Saturday, August 22, 2009

But only if you'll ride the tide

The second post of August. I had best show you all what's on the needles, yes?
Lets start with the newest project first. Around the beginning of June,
I finished a few things.

This for instance















I had to go hunting for a pattern so it lay dormant

The roving, merino of course,
was from Carolyn of SeeKay Crafts
I just loved spinning it.

So much later I found a pattern
and cast on

Now it looks like this......















Carolyn, thanks for your colorway of "Spring Green"
this is what it looks like knitted.

Another thing on the needles since June
is this pair of simple socks.















Which are cleverly stashed in a "Harley Flames"
box knitting bag by JessaLu Stitches.

Yes, real men, knit, spin and carry project bags.

And the red scarf is still coming along, I was
hoping to have the first one done by Sept 1st..

Not happening...

Btw, get out there and hike the trails these last
few weekends of summer, but with this
study, be prepared to go in circles

Monday, August 10, 2009

August, Die she must....

I don't know what happened here, turn my back and
July is out the window. Summer is coming to an end
in the North-Country and I want to deny it. Even today,
Nature is giving it her best at a forecast high today of 91
degrees F (33 c)

Meanwhile, that cranky old laptop of mine has again given up
the ghost. The charging light would not come on even
with the power tip being wiggled.

You may have seen it before, here, acting as a background for
some of my knitting.



So out came the implements of
destruction.
Screwdriver, reading glasses,
soldering iron
solder and a flat surface.....


Through the magic of the internet, we will speed an
half an hour by. We are left with this....

You can barely see
the red circle around
the part I had to solder
to make the laptop
come back to life.


I had previously replaced the power socket so
I just hoped solder would fix the problem
......
It did.

Meanwhile, I cast on Luscious Lace Scarf by Knitting Pixie
I promise pics will follow, as soon I can get past the
idea of actually knitting two together through the
back of the stitch.

Computer Mechanic