I loved them as a kid. Do you remember these? The book starts off with a warning - "Do not read this book straight through from beginning to end." You read the first couple of pages, and then you have a choice to make. For example
"If you go to the Mountains of the Moon, turn to page 79"
"If you travel to the headwaters of the Zaire River, turn to page 80"*
* from The Lost Jewels of Nabooti by R. A. Montgomery
If you make the right choices in the book you find the lost jewels, or escape the aliens, or save the world. But if you make the wrong choices: your could become a specimen in an intergalactic zoo, or die from an exploding mechanical dog, or you find the jewels, but discover they have been ground into powder.
And of course, I always ended up "cheating", finding the ending that I wanted and working backwards.
Anyway - often when I am surfing through blog land, I imagine that I am in a choose your own adventure. I start off at a familiar place and choose different links, just to see where I would go. The best part, there are no bad endings. Occasionally there are dead ends, but I have never been blow up or trapped in the bottom of a dark pit with no food or water.
Here are the results of a short adventure through blogland. This time I started at
bacteriophages (as a fellow biology geek, I love this idea), and her reflections on Anna Nicole-Smith. An eclectic post. From there I went to
Crocheted Coral Reef (this was a side trip, but I could not pass it up). After returning from the coral reef, I went to
kung-fu fighting knitter. She talks about her recent trip to Stone Mountain and her training for an upcoming fight. From there I went to
Madrona Fiber Arts Festival. One highlight is the start of a gorgeous mitered-square afghan, knit in tidbits of sock yarn.
So that ends my five-step choose your own knitting blog adventure. And I did not get blown up. Where will you go today?