Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Summer Hours

I really wanted to have more to show you than the blob pictured above. I was really cooking along, too. But school's out now, and knitting time is scarce. I'm actually on the border chart, only about 8 rows from casting off. I'm using Wollmeise sock yarn for this, in the Petit Poison color. I love the color. Love love love it. However, I'm not so sure I like using sock yarn for lace. I'll have to wait and see what it looks and feels like when it's blocked, but in general, I like my lace very light and lacy. So I may refocus on using the lace yarn for lace and the sock yarn for socks and sweaters, maybe a warm scarf.

My zippy new computer is already broken or something. The techs are going to come soon to give it a new keyboard and touchpad to see if that helps. If it doesn't, I get a new one. I only had it for a few days, too. And I miss it already! It was nice and fast, even if the touchpad wasn't great. I didn't get booted offline every time I tried to post a picture, either.

The current dinosaur laptop is a Dell, too, and it had something similar happen. Soon after I got it, the screen died. Completely blank, even though the computer was working fine. They replaced the screen and it's been fine ever since, so hopefully that will be the case with the new one, too. It's still a major pain, and it makes me wonder about their quality control.

The same morning that the new laptop died, Sr. Jr's glasses broke. He didn't do anything to them, but the little piece of metal that goes across the bridge of his nose broke. It was kind of funny. Luckily, the glasses are still under warranty, so today we picked up the replacement pair.

The other day we wanted to go see "Up" in 3D, so we looked up what time it was playing and planned our day around it. There were thunderstorms in the morning, part of months and months of rain, but by the time we drove off to the movie, skies were clearing up. As we were driving into the mall, we saw some really pretty big white puffy clouds reaching way up into the sky.

"Cool stimulus clouds," said Jr. Jr.

With a laugh, Sr. Jr. said, "Stimulus clouds! Neat! They'd rain money."

If only.

Hopefully I'll finish off this Ishbel soon, and then I need to figure out what to do next -- more lace, more socks (other than the plain stockinette ones already OTN), or design sweater using worsted weight Wollmeise I have?

1 comment:

Sharon said...

Wow--love, love, love that color. It's definitely one of my favorites. I'm chuckling over the stimulus clouds. Raining money--yes indeed.