Swedish Knitblogger who loves spinning, knitting, dyeing and yarn. I will do some other roundabouts about life too.

Saturday, August 25, 2007

New camera...new computer

Ok, Photo is inside. No flash. The new Pentax K10 that can take my objective from the old LX SLR. But, I think we need a new one - with zoom and all the autofunctions. It feels Im coming back. I somehow have had a Pentax all my life. More and better pictures. A program that actually CROP.... That will be an enhancement. Anyhow, this is Domino top. Anyhow, I crashed into a knitting cafe at Maria's today. A lot of lace going on. And we discussed Loop-d-loop Ballerina Shirt by Teva Durham. I luve it. I just used the Pantagonia cotton.. and added some stiches. Great pattern. Maria had also added a Garnstudios Muscat (cotton), but it became a bit sturdy for me. I want it to be airy - it is a summer-top and in sommer it is hot. But, looking at the Patagonian hand dyed cotton again. I really enjoy the colours. Being a good girl I did not buy any yarn. I think the hand-dyed and-spun 50 gram (1 pound) for the sum of 400 SEK = 57.87 American Dollars - is a bit hefty. My guess is Maria want the yarn for herself! It was wool from Taos in New Mexico... (I think...). So Eunny Jang is the new favourite? Well, she has not the same bodyshape as mine, definitely some good patterns. Anyhow, back to work. Reviewing papers.... Tack care! New plans and new knitting. And - they only take the knitting NEEDLES on the plane- never the knitting. So it is not that bad. But it has never happened to me. But the needles today - 130 SEK for 5 Rosewood dpn (=14 UsDollars) mabe I would not like to loose..Hexagon shirt by Norah Gaughan - Nature Knitting has become the "secret bedroom knitting".


How amazing. Not only crashing home computer but also research computer. Now Im down to the last. Hubby saved the harddisk on my home computer. Backup... well, have you heard about the shoemakers children ?? Well, I was about to, I should know better. What could not be saved is the downloaded mail. All mail. 1000nds of mail - and the favourites - link lists. But the net remains. You are out there. And Im quite happy this exists. I just was a setback. Then the cold hit me. HARD! And I know I shouldn't work, but mouldy hotelrooms with no ventilation in this humid summer and no sleep (Sweden hotels does NOT have aircondition)... did make my cold have a second coming. Knitting some more squares. But - I got a request to knit 6 wolly winter hats to my bold boss - who has put up a wooden jacuzzi outside. And he wants to use it in the winter. Well, they could be fun and different- Free hands. But I guess a secret requirement is warm and soft. That is a creative task! Also, I have been such a ego knitter. Only sweaters to me. It is time to think about my near and dear. Anyhow - GREAT to get comments. And I noticed: More are struggling with decision. I think I will drop my little dominoknitted top. I have tried it on. It is loose, and I probably have not enough yarn to put the last pices together. And that Wildapple Bohus is acing in the needles. Or finish some UFO. Anyhow, the mailman (or someone) did not steal the Vouge knitting for the first time (!) so I got the 25 year anniversary knitting mag to just cherish. Absolutely fabolous. And- they said silver and grey. I have a great "almost done" knitted grey winter sweater. Is it that one? Or should I go for GREY MIST (also a Bohus knitted item I have really wanted to knit!).... Or six crazy jacuzzi hats.. Well, in a week Im off to China again. This time it is Shanghai, but at least 1 day and night in Beijing. After that Im going to sleep at the Windsor Castle grounds .... on the Old Queens conference place. This will be a time to have a good knit. So - now Im really thinking what I shall bring to the long flight. Bohus needles are not flight friendly. And thin needles I must have metal.
Well, Im hoping for a good weekend for me and you. I will get camera up - but this is just to make sure you come back. New camera is planned as well. Im thinking of you - knitters around the world. If I listen carefully I can hear the clickety click. No, that was the computer......Decisions decisions - the typical Libra. Should I knit this or that.....hmmm...