Some FO's and a warning.

Saturday, September 08, 2007

Ok so I've got a few finished objects...but I can't show you! Hahahahah ok only because the camera battery is charging right now. I promise pictures tomorrow!

I finished the twisted flower sock. It's perfect...

I finished that red turtleneck tube top thing from the fitted knits book I started back in june. There was a whopping 2 INCHES left and it killed me to do it. I'm not kidding, my hands and arms really hurt right now. Certain things do that...

I started the other monkey sock. It's such an easy pattern, I can knit while I'm concentrating on other things. Or take it to knit while the kids eat or play or whatever.

I'm trying to start another sock...something not quite as intense as the twisted flower, but more involved than the monkey. The pattern is Mad Color Weave and I purposely bought the Claudia Handpainted (in freesia) for the pattern, but the freesia has a ton of one color in it so the colors are pooling in the pattern, in a way I do not care for...

Mini-rant here:

Some of you know that I'm taking online web design classes, and some may know that out here in the country I only have dial up. Nothing else is available except for satellite which is rather expensive. Well I'm finally getting satellite Tuesday. That's beside the point right now though because not having anything faster than dial up has been an issue with classes in the past, and now it's an issue again. I'm taking an advanced class, learning Flash, and the only way to learn the work is to watch online tutorials. Well none of them will load or download because of the large file sizes. After trying for two weeks to download them somewhere with a faster connection, and failing, I finally called and asked if someone could burn them to a cd and ship them. Well that was Tuesday and there was no cd in today's mail. On Sunday I will be behind 6 weeks. My instructor has agreed to accept them late but he will probably dock points. Plus this is only a 9 week course, and that's a lot to catch up on! I'm freaking out a bit.

I also heard this today, it's going around spokane myspace and stuff, and I guess it's true, but the police for some reason don't want to put it on the news. I got this from a reputable source though and it's apparently happened in other states. So I thought I'd share, in case it's happening elsewhere.

There is some gang with this initiation thing going on. They have to drive around at night with their lights off and the first car to courtesy flash them (to say hey, your lights) becomes their target. They have to beat, shoot, kill, whatever, everyone in that car. So think twice before you flash next time. Who knows what could happen. The person who posted this is reputable in the community and it was late when they were driving and not many people were out, and I guess if they hadn't driven off (the people were out of their car, approaching theirs) they would have been victims. They were followed while calling 911 and were only left alone after reaching well lit, busier areas.

Stay safe everyone...

4 comments:

Opal said...

congrats on all your knitting progress! i'm sorry to hear about all the problems with your class. and be careful on the road at night! that is just downright terrifying!

jenjerpeach said...

i read your comment and almost cried. it was really encouraging, and don't fret about the job thing. i've been reading but not always commenting (i gotta work on that). i just got a new job but i still have to bidget my money cuz things are just expensive nowadays.

and that sock is awesome. i have such sock ADD it's not even funny.

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Valerie said...

I can't wait to see the pictures of the knitting progress!! I bet they are beautiful as always!

I am sorry to hear that you are behind on your class work. It's terrible sometimes that the education system will leave those behind without the ability to access technology. You'd think that they would already have the tutorials on disk at the bookstore there. I hope you get caught up hun. Good Luck with that!!

 
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