First things first.
My sockapalooza socks are done. All three of them.
When I looked at the poll again, the vote was 55% for matching and 45% for inverted so I did both. Actually, I was pushed over the edge when I found that my 2 skeins of black Celestial Yarn did not do a good job of matching, despite the fact that they were from the same dyelot. You can see in the picture that sock 1 on the left was a lighter black and had white streaks where the dye did not completely cover, compared to sock number 2 (middle) that was more of a solid black. At least my sockpal will have LOTS of options!
I still have to weave some ends and crochet the trim on the top of cuffs on the new socks, but I still call this one FINI.
Now for my clipped wings. I haven't been blogging for long, but I have been reading knitting blogs for several years. I have learned my stuff at the feet of my favorite knitting goddesses and have always been so excited when one of them sends me back a comment on my comments - which the great ones ALWAYS do.
Yesterday, I left a comment on what I would consider a third tier knitting blogger's website. She was having problems with something and I offered what I considered (and still do) to be a wise solution to her problem. I was horrified to find her responding within minutes, telling me that my idea was stupid. HMMM.
I immediately shot back a big apology and she shot back another insulting email. I took her blog off my bloglines list and hung my head in shame.
Do you welcome comments and suggestions on your blogs? Do you respond back in a nasty way if you don't think a suggestion is a good one?
At this point, I am afraid to leave comments and find myself avoiding even reading the knitting blogs.