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Minding the Gap (Temporal, that is.) [May. 25th, 2014|02:57 pm]
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It's been awhile since I posted on LJ because LJ made changes that shut me out, for the most part--certainly made posting harder, and uploading pics impossible--as my computer system and browser aged.

Now...I'm partly caught up (not on the latest everything, but to the point where I can post here again.   And yay for that.

There's a lot of news fitting in the gap since my last posts here:  writing, knitting, family, choir, etc.  So I hope to get several short posts up here in the next week (though if the next week is as crazy as the past two...no promises.)   Life doesn't stop just because of (most) software incompatibilities (it can be more complicated, but it doesn't stop.)
On the writing stuff:  Crown of Renewal, the fifth and  final book of Paladin's Legacy will be out this week (was available at Balticon over the weekend.   I'll be at A-Kon in Dallas June 6-8.  More about the other writing news a little later.  For those interested, learn more at the Paksworld blog for discussion or the Paksworld website for background info, cover pictures, character art, maps, etc.  I just discovered (switching from a very old CRT monitor to a flatscreen monitor) that the suitable antique-looking small map looks a peculiar yellow on the new one.  Just imagine that someone spilled food with tumeric or safforn on it.

On the knitting stuff: Socks.  Lots and lots of socks.  Well...not LOTS of socks in some ways, but more than I've shown here before.  There will be pictures.  Including Stupid Sock Mistake pictures.  And what I've learned about random-stripe socks using yarn from different manufacturers.  (P.S., I hate weaving in loose ends....)

On the family stuff: we're all still alive and doing things.  The perennial fencing project (the post and wire kind of fencing)  has completed the west line and is now working on a specific gap on the south line.  One good rain after years of drought and the poison ivy returned.  Alas, the crawdads have not.  We've lost a lot of mature trees down in the creek woods--and the creek has not had a normal flow for years now--dry except in the occasional flash floods, with no puddles left after 24 hours.




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[User Picture]From: mevennen
2014-05-25 08:07 pm (UTC)

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Good to see you again on here!
[User Picture]From: muaddim
2014-05-25 08:22 pm (UTC)

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It's so good to hear Ya !!!
[User Picture]From: sorceror
2014-05-25 08:49 pm (UTC)

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I just read Speed of Dark, and enjoyed it mightily!

LiveJournal has slowed down greatly compared to what was for me its heyday a decade or so ago, but many folks still seem to be here, lurking...

Edited at 2014-05-25 08:50 pm (UTC)
[User Picture]From: jcbemis
2014-05-25 09:30 pm (UTC)

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I missed seeing your posts.
[User Picture]From: harvey_rrit
2014-05-25 10:27 pm (UTC)

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Good to see you again!
[User Picture]From: redvixen
2014-05-25 10:30 pm (UTC)

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Yay! WB. I figured you were too busy to post but would be back sooner or later. Never thought about a software issue because I updated my computer a year ago so don't have issues like that...yet.

As for the knitting, can you knit over the loose ends like I can when crocheting? Or even better, since you mentioned random stripes, have you tried striping yarn? With all the colour choices out there you should be able to find one or more you like. I know I certainly can.

On a more personal note, glad everyone is still alive and doing things.
[User Picture]From: timill
2014-05-25 11:21 pm (UTC)

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Welcome back!
[User Picture]From: londonbard
2014-05-26 12:50 am (UTC)

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So glad that you are back - I missed you.
[User Picture]From: e_moon60
2014-05-26 02:11 am (UTC)

Thanks, y'all

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There has been busyness of all kinds as well, some of which made getting a newer system much slower than I had originally planned. Though I needed to finish books on the machine they'd been started on, as well (previous experience of migrating a system is that I lose days of work, and I was already having trouble meeting deadlines. And sure enough, with this migration I lost days of work.)

On the knitting end...I knit socks with worsted-weight wool (that's what I like) and there's less self-striping in that category. Not none, but less, and usually more expensive. Also, a pair of socks uses up most of 2 100g. skeins...but plenty of leftover to make part of another sock. So my striped socks, for the most part, are made up of the leftover yarn from other socks. I've made only one pair of "regular" socks with stripes, but four pair now of "shorty" socks (great for summer bike-riding) with stripes. I guess it's time to see how posting pictures works...again....
[User Picture]From: kk1raven
2014-05-28 12:13 pm (UTC)

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I'm glad to see you back here.

I'm anxiously awaiting the arrival of my copy of Crown of Renewal. Amazon has shipped it, but their method of shipping causes packages to take at least 4 or 5 days to travel the 35 miles from them to me.