Sunday, September 26, 2010
Sunday, September 19, 2010
Computer update: the new computer is at the computer doctor to be fixed. Careful estimate is three to four weeks.
On the old computer, the internet is not working well. It's okay right now, but I don't know for how long. (Well, it didn't last long ... I hope this can get out, but I'm not holding my breath)
To lighten my mood (and because we bought tickets weeks ago) a friend and I drove to Backnang, a small town close to Stuttgart, in order to knit. It's the second annular German Ravelry Meeting and hundreds of ladies (and a few brave men) came together to talk about yarn, pattern and techniques. And to oogle the lovely yarn on sale.
There was a lot of it. Even a pool full. Takes the term 'stash diving' to a whole new level. Some lucky ladies got the opportunity to fill large bags with that yarn, but sadly not me.
Instead, I took those home with me:
From left to right:
- Wetterhoff Silvia (30% silk, 70% wool) lace yarn
- Sedapur by wollerey (100% Schappé silk)
- Zauberglöckchen sock yarn (75% super wash wool, 25% polyamid)
- 2x Zauberglöckchen tweed melage sock yarn (75% super wash wool, 25% polyamid)
- Spinning Martha (100% merino)
- Spinning Martha sock yarn ((75% super wash wool, 25% polyamid)
and - Zauberglöckchen lace (baby alpaca, cashmere and silk)
Sunday, September 12, 2010
Now, yesterday it didn't accept it, so I do my usual thing, which is to power the computer down. It will be fine once it's back up, right.
As I boot up again, it suddely insists to do a recovery and format the hard disk.
Still, no panic yet. I have a back up, so once windows is installed again, I'm fine.
The coumputer does the install, everything seems to be fine but when it reboots again, eventually I get a 'configuration error'.
Just that, a 'configuration error'. And, at the end of the text, which instructs me to call service (which, as it's Saturday is no answering the phone ...) the message 'code purple'
What the f*** is a 'code purple'?
Long story short, my new computer is dead, Jim, and I'm back to my old one, which I luckily have kept around.
This one, surprisingly, doesn't have any problems with the internet. At least I've got that.
Good thing I don't have any pictures anyway. I'm focusing on a big, secret project right now, which, because it's secret, I can't show right now..
Sunday, September 05, 2010
So, my first 'wintery' project are the Sourwood Mountain handwarmers (or fingerless gloves) knitted in some leftover yarn from the brown cardigan I knitted May 2009.
I love them!!!
I also finished the Shaelyn shawl in Jawoll Magic. I hoped for seven repeats of the pattern, but ran out of yarn about two rows from the end, so I improvised a bit. I don't think it hurt the project though. As a shawl it's a bit on the smallish side, but I think it should still do the job.
Colors are a very dark blue/grey to a nice mid blue.