Friday, August 07, 2009


A new project is on the needles! Of course, it may come right back off the needles if things look like they're going downhill. I think I became very spoiled by the Dark Green Day Sweater Vest. I was practically obsessed with that project and I'm just not feeling that for my current one.

I'm making Buttercup, by Heidi Kirrmaier. Here's the Ravelry link: Buttercup
I'm using Hobby Lobby's Love this Cotton! in Sage. Here's the progress so far:

I've already made quite a few modifications to the pattern. This is an A-line top, but I'm planning on omitting the a-line part and make it more fitted. I'll also still have gathers under the bust, but not the back. So far so good, especially since I'm only a few rows into it. It's being knitted in the round and has raglan sleeves, so I'll be able to tell sooner rather than later if I like it or not. That's the plan anyway. :)

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, August 06, 2009

Dark Green Sweater and Computer Woes

At last, at last, I'm free at last. The computer transfers are complete. All did not go well though. I did lose one thing - my blog reading list! I think I need to change blog readers so that this won't happen again. This is the second time this has happened, except this time there was so much more to lose!

If I usually come by your site and don't in the next couple of weeks, do please send me a quick shout out. I lost most of the sites that I frequent. I'm so bummed by this. It's like losing all your friends at once. I remember some of the site names, just not all. I believe I have recovered most of them, but I'm betting there are one or three that I've missed getting back.

Oh, and if you have a blog that you'd like me to visit, leave me a comment as well. I'm always looking for new places to lurk look at!

On to the good news - I finally have a pic to show you of the Dark Green Day Sweater:

I'm so in love with this sweater! This was the most fun knitting project that I have ever undertaken, and I'm not saying that lightly. I never once grew tired of it or bored in any way. It fairly flew off the needles. I can't recommend this sweater vest enough. I'm definitely going to make more of the designer's patterns.

I also had a great bit of luck on Craigslist this morning. Since I have a spare computer sitting around, I decided that it needed some place to sit, a desk perhaps? Check out what I got for a mere fifteen dollars:
It's in pristine condition, practically brand new and fits perfectly in the one spot that I had for it. Which, by the way, is not where you see it pictured. This was before it went upstairs to it's new home. I also found in my garage a great bench for it. The bench needs to be painted and re-upholstered, but it is perfect for this desk.

Tuesday, August 04, 2009

New Computer, Little Progress

Where has Shea been for the last couple of days? Sitting in front of two computers - my old dinosaur one and my shiny, new, lightening fast one. I'm trying to get all my old data transferred over and it's taking forever. The transfer can only go as fast as the dinosaur lets it and that's not very d#mn fast.

So, no pics to show you as I'm using my spouse's laptop and no new topics to discuss since I've just been staring at two monitors for hours on end. I'm hoping this will be completed in the next couple of days. The Eldest wants it done quickly as well. He's getting the old one to use for homework and games. He's pestering me to death about it. He already has a plan about which game to play first. :)