The Dog Ate My Blogpost

I have an even better excuse than that one for not posting.

First of all, I didn’t die, or get abducted by aliens, or anything like that. It was worse.

I got a new computer. An IMac, to be exact. I’ve spent the last 2 weeks with my butt in front of the computer, getting everything set up just the way I want it. In the process, I’ve become a Mac evangelist. Mic****ft s*cks, is all I have to say. You pull this thing out of the box, and after that first shock of how astoundingly beautiful it is, and where all the other cables and parts went, you put the thing on the desk, take the ONE cable that hooks to the back and to the wall outlet, plug it in, and you’re off.

One might assume that I haven’t been doing much knitting while I was playing with my new toy. You’d be right. I do have a new sock project to show you, but you’ll have to wait a paragraph or two.

I did pull my head out of the computer long enough to invite friends over for dinner this weekend. I’m lucky enough to live close to a number of knitters, one of whom is Kris. She and her husband, Dana, and their daughter, Anna Grace, and another couple (non-knitters, sorry to say) all came over for an evening of fun and food, and wine, of course. A good time was had by all. One of the best parts? Kris brought a non-traditional but very welcome “hostess gift”. Here it is:


This one shows the color of the yarn better.


How cool is that? Kris can come to my house for dinner anytime.

I also have done a bit of shopping, though that was actually before the computer came. I just had to figure out how to get photos on this thing to post it. This is from KnitPicks. Kris made me buy the chart holder thing, and I couldn’t just order that. Here’s the loot.



I’ve wanted that electronic row counter ever since I saw it. I know I said that I love my little cheap tally counters from the office supply store. I lied. I really love this one better. It appeals to my enthusiasm for new gadgets.

Here’s the chart holder. The magnets are just not pink. I have no idea why the photo came out that way. So if the only reason that you are clicking over to Knitpicks to buy this is for the pink magnets, forget it. They’re sort of lavendar, but not Pepto pink.


And what’s in that little green bag? Why, my current sock project, of course.


Isn’t that just the pinkest pink you’ve ever seen? That yarn really is that pink. It’s called Hot Flash, and is  Socks That Rock from Blue Moon Fiber Arts. It’s not listed on the website, but if you email Tina, she might have some. You never know. That’s how I got mine. I think I told her some sob story about how I’m menopausal and might cry if I didn’t get some of this, and she took pity on me and sent it. I’m not above grovelling for yarn.

I promised Project Specs on that last pair of socks that I did. I’ll get it done, really. I’ll post it in the Finished Projects section when I get a minute. It’s a basic top down sock, 64 stitches, STR in Rainforest Jasper, for me. There you go.

Next post will be the “Ten songs, ten bloggers” meme that’s going around. I got tagged by Wendy. I’m just having a bit of trouble picking only ten of each. I’m working on it.

About Lorette

My name is Lorette. I learned to knit in 1999, and took up spinning in 2009. I'm a physician specializing in internal medicine, and live in the Pacific Northwest. Enjoy my blog!


The Dog Ate My Blogpost — 17 Comments

  1. Hey. I have to say this (what, with Bill signing my paychecks and all…), but Micros*ft doesn’t actually make the computers.
    So it’s not entirely our fault. 🙂

  2. What cool stuff!!! I love the OnLine yarn and I have to find that Hot Flash colorway.
    I have the electronic row counter as well as the chart keeper. I like gadgets.

  3. I NEVER thought I’d hear myself think “I gotta get some hotflashes” too funny! New toys are the best! hope you’re having fun with them all. Please tell Kris she’s welcome to have dinner with us whenever she likes. Glad you’re back!

  4. I love that yarn!!! I love it! And I love the sock it’s turning into. You gotta hand it to Oregon for kicking out such a great local product.
    And I love that you’re reading the Belgariad. That’s been my main foray into fantasy, aside from the more mainstream Tolkien and Jean Auel (very strange fantasy/caveman romance fusion and of course an Oregonian).

  5. Welcome to the Mac side! Once you go Mac – you don’t go back! Corny, corny, i know, i know! Love your hot flashes 😉

  6. I use my daughter’s PowerBookG4 and love it. Your goodies from KnitPicks are wonderful. Just the ones that caught my eye as well. You will have a great time standing in line at the grocery store, or wherever, with your little sock yarn sack, knitting away.

  7. I got an iMac about a year and a half ago, and I can’t imagine ever going back to a Windows machine.
    Tell us about the new yarn–what is it? The colors are wonderful.

  8. Hi
    I have been a MAC-addict ever since they were an AppleII so if you want some support, drop me a line. I cannot imagine working on a PC (please forgive me all PC users). But once you go MAC you NEVER go back. Take a breath. Enjoy the journey and write if you need a hand without a needle to hold!

  9. Hi
    I have been a MAC-addict ever since they were an AppleII so if you want some support, drop me a line. I cannot imagine working on a PC (please forgive me all PC users). But once you go MAC you NEVER go back. Take a breath. Enjoy the journey and write if you need a hand without a needle to hold!

  10. What else is there besides Macs? Oh yeah, those yucky computers I used to use at work. :p Glad you switched!
    Thanks for the heads up on Hot Flash. I’m going to try to get some. Love your playlist. It looks a lot like mine. Dean Martin rocks. DH got me some a few months ago. 🙂

  11. Good googley goo! That is PINK!! I’d probably have to soak my yarn in pepto to get it that color.. I’m going to the Rhinebeck festival in two weeks.. Maybe she’ll have some there…
    As for the IMac.. I saw one of those in an Apple Store when I went to get my iPod fixed. It did seem odd; just a big-a$$ screen. I’m thinking,”Where’s the rest of it?!”. Now I understand.

  12. UPDATE:
    Just got my STR Hot Flash today. It’s sooooo pretty, and I have a pattern that should for it, but for now, I’ll stay the course and finish the socks I’m currently working on.