Monday, April 09, 2012

I'm an idiot

Hi everyone hope you are all well and enjoying the changeable but okay-ish weather we are experiencing you know sweltering summer type weather, then pouring with rain, then freezing, then summer again. Cardigan off, cardigan on. "Shall I wear sandals? No, it's too cold!", "Shall I wear boots? No! God, I'm sweltering".

So what have I been up to? Well.....I was stressed with college, and I decided to tidy up all my knitting WIP's (work in progress) only to find a nearly finished back to a cardigan, huh! How did that happen?

 It's terrifically plain and  beautifully knitted only thing is I can't for the life of me remember what pattern it's from, I normally keep the magazine or book next to the knitting- "PAUL, have you been touching my stuff again?" This isn't the first time this has happened to me, and I'm dead sure it won't be the last, normally when I find these knits I have to frog them.  Very sad I know but if I can't even remember what I was knitting, what's the point of keeping it and trying to make it match a pattern it doesn't belong to *sigh*.  I could really kick myself, very hard. Is anyone else out there in knitting land as stupid as me and do you have any remedies to stop this heartbreaking scenario from happening again?

Update: so well I decided to trawl Ravelry in the hope that I would find the pattern that matched my piece of knitting.  After two days of searching, I'm no further forward and to make me more miserable I think the pattern may have come from a magazine I chucked out with a hoard of others. Whaaaa!! Sob, sob.

Jayellesea's version of Sweetheart Cardigan by Grace Akhrem

Anyway while ogling all those patterns on "R" I found something to heal my sorrow in the form of another cardigan called Sweetheart.  This little cardi is similar to the finished back piece I have. Now, I know I can't keep the original piece, and,  I know I'll have to frog it but hey-ho I have a new beautiful cardi to make *squee*.

HP dv2000
Can you believe my beautiful laptop died on me for the 3rd time in a year?  It was extremely distressing, and I'm embarrassed to say I just sat and cried.  I suppose I can't complain it was a Christmas present from my O/H way back in 2006.  So, now it's at PC World having another overhaul, poor wee soul.  On the bright side,  I was lucky in the sense that I had printed off my essay and my assessment exam work before it died, someone in heaven must have been looking down on me.
So after discussing and pleading my case to Paul, he agreed I should treat myself to a new laptop, how kind of him to agree to me spending my own money eh?  Lol!
So I'm now the proud owner of the HP DV6 it's not as sophisticated as the HP dv2000 (which was the top of the range when I received it) but hey it has a fantastic sound, it kind of looks okay,  and it works.  I'm just hoping my dv2000  doesn't develop a complex when it comes home tomorrow, and it sees it's new replacement.  Awkward or what?

What else have I been up to?  Well... I'm reading this at the moment. I love this author and her amateur sleuth character Kelly Flynn.  I know it's not everyone's cup of tea but believe me, after reading about Cognitive, Linguistic, Social Development and Theorists for eight months my brain seriously needs a breather, before the mayhem begins i.e. my final exams.
The Walking Dead
I've also just finished watching: The Walking Dead based on an on-going series of comic books of the same name, written by Robert Kirkman.  It's about a group of survivors in a world overrun by zombies.  Mmmm! Goriness. To say I have withdrawal symptoms is an understatement,  I keep asking Paul when's the next series on.  Oh! And I can't believe they killed off Dale and Shane, although I would've certainly slapped the latter,  he seriously got on my nerves lol.


  1. I love the new queued cardigan! I'm also a walking dead fan. I sobbed like a child when Dale died, my husband just looked at me in bewilderment ... LOL :) Enjoy the rest of your week.

  2. Thank you Knitting Nix. I sat in bewilderment when they killed Dale off. I really thought he was a safe character. In saying that I couldn't believe it when they got rid of Sean Bean in Game of Thrones, and he was a main character. Just goes to show you eh? x

  3. Arghhhh to the missing pattern!! The new cardigan looks gorgeous though. Good luck with the frogging, it's never an easy business.

  4. Thank you Lynne. I've gotten over the pain of losing the pattern, however I can't bring myself to frog my work. Maybe in a few days time lol x

  5. I'm always putting pattern somewhere separate from knitting. My work around is Ravelry!

    I keep progress shots and take one before putting it away. Simply stick progress shot with pattern link in Rav projects, voila! Problem sorted in x months.

  6. Hi Fluzz, that's a fantastic idea. I'm on Ravelry all the time but never actually thought about putting my work on their as it's on the needles. x


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