We Interrupt Scarf Week...

to bring you more yarn.


One half of my yarn for the feather-and-fan cardigan has arrived!

Artyarns Supermerino, colorway 39.  I had forgotten how deep and denim-y this colorway is.  It's not quite violet, but not completely blue either.  You can see the slight varigations in the colorway. 

Big props to Knitsmith Lisa B, who very, very generously took the time to buzz by The Point, pick up my yarn (and deal with a bookkeeping snafu), schlep it all around Manhattan, and ferry it back to Boston.  It arrived safe and sound.  Now I'm just waiting on my Claudia's Handpainted, and I can get started.

On another, more complex note (for me anyway), I noticed that Bloglines is once again taking for-ev-er to update me.  Sometimes this delay is due to feed-validation issues, so I ran both my axom.xml and index.rdf feeds through a feed validator.  First, let me say that I'm not exactly sure what it means when my feed "validates", other than to think that the link is working properly (for what or whom, I don't know).  Second, I am truly mystified by this message I received when I checked the axom.xml feed:


This feed is valid, but may cause problems for some users. We recommend fixing these problems.

  • line 3, column 0: This feed is an obsolete version [help]

    <feed version="0.3" xmlns="http://purl.org/atom/ns#" xmlns:dc="http://purl.o ...
  • Non-Atom 1.0 feeds should not be served with the "application/atom+xml" media type [help]

I clicked on the help links, and they are really no help to me at all.  I suspect that this is a Typepad problem and not something that I can fix on my own.  But, I'm truly a moron when it comes to stuff like this.  Any suggestions from you technical people?


Bloglines just blows. Took forever to update me yesterday. I'm done complaining about it.

The yarn is beautiful!

As far as I'm concerned, the feed validator is there just to give Bloglines a reason to lie to you and tell you it's the issue (as opposed to Bloglines itself). Look, I just ran that program, and the feed of my blog does NOT validate... yet we all get the updates, right?

I think, for a little while at least, have another RSS aggregator (I use NewsGator, but there are many others) running on your computer. Then you will know if the problem is your feed or Bloglines itself.

Jiggle the handle. That *always* works.

Every time bloglines stops updating my feed, I always check another aggregator (as Kathy already suggested). The other aggregators have no problem, which leads me to believe that it's bloglines. I've had a number of email conversations with them about it...

Love the Supermerino! Can't wait to see how the f+f cardigan works up. :)

Beautiful yarn -- I cannot wait to see the other half!

i concur. bloglines takes forever despite the validation of your feed.

but if you want to correct that error, you need to have access to the atom feed's template. if you have access to it, let me know and i can help you out.

Whenever bloglines gives me problems, I immediately send them something through the "contact us" I don't care if it is their problem or something else. They are usually good about responding in 48 hours. Such a pain!

all of this talk is as if the grown-ups on a charlie brown cartoon were talking to me.

good luck with that whatever it is.

I love that color and have been looking for a nice denim. Yum.

Hi, I am afraid that I missed scarf week and would like to know where to find the patterns. Thanks Libby

It is Bloglines. It has to be them because there are too many of us having problems with them updating.

Gorgeous yarn for that sweater. I'm looking forward to seeing how it turns out!


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