The bad or the good. Which gets first billing? The bad then on to the good stuff.
Faith came down with a nasty version of the flu a week ago. She’s still sick. I’m praying that she’ll turn the corner soon.
For several days I’d been suspecting the bug was trying to claim me. This morning it did. I’m vegging with no energy to knit, or even read for long. Seems like a good time to update here. (Maybe not – I just lost the several paragraphs.)
More grouching on the printer front. The new all-in-one printer didn’t behave. The fax picked up in the midst of all incoming calls. Bells, whistles, howls and groans shrieked in our ears until the beast was divested of power. After a week of trying to program it and talking with a live human, who doesn’t live in India, he declared that it was faulty and issued a restock/refund. Next a photosmart all in one was delivered and yesterday I tried to hook it up. All was well until after installing the ink cartridges and closing the lid. It shut down not to be rebooted by any means. Another lengthy phone call this time a chap about 40 away walked through troubleshooting steps. After drawing blanks he suggested a near power box be sent (it has a strangely configured power jack which only accepts their line). Meanwhile we’re still without a printer/fax/copier/camera reader. My laserjet is plugging faithfully away but the pages turn darker pink with use and it’s on its last legs.
One good thing. Sarah took a few pictures which I was able to upload before sending the Canon back so I have a few pictures of a very good thing.
THE RED SWEATER IS FINISHED!
Yarn: Briar Rose Fibers Sonoma (This particular colorway is sold out) This yarn was won in the giveaway at the Red Sweater KAL. I received 2 skeins with approximately 487 yds each. The sweater came down to the wire with the yarn, I really could have used about 10 more yards to tidy up alon the neck.
Pattern: Started out using the basic Pure & Simple pattern but quickly realized I wanted my own design. Which really isn’t something I advise a rank new sweater maker to undertake. With the exception of a newborn sweater I made for Faith about the time I received this yarn, I’d yet to knit a sweater. By the time I’d hit the area of joining the arms the pattern was discarded. Top down, knit in the round.
Needles: Jenkins US9 24″ Circular
Project on Needles: 1 year
Detail of sleeve: Pattern from Vines Rib in the Vogue Knitting Stitchionary Bk One