Thursday, June 29, 2006

Neutered Computer

As I mentioned sometime back, my laptop has decided to stop speaking to my digital camera.

Well, I am smarter than (some, low-tech) cameras. So I figured out how to use the memory disk for the camera with my husband's computer, and that's how I've been able to continue the stirring and moving photographic essays you've seen here in the past months. (pardon the sarcasm)

Recently, however, my husband's computer has proven less then helpful with this.

I should probably mention that the cats get fed on top of the counter, because the freakishly picky dog likes their food better than his own.

And sometimes, when two cats don't get along, a tussle can occur around dinnertime.

And sometimes, when a tussle occurs, things can get knocked off the counter.

And sometimes, when things get knocked of the counter, they fall apart and roll away.

Things like mouse balls, for example (hi, you freaks who got here googling that expression! What a disappointment, huh? wanna learn to knit?)

So while I'm looking for the mouse ball for my husband's computer, there are varying states of guilty feelings in the house. (all from past photos, but appropriate none-the-less)

We have "I could never do anything wrong - I'm too cute"

We have "yeah, maybe I did, but if I look sorry, will you feed me?"

And we have "omigosh I'm so sorry, please forgive me I'll never ever ever do it again I swear - what was it again?" (aka "dog")

And all of this is a great shame, because I've really been quite productive lately.

So now it's time for a game of "Let's Pretend".

Oh, come on - be supportive - with the rainstorms flooding my home I've been more Queen Migraine than Princess Amie lately. Play the blasted game.

Thank you.

First we have this lovely sock yarn I spun up last week.

I know - it's gorgeous, isn't it? It's fiber from Spunky Eclectic that Shelia sent me from SPA last year. I think it was the Mermaid colorway? Or Waternymphs? Or something? Amy - can you tell from the photo? (thank you again for humoring me)

Next we have this tank top - observe how the striping looks completely random, and yet isn't.

And it's so soft, too...

There's more spinning - this gorgeous wool/angora blend.

I really love green and purple together (ha - like you couldn't tell that from the tank top!) and there's just a tiny bit of angelina in the blend that's always a little surprise when it comes up. It's spun so fine that the angelina is actually thicker than the single a lot of the time, so it's been a fun challenge. I haven't yet decided what to do with it - either socks or gloves, and I'm probably going to make it a three ply - two of those and then one pure angora (that of the drum carding adventure last week)

And finally, put on some sunglasses for this -

this sock toe is so much fun, bright colors like that, and with the fair isle all over - I'll probably write up the pattern when it's all done, but for now, isn't it pretty?

Thank you for humoring me. Should I find the mouse ball, I will fill in your imagination with actual photos, but in the meantime, you're my very favorite reader because you're so willing to play along. Good job.


Anonymous twig said...

I love the bright colors on the sock toe. BRAVO!

6:25 PM  
Blogger Jolene said...

The green and purple look just wonderful together.

7:08 PM  
Blogger Jane said...

The subtlety is ... well ... I'm speechless!

9:02 PM  
Blogger Coleen said...

hmm... i think i see some really BRIGHT yarn....

1:54 AM  
Anonymous Pat Helgerson said...

Wow!! Can the pictures match our imagination? Just kidding, i know they can.
Pat H

3:02 AM  
Anonymous Christine said...

I am happy to humour you, because you humour me every time you post :)

8:27 AM  
Anonymous Kendrq said...

I particularly like the yarn in the tank top. And the fair isle sock is impressive!

9:41 AM  
Blogger The Purloined Letter said...


10:40 AM  
Anonymous Suzie said...

You stole my fair isle sock pattern!!!! Do you think that changing the colors will get you out of vicious 'fair isle sock pattern stealing' litigation?? I think not.

10:59 AM  
Blogger Robknits said...

"mouse balls, for example (hi, you freaks who got here googling that expression! What a disappointment, huh? wanna learn to knit?)"

Hilarious. And you know I love the colors.

11:00 AM  
Blogger Amy Boogie said...

That would be Waternymphs. It's a gorgeous picture and I love what you did with the roving.

Good luck with your mouse balls.

11:01 AM  
Anonymous Katrina said...

I'm just learning a bit about spinning. I can only hope that soon I'll be able to spin such lovely sock yarn.

I love the tank top! Not quite as detailed as the one I recently made for my daughter, but I'm thinking that yours would have given me a lot less headaches. I'll have to follow your lead next time.

As for the green and purple blend, well, anything with purple is a hit with me! Have you decided what you'll use it for yet?

I'm especially glad you put the sock picture last as I neglected to heed your warning, blinding myself with the brightness, I would not have been able to enjoy any more of your lovely photography. Thanks for this very amusing post!

12:42 PM  
Blogger k is for krista said...

It all looks so fabulous! I don't know how you do it!

5:30 PM  
Blogger Wendy Dorrel said...

I love your entries! They always make me laugh. :)

10:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow! Thank you for modeling that tank top!
The colors bring out the luscious color of your hair!
Are you using a new shampoo? Absolutely beautiful!
I agree about the mermaid colorway – it’s stunning!
Aunt Amie – have you lost weight? That tank top makes you look 10 pounds thinner!
Do you remember the meatball song?
“Somebody sneezed and it rolled out of the door”?
Did you look outside for the mouse ball? Hee Hee
(Here’s a clue – it’s been fun rolling it around OUR living room!)
(Thanks Trevor, we owe ya big time!)

Gracie & Emma!

9:10 AM  
Blogger Laliäna :) said...

You slay me! How I adore you!

11:40 AM  
Blogger Michelle said...

wow I absolutely LOVE the hand spun! Amy is such an amazing fiber artist.
Please bring lots of your humor to the sea socks cruise...I love it!

2:50 PM  
Anonymous jessie said...

Everything is stunning! You are quite talented.

7:47 AM  

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