Thursday, January 22, 2009

Lift Off!

And I now have lift off with the new laptop (Claudius). To Dots&Yarn, who asked about the name, yes, my previous laptop was Caligula, the PC before that was Nero, and the one before that was Augustus. And I can't remember why I started naming computers after Roman emperors, but obviously it seemed like a good idea at the time.

After the trauma of installing my mobile phone/camera software (an hour of turning the flat upside down left me with the conclusion that the disc was actually in Lincoln, rather than Slough, another two hours of faffing around on the SonyEricsson website then followed before I got anything onto the laptop), I can now download pics!! So here are some:

Just before Christmas I took part in a swop on the Big Issues Debate board (BID) on Ravelry. My parcel arrived at work the day I left for the Christmas holidays so I didn't get to open it until January! But here it is, in all its glory:

First of all, a beautiful handmade bag, just the right size for my sock knitting stuff, some smellies, a candle and a very groovy pair of scissors.

And this wonderful sheep! She has been christened Agnes and now sits on my filing tray at work, chairing meetings and generally helping out. Thank you to Amanda, for such a lovely parcel. And I'm sorry it's taken so long to blog about it!

I sent a parcel to Jessica, the contents included a White Lightning scarf that I made with some Debbie Bliss Cathay. You'll have to click on the link to see a pic - I haven't transferred any pics from Caligula yet!

Yummy yarn I got for Christmas from Mum (who took Noah with her to Yarn to help choose my present, I must say he has excellent taste in yarn).

This is a ball of Opal Planete, which I'd never even heard of before!

and some Regia Design Line Kaffe Fassett. Very yum! Very bad pictures, but I only said I could download now, not improve the light situation as well!

And I was an angel for the long-finished Secret Prayer Sock Swop on the Christian Knitters & Crocheters Forum. Leah's partner had bailed on her, so she hadn't got any socks, and had no idea if someone had been praying for her or not. I decided to make her a pair of Shur'tagal socks from The Inside Loop, using some Fyberspates sock yarn. And prayed for her whilst knitting them.

This colour is totally inaccurate, but there's a better one of the sock in progress on Ravelry!


leah said...

What a great swap partner to have!!! I like your new yarn too!

Lin said...

Nice swaps. I haven't taken part in a swap yet!

Kat said...

wow! what lovely goodies¬

blog-blethers said...

Hail Claudius! Great to have you back armed with technolgy and the might of the Roman empire!

What wonderful swaps. I love your new sheepy assistant:o)

Steph said...

Gorgeous socks - and I love that handmade bag! That's just the kind of thing I'm hankering after right now... :-)

Mary Anne said...

Agnes is adorable!

acrylik said...

Hello Claudius! Beautiful swap items, love the sheep! And lots of gorgeous new stash too :D