Wouldn't you know? Just when I finally get going with "just write something" my laptops cord burnt out. So, off to Ebay, my favorite resource, to hunt down a replacemement. Do you know that shipping from Hong Kong is the same in most cases as shipping from California? Or even Florida. Huh! So, the cord arrived today and now I'm sipping my coffee and downloading Priority Updates for my poor little laptop. What a week! My husband has a computer in the bedroom, my kids use the one in the office, but still it seems I could not get near either one for my one use till nearly midnight, and by then I no longer function an any useful way. I'm so relieved to be able to use my laptop again.
On The Needle: Progress is being made on Tashkent. I can never leave a pattern alone and just follow it, though. For my size, one of the animal motifs would always get cut in half and I would never get to see the horse. So I cut the chart apart and flipped the two sides and taped it back in. Then I colored it in to follow the original layout, and I still changed it, because I am a control freak. But it's my sweater, and besides, I always try to get my customers to feel comfortable with doing what they like and knowing when to "break the rules".
The fan lace scarf is finished, and has encouraged some to try the Eden Bamboo for themselves. I will post the pattern here as soon as it is written.