Knitting on Hold Due to Online Shopping Fail

Darn me. I thought I had ordered more yarn for the table runner I’m making for Lee, then wondered why it had not arrived. Sigh. The website I used had such a long and convoluted ordering process that I missed one last “finalize order” button on the bottom of a screen, because the text was so long that the button required scrolling to see. Let me just say, “Grr.”

It’s looking pretty, though, other than my ugly decreases (for which I blame the yarn texture, not my sterling technique.

So, I now have a 28-inch long piece of knitted fabric and no more yarn. The purchase HAS hit my credit card, so now I’ll just wait until next week for the rest to show up. The good news is that Lee wants the runner to be 50 inches, so the two more skeins I ordered should be enough, but not too much. That makes me happy!

Half of a table runner.

I made a mistake in the last light brown section, but it’s not bad enough to rip out. With all that crazy color and texture, who’s gonna look that hard at it, once it’s on the stereo cabinet? It just shows I’m human!

Once again, I am really glad to have a backup project! The blue shawl will get longer today, though I must admit categorizing all my Bioblitz photos takes away from my knitting time.

Still Blitzing

No one I know actually logs ALL the hours they spend on iNaturalist. For me, the time just melts away as I try to figure out what kind of plant or animal I’ve seen. Yesterday I even got a couple of bird photos, nasty, blurry ones, but yay! I actually love this one, which really doesn’t show the bird species, but looks artsy.

Mystery bird.

And I got these beautiful closeups of henbit, the omnipresent wildflower of February.

And here, I just had to take a photo of the entrance to the driveway that leads to the cabin and barns. It’s pretty to me.

Very Texas-y.

How’s your weekend going? I hope better than this dead hunk of fish I found. Yep, a good place to stop blogging.

I don’t think there’s enough of this to identify on iNaturalist, but the fish does have cool teeth. At the top is a fin.

Author: Sue Ann (Suna) Kendall

The person behind The Hermits' Rest blog and many others. I'm a certified Texas Master Naturalist and love the nature of Milam County. I manage technical writers in Austin, help with Hearts Homes and Hands, a personal assistance service, in Cameron, and serve on three nonprofit boards. You may know me from La Leche League, knitting, iNaturalist, or Facebook. I'm interested in ALL of you!

3 thoughts on “Knitting on Hold Due to Online Shopping Fail”

  1. Nahhh no one will notice that one mistake in the pattern. I always think that we will see it forevermore if we don’t rip out and correct it, but you will forget that it’s there and unless you go hunting for it, no one will notice (and I know that I certainly don’t hunt for mistakes in other people’s works!).

    Thank you so much for the nature pictures!! The flowers are so beautiful, and I loved the fishbones in the last photo! (We once had a similar encounter with a half-decayed rabbit; it was mostly skull and bones, but I found it fascinating, too).
    How does the app work – do you upload picture of what it is and the app will put the photo in a database and identify it? Or is it that others look at the photo and do that?

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    1. It works both ways. You upload the picture, then it will run an AI thing and give you plants or animals that resemble what you uploaded. To help, it tells you which options have been seen nearby. Then you narrow it down or give your best guess. After that, your observation doesn’t count as “ research grade” unless someone else, preferably two people, confirm. If you’re wrong, identifiers will help you out and suggest a better choice. Sometimes experts debate a LOT. It is so fun.

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