Finally got Flickr and WordPress back “on speaking terms”

Posted on September 6, 2011. Filed under: Knitting |

1st ASJ progress 090611 003 by tygger428
1st ASJ progress 090611 003, a photo by tygger428 on Flickr.

Couldn’t get Flickr to “talk to” WordPress, so hopefully this works now.   Yes, it finally does.  Had to do some clicking around, but finally got Flickr to recognize WordPress again.  I had updated Flickr by purchasing a version of their photo editing “interface”, Picnik, then suddenly, it wouldn’t recognize WordPress.  I had to re set my WordPress password because it had been too long for me to remember what it was.  Technology, nothing you can do about it…  Even working for the county you better know as Silicon Valley has its’ “issues” with technology.

Forget about technology.  Its’ irritating anyway.

Now you can see my current progress on the Adult Surprise Jacket, three 40″ circular needles can barely hold it all (why the newest “writeup” suggests three 24″ will do it I HAVE NO IDEA, she must have made a very small version.  Plus, I don’t know what she’d think of me using (gulp) cheapo Red Heart off the shelf from Michaels.  The colors appealed to me at the time.  What else am I going to do with FIVE Michaels gift cards for Christmas???)

I like the pattern, it forced me to THINK.  It is not so much a knitting pattern, but a formula.  The original designer, the late Elizabeth Zimmermann (or EZ, as she is better known to knitters) daughter, Meg Swanson, has taken on the task of continuing her mother’s knitting legacy, at  There is the baby surprise jacket (BSJ) Meg advises you to do first, to get the idea down, then you can make the adult version (the ASJ).

A supervisor at the county agency I work for asked why I knit/crochet, I told her, “So I don’t punch holes in walls”.  And its’ the truth.  Many of my co workers are still alive because I knit/crochet.  Otherwise, I would have killed them outright before now I’m sure.  Lotsa hot tempers.  Lotsa hard heads.  Lotsa tin horned dictators with delusions of grandeur.  But, I digress:)

I have enough of both colors left over to knit/crochet a cushion cover, it is from an old couch that I never “consented” to being present in my apartment, it came from my boyfriend’s brother’s backyard.  Ick.  But we have no room for a proper headboard for our bed.  I finally managed to “banish” that couch, all that remains is this one cushion, reupholstered once, but disintegrating yet again.  So the couch cushion is my sole source of back support.  In our (tiny and ancient) studio apartment, the bed is my office, my dinner table, my computer workstation, my arts and crafts table, my photography display area, and the one place I’m reluctant to leave at the crack of dawn just so I can rejoin the aforementioned hot heads, hard heads, etc.

There is actually a crocheted version (offered by Annie’s Attic, designed by Australian designer Jenny King).  It calls for Noro Yarn, which makes me giggle a little, it is expensive, scratchy yarn, not yarn I would choose for a baby sweater.  Once I get the “gist” of it, I will attempt to do an adult sized version. (no, you aren’t getting a pattern for it; you will have to buy Jenny’s version and figure it out, all by yourself…)

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