Monthly Archives: January 2009

More CSS Flailing

I started with WordPress’s theme “Misty Look” (gagging on name), and then played around using the WordPress “edit CSS” feature. The problem is that I have no idea what I’m doing. Nonetheless, I think it looks okay (pats self on back), except for a couple of things that I cannot figure out how to fix. They are:
1. See the lists of links to other sites, over on the right? There is way too much space between each one.
2. That goes for the “Archive” list too.
3. That little calendar thing? I cannot get it to budge off the left side of the sidebar, to which it clings like a barnacle.

Yoo hoo! Does anyone ever read this but me? Anyone who knows someone who knows how to fix these things?? Hello?

And now I’ve lost the header image! First you crop it and then it says “go look at your site and you’ll see it” but it isn’t there because I have to insert in into the CSS that, as discussed above, I am flailing around blindly in.


Okay, I’m going to try to upload a mosaic.

I got the idea from Mojave Knitter in the Desert

A Great Mystery

When I got the mail this afternoon,
it included a skein of yarn from Mama Llama.
The yarn is a lovely soft merino, in a lilac shade,
and “Mama LLama” even included a small bar of soap.
Here’s a photo:

There’s only one weird thing —
I have no idea where it came from. I mean,
I know that physically, it was sent from Texas.
But why? Who? What?
Surely I haven’t reached the point of buying
so much yarn that I forget ordering it?

It’s a mystery. A delightful one at that!

I Love My Newly Finished Scarf!

The yarn is Merisoft hand painted 100% Merino.
The pattern is just a 2 x 2 rib, with a 2 stitch garter edge.
But, the colors!!
I’ve tried to capture how captivating the colorway is.

Prayer on Inauguration Day

Heavenly Spirit,
Grant Barack Obama wisdom, strength, and humor.
Keep him safe as he leads our country forward.
Grant us patience, resolve, and humor. Give us the
ability to change habits that no longer serve us well.
Grant the peoples of the world compassion, kindness,
and tolerance towards each other.
Thank you.




Impromptu Contest to Win Knitted Bookmark

The post before this one consists of photos of my gorgeous (except for Miranda) cats. They are Blue, Tupac, Miranda, and YT.
Contest Question: What is the origin of the name YT?
First person to answer this without using Google wins a hand-knitted bookmark. (Honor system in effect).

Contest opens . . . now!
Contest closes . . . oh, sometime before the inauguration of our new president.