Accident Prone Knitter

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I've lived in California, Montana, Idaho, Colorado, Toronto and Pennsylvania. I'm a retired police officer, and I've worked in accounting and payroll related fields for the last several years.

Monday, November 13, 2006

Hissy Fit Averted

Ahhhh. The joys of computer problems. OK not so much a problem as one little setting that I couldn't find which kept me from accessing the web all weekend. MFB was out of town with the hockey team and provided what assistance he could from the seat of a chartered bus that and the excruciating call I made to tech support and still I had no success. I could have used the desktop, but I'm a creature of habit and prefer my laptop. You know who figured out the problem faster than the tech support person he contacted this afternoon. Thanks You Know Who!

I cast on the Noro Kujaku for the Herringbone Rib scarf pattern from Li last week and wasn't happy with the result. The yarn is beautiful, the scarf pattern is beautiful, but the combination of the two doesn't work. The yarn is too flashy for the pattern. My friends from my knitting group, have you ever noticed that I don't refer to it as a Stitch and Bitch, agreed with me. No sense wasting my time making a beautiful stitch pattern if the yarn hides it. As you can see I hadn't progressed very far when I decided I wasn't happy with the combo and so I ripped it out and cast on for the evening bag which was the original idea from one of my knitting group friends. I've cast on 200 stitches and so I'm using a circular needle, I'm finding this yarn a little rougher to knit with than the other wip's I have going on.

So many hockey games, so little time. I remember the Toronto Maple Leafs won a game last week and the Avalanche lost to the Kings. The Icers won all three games they had this past weekend and this weekend we travel to URI for a rematch of last years ACHA championship game where the Icers lost to Rhode Island in a heartbreaker.

The quest for the yarn for my Herringbone Rib scarf continues in Rhode Island.

9 Comments:

Blogger Life's a Stitch said...

I totally agree with your decision. Looks better with a more traditionally variegated yarn. Good luck with your search.
Li

11:30 PM, November 13, 2006  
Anonymous emily elizabeth said...

Good luck on the yarn hunt!

6:21 AM, November 14, 2006  
Anonymous twig said...

All weekend without the internet? You survived? Wow.

10:20 AM, November 14, 2006  
Blogger Carol said...

Bring home the wool! That is a nice yarn, but you're right, it can be a stitch hider.

10:45 AM, November 14, 2006  
Blogger Ava said...

I would have gone mad without internet access all weekend! It has really come to that, I'm embarrassed to admit! What bag are you going to make?

12:32 PM, November 14, 2006  
Blogger Charity said...

I agree with you and your knitting group! Have fun "hunting" for yarn! :0)

4:10 PM, November 14, 2006  
Anonymous Carrie K said...

So why don't you refer to it as a Stitch & Bitch?

I agree. The yarn is a bit busy for the pattern.

No access all weekend? Yikes.

5:58 PM, November 14, 2006  
Anonymous Dipsy D. said...

I'm sorry to hear about your computer problems - argh, isn't it a nightmare when this happens? Fortunately things are working again now!
Okay, I can see why you ripped the beginnings of the scarf, the yarn you were using really didn't do much good to that beautiful pattern. Good decision, and I'm sure you're going to find another pattern that'll work much better with the yarn!

3:09 AM, November 15, 2006  
Anonymous Kathleen said...

Barb--thanks for the comments on my blog--the bruises are fading now--just wondering you of hockey love, did you see Mark Meissner (sp?) on the Imus in the morning show today? It was pretty interesting. He was talking about this new cold medicine which is all natural and herbal and apparently really works wonders! Yeah, the Pomatomus socks are kicking my butt right now, but I shall show them who's boss!

12:04 PM, November 15, 2006  

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