Monday, August 04, 2008

StringPlay, This One's for You!

Bluebird of Happiness
I had to add something to help make it better!

I met a wonderful person when I went to Atlanta last September to see the Yarn Harlot at Knitch. We ended up sitting next to each other, started talking (she even gave me a piece of her Hershey Bar!) and have talked ever since via blogs and e-mails. She does some amazing things with "string", not just with yarn. She gets after me every now and then for not blogging. She's right, I don't, but I'm just not feeling the "love" for this blog that I once did. For one thing I don't understand it, how to make 'this turn into that' and all the stuff my 12 year old granddaughter can do with her eyes closed. So, this post is for you, StringPlay.

My computer has decided that it no longer wants to download pictures from my SmartCard so I haven't been able to put pictures in here in quite a while. I'm a picture taker too, but just haven't sat down to figure out the problem. When my kids computers act up I can fix them in a second, when its mine it takes forever! The only way to take pictures is with my new phone. Oh, it's a SUPER phone! I can take a picture, send it to my own e-mail address and then open it in my e-mail and save it to my computer. Problem is, I live out in the middle of nowhere-ville and the internet connection, even though I have a Verizon phone and a Verizon tower less than 2 miles from my house, doesn't work. I can't think of any other way to get them on here.

Here's the list. I'm doing the Goddess Knits Anniversary KAL, I'm working on a surprise for a good friend (must remember to put it on Ravelry, she doesn't knit), I'm working on the February Lady Surprise sweater (a few more repeats of the pattern rows and it'll be done), Hemlock Ring Blanket in a pretty green All ready with yarn and beads to start the SOTiii KAL on the 15th of August (Secret of The Stole #3) and signed up for this years Mystery Stole 4 with Pink Lemon Twist and her Mom. Actually, it's her Mom this year, but she's helping out. I have all my yarns ready, patterns printed out and beads and needles picked, ready for the day to begin. I also need to get a baby sweater in there somewhere but I don't think the little guys going to need it right off quick around here. It's 99 in the shade and the humidity is right up there around 80 something. Real pleasant! Now you know why I have a ton of lace to knit. Too hot for much else. He'll have it by the time it's getting chilly around here'; around Thanksgiving (on a good year) or maybe Christmas.

I was in Atlanta this past weekend and if it weren't for the crazy traffic and CRAZIER drivers, I'd love that city. A word of warning to any of you not from Atlanta that want to go visit. If you're not accustomed to driving 85-90 MPH, stay off Interstate 85 and 75. They'd rather run you over than just slow down a minute. Whew, glad I've got the new car - move you must! Anyway, back to my trip. I didn't visit any yarn shops this time but I'm going back again next week and hope to visit several of them. Not that I need yarn, I'm on a yarn hiatus - I can't stand having this much yarn. Yeah, sounds crazy but it makes me feel like I have to be knitting 24/7 - cause, well, I bought it, I better use it. I'm a sucker though and walk into these yarn shops I've never been in and the first hand painted, silky, hand spun yarn I see has to come home with me. But, they don't count, they're my souvenir yarns.

Saturday we're headed to Alabama to take the Baby Girl to her new college. Yup, no more lunches with her 45 minutes up the road. I will now have to travel several hours (she says 4 1/2, her Dad says 6) to get to her. I'm real happy for her for being accepted to the college she wants to go to and getting lots of scholarships to go there, but I'm really sad ( these dang misty eyes, that's just NOT me) she'll be so far away! Now you know why I have the new phone. Got her one too so we can "keep in touch." We're also going to Atlanta to visit our grandson and hopefully catch up with our Baby Boy for a meal and LOTS of yarn shopping - I mean, looking.

How much more boring can a blog get? No pictures, no yarn, just blah!
and his little friend
Happy Knitting!


Nautical Knitter said...

Welcome to the Secret of the Stole III. You sound like you are all ready to go!

theminx said...

Perhaps the problem is with the specific SmartCard you're using. Have you tried buying another and using that?

StringPlay said...

This post was NOT a bit boring. The Blue Bird of Happiness is too cute! Thanks for the link. Maybe (fingers crossed) at least one new person will find me.

Anonymous said...

I thought this was a good blog, it's about time! Nice to see you "venting" a bit too. I love you Mom and the little blue bird you sent home with one of the girls is adorable too!
Thank you!
Love you lots,
Oldest Daughter

Beth said...

Hi Sheri! You are so right about Atlanta. I try not to drive downtown. I can do it, but I don't enjoy it. When I was little, my mom would make us all be quiet when she drove through big cities. Now I know why!