In Which the Pirate Has Two New Things.

New Thing the First: The blog layout! Please tell me what you think, and let me know if you have any suggestions. I am enjoying the new, wider format, and the ability to put widgets into the sidebars. Unfortunately, the Twitter widget is not fully functional yet, but Twitter does know about the problem and claims to be working to fix it. Anyone know of a better widget that I could use in the meantime?

New Thing the Second: Last night I plied the BFL and today I skeined off 410 yards of it! After a wash and a snap and a thwack, it is hanging to dry. Pirate-Husband said, “Wow, this looks like professional yarn!” The plying was interesting; one bobbin had slightly more than the other. When I found the color run that had the extra length, I snipped that single, wound some off onto a spare bobbin, and reattached the single into the ply at a better spot. I plied the extra back onto itself when everything else was done. I put a lot of plying twist in for a strong yarn, and I don’t know how that will affect the feel of it, but as for looks, it should make some nice subtle stripes when it’s knit up. Before washing, I measured 21wpi. I wonder how much it will fluff up. Pictures tomorrow, after it’s dry!

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2 Responses

  1. Angie says:

    I like the layout. It’s very clean and elegant and the header is so very pretty. Nice use of widgets, especially the ones with your Ravelry progress bars. I don’t Tweet, so I have no idea what the best widgets for that would be. Your’s looks good though and I can see what it is doing. Look forward to seeing the new yarn photos.
    Found your link on Remnants at Ravelry. My user ID there is angelinadi

  2. Janis says:

    Whoa, the sideways thing to see the comments is crazy! I like this one. I think it looks a lot better and I like the updated fiber in the header. :)

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