Upate: Just a few hours later... the new adapter already arrived and I am back!!! So good.
Have a pleasant weekend!
Update: Things got worse, I am disconnected. This must be the longest time I was without a computer, ever, at least the last two days feel like this... no emails, no watching dvds, no ravelry, no online knitting patterns, no radio, no listening to my cds, can't look up telephone numbers... oh, how much does my daily life on this little machine?! If you want to reach me, maybe the best thing would be sending a message via Flickr, if you have an account there. I will check my inbox as often as I can. If all goes well, I will be back in a week. I ordered a new power adapter today and hope that with the new one the screen will work again.
You know the feeling, when something is inaccessible, you want or need it even more...
My little Mac seems to be falling apart, one day it's this, one day another thing that won't work. I can't access the external disc where I store my photos, yesterday I could not go online for a while, or receive emails, and switching on my monitor became a real challenge... some problem with the power supply.
Of course these are the times which make me want to actually do all those things, writing emails, blog, download photos from my camera... so I do blog now, as quick as I can, using photos I already have stored under my account, ready to be uploaded onto Flickr...
For some time I had been longing to try the yarns of Beaverslide Dry Goods, but since I really do try to buying local and make exceptions only sometimes, I didn't order until... my arm reached to it... in the manner of a traveling husband. It was so tempting to finally buy it when it could make its way to me in a suitcase that would travel back to Japan anyway, so I did place an order. Like I did when I bought my Koigu last year, I let the yarn be sent to my husband's hotel... only this time it arrived a bit too late to go into the suitcase and in the end quite some people were involved in letting my purchase reach me.
And all these people now know how much I wanted to get my hands on that yarn... 23 skeins are rather a lot when they are not just numbers on an order form but actual skeins in a biiiig box...
Anyway. It was worth all the stir, the yarn is wonderful.
I started knitting with the green 100% Fisherman Weight (ravelry link) and must say, I never have touched anything like it, it feels unbelievably honest, so natural and good. All tiny bits of grass I find make smile and I certainly leave them in... it's a real treat for me to touch nature when knitting. I guess it is the having no garden and no forests nearby makes me long for green things all the more.
Besides the 100% wool Fisherman Weight in Hidden Lake and Marsh Sedge I got the mighty McTaggart Tweed (both the old 2-ply), two colourways, Wild Myrtle and Elderberry, not because many other colours were sold out when I ordered, but because I do love all shades of purple at the moment. Can't get enough of it. No, that's wrong. I do have enough of it now. For the time being, that is... The McTaggart Tweed is soft and very light. I am curious how it will be knitted up. Haven't made a swatch yet so I cannot say anything about it.
I want to thank everybody for saying such nice words about my cardigan. It really is a nice basic piece and such an quick and easy knit, maybe some of you will make it, too. I am very happy about mine and looking forward to see other versions of the pattern.
I forgot what else I wanted to say today... hm... ah, I do remember again: I started working on my quilts again! Finally. I failed finishing them in the first half of the year, but at least I am at it again... the Courthouse Steps top is finished, photos taken, but captured in my camera... I hope the technical situation here will get better soon. Until then, no photos of the top :(
By the way, what made me feel the urge to work on my quilts again, take a look at Jennifer's growing Medallion Quilt... I haven't told her yet, but what she has been doing lately really makes me gasp. It's so beautiful. I like her playful use of colour and fabrics. It so much shows how much fun she has making this quilt.
Hope you are a happy crafter right now, too!