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Thursday, February 05, 2004  

Woopee! A new computer lives at our house - filling the air with the scent of vinyl and electrical fires. But it also gives us a decent view of the 90% of the web we have not been able to see for the past 2 years. The impetus to get a new set-up was never there for me because I have access to decent machines at work and the thought of hand-holding the resident Luddite as he learned to make the shift from Windows98 to XP was utterly daunting. Worst of all - he bought it without consulting me at all (some things are really bizarre) and got a machine with WordPerfect on it. Lawsee! I had no idea that program was still around. He only knows how to use MicrosoftWord7 - there will be much grumbling from the office over the next few months, but at least I can see the photos and scans I post on this blog.

I”ve been swatching and swatching on the Peacock Blue Brown Sheep Handpaint Original Solid yarn. (Whooee! What a designation). It’s very fuzzy. There’s a lot of mohair in this yarn and it creates such a halo in the swatch I’m not sure now that I want to make a sweater out of it. I’m thinking now of the Sleeves in your Pi shawl/shrug/thingee in Knitters magazine from winter 2000. Only - that is a BIG item. I’ve crocheted a big round shawl and it gets miiiiighty big. I’m not sure I want to start something that only grows bigger and bigger and bigger - till I quit working on it in despair. Alas, the frustration of this yarn. I really like it, but I know the color is a marginal one for me. I do not want it in my stash any more, but I don’t want to give it away, I want to make something with it. But what?

I am also very lustful to knit an Aran sweater. Heck. I just want to knit a sweater - period. I just don’t know what sweater I really want to sink my fingers, teeth, mind, into. Of course, I would also like to buy more yarn but I shan’t. For a little while, at least.

I am working on Fair Isle Sock#2 and will start a hat, to knit along with my newbie students. I am not happy with the yarn I’m knitting mittens out of - it’s very loosely plied and gives an uneven look when knit with #3 needles. I hesitate to go down to something smaller, though I could. They are obviously going to languish in the UFO basket a while. Glad I only put $7.50 into that yarn.

Tomorrow the TaxLady shows up again. I hope this is the last visit. I think we’ll dash up to F’burg again, post-chastisement. Yikes! Almost 7 and I have stuff to do to get ready for her. Probably a good thing. My muse has deserted me and I haven’t a spark of an interesting thing to post.

posted by Bess | 7:05 AM