Monday, June 02, 2008

Where have I been?

I've been busy!

I did, though, finish the Baby Cable Rib Socks (from Sensational Knitted Socks).

Baby Cable Rib Socks

I love this pattern and I love the yarn (Nature's Palette fingering weight from Hand Jive Knits in Indian Paintbrush). The only thing I changed in the pattern was adding a 2x2 ribbing on the toes, during the every-other-row decreases, to match the top ribbing. (More details on Ravelry.)

I also got a new computer -- a MacBook Air. I love it... when it's working right. There are reports of "issues" with connectivity, and I seem to have them. I'm posting from it now, so obviously I do connect eventually, but it's really annoying. And as a longtime (20 year) Mac person, I find it really disappointing, too. I may be taking a trip to the GeniusBar at the Apple Store this weekend...

I spent last weekend at Mom's, helping with a bridal shower for my cousin. Mom had bunion surgery a couple weeks ago, so still isn't highly mobile! It was fun -- all relatives -- and we didn't play any silly games. I believe a good time was had by all.

Driving there Friday evening, I realized that I was trailing a line of thunderstorms/tornadoes. Luckily, I was only about 10 miles from Mom's when I turned on the radio and heard the warnings which, by that time, were for an area beyond where Mom lives. I'm sort of glad I hadn't heard the warnings earlier -- maybe sometimes ignorance is bliss!

And I'm WAY behind in the ABC-Along. I wonder how many letters I can combine in one post????

6 comments:

linda the sister said...

Love the sock color - VERY pretty!

Kim B. said...

Great socks! I love cables.

sophanne said...

Ellemenopee could be another word for an elementary school kid with bladder control issues.

Bezzie said...

*cough* *cough* I'll keep my Mac comments to myself ;-)

Gorgeous socks! I love that color, and I love the name just as much! I'm a sucker for a good color name.

Chris said...

I really like the toe ribbing on those socks! Eeep - you were out driving in all that crazy weather?! Sorry to hear about your computer woes...

Steven said...

Beautiful socks! That baby cable rib calls for a nice solid pattern -- something I'm never quite able to figure out! Loverly job.

And stay away from the tornadoes!