Sunday, August 26, 2007

Broken camera

I have been without a camera for about a week now. DH took it for a long bike ride, and surprise, when he got to his destination the camera wouldn't turn on. Luckily, it's still on warranty and will either be repaired or replaced.

The day before the infamous ride, I had finished a pair of socks and took some pics. This is now my third pair of socks with Applelaine (this colour is called Winter Dawn), and I just love this yarn. I'm quite happy with the way the colours blend with each other, with no big patches of colours. I don't quite like to have big patches of coulour that move around the foot. I will frog and start all over until I get an acceptable spread of colour.
Until I get a functional camera, here are my latest yarn purchases. Two skeins of Applelaine's Apple Pie Army Surplus, and two skeins of Apple Pie Blueberry.
I've also been knitting a sweater for my Mom, and another pair of socks with Sweet Georgia yarn. Pics at a later time...sigh

Sunday, August 12, 2007

Overdue post

Wow, I can't believe that a month has gone by since my last post (if you can call that a post).

My new job is going great, and it's so nice to only do my job (as opposed to do a quarter of everybody else's (sales rep) on top of mine). I now take my full lunch hour, and I'm not eating at my desk and working at the same time either. Amazingly, times goes by quickly and at the end of the day I can say "Great! All my work is done, and everybody is happy". It's so much better than saying "I've gone through half of my workload for today, and tomorrow I can start the day by completing this afternoon's work (providing I don't get a mountain of e-mails during the night)".

As a result of feeling less stressed, I don't feel the burning need to get my needles and knit away some of the frustrations. Instead, I just enjoy the knitting, the feel of the yarn, and the colours. I guess I'm not in "high production" mode, just in a "relax and enjoy" mode.

I've noticed that there are now more and more knitting novels, and knitting mystery books. I actually bought a few, and just finished reading "Knit Two Together". When I bought the book, I didn't realise that it's a Harlequin book. When I later saw the logo, I had a chuckle and decided that a bit of trash reading can't hurt anybody. It wasn't all that badly written, but very predictable....

Libby Cartwright hadn't planned on inheriting a yarn shop from her estranged mother. But that was before she found her favorite childhood stuffed animal amidst the dust and moldering yarn. And before she encountered a motley crew of locals determined to resurrect the store. So what else had Mom been hiding?
Running Metropolitan Knits means Libby still has lots to learn. About knitting. Motherhood (who ever said raising a daughter was easy!).
And even romance. For quiet Hal O''Connell, an unlikely—and unattached—new customer, turns out to be a kindred spirit. As the Grand Reopening approaches, Libby learns to knit two together— in knitting and in life.—