Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Imagine...

you are viewing the body of a slouchy chunky sweater with the two sleeves started beside it. The sweater body has been placed on cords to save for later. It has been worn to prove its length only to fall a bit short-more will be needed when the sleeves are finished.
pretend photo of the cuffs of two sleeves using magic loop here

the most beautiful shades of purple dyed into a yarn. Warm soft lavenders reminiscent of hydrangeas. These soft fibers had started their knitted life as an Achillea sock only to come out large enough to fit a small elephant. This week they have been frogged. Those Achillea socks are back on the needles with fewer stitches and now more closely resemble human size.
pretend photo of cuff and part of leg using magic loop here

crazy wild bold colors swirled together in a skein of sock yarn. Green, yellow, purple and brown meld in an Easter basket flurry of color. These too have been cast-on for a pair of Los Monos Locos. I am hoping to use most of the skein on these. They will be my crazy April egg-hunting socks.
pretend photo of sock cuff using two circulars here
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a pile of books topped with an innocuous looking magazine. The magazine has been sporadically read. It is good. Some parts may not be applicable to me, but the feeling is true to my heart. It is Taproot, and my earlier worries were too harsh. It is good. A bit of Mother Earth News for the romantic. I haven't finished it, and I admit to reading it out of order (I just wasn't sure I could love an article about soil. I live in a world of hard, caliche soil not black loamy stuff). I do like it though. I am eager to see how it evolves. Also on my reading pile is The Distant Hours by Kate Morton. I am enjoying this read quite a bit. I am only around page 100, so no real insight yet. I am glad to have found it via our weekly Yarn Alongs.
pretend photo of books here

Why must you imagine? Well, my laptop is back in repair. The good news is that Apple would like to just give me a new one. The bad news is that it will take 5-7 days and my data will be lost. Fortunately after the last incident Dave backed up all the photos. Not so much on the documents, but I think most were in Dropbox. All should be fine. In the interim you must use your imagination, visualizing all the fun and craziness that we call home.

16 comments:

  1. Oh, is the laptop misbehaving again? At least Apple seems to be nice and having a new laptop will be nice. :)
    I used my imagination and everything is just lovely. I love the thought of crazy Egg hunting socks!
    Happy yarn along day.

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    1. When it returned from the initial repair, the fan never shut off. It sounded like the machine was about to take off. The drive also was not working. I am glad it will be replaced-just sad to have to wait.

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  2. You are taking the death of your computer quite well......I'm proud of you! I love this post because you are making the best out of a worst situation. Glad you used dropbox!!!

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    1. There truly isn't much I can do, and we do have a desktop I can use. I just don't like it :)

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  3. How in the world did the laptop in that situation that you lost your stuff? How awful! You're reminding me to back up all of our stuff - really must do that. I haven't heard of Dropbox - was is this?

    Can't wait to see your actual photos of all that lovely knitting and reading!

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    1. Thanks, Ellen. Dropbox is like icloud or the amazon version. I save items on my laptop and can view them on other computers or handhelds when I sign into my account. It is just basic data storage. Definitely back up your computer :)

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  4. oh no! the laptop is dying. :( good thing dave backed up the photos. that is always my biggest worry. everything else can be lost, but the pictures... that would break my heart.

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  5. Oh Heather. When it rains, it pours.
    We use dropbox, too, and it is a handy way to give multiple people access to the same document.

    My wish for you is moments of calm. I'm interested to see the socks. I'm giving up on patterned socks for a while.

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  6. Oh no!! I know how devastating it is when a computer bites the dust! Hoping you get a replacement soon! :)

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  7. love dropbox. and so sorry about the laptop. if *touch wood* my mac were to die there would be services for it. i'd force my kids to attend ;-)

    yay for the distant hours - loved it!

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  8. I like to use my imagination... and everything looked lovely!!

    I've heard that Kate Morton is great. Looking forward to reading The House at Riverton and The Forgotten Garden soon.

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  9. i narrowed in on the fact that you are getting a new apple out of all this. cool :) happy birthday to benton!

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  10. Isn't Dropbox wonderful? Steve uses it for everything!

    Sorry to hear that your laptop finally bit the dust. Maybe Apple will be quick and the new one will arrive sooner.

    I bet your projects are just lovely :)

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  12. oops! wrong blog! love this post, and i do hope your new mac comes soon! (i avoid our desk top at all costs too).

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  13. It's a good thing I have a great imagination. It's looking great!!

    Blessings, Debbie

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