Yesterday was a bust. I spent the whole day at the computer attempting to work out the problems we are having with the printer. I'm trying to figure out why it won't print from all the users on the computer. It will only print from mine and Kurt's because we are administrators. This is a big problem when the kids need to print school papers, etc. It should be working for all accounts. I set the printer up in shared programs, it's still giving me trouble. The second problem and main reason I took on the computer yesterday is because it is printing the pdf files in some form of computer gibberish. I can't print any of my knitting patterns that I've downloaded from acrobat. Now I know what your going to say the problem is not with the printer but with my reader and your probably right but I figured as long as I was fixing one printing problem I would try to fix the other as well. So I checked for downloads for the printer from the manufacturers sight and found two. That took forever to download and I don't think it did me any good. I tried this and I tried that, I uninstalled the printer and reinstalled it. After spending most of day fussing with the computer and printer, guess what? Now it won't print any file. It says that it is printing but nuh- ah. So when the day was done I was no better than when I started in fact I was worse. I have such a love/hate relationship with this computer. Right now I'm on the hate side.
Despite the heat of this summer I have been knitting. What else is there to do? Reading, sure but if you can get someone to read to you, then you can knit too. Which is what we've been doing, Ani is reading Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince and I am knitting. If Anne's not available I have books on tape or CD to listen to, as well. I just got the Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon. The story is written from the point of view of a teen with Asperger's Syndrome, this interested me, because I have a teen with Asperger's syndrome. I have heard mixed reviews on the book, but I think I'll "read" it anyway.
My "Go with the Flow" socks didn't exactly flow as I would have liked. I ran out of yarn. Had I knit the socks toe up, this wouldn't have been a problem, as the knitters from the SnB so helpfully pointed out. Fortunately I was able to pick up another ball of yarn from the yarn shop in the same lot number. Then, as I started knitting the toes the cord to my knitting needle broke. It was a thin cable and I guess it couldn't take the abuse it was receiving using the magic loop method that I was using. SO, back to the yarn shop to buy a new needle because I didn't have double points in this size to finish the socks. Addi Turbo's this time, stronger cable and smoother join. So the socks are flowing once again. In fact they are finished and fantubular if I do say so myself. The pictures are forthcoming.
I've dragged out the Monk's Travel Satchel. I'm currently knitting the front and back of the bag. I picked up stitches from the bottom of the bag and am knitting up, attaching it to the sides as I go. On the back of the bag I'm double (triple knitting, really) the pockets on
as I go.
It's a bit complicated to explain, but there you have it.
And then there is the sleeves of Caren's sweater. Here I'll admit that I haven't been too inclined to work with Shetland wool in this weather. But there it is, if you are curious about how it's progressing.
And one more pic. This is a baby blanket that I started back in June at Gretchen's place. Gretchen is currently in a stash reduction phase and in an effort to get rid of odds and ends of yarn we got together to knit for projects to be donated to charity. So when I'm not in the mood to work on any of my current projects I work to complete this blanket.
So, since the socks are finished I need a new take along project. My little girl's birthday is next month and she wants a new pair of socks and a scarf like I made for Ani ( BTW ask Ani what her friends have dubbed her scarf. Here's a hint F. V.) So I think my next project will be Kati's yellow Chocobo scarf. I'm not too happy about that because the yarn is Splash, it is fringe yarn and I have some trouble working with these types of yarn. If you drop a stitch it is so hard to find it to pick it up back onto the needles.
One more thing, I have a project from my calendar that I'm working on. It's a gift for SuzeQ, a friend of Ani, so I won't say much until it's finished.
And then it was time to go in.

7 Opinions:

Ani said...

Um...I kinda made a promise to myself that I'd stop correcting people's grammar and spelling 'cause last time I kinda got barked at...but...but...*deep breath*...YOU SPELLED "TRIED" WRONG!!! *gasp!*

Ani said...

One more thought...am I allowed to guess what F.V. stands for?

Gretchen said...

The baby blanket is looking good. I have more lavender yarn if you need it.

Stash reduction update: 22 skeins used in various projects and 38 donated.

G-

Kelle said...

Yeah, I forgot to spellcheck. Thank you Ani for pointing that out. I can always count on you to correct my grammar.
You already know what F.V. is, so, no you can't guess. I'm not telling. They will have to link to you to find out. Your friends already know.

renee said...

I LOVED "Curious Incident...", so I'll be interested to read what your thoughts are.

- LisaD. said...

You'll turn heads with those sexy socks.

- LisaD. said...

Okay....I'm dieing (sp) to know what F.V. is but for some reason can't get into Ani's blog. Please send me the link.