Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Spring knitting

Oh well. Last year I started a bright green sweater to wear in the intermittent season between freaking cold and too hot for sweaters. It got finished in around November.

Being the eternal optimist, I started another spring green thingy.

Lang's Seta Tweed in colour 44 and Eisaku Noro's Ganpi Abaka Surabu, alternating rows, 2,5mm needles, it goes slowly. The Seta Tweed in chartreuse green is somewhat wild; not that I wouldn't stand it but the hay-coloured paper yarn just complements it too well to miss this opportunity. If I manage to finish it within reasonable timespan, I may wear it for summer hiking.

In other news, I got my laptop back. They fixed the damaged varnish but I got it back with all the data and no need to reinstall anything. There'll be blogging with pictures again.r

Friday, 9 March 2012

I can haz paycheck?

So that I can spend it immediately?

I scored Lancome's vintage Cuir and then Dawamesk and I need to pay my fleabay bills, that's it. And some due bills but who cares about electricity.

My laptop was accepted for warranty repairs. Since one of the complains was peeling varnish, I'm really curious how will they repair it. In fact, I'm slightly worried that our IT guy put only the borked USB ports in the papers, he was too sure that they're exchanging it piece for pie. If I'll get it back with the peeled designer varnish, there'll be screaming.

Anyhow, in some ten days, I might have my own lappy with my own Photoshop and things. Or I at least hope so.

Monday, 5 March 2012


Not really or else I wouldn't be able to publish this.

My laptop is gone for warranty evaluation and hopefully, exchange for a new one with all USB ports working properly and expensive design veneer staying in place. Call me superficial but if I pay extra for the looks, I want the looks to stay. I'm using an antiquity I found in the office; it sort of works but I'm not installing Photoshop on it or it would collapse all and guessing from the general state of cooling, melt. Both the computer and Photoshop, probably creating a colourful blob of grey plastic.

Until further notice, there'll be only words.

Spring is coming, as it sometimes happens around this time of year. We have eastern winds which means clear cold air and lots of sun and after the long winter suffering, I'm feeling normal. I do things, I'm not exhausted only from a bit of breathing and so far, life seems to be fine.

I went cycling on Saturday and in a way it was awful, I'm terribly out of shape but I was outside, it was pleasantly chilly and I fully intend to go again next weekend because the forests are all flooded and swampy and I want to do some pictures. The only green bits I saw were some Gallium sp. leaves but I hold hopes for new plants appearing soon. There are already some snowdrops and stuff visible in the city.

I am proud of myself, too. Yesterday and today I
- mended two bras from wireless back to fully wired
- shortened straps at one potentially fave top, designed by someone who thinks that boobage starts somewhere around the waist
- spun the rest of the yak fibre
- finished a sleeve of the burgundy sweater and found out that I might not run out of one of the yarns used (yay!)
- sorted out various papers and stuff, sorted them by subject and put them into nice little heaps
- bought file organizers to put the papers in
- paid several outstanding bills
- fixed three appointments at various docs
- worked out.

I feel good about myself. Not the bestest ever but... good. Until it starts raining, no more whines, dear readers.