Saturday, September 16, 2006
How do you spell incompetence? C-A-B-L-E G-U-Y!
*Before I start my ranting, here is a pic of the Yummilicious "Goody Gumdrops" sock using Heather's self-striping fingering weight sock yarn. It's my own pattern which, by the way, is featured in a sock contest at my LYS, Ewe'll Love It. Wish me luck...I'd love to win! It's a $25 gc and a set of the new Lantern Moon dpns in that gorgeous exotic wood. DROOL!*
Okay, so I THOUGHT that I would have cable internet on Wednesday night. I was very, very wrong. The alleged "cable guy" (who could have been a brick layer for all I know) came to the house and spend 20 minutes trying to find the cable that goes from the house to to outside. Finally, I found it in the living room. (check one for me) Then, he said he couldn't find the outside cable to connect the inside one to...(at this point, I suggested looking underneath some of the plants and ground cover that was beneath the spot where the cable came out)...he says, "uh, I already looked there. It's not there. What you have to do is to get a company to dig up the road and your property so we can connect the cable lines from down the street to your house. I don't think the cable line is here."
So, I look at him funny and say, "But, 5 other people have had cable in this house....it says it on the order slip. So, where's the cable? It has to be here somewhere!" He says, "Uh, well, they must have dug it up out of the ground, I guess." And I say, "Why the heck would they do that??" He says, "I dunno." And proceeds to leave. (During this time, he keeps getting cell phone calls from his wife, who keeps screaming at him, "Are you LISTENING to me?????")
I called my hubby and when he came home that night, found the cable underneath the ground cover plants right where I said it would be (check two for me). The next day, I have to recall the cable company to have them come back and they say, "Oh, the computer says that this job has been completed." and, after being on the phone for over 30 minutes trying to talk to a live person, I get very upset. I said, "He didn't do ANYTHING!!!!!" and proceeded to tell them exactly what happened the day before. SO....now we have to wait for the cable company to call and make ANOTHER appointment...hence, no cable internet...hence, no time to wait to upload a couple pictures because of very cute, but cranky children...hence, no blogging.
But, this morning, I have a few minutes (actually it's taken me an hour) to upload pics and blog...Finally!
1. A picture of the beautiful, awesome bucket bag that Jackie made for me ...I'm keeping all of my current small knitting projects in it. It is WONDERFUL!!!
2. A picture of the slippers I knit (and then felted) using the Montera (50% llama, 50% wool) yarn in pink and turquoise. The pattern is from the new book, "Knit 2 Together" by Tracey Ullman and Mel Clark...totally super new book..funny, too.
3. Here is half of Rose's merino/silk fiber spun up into a 2 ply, bulky weight yarn. You can't imagine how gorgeous this yarn is and how silky, super soft it is. I really hope she'll like it. So far, I've spun up 117 yards of it and she'll have at least that much more from the second ball of fiber. Yummy!
4. Here is my lovely, lovely new pink iPod that Ian got me. This is the knitted up, unfelted cozy using Knit Picks Sock Garden in the "Star Gazer Lily" colorway and the Knit Picks pattern. I made one for Ian a year or two ago out of the "Yukon" colorway...now we have matching cozies! (cue...."Awwwwwwww!)
5. This is the finished iPod cozy....with all embellishments and which hangs perfectly from my neck so I can walk and listen to it. So super...the pattern is easy and fun, too.
6. Finally, the updated "COCK"....it doesn't look much bigger than the last picture, but it actually is...the circ needle that it's on right now (of course, an Addi Turbo) is small, so you can't tell that it's much bigger. It's so beautiful and the pattern is very easy to remember. I can't decide what it will actually be in the end....either a baby blanket, small shawl or throw, but it will be sinfully soft no matter what it turns out to be.
To all my loyal and super blogging readers, please don't give up on me. I will keep trying to blog as frequently as I can. Meanwhile, I will be knitting up amazing things and hoping to finish many UFOs before the year is out. Stay tuned!!!!
**Also....guess whose handspun, cabled yarn is in the newest "Spin-Off Magazine"?????? Check out page 86 on the left. EEEE! It's so friggin awesome! I know...a LOT of people get their yarn in, but I'm so pysched to see mine there along with others MUCH more nicely spun and beautiful. And, I'm the only one from NH this month...super cool!**