Archive for January 14th, 2008

The Good, The Bad, The Ugly, and The Awesome.

January 14th, 2008 24 comments

The good: Shedir is done! So that’s one more project off the list of things I owe people. It turned out quite nicely, if I do say so myself. It took about 1.1 balls of Rowan Calmer, the nicest artificial fiber you’ll ever work with. This one went much faster than the first one I made. I keep thinking this cable pattern would look great on a baby sweater or on a pair of socks.

(P.S. – Turtlegirl76, I was right. There’s an error on row 63 of the pattern. It is indeed missing an asterisk. Thanks for checking for me!

The bad: I knocked out some stitch marker parts, and apparently it’s not the temperature that makes them crack, it’s the spray varnish I favor. These were sprayed in my kitchen with the home thermostat set to 70 degrees (I was taking no chances). Crack city! That’s unfortunate, because it’s much quicker to spray them than to brush them. So I suppose I need to figure out whether it’s this particular substance that causes them to crack, or the act of spraying them at all. These seem solid enough, so I can probably still use them, after I test them to be sure they’re okay.

The ugly: Look at what my camera is doing! It’s been doing this for a while, but I thought maybe it was an issue with having a low battery. No such luck; the battery was fine when this picture was taken. I have to sit patiently and wait for it to clear and then try to snap my picture before it gets all pink and wiggly again. As you can see, I failed in the picture to the right.

We’ve had our little Canon Elph SD100 for several years now and it’s always worked well. Hopefully it’ll hang in there a little longer and we can use it until it doesn’t run anymore. Just like we do our cars!

The Awesome? My dad and his friend Ellyn. After my mini-freakout the other day, they volunteered to come over and watch Emily tonight so that Steve and I could go out. Right now we’re thinking we’ll go see Juno, depending on when showtimes are. Really, though, just getting out to go anywhere is a blessing. Thanks so much, Dad and Ellyn!

Time to go out and run all the errands that keep the household running semi-smoothly. Later, y’all!

ETA: Serenity earrings, actual size. They’re for a teenager. 🙂

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