I really have to start posting more often. I mentally compose many posts that never make it to a computer and by the time I actually sit down at the computer to write one, I never know where to start. There's also my preference to write in code and not so much in english ;)
I mentioned, sort of in passing last week the possibility of my upgrading notebook computers. Well that came to pass. Thanks to the assistance of Nancy and her wonderful hubby, I'm the proud owner of a new MacBook. I took advantage of a last "use it or lose it" vacation day on Friday and spent some time getting to know the new toy.
If you click and make big, you can see something that totally makes this geek giggle. I have, thanks to Parallels Desktop 3.0 I have Windows XP running as well. I have the previous version of it running on my iMac downstairs. The new version has something called Coherence in it which makes it invisible as to which operating system is running the application. Translated from geek to english: I can run windows software within MacOS without it being crammed inside another window. I can run my windows based development suite without having to get an (non-existent) version. Cool huh? Doesn't take much to make me giggle ;)
Besides the geeky stuff, I've actually stepped away from the Xbox (mom is seriously addicted now btw) and done a little knitting. The first pair of socks since early September are now finished! Woot. They came off the needles Friday morning.
Pattern: own basic vanilla socks. First was done toe up and the other was cuff down. Short row heel over 52 st on US1 needles.
Yarn: Jitterbug in Raphael
Started: ?? Sept/Oct 2007
Finished: Dec. 21, 2007
I wore these yesterday to my sister's house for the annual family get together. Very comfy. Nice to finally have another pair of socks to wear. I really got to wash the rest of the collection ;)
Another project has been resurrected. My leftover sock yarn granny square blanket saw some action last night.
You can get a sense of the size. That's one of the kid's matchbox cars in the upper left hand corner. Took me the better part of an hour to do one round. I still love it. I'm finding though that crochet has more impact on my body than knitting. Shortly after picking this up last night, I was noticing discomfort in my shoulder. I must rotate it more when crocheting. I moved my yarn supply and tried to minimize arm roll and it felt better.
Today's half day at school paired with a full day off for me, meant I could get some knitting done. I pulled out Kauni and finally finished the body. The sewing machine is coming out later so I can get some steek cutting done.
I want to wish all those who celebrate a very Merry Christmas. I hope you have a very happy and healthy holiday surrounded by family and friends. For our part, we have a nice quiet time at home as there isn't much else to do ;)