Wednesday, February 24, 2010

The Thrill of Victory!!!

I have been having major problems with my laptop for a long time...but just didn't want to deal with it. Recently I tried to install Turbo Tax (I've been using it for years) and it wouldn't install. Support couldn't help, it was so frustrating. So I borrowed The Geeks portable hard drive, copied everything I wanted to keep and reformatted my drive - scary times - but it worked!!! Whoo Hoo - everything works better, faster. Turbo Tax loaded just fine - of course now I've got to do my taxes. But this was a victory for sure!

But wait...there's more.... Adamas Shawl - I'm on the 9th repeat!! Only 6 more to go and then the edging repeat. This is my real thrill of victory!!

I've got a baby pattern to figure out next. I think I'm going to design my own. I've got tons of washable sock yarn and want to do some color work and I've got the new my creative (we'll see) juices are active.

I've really enjoyed watching the Olympics - but tonight hated to see Lindsey Vonn fall, poor thing. Go Team USA!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Look What I Found...

Bombing Yarn over Bend...."Lantern Rouge" Bend is big on Bikes that's for sure.

Monday, February 15, 2010

The Agony of Defeat

This was not the thrill of victory - This sweater just was not meant to be. The pattern was full of errors, missing sections and the stitch count didn't work for the raglan decreases....I ripped out to before joining the sleeves and the body - reknit and made some adjustments and still couldn't get it to work. When I had it all apart I put the body piece around me - too big even though my gauge was right would have been too roomy for me. So into stash the yarn goes til I find something more suitable. What a waste of time - but actually I've learned a lot and it is the process! Just wish I had a finished project.

This skein was a very appreciated and totally unexpected Christmas gift from my co-worker. I'll wind it tomorrow and start a shawl. Maybe Adamas Shawl? Or Ene's Scarf. I'll have to pick soon because I have nothing else on the needles and I'd suffer from withdrawals!! Knitting deprevation!

How did you like the Opening Ceremonies? I loved it and marveled at the technology! Fun and entertaining.

I had Cedar Waxwings in my yard the other day...does that mean spring is coming? We haven't had much of a winter really - it was 58 today - I want cold and snow! It has snowed everywhere else, why not here where it's supposed to snow in winter! At least for a little while?

Friday, February 12, 2010

The Stage is Set

I've had plans for tonight for months - Opening Ceremony! I've got my knitting all organized (I've ripped out both sleeves and the top half of my sweater and am starting anew- the raglan decrease just were not working out - the pattern is poorly written....I'm going to get this right! )

I have hot toddy fixin's, the TV screen has been dusted - amazing what a difference that makes!

Go Team USA!!! and Happy Knitting to all!

Monday, February 01, 2010

Stop Knitting?

The Nurse sent me this.....thanks daughter. I've had a great time with you the past few weeks - I'll miss you lots!