Sunday, July 22, 2007

Trials and Tribulations . . .

Well, the weekend started off on a good note. . . I was armed and dangerous. I had the dimensions of our built into the wall desk.Yes. I was ready, I was on my way I was going to get rid of this old Dell Dimension 4300S computer, I was buying an iMac! Even the teenagers were excited about this, I mean enough so, that they got up at 7:30 am to get to the Apple Store by 10:00 am, so we didn't waste the whole day on Nashville Roads. Wow. So, off we go, and we get there in plenty of time (of course, after drinking coffee and coke the first mission was to find a bathroom, and remarkably that was very difficult in Green Hills Mall). After twenty minutes of discussion, it turns out the iMac will not fit in the space we have on this stupid, stupid built in wall desk. I am up-set. I haven't given up totally yet, though. We may just have to clean out the back room (cough, cough, wool storage room) to make a new "office space". I guess when push comes to shove this is the way I might go. Chris talks about putting a hole in the desk in the kitchen, but that does not appeal to me at all. . .

After the Apple fiasco I drove directly to The Haus of Yarn and bought four skeins of Wool in the Woods:
To make another B4 Bag, this is the current B4 in progress: What do you think of those bobbles??

This is being done in Malibrigo Merino Worsted in Amoroso on size 10.5 US Needles - or 6.5 mm, and will be a smallish bag, that I hope to give my niece for Christmas, filled with fun girly things. I have a problem with the beads tho. Size 6/0 just don't seem big enough and I am really at a loss on what the next size up is! What Color do you like?? These are from the Beadwrangler and these colors are Grey Diamonds, Wicked Red, and Mambo Mauve -

This is what we have all picked out - and the picture above shows the truest color.

I have so many things on the needles right now, I need to get a hold of myself! And shake myself up!! Here is my List:

Antique Lace
Yogo Socks
Kai Cardigan
Elektra Vest

This is just what I have next to me in my knitting basket! I hope I will be posting my progess on finishing items next!


Ashley said...

Good luck with your iMac, I hope you can work that all out. As for your knitting, the bag color is gorgeous and I can't wait to see the finished product! I am about to start my third (gulp) project and feel so adventurous! I will bring those stitch markers tomorrow night so you can see exactly what I used for them. It's so easy, a caveman could do it! ;) Don't forget to bring some of that handspun! Can't wait!

Melanie said...

You picked the beads that would have been my choice too.

Can you say "laptop"?

Marmee said...

Yeah, way to go on the bead choice! Looks awesome as do all your projects!! We are in the middle of remodeling, so my first idea is to pull out the cabinet directly over the computer and call it good. Replace it with a bulletin board, viola!!
See ya tonight!

Anne said...

Gee - um - only 4? Even if it's only 4 just in your knitting basket. That doesn't sound so bad to me, but perhaps we shouldn't discuss what that says about MY WIP list.

vanessa said...

that's why i love my laptop :-)
writing in bed right now.

Peggy said...

Buying more fiber of any sort brings healing. For a while, until you see that next awesome fiber or yarn and then it pales into insignificance. The bag is going to be so cute. I can see why you are an accountant, you think having 5 things OTN is bad?

Romi said...

Wicked red! :)