11.15.2010

What I’m working on…

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Sketch was made with standard office markers, while sitting in my back yard.

I’ve been working on my computer for the last couple of weeks! It progressively got worse to the point I took it to the Geek Squad. I finally decided on reinstalling Windows myself and seeing if I could “make it work”, saving the repair money to put toward a new computer if necessary.

I can say I’ve learned a lot, and am now trying to decide if I need a larger C drive, (cheap and I think I can install it), or keep going until it dies. Hummmmm, close to Christmas and I just bought a new refrigerator! Bottom freezer and I love it!

On the knitting front, I’m knitting with Collinette Point Five yarn, a bulky, thick and thin yarn. I must say, I hate knitting with it, but like how it looks when it is done. I’m in the process of making a top down pattern from Knitty Fall 2010, I love the pattern. It is one of the patterns that was love at first sight for me. Don’t you love it when that happens?

Still spinning my BFL, dark brown fiber, I’m almost done and will be plying it soon. Spinning is so nice to do to relax during this time of the year. Mindless and relaxing!

On the watercolor subject, I’m still into that also. I am surprised at how much it has captured my heart! It is up there with knitting *gasp! I know*!

I’ll leave you for now with a few links for some Holiday knitting!

Five fun links!

-For any knitting beginners, here is a good pattern with detailed instructions on a knit felted Christmas stocking from TLC.

-A knit mini I-cord wreath from Janet Pohl, that would be nice to use as a brooch or ornament.

-A knit cowl/hood makes a quick and nice gift from Crystal Palace Yarns, (check out their other free patterns also)

-A easy knitted bracelet, make one or a whole set of them, thanks to Talitha Kuomi, she also has a etsy store if you don’t want to knit them at  http://www.etsy.com/shop/talithakuomi

-Since I have a new e-reader I’m thinking of making a felted pouch for it, here are a few I’ve found so far,my favorite from Musings of a Yarn Mom is a knitted Kindle cover with a cable on the front,  from Knitting in Asheville her Felted Kindle pouch pattern,  from Berroco yarns a knitted e reader cover pattern

"Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass... it's about learning how to dance in the rain."

3 comments:

  1. Love the texture on the tree.

    You are braver than I, computers are one thing I don't much care to learn more about.

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  2. Having a "sick computer" is always a sad occasion at our house. We know just enough about computers to be dangerous, so we are very thankful for the local companies that can help us out.

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  3. Thanks for all the links! Gave me inspiration to knit a cover for my son's I-pad. Wow, you are really getting back into art - really neat to see your progress from week to week!

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