Friday, November 14, 2008

ba dun ba dun ba dundeedee dun

The title is the first line to Pop Goes the Weasel which has remained as an ear worm since last week. Yikes.

This morning I had considered writing all future blog posts to the tune of Pop Goes the Weasel. I realized though that might be crazy-making, even for me.

Here's what it looked like when I came home on my birthday. That Mr. Sophanne... ain't he somethin'?



Since we've last chatted, my mom has come and gone. She wants me to send her step by step email directions on how to turn a heel. (there are 30 stitches- she's making sleepy socks) Is there some kind soul that has a site that will do this better than I?

I'm posting this from a new MacBook. Thanksgiving break will be spent making sure that the stuff on the MacBook Pro (that I have to give back) all gets transferred to this cute little machine. My guess? Everything will get transferred in triplicate. I'm just that way. And I'll back it up on the external hard drive- just in case. Any advice as to a smart way to do this (the older one doesn't have migration tools) will be most welcome.

Also in the news- I've knit an EZ baby surprise jacket. For a baby. Mr. Sophanne's GrandNephew. There were some errors thanks to me being stupid. I have enough yarn for a second try. What a fun knit. I'm heading to Yvonne's tomorrow to celebrate her existence on the planet and also with the hopes that someone there knows how to make groovy cool knitted/crocheted bobble buttons. PIctures to follow

Also fabulous Deborah (I don't have a link right at hand-I'll edit after we eat pizza) gave me an I love your blog award for which I'm truly honored. More to follow on that too. I've got to go get the pizza but I've missed yuns guys and needed a post-fix.

9 comments:

Yarnhog said...

I learned how to knit socks from one of the Harlot's books, and that's the only way I've ever done them. I looked on her site and didn't see an online version, though.

As for the file transfer, I'd probably transfer them all to the external drive, then again to the new machine, leaving copies everywhere. I don't know if there's a more elegant solution, but I do think that would be pretty simple and effective.

Mary Beth said...

Happy B-Day Girl! Mr. S. is so thoughtful.

Carol said...

happy Birthday! If a bit belated. not sure if it helps, but Wendy Knits! has step by step for toe ups....

Mountain Mama said...

Congrats on the new computer! Woo hoo!

flutter said...

happy birthday!!

Deborah-- said...

Happy Birthday!!!! What a lovely surprise to come home to by Mr. Sophanne.

The A.D.D. Knitter said...

I recommend using a flash drive for the transfer...and happy birthday!

Kim said...

Happy Birthday! Pop goes the balloon weasel! I'm sure there are some excellent video tutorials out there for heel turning, but I don't know of any off the top of my head.

5elementknitr said...

Happy Birthday!!

What a great surprise to come home to. That Mr. Sophanne - what a guy!

I believe knittinghelp.com has a video about heel turning.