Saturday, June 30, 2007
Proof that I am getting some knitting on the cable bag and not just playing with my laptop 24/7 (it's really more of a 20/7 mixture). I've finished the first half of the cabled bag and started on one of the handles. It WILL be done and at the store by Thursday. It's going to be an awesome class! I'm starting to feel really good about all the classes. If you're in the Hernando area, you really should stop by!
Friday, June 29, 2007
We have your sunglasses. If you ever want to see them again you need to bring chocolate and Diet Dr. Pepper to That Yarn Shop (or just show up). If you don't we'll keep playing with them using Laura's photobooth feature on her laptop (did you know that the apple lights up when you take a picture?)
Laura, Tori, Amanda, and Kathy (oh, and Sam was here, too)
Thursday, June 28, 2007
I'm playing on my new Mac Book at That Yarn Shop. Kathy has free WiFi, so I've gotten to play to my heart's content. We've been playing with the photoboth. Here's an Andy Warhol version of Kathy, a heat sensor version of me (at home) and a comic book version of Taylor.
Sunday, June 24, 2007
Saturday, June 23, 2007
Friday, June 22, 2007
Monday, June 18, 2007
- My battery is totally dead and that makes my laptop less than mobile.
- I heard a loud popping noise coming from the laptop that scared the bejeezus out of me this weekend.
- The USB connectors are old and don't like to hook up to my mini
- I think the camera on the Mac would be an awesome feature and might postpone me getting a new digital camera for a while.
- My laptop frequently overheats and turns itself off
On the new side of things, I fell off the wagon on Wednesday and ordered some new sock yarn (I couldn't resist, her prices are really good). On Friday, some really cool stuff from Woolgirl arrived at my door (that's fast). First, look at how awesome the package came:
It had a free sample of SOAK wash and a little sheep stitch marker inside. Look at the yarn inside:
It's so pretty, I wish I could be at home and play with it all day long. From bottom to top they are...Cherry Blossom Fibers in "Jade Rose" (it's self-striping), Lavender Sheep in "Sexy Chocolate Cherry," Three Irish Girls in "Quinn," and Miss Babs in Forest 2." Being the new yarn flibbertigibbet that I am, I immediately wound the Three Irish Girls on Saturday. I was really upset to find multiple knots (I was also about to teach a sock class at the time, so the timing was nothing but poor). The class went fine, and when I got home I emailed Woolgirl (Her real name escapes me at this moment). Within a few hours, she got back to me and resolved my problem. I cannot emphasise how much I like this store. It reminds me of the Loopy Ewe before it became so crazy popular that you have to stay up until midnight hoping for a sneak up of your favorite yarn. I still love Sheri, but I'm okay cheating on her from time to time with Woolgirl. Here's a final picture of the sock at the point of the first knot.The cat that you can't see very well is Becky's housewarming present. She misses Humberto, so I thought I would get her a little cat of her own. Each cat is handcrafted individually and has a little saying and birthday on his card. You can see more of them here. She also has a very cool pirate string doll that might just hop into my cart when she has her Posh sock yarn come in. After the Posh, I am on a yarn diet (stop laughing Kathy, I really mean it this time!) so that I'll be able to afford that new laptop in September.
Sunday, June 17, 2007
Friday, June 15, 2007
- Baby Showers got out of control. I knit for 2 others that I didn't even blog about. I had a total of around 9 showers I went to this school year. So far there's only 1 in the works for next year, but Dora's having twins (we're not sure about the genders yet, so I' going to hold off a bit before starting something).
- End of the school year was crazy. My assistant went on medical leave in March and I just kept constantly busy at school. I was also asked to be Faculty Chairperson and head of mentoring for next year. I figured I'd be up at school a lot this summer, so I decided to teach Science in summer school. I had forgotten how much I loved the structure of teaching a "real" subject. So now I'm at school from 7:30-1:30 everyday.
- Ravelry. I got my invite the other day and now I can't stop playing. It's just as addicting as the Knit Pligg.
- The Knit Pligg. I don't want to even guesstimate how many hours of my life I have spent hitting "random story.
I still owe you a crazy hotel story form PGH and a look at Emily's socks. I'll try to remember to do that today. Plus a finished a Little Girl's Sundress yesterday at Knit Night.
Thursday, June 07, 2007
I found two new favorite yarn stores on the trip. One is Yarn Haus in Nashville, TN (they sell Nature's Palette Sock Yarn!) and the other is Bloomin' Yarn in McMurray, PA. A great deal of money was spent and sock knitting techniques were discussed at both places (plus at the Canonsburg store and the one outside of Louisville \, KY). I'll post some picks of the finished Buckeyes, tomorrow. In the meantime, here's Becky with Lizzie.