I’ve Gone Purple!

I guess I haven’t been a very good knitblogger lately. :/ Partly because I’ve been obsessively knitting a stalled shawl and then a simple scarf for a silent auction fundraiser, another scarf of my own design, and partly because of the technology blahs.

I gave up on finishing the faux moebius shawl for the silent auction. I was using BMFA’s Rio, but it takes too much fussing. It tangles (very crinkly and slippery, a combination not feasible for the impatient, in-a-hurry knitter) and needs to be picked and detangled every bit in a while.

I found Rio easier to manage by splitting it into smaller balls (con: more ends to weave in), and using empty paper rolls (TP, etc) as the base for winding each ball. If I had known this was needed, I would’ve prepared accordingly ahead of time.

The Rio, when knit at a medium-loose (US 7 needles) gauge, produces a webby effect. This, combined with the mini-cocoons contained in the yarn, puts me into a Halloween-y mood much too early. :)

I’ve put aside the Rio faux moebius for the time being. I’m not ready to abandon it completely. My plan is to work on it bit by bit and save it for another auction or charity event.

limedragon's purple ebay star

Meanwhile, I noticed today that my eBay star has finally turned purple! Yay!

UPDATED: The eBay stars change color based on the number of positive feedback you receive (both as a buyer or seller).

Here’s the eBay star glossary.

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3 Responses to “I’ve Gone Purple!”

  1. Jeanne Says:
    September 18th, 2006 at 11:15 am

    OK, for those of us that ignore the existance of ebay, what does the purple star mean?

  2. Nicole Says:
    September 18th, 2006 at 7:34 am

    What does a purple star mean?

  3. Chris Says:
    September 17th, 2006 at 8:51 pm

    Congrats on the ebay star! I’ll probably be 50 before mine does. :)

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