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Friday, June 17, 2011

Summer is right around the corner - or IS it?

Today it was less than 50 degrees at 7:00 a.m. here in sunny Idaho.  That is so amazing to me - and even more amazing is that we had only two days above 80 in May, and since it has been in the 60's until this week.  Now we are creeping into the 70's by late in the day.

I have heard that we can expect 90, or near 90, degrees next week - but am hoping they are going to be wrong on that one. I like the 70's thank you.

We have birds galore on our various feeders - Bullock's Oriole, Kingbird, various Finch, various Sparrow, Blackbird, Magpie, Mourning Dove, California Quail, Robin (who only feed on the worms under the feeder!), Hummingbird, and then an occasional Kestrel will fly through, not to mention the Red-tailed Hawk and the Swainson's Hawk.

I kind of have the blues today, carried over from yesterday. Partly due to the various health issues flying around the family and myself, but partly due to Crochet! Magazine.  I pitched a fit already once, but feel like doing it again on line. ;o)

I am trying something new here...a Ravelry "button" - hope it works

I started a lovely vest they have in their latest magazine - designed by Doris Chan.  I read on her thread in Ravelry that there is an errata because Crochet! did not print the design right.  Now mind you, the design is turned in about 9 months BEFORE it is published, so the magazine has at least that long to get it printed out correctly.  What happened to proof readers?  I hate the excuse they give that "we try" but "we aren't perfect" - WHY NOT! You SHOULD be professionals, at least, who TRY to be perfect.

So there I am on row 9 (further along than above) and I thought I was home free...but went back to read the errata once again and see I wasn't reading it correctly. I need to pull out four rows.  Her patterns are not the easiest to follow, so it has taken all my strength and stamina to get this far - now I have to rip it out. Frustrating - very frustrating. I don't know if I have the strength to finish this vest.


  1. Of course you have the strength to do it! You are my BFF!

  2. Sh-h-h-h-h-h. Don't tell anyone what it is to be and make it into a collar :0}

  3. I wouldn't even have the strength to begin such a project. I've noticed that magazines these days have more mistakes than usual. In this fast paced world, maybe everyone is just always so rushed that they can't do a proper job? That would certainly be frustrating when you are working on a project. Good luck! Tammy

  4. I get three of the crochet mags, this being one of them, and have found errors in patterns myself. I wondered the same thing...why can't they proofread, or have testers BEFORE they go to print? If the error was the mags fault, didn't Doris have the correct pattern that she could have sent you? I feel your frustration.

    And I love doing puzzles myself! Just don't have room for them (too much yarn stuff :oO )