11 April 2019

In Which I Am Betwixt and Between

Hello!  I hope your week has been going well.  Mine has definitely been up and down, though for the most part it has at least been nice weather, which feels good.  But I have had a sore throat and a cough, which do not feel good.  Then again, it's Thursday, so the weekend awaits, right?

The other thing about this week is that technology has not been my friend.  Not that we are exactly besties most of the time anyway, but we've definitely hit a rough patch.  And though it hasn't been brutal, it's been inconvenient. 

And because of my aforementioned problem I have no photos to share with you, save for the one below that is on my work computer as well as my home computer.  And since I am having to take a [very early for me] lunch break, here are three things I've decided to share for Three on Thursday

1.  Technology at home - our Internet crapped out about 10 days ago.  The Tim contacted our ISP, and a technician came to check things out.  Long story short, we had to upgrade to the next level of service - but since it was not our fault, we at least don't have to pay that price for another two years, rather we pay what we were paying before.  Fine.  So this past Saturday, Joe the Installer (this is how he identified himself) came and got everything installed and set up.  Yay.  Except that my laptop will not connect/recognize the new network.  My Nook has no problem with it, none of The Tim's devices have a problem, just my laptop, which claims the signal is weak.  Because as I mentioned above, technology and I have a tenuous relationship, I'm just stabby about this.  Whereas, The Tim is determined to crack the case.  Stay tuned.

2.  You may remember me saying I was finished with the body of my Neverender Sweater, and was ready to start the sleeves.  Well, I got to approximately 2 inches from the end of Sleeve #1 and then got the flu.  The other night, I finally felt with it enough to finish it.  So I finished knitting the cuff, and then followed the pattern instructions for finishing it, which called for a kitchener bindoff.  OK.  I kitchener on socks all the time, no big deal.  But this just didn't work - she had you put the purl stitches on one needle and the knit stitches on another, and then start working.  Well, I messed that up big-time.  So I ripped it out, and put the cuff stitches back on the needle and put it away.  Walking to work the next morning, it occurred to me that NO ONE WOULD ARREST ME if I did a different bindoff!  That night, I used the trusty tubular bindoff, and now I'm ready to start Sleeve #2, which means that the Neverender might soon become an Ender!!  (So to speak.)

3.  This weekend is the Allentown Fiber Festival.  Allentown is not that far from Philadelphia, and I've really wished I could go to the festival for the past few years since I learned of its existence.  Granted, I have a negative amount of money to spend on anything, and I don't need any yarn, but I enjoy getting to see what's out there in the knitting universe anyway.  The Tim has always said he'd be happy to go with me, since he likes exploring new places and actually likes driving (which I truly hate to do), and we were thinking of going.  But you know what?  I don't really feel good enough to go.  And that makes me stabby, because all I would need is thismuch more energy to be able to go and enjoy myself.

The Lord/universe giveth, and the Lord/universe taketh away, it seems.  Maybe next year.

In the meantime, Sleeve #2 awaits.  I am determined to finish that sleeve and that sweater before I work on anything else!!


Wanderingcatstudio said...

Well.. at least the Neverender is coming to an end!

AsKatKnits said...

Technology is fantastic until it is not. I hope The Tim can figure out the problems - asap! (And, thank goodness there are no knitting police - I do my own thing frequently! LOL)

Vera said...

I had my run in with technology (at work) yesterday. All good now. But the mgr in Charlotte called the situation a "false positive" which sounds more like a pregnancy test to me - lol. Sorry you won't be in Allentown. If you wake up feeling wonderful and decide to go, let us know - Dee and I will be there! Feel better!!

kathy b said...

im so jealous of all of you going to the festival. I hope you find the energy to go. I wish they would have one here in Wisconsin during the MASTERS golf weekend ! That would be perfect for me

Araignee said...

I am VERY stabby about missing the MDSW this year because my son decided to get married that weekend in Detroit. I can't even say that out loud or people think I'm being an awful mother. Grrrr....

Kym said...

We had some tech problems here at our house a couple of weeks ago. Our modem broke . . . so I got a new one for my birthday (ha). We actually didn't have to pay for it . . . Dave the AT&T guy (he called himself that) (maybe this is a thing now?) took care of the installing.

Maybe you'll find the energy???

Nance said...

Thank heaven there is no Knitting Police. I'd be buried in citations for sure.

I do hope you feel better. Flu is a difficult thing to come back from.

KSD said...

Shari has sent me some stunning yarn from the Allentown Festival. Sorry you don't feel up to going.