But, first, the computer WIP.
So far the 6 fans and the black wiring has been quite exciting and the blue lights are very soothing. The slow process is adding back all my favorite proggies, learning the differences between Win2K and XP, and trying to find all the passwords...This is big sucker that actually seems to cool the room instead of heat it up. And surprise no A drive so I had to get the kid to rescue my DJ doodler fonts. I'm so happy to be back online. So many blogs, so little time!
The reknit of the Koigu socks the Cat Ate is finally done. I used the beaded rib on 54 stitches, and they fit me fine, but I wonder if they will fit my niece. Sigh. Does anyone know if the Bitter Apple Cat Repellant works?
I succumbed to these two books as I'm on a quest to find my next sweater project. I have enough yarn for a vest but I'm really fighting the urge to buy more Beaverslide, and I fondled some Plymouth Royal Llama Silk that makes me want to whip that credit card out.
I knit up the Malabrigo pink shrug using a free pattern I found on the Web right before the crash, and I can't find it again to provide a link and credit to the author. I'll keep looking. I didn't make a copy as it was a rectangle with ribbing on both ends. The ribbing on the long edges was picked up and knitted and on both ends is part of the armhole. The two balls of yarn were quite different in the saturation of the dye. The bulky weight was a pleasure to knit and of course it is a cushy as can be. So the bad news is I look ridiculous in the bulky pink shrug, and although I will wear it in the am on these cool Hawaiian fall and winter days, I will not subject the public to pictures of me modelling it!