Blogger experimentation

So I spent some time this weekend learning a little about CSS and experimented with changing my blog a bit. I started out by playing around with a new banner, and just grabbed a picture from a past entry to throw in there. I kind of like the clothesline idea, but want to take a better picture where everything is knitted. I also have to figure out where the code is for the pink stripes. I want to change them to a dark brown, but can’t figure out where the code is in my template. Anybody know?

Did I tell you I finished my shawl awhile back? Here she is on the mesy futon in the playroom (I’m so good at posing pictures):

And a close up (it needs blocking badly):

The specs:
Yarn: Atacama alpaca, 2 skeins (missing label, not sure of the color. It’s a blue/brown handpainted)
Needles: size 15
Pattern:
I followed the Harlot’sKnitting Rules” for knitting a triangular shawl. That pretty much means you cast on three and increase at the ends every other row until you are out of yarn. I saw a sample of this same shawl at Yarnover in April.
Notes: I’m pretty happy with how it turned out, although I’m not too fond of knitting with a finer yarn on such big needles. I found it challenging to maintain an even guage. But, it will be a nice light shawl for the fall and I really love the colors.

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9 responses to “Blogger experimentation

  1. Kelly

    I really like the new look of your blog. Very nice!

  2. Kate

    The new blog looks great! Where the heck is crafty planet? You south side girls and your double secret stores!

  3. Chris

    It looks great! Alas, I have no clue about the stripes…

    That’s going to be a nice warm shawl for the fall.

  4. trek

    Try changing this line

    body
    {
    // stuff stuff
    color: #660000;

    to

    color: #402000;

  5. earthchick

    Oooh! Pretty!

  6. SP8

    I love the shawl – the simplicity of the pattern is perfect for showing off the colorway.

    Also like the brown text.

  7. irishmama

    The shawl is very pretty, love the color and the pattern

  8. RheLynn

    I think your stripe problem is in the part where it says http://www.blogblog.com/moto_ms/outerwrap.gif

    go to that link and you’ll see that your pink stripes are a picture! Change the picture’s colouring (or get someone to), and host it at photobucket.com to change it!

    Let me know if you need the graphic-person help – I can do it when I get back from convention!

  9. Chris

    I just finished a Flower Basket Scarf/Shawl with 3 skeins of Atacama. I love it. See the photos here http://chrisknits.blog-city.com/oh_my_aching_feet.htm
    It was only a size 10 needle, much easier to handle.

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