Friday, February 24, 2006

Quick note

Much to say, unfortunately I can't. My computer is still down at home so this is a fly by post from w....
I've finished my essential stripe and I'm very please with the end result.(Pictures pending) I'm trying to finished some of the many unfinished projects I have on the needles now. Those include some socks, clapotis, vintage velvet,and a ribbed scarf for my Daughter. Once these are done, I'm casting on either Wendy's Something red or the ballet top from the winter Interweave.

I have lot's of pictures from stitches. Of course the stash was enhanced, but not too bad I think. I learned a lot of new techniques from the classes I took. One of those was a switch to continental knitting class. I think I finally have the technique in my brain, I just need to start a stocking stitch pattern to practice. I missed the dinner meetup with other CA bloggers, that was a bummer. My fault, I thought it was Friday instead of Saturday. If I'd had my, soon to be acquired laptop with me, I would have been able to double check the email for the correct day and time. Maybe next year.

Hopefully my next post will be from my new laptop and it will be filled with Pics.

Monday, February 13, 2006

The attack of the Virus

I think I've finally recovered from the dreaded flu virus, I'm back to knitting and happy with my progress (2 inches away from a FO). Now what happens, my computer was attacked by a virus. I've worked on cleaning it up the whole weekend. I think I have every thing resolved, except installing new virus scan software. This means no blogging from home (internet) until that is done. Shhh I'm sending this post from work, hence, no pictures.

I'm preparing for my trip to stitches west. I'm looking forward to the weekend of knitting, knitting and knitting. I've signed up for three classes and I've refrained from stash enhancing for a month. I've made a list of a few things I plan on buying with the yardage counts so I don't over or, heaven forbid, under buy. I hope to come home a more proficient knitter, now if only I could find a way to add hours in a day....

I've also decided to buy a notebook. I want to have access to a computer when I want to use it. yea, I know I'm spoiled, youngest child syndrome.

Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Return of the living dead

So, as I alluded in my previous post, I've been sick. Somehow 10 days ago I contracted the creepy crud....also known as the flu. Now usually this is a pretty short lived phenomenon.... A couple of days of crap...mucus, fever, aches, cough and then you are done. Unfortunately the crud which has attacked me, won't release it's hold on me. I have coughed and coughed and coughed until I'm ready to succumb. I missed 4 days of work last week and upon my return I've warned my co-workers I plan to infect the office so they may feel as bad as I have. I've been to see my doc, who has prescribed various "goodies" which aren't doing a damn thing. I am assured that it has not turned into pneumonia. According to my Dr, this strain of flu has been especially virulent on the young- I was very happy to hear at 42, I'm considered young, finally I get good news .
Enough whining, I am getting better, so I'm told, as manifested by my ability to do a little knitting. I have one final sleeve on my essential stripe and I will be done, although I may have to do the neckline over, it's puckering and I don't know if it will block flat. I tried to get the magical pick up 2 skip 1 trick down, but.... We will see.
Besides being sick, my new job is getting in the way of my knitting. Due to an irregular schedule, orientation x1 month and my inability to blog, read or comment while at work, I can't get into the knitting groove. Prior to my transfer, I must admit, I wasted, spent a lot of time reading and commenting on blogs at work, Shhh, don't tell anyone. At my new job, I can't do that, now for me, reading and responding to blogs gives me a huge inspiration to knit. It pushes me to finish so I can start something else. Now this may not be so bad if I had a chance to at least scan some of my favorites when I get home. Unfortunately, my four children have decided they need our computer more, for such off the wall things as homework.... The nerve. I'm contemplating buying a notebook computer, so I can blog when I want... So there. Now do you thing that's a frivolous and totally selfish desire. Help me out, let me know what you think. Should I or shouldn't I? That is the question.

FO pictures soon. I'm back and ready to commence knitting, blogging and interacting again.

Thursday, February 02, 2006

Very sick...

I've been very sick, which is very bad for knitting. Will be back soon, with a finished object or two. I trying my best to recoup and get back to my beloved bloggers, whom I get much inspiration from. Up next, stitches west....can't wait.