|Dead Laptop Screen|
The not-so-great thing, of course, is that the computer is slow as hell, and most of the websites I need to do my job well either don't work at all (this thing doesn't even have OS 10) or are so slow I can make myself lunch while they load. It's better than nothing, though, and I've been able to find some apps for my Android to help fill in the spaces and cobble together some semblance of a work-week.
So what else have I been up to that Blogger apparently doesn't want you to know about?
|Let's call it done.|
I also dusted off the ol' spinning wheel - I have two projects that have been sitting around, waiting to be plied for the last 4 months to a year. You know it's bad when you're bumbling around, trying to remember how to set everything up! However, I plied both of them and they are so beautiful I want to knit with them immediately. It's also renewed my interest in spinning, and I had a great time digging through my fiber stash - I have some really cool stuff that I completely forgot about! Some mystery fiber I dyed when I was still working at Lorna's Laces....unbelievably soft merino/silk in a lovely natural tan color....some black alpaca fiber I bought at Stitches 3 years ago...1 handpainted Falkland braid and 1 BFL braid I bought at YarnCon last year....yeah, I really need to get back to spinning. It's almost criminal.
Total dumb luck, of course! Sock # 3 is an emergency test knit for a pal's soon-to-be-released sock pattern.
Finally admitting defeat, I frogged my Koukla Cardigan. There's nothing wrong with the pattern - the instructions (what I knit of them) were easy to follow and made sense. It's a great sweater, too...but for some reason I just wasn't excited about knitting with it, and it's sat at the bottom of my project bin all summer long. I found a different sweater pattern to try once I finish Tyler's - here's hoping I actually finish this one! I also finished a project that's been on the needles since April. I can't give any details because it's a gift, but it turned out much better than I could have ever hoped for!
That should pretty much bring us up to date. *crosses fingers that this post doesn't get mysteriously deleted once I hit 'publish'*