Saturday, September 29, 2007

Is this on?

Hi-Ho Jinxsa de Knitter here! (Dad bought season 2 Muppet show a few weeks ago send all hate mail about occasionally muppetry to him, oktksbai)

Well it's been a fun week here. I have had nothing but problems with the computer that started off mildly annoying, (hey why does explorer shut down when I go into anything related to blogger?) to extreme wtf?!? (why is my pc doing nothing but reboot after reboot. YB called me Friday to find out why he could hear me cursing from the other side of the city... my isp has renamed me the evil bitch godess of death with HP building me a lovely little shrine with the same monkier. In my defence HP sent me to 6 different operators ncluding a memerable moment with someone who didn't speak any english in some scandanavian sounding place... I think he was in the kitchen, cuz there was banging. I was really hoping they would pull a Cancer Clinic and send me to the office of the present of the company cuz by then I had a lot to say. But long story not so short I got it working enough to make 2 restore disks and I have now managed to do a full restore. I was terrified of doing it cuz last time the pc ended up a doorstop ;/ but it succeded. Working with HP and my ISP we figured out it was the antivirus I pay my ISP monthly for that turned my pc into the darkest corner of technology. My doom had nothing on this. The bright spot was the fact one of the isp guys said b0rked. Then after my phone died after an hour and a half with this guy I tried to get him again, dude you don't know me I want to talk to the guy I know, but alas it wasn't meant to be and I had to deal with new guy. When saying that I had nothing against him I let slip it was mainly cuz the guy had said b0rked that I was so attached. He then thought I was, like, going to tell or something. (CUE 8 YEAR OLD VOICE THERE) New guy then trys to tell be b0rked was really a technical term (oh maybe the swedish chef is working for HP then!!!). But alas 4 scary days later where i could only google, some yahoo and ravelry (thank god!!) oh and hearts, which meh, I'm more a freecell kinda girl, I have a working computer which looks like ass. And I have lost a ton of links, backgrounds, icons, ect. Also it looks like ass. IT BEARS REPEATING OK. Tomorrow I'll reinstallthe camera speaking softwear and I can show you the pretty gear my sp sent me and I got last Sunday (Why does my postal people deliver packages on Sunday?)Yeah I'ed smack me.

Anyways ::waves:: here I are!!

Thursday, September 13, 2007

In place of doing my real job...

It's been a bad day at work. I don't want to really deal with it anymore. And from the looks of it I won't have to. I want to just sit and knit tonight. Actually I want to sit and knit and watch football but the NFL is being less than obliging, don't they know I've had a hard day? I want hard knitting. I want to really just take this hard scary knitting and beat it down. I can so this. Of course I have no really hard knitting. Well I thought it was hard...then I started it's significantly less hard. Drat.

For Example: Dark Mark Illusion Scarf

Once, omg how on earth do you keep track of all these rowns now, satisfying but a little *yawn*

Next Up: Semi-Complicated Floral Basket Shawl

Very complicated to start (well I had to start it about 3 times) now I wonder whats the big deal? Well I wonder about the big deal while worrying it's still going to look like ichiban after blocking actually.

Wisp is garter stitch and 1 row lace repeat.

I have other knits on the go (Christmas knitting shhhh) but all really plain stuff. I want to do an entrelac blanket for my dad but can't find a pattern that doesn't start off with triangles. :/ And I suppose I can always start this for my mom

But honestly I think I may just finish sketching to make my own version of this. The swatch yarn is not working but my old standby should work.

Oh and just to show you how much else I hae laying around on the needles here's a shot of my Lelah top.

Friday, September 07, 2007

SP 11 Contest #2

Am being a very bad blogger but waiting to hear some good news..or not... There has been stealthy knitting but sadly the weather isn't co-operating and all my photos look GREEN. Which I'ed like but the items are orange and a marled pink and brown mix... so no.

So to save the day here comes the SP 11 contest!!

1. What is the one knitting accessory you could not live without?

  • a darning needle, I usually go and buy in bulk because I am forever losing them.

2. If you're heading on vacation, do you take knitting with you? If so, how much and what type of project?

  • Many projects, a sock a sweater a skirt. I think I packed 3 projects for a day trip to Calgary.
3. Where have you travelled to that you'd consider your favorite spot?
  • I don't know about favourite, probably any place in public where people ask me questions about my knitting. But I get the most done in the backroom at work on breaks.

4. What is your favorite knitting book at the moment? Do you own it?

  • I don't have a favourite per se. I am currently lusting after Romantic Knits and the Barbara Walker Treasuries. Oh and Handknit Holidays as if the happy news comes in I shall be broke for Christmas. ;>

5. Do you listen to podcasts? Which is your favorite(s)?

  • My favourite listening matieral while knitting is soaps like Dallas, and Dark Shadows. Oddly enough audio books and podcasts are too distracting.

6. If you could only knit with 1 color for the rest of your life, what color would that be?

  • I'ed die.

7. If you were far into a project and then noticed a mistake near the beginning what would you do?

  • I wouldn't care much unless it was something really bad. If it was and not fixable with an hours or 2's work I'ed frog the project and start something new. I'ed probably be bored starting the pattern over.

8. Where is the most unsual spot you've ever knit?

  • job interview, not for a knitting store. Of course I didn't really want the job after I talked to the interviewer, but I did get a call back....either that or waiting after going through airport security for my friend to get through with my heavy 1.75mm addi turbo dpns. **SNORK**