totally roomy. Totally bad for a sock. So, after an appropriate period of boo-hooing, I'll be frogging this one and starting from scratch. Oh well, I guess it's all part of the learning process.

Betcha I'm gonna wind up with pooling next time around. Sigh...

In other knitting news, I restarted Dublin Bay with smaller needles. Just a half inch cuff so far. Too soon to tell if these are going to be OK, but we'll see. Pictures to come when I've got little leg to show you.

Cannon Update

Tuesday was another meeting with the Vermont Senate Appropriations Committee. Jim was originally going to call in, but they he heard that the VVMML Museum Board President, Ron Crisman, had be working the Statehouse over the last couple of weeks he decided to show up--in period attire--to present our case. I'm happy to report that the meeting went fairly well for us. The sentiment in the building seemed to lean towards the 2nd Vermont remaining as custodians of the gun. There were a number of reporters covering the event and yesterday there were articles in the Brattleboro Reformer and Times Argus. Next time I'll tell you exactly how the meeting started (I need Jim to tell me exactly what he and Ron said), but for now I'll just say that it couldn't have gotten off to a better start for us!

I'll leave you this evening with this picture of a poster I've been seeing on the trains and subway. It's for the new casino that's been opened at Yonkers Raceway.

Is it just me, or is there something very odd and disturbing about this?


Anonymous said...

Okay so I was reading the article in the Reformer and was just fine 'til I read this line:

"From my standpoint, I think it's a bad idea for the state," he said after the meeting. "You have no greater example than the guy standing here with no hand. Here's a man saying this is the safest thing going and he's an example that it's not the safest thing going."

Where the f*ck does he come off - especially since Jim's injury happened more than 30 years ago with a completely different cannon? Now I want to go find that guy and beat the crap out of him. Preferably with something large and rusty so he has to go get a tetanus shot on top of the bruising. F*cker. (not that I actually would, but it's fun to fantasize about it).

Jim is a saint for dealing with this guy as calmly as he has been. I just hope that if the compromise does happen, this jackass lets the cannon out again each spring. The paralegal in me is screaming - make sure you get it in writing!!! ;o)

Anonymous said...

Your foot is narrow, no way is it 10" around. Betcha that's why the sock doesn't fit. However, if you don't want to take it out, you can just give it to me and I'll finish it and keep it for myself! ;)

Seriously though, that STR yarn is kinda fat so it makes big sox!

Joan said...

What a tragedy on those socks bc they are so awesome. I am a size 8 and generally CO 60 sts w/sz 2 needles using fingering wt yarn. There is a great sock book called Sensational Socks by Charlene Schurch (sp?)(I think she's issued a sequel too) that really helps me with yarn and CO issues for socks. You can become very precise with sizes with all the charts in her book. BTW she offers instructions for dps and 2 circs for all patterns. (I'm a 2 circ person.)

Joan said...

Where are you? Stuck in the frog pond still?

Joan said...

Where are you?? Is all OK?