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Archive for February 16th, 2006

Woohoo! Online Again.

Thursday, February 16th, 2006

sock pattern by LynnHGeek, Geek, Geek
Brian is a wonder. We went into town and found yet a fourth wireless modem card to try in my laptop. That was all well and good, but my laptop requires an add-on gizmo to read a CD, and that gizmo is not with me today. Brian figured out how to get the files a few at a time from the install CD to a USB flash drive (on his laptop) and then transfer them to my machine. After several tries, I was able to install the program and now, miraculously, I’m using my own computer. Yippee!

sock pattern by LynnHPhotos from You
I am now downloading 350 email messages. Please forgive if you’re expecting one from me, I’ll get to you as soon as I can, between times I can get online. Brian’s Brother and family will be coming in an hour or so and we’ll be on the road a bit later today. Busy, busy!

sock pattern by LynnHI finally can show you some photos of ***You*** valuable and appreciated readers, knitting my stuff. In this case, it’s Sharon M. with a gray version and Deb L. with a pink version of my First-Time Toe-Up sock pattern…

sock pattern by LynnHand Rachel B. with a finished Turkish-Style Toe-Up Sock in my handpainted Cushy ColorSport yarn.

Thanks for sharing your photos, you guys! Nice job, indeed.

My Knitting
At least I finished that pair of Bingo Socks on Tuesday. I also started a pair for my brother but it turns out I don’t have all the measurements I need for him. I’m doing toe up and I don’t have any length information for him, only circumference. I have knit for him before but it was several years ago. I’m delayed on those… well, I have a few inches left on the second sock before I have to stop and get measurements. The socks are the “knit and talk” project so I’m cranking on those with all the visiting we’re doing right now.

However, I finally feel like maybe I can finish this Olympic Challenge during the proper timeframe. I gave up on purling with my yarn around my neck. I enjoy that process very much but the way I do it versus my other purling method (unlike anyone else’s that I’ve seen, but it works) is way slow. Now that I’m back to my familiar purling method, I’m going a little faster.

I actually am on the decreases for the armholes on the back of the garment right now. I have 3 more decrase rows (5.5 total rows) before I can knit 7 inches and then I’m at the shoulder slope. Cool. I can do this. I think I can, I think I can (imitating The Little Engine that Could, a children’s book).

I’ll do my best to get photos of my knitting here in the next few days. Meanwhile, Knit On!!!