Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Stupid Weather Gnomes

That promised round two of the storm not only didn't get here but it completely disappeared! However, looking at the radar it's reforming in a slightly different place so there still might be more rain tonight, I figure about 3 minutes after I finally go to bed. While I'm partly trying to out stubborn the rain and doing some knitting I thought I'd use the fingers differently and show you my newest new toy.

Another lucet!

Hmmmm... on reflection I probably should have taken a picture of both of them for comparison but I didn't think about that until right now. The peg tips are the same width apart on both but the baby one only reaches to the top of the decoration so this one is much bigger which might be useful to someone without tiny little paws like mine. Personally I like both of them.

This one came from another great seller Mosaic Moon. It's a great product and her customer service is great when she doesn't have a slightly stupid customer to deal with. When I ordered I was immediately informed that there was a problem with the supplier and there would be a delay in shipping. I was also offered a refund if I did not want to wait. Awesome. The stupid part comes in where my filtering system hid that e-mail from me until after I had written asking about the delay more than a week later. I found it about an hour after I sent my e-mail and according to the timestamp after it was answered. D'oh! Like I said, excellent customer service, slightly stupid customer. I think I'm over the stupid, at least that strain of it, and I'm pleased with my new toy. I just need more hands so I can knit and lucet at the same time.

Okay, break is over. Still no rain but Little Man has decided he's not going to sleep he is, in fact going to fuss until I pick him up so I'll do that. I can knit that way but not type so well so rain to those that want it and have a good night.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

All new!

It's been almost a week and I'm still not sure what I think of Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince so I'll just say it was a really good movie but I'm not entirely sure what book the script writer was reading for reference. There was a lot that wasn't in the copy I read and a lot more that was in my copy that should have been in the movie because it's, what's the term? Oh yeah, essential to the plot. Less teenage angst and more actual plot would have been fantastic. They did however, leave in Dumbledore's delightful line about enjoying knitting patterns and he even made off with a knitting magazine, I forget the title now. There were three of us in the theater that got a giggle out of it and the other two were Elder Child and the Bob sitting on either side of me.

Okay, before I get irritated and start ranting, thus spoiling things for those waiting for the crowds to clear next topic.

Two new pair of shorties/capris up in the shop. One is the finished LSU sock monkey I started during the CWS finals and the other is a sweet pair I'm calling Ice Cream Social made of Ray's Neapolitan with pleated cuffs that are much easier on the fingers than the double ruffles.

Hmm... it's getting darker outside, round 2 of our storm is supposedly on the way so I'll shut down for now and go fume about HBP some more, hopefully not in the dark. See y'all later.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Toy in Action

Sort of. Actually I didn't get the camera out until I was finished playing with the new toy, for the moment so I have no action shots. I do have a picture of the teeny tiny lucet with a soap sack that has been needing a drawstring. Today, finally, thanks to my mail carrier and Sistermaide Woodworks it does. And Elder Child's eyes are in danger of rolling out of her head I'm so tickled with my lucet. It's all right though, if they do I'll put them on the ends of my next cord.

I also have new shorties/capris going up in the shop soon, I hope. Younger Child is finished napping so it's a toss up if I get to accomplish anything else for the next few hours. Just in case here's a picture, they're eye searing but I love the way the double ruffle turned out no matter how much I cursed trying to figure out construction.

Y'all have a good night, I'm off to play more, maybe.

New Toy!

I got a new toy in the mail today, it's smaller than I thought it would be but it's very cool and utterly entertaining so far. I'll pull out the real camera in a while for pictures of it in action.