I've long been a fan of the Arial font... IMHO one of the crispest to see and least tiring to read.
My main browser is Windows Internet Explorer 8, and my fonts, Arial and others, have looked pretty good to my tired eyes. But when I use Mozilla Firefox for browsing, the fonts always look a little fuzzy, even my beloved Arial.
Firefox is oft touted as superior for working on web sites and that's why I keep it around. But I don't use it as my primary browser because it has crashed on my a number of times and scattered any bookmarks to that place where lost emails go.
Anyway, I've spent hours and hours looking for a solution to the fuzzy-fonts that plague me in Firefox, and finally stumbled on a solution in an obscure forum somewhere in the depths of googledom.
I share it with you, in case you too suffer from FFS (fuzzy font syndrome).
In Windows XP, click on: Control Panel; Display; Appearance; Effects. The second menu item is "Use the following method to smooth edges of screen fonts"...click the little box to enable, and choose "Clear Type" form the choices.
This made an outstanding difference to both Firefox and Internet Explorer. It's like HD tv!
And meanwhile, back in my knitting world:
I'm still on my Koigu Binge. Here are a few more samples.
These are both size Large, knit with the 72 needle cylinder on the Verdun 47. The top pair is Koigu KPPPM P800 and the lower pair is P448. I used Woolly Nylon to reinforce the heels and toes, as I do with any 100% wool sock yarn.
That ended a week of Koigu Size Large knitting, and this week I have shifted to a Kogiu Size Medium binge.
You know, they don't always turn out....
Here's a Monday Morning Special!
I took the 60 cylinder off my Legare 400 (from my Welsh Country Stockings effort), and put back the 54 cylinder.
First, I forgot to re-adjust my tension accordingly. So half way through a size Medium sock that looked like it would be 8 feet long, I stopped, frogged and began again.
Then, just as I was getting to the toe I realized I forgot to add the Woolly Nylon to the heel.
So I frogged it AGAIN.
Only to discover that I hadn't forgot the Woolly Nylon at all. So when my frogging got to the heel it turned into a woolly mess. For some reason WN tangles and knots when frogging.
Sometimes Mondays really suck!