Thank goodness for coffee with all that's going on in my knitting world. I may have to upgrade to methamphetamines soon if this pace keeps up.
Take a Breath
It's pretty bad when writing my blog entry for the day turns out to be my only form of meditation and calm.
First of all, you'll note in the "Current Knitting/Crocheting" section that I had three projects going on at once this past weekend.
Second, Ted and I are working on trying to create a knitting retreat for men in early Spring of next year. More will be revealed soon.
Third, I'm getting the house ready for visitors both this coming weekend and the following. This coming weekend is my sister-out-of-law, and then next weekend, James of Fibre Alive will be staying with us from the far reaches of New Zealand.
Finally, I found a new Amazon widget that allows me to show downloadable movies in the left-hand frame of my blog (at the bottom). They only have 45 of my 100 favorite movies that are available for download, but I figure if anyone wanted to try watching any of my twisted and strange movies on their computer, and couldn't find them at their local Blockbuster, then this might be a good option.
1. First of all, I kept up my frantic pace on the tablecloth by adding another three large stars.
I kept telling anyone that asked that I was hoping to finish the tablecloth by Thanksgiving, but I'm not holding out much hope for that. And honestly, Thaddeus and I take a friend out to dinner on Thanksgiving anyway, so I'd have no dinner table to use this cloth for, unless I brought it to the restaurant.
2. I continued work on the Alpaca All-Herd Yarn Jacket.
This picture shows the pattern stitch a little better, but the color of the yarn shows up much lighter as a result. I really don't think there's anyway of getting both to look true in the picture.
3. Finally, I tried on a sweater I knit last year using some homespun Blueface Leicester, and I absolutely hated how big I had made the neck opening.
I found the leftover yarn from this project (I had forgotten how soft and fine it was), and corrected the neck to a much smaller, although still a little messy.
But at least now I can wear this nice sweater.
Carol asks, "Qu'est-ce que sait "poo-tags"?"
You know, those little pieces of sheep dip that got stuck in the fleece, and the fibers get all mashed into it, creating a little blog of furry poo. Kind of disgusting, especially when you thought the yarn was supposed to be clean.
Regarding my laptop issues, Marilyn writes, "Well, blame your stupid IT department for giving you a wireless card when you didn't need one."
Actually, that was the stupid piece of the story...on my part. The laptop was given to my by IT with wireless card. When I got a wireless network in my house, I didn't know I had a wireless card already, so I bought one. Pretty clueless on my part. And as for Air Cards, I absolutely don't want one. I already feel like I have a leash around my neck without having the ability to access e-mail from every nook and cranny in the universe.