Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Happy New Year!

Be a better blogger.

I don't do resolutions.
But here's hoping 2008 is filled with inspiring ideas and FINISHED projects to blog about. I finished a pair of socks! They were on the needles since Sock Madness ended - both done up to the cuff and ready for the heel. I abandoned the Sock Madness pattern and opted for simple eye of partridge heel and some straight knitting to just get them done. I let Sara give them to her advisor as a gift without even taking a picture as proof they're done.
(Bad blogger!)

I ordered a new camera today!! With help of a $200 dell gift card the purchase of my new laptop earned before Christmas. Yes. This blog entry is coming to you from my LAP! I'm not very good at the finger scrolling...touch pad... thing... still confounds me on a very regular basis. (How do you hi-light something again? Stubborn is my middle name. I WILL finish this entry without a mouse!)

I do adore the new technology. (A mouse without cord!) I was afraid Windows Vista still had too many bugs to be worked out from all I read of it's first reviews. But I'm lovin' it! Things open in seconds. Pages of Publisher 2007 turn in an instant! I had resorted to folding a basket of cloths or vacuuming a room while I waited for the old computer to perform a task. So less housework gets done while I'm working on future Patchwork Press editing? That's the price of progress!

The next issue is to be sent to the printer in PDF form so fingers crossed it goes through without a meltdown. Mine if it fails and I have to start over!

A new pair of socks have been started. They're almost done actually! My reward for finishing 3 projects in as many months from the list of things that had gone into UFO mode was "I could start something new!"

I did use stash yarn, though. If resolutions for 2007 count for anything, that is. There's 6 more size 1 knitting needles waiting to be rescued from another pair of socks in the UFO pile. Before Sock Madness 2008 sign-ups start in February. Sara has promised to continue the very popular tradition of Mexican Take-Out delivery on Day One of new patterns. So mom doesn't have to for me!

And if Sock Madness drives me will be Sara's fault!
Works for me.

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