Monday, July 18, 2005
FINALLY!My DSL is FINALLY connected. I think it ACTUALLY should have been connected last week, but the people at Verizon insisted I had to wait until today. My wireless card is still acting strange, but I'm connecting wirelessly, so I'll wait until next time I head to campus and have the tech guys there make sure it'll connect with the school network ok.
In the meantime, it works. Just in time, too, because I really need to work on the Fall Interview Program for school. I'm shooting for 20-25 bids before I'm done (which hopefully will equal 10-15 interviews). Tonight I plan to upload my resume, and enter in the "for sure" bids... and then take stock. Hopefully I'll finish up with all my bid selections tomorrow. :)
But in more exciting news, I got my second secret pal present this weekend!!!!
From the top right corner counterclockwise:
And there was more excitement this weekend - I finished Lacy!!! The sleeves ended up too long, but they look fine rolled, and I'm hoping I can block the lace pattern OUT, which should help to shorten the sleeves a bit.
Overall, I'm very pleased with the design, except for the sleeve length. And, as an added bonus, the sleeve cap shaping all worked out perfectly - despite the fact that the body's gauge was different from the sleeve gauge.
But I'm not the only one knitting around here... a certain someone is making great progress on his very own, custom-designed mittens! The irregulars were extremely impressed - his first real project, and on dpn's with increases, decreases, and ribbing!
Since I found myself without a project (and after doing all the finishing on Lacy, I couldn't bear the idea of working on neckbands, or armbands, or all the other details I need to work on to finish my dad's vest, or Mariah (who I'm still not speaking with), so I dragged out a REALLY old project and sized it up.
Remember Trinity? That I last worked on in OCTOBER????? I finished both the front and back, but refused to swim out to sleeve island. Well, last weekend, I dove in, and am cruising along on the first sleeve. When you've already knit the front and back, there's a lot of satisfaction to getting so much done on a project - I'll be finished in no time! :)
Cricket, while impressed with the huge cone of yarn that I'm using to knit Trinity, has decided that, despite the air conditioning, it's just too hot to move.
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