Friday, February 09, 2007

Computer Problems

I took pr0ny pictures this morning of some of the koigu I got, but I ran into a glitch. My computer kept freezing and several restarts later it is now frozen and won't even react to the power button.

You know I've had a computer that wouldn't turn on before but I've never had one that wouldn't turn off. I really hope the computer isn't dead, and if I can't have that I hope I can get it to work long enough to get some files off.

So... I'm having to pull up an older pr0n picture, sorry guys.

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Monday, February 05, 2007

Yarn on the doorstep

On friday the mail man brought me a present from New York

Look what I found when I unwrapped it!

I must say, I love the look and feel of the Koigu.

One problem: I ordered the wrong color. See that green yarn, I *thought* it was a dark brown. I should send it back but I've fallen in love with the color and can't part with it. I see a cabled sock in its future. I emailed Purl and ask which yarn was a dark brown so that I won't make the same mistake again.

I can't quite explain it but originally when I ordered the yarn I didn't really like ordering from Purl. I've gotten great customer service though so I feel much better about it. First of all the packaging was cute and I was surprised to see that there was a little hand written thank you on my invoice. I also got a very prompt and helpful answer to my color confusion.

The new yarn should be on its way tomorrow, so I'll probably get it friday.

I also started the Chocolate Decadence scarf. I started it three times to be exact.
First I started with the Men's Cashmere scarf from LMKG. I got a decent amount done on it while watching a disk of 24. To my horror when I stopped to really look at it, it was curling. I pouted and then ripped it all out.

I tried the pattern again only I added a garter stitch boarder. The boarder looked like crap and the thing still curled. BOO!

I searched the internet for new options and was given a few ideas by knitty board members. I decided on the Scrunchable Scarf. I like the way it is turning out.

The scarf I'm making now needs more yarn than the original pattern called for so poor me had to make a knitpicks order. I ordered more than just the decadence. I didn't think I'd have to say this so soon but I'm going to join the knit from your stash thing for awhile. My only exception will be sock yarn for socktopia.

Saturday, February 03, 2007

A winter day

I'm not a photographer but I like to pretend I am sometimes. Taking pictures can be a lot of fun, it forces you to stop and really look at the world. Yesterday I trudgred around the park taking pictures in the snow.

The kittens have a good understanding of "its snowy outside". They understand that it means "time to snuggle up in a blanket".

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Friday, February 02, 2007

Lorna's Laces Pr0n

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Lorna's Laces Shepperd Sock
Color: Lakeview