24 June 2003 Well let's see if this works.
I got home from work last night, finally going to update this blog, and my computer is dead, dead, dead. In a way I'm glad, because the thing was such a pile. Now I have an excuse to buy a new one, when I have the money. Until then, it looks like I may be able to use the my work laptop to update my site. I was able to download the entire site to my work computer, so at least I didn't lose everything.
A couple of weekends ago, we had to go to the Bay Area so I thought while we were there it would be neat to stop at the East Bay Depot in Berkeley, which I had read about on notmartha a few weeks back. Very cool place, with lots of stuff everywhere. I didn't get to spend a lot of time there, but I did manage to dig through the yarn bin for awhile. Here's my score:
Mixed bag of Bernat 50/50 wool/acrylic(blue), Bear Brand wool (cream with pink and blue spots), and a skein of Bernat heather argyle sock yarn. I have no idea what I'll do with these either, but I thought they made a good stash enhancement. $2.00.
We also stopped at a garage sale along the way, and I picked up two size US 5 circular needles (24" and 16") two stitch holders, and a cable needle for the grand total price of $1.00.
In other news, I am close to finishing the back on the pink experiment, and I've cast on for a SitcomChic with the recycled Bob yarn. I'm moving at my usual snail's pace though, so it's not very exciting.
11 June 2003 Still slooooowly working on the pink experiment sweater. I knitted a couple of rows last night, the first in about 5 days. I just haven't felt much like knitting lately. I think it's because the weather is so nice right now. Highs in the 80s, a nice breeze... I come home from work and sit on the back patio and read until it's dark. Very relaxing. I haven't felt like watching TV either, and watching TV and knitting go together like peas and carrots, so that might be contributing to my knitting slump.
On a non-knitting related note: Does anybody have any advice switching their cats from a free-feeding regimen to a scheduled feeding regimen? Anybody out there have experience slimming down an extremely overweight cat while still keeping the other normal-sized cats in your household happy? I would love some advice.
4 June 2003 June already and I have nothing to talk about. My knitting is going excruciatingly slow. I manage about 8 rounds every other night, and that's on stockinette stitch. The only person more bored than me is any poor soul who happens to read this. So I finished the last of the increases last night, and now I've got about an inch to go before I start the armhole shaping. WooHoo.
I've been talking here about how I don't have any money, and I'm working temp jobs and stuff, and what do I do? I accidentally win an ebay auction. It was for 13 skeins of Mission Falls 1824 and a pattern to go with it. I only upped the bid $1.00 and ended up winning. It seemed like a good price to me, but after looking around, I pretty much paid retail. Well, maybe it was like paying retail for the yarn and getting the pattern book for free, and not paying sales tax. So, I guess it was a good deal. And with PayPal it gets painlessly charged on my credit card, so I can almost pretend I didn't spend money I don't have.
It was delivered today, and I'm very happy with the pattern book and the yarn. There are 3 or 4 things in the book I would like to make someday, in addition to the pictured sweater.
The other good news of the day is that I found a new thrift store, and checked it out today at lunch. I bought a just-like-brand-new Whirley Pop for $5.00. I have wanted one of these forever! Definitely a thrift score for me.
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