My poor laptop got some nasty virus late last week. I have no idea how. One would think with all the firewalls, anti-virus protections, etc. that it would be immune, but alas something got to it and got it good.
After many attempts to inoculate, and rid my laptop of said virus with no success I had to call in the
professionals idiots from our IS department. Their solution was to do a brain wipe of the PC. Ok… but should it take an entire day?! Me thinks not. I handed over my pc in the morning with much trepidation and finally got it back late Friday afternoon.
I still had to spend most of today reinstalling applications, etc. and trying to get my PC back into some usable form.
Sigh… it’s been long and painful.
Fortunately a few weeks ago my company was giving away some memory sticks and I managed to snag one. Of course the first thing I did was to copy all of the knitting patterns I’ve collected on-line over the years had stored on my laptop.
See there is a knitting goddess!
This weekend I did very little. One of my fingers was hurting, I suspect a touch of arthritis, but fortunately it did not impact my knitting too badly.
I moved along quite nicely on the Ene’s Shawl, but alas I’ve determined there will not be enough of this yarn to finish it. Pooh. I did find some beautiful shiny coppery silk in a lace-weight in my stash, but I just don’t see it for this pattern. So, tonight, I’m going to dig through the stash to see what else I can find to do this shawl in.
I also felt compelled to purchase the book Victorian Lace Today when I was at Border’s SnB Sunday afternoon. The song of the lace siren is very very compelling. So although I may be on a stash diet. I’m never on a book one.
Hot off the presses!
The Wednesday SnB ladies can now participate fully and start the American Team of Drunken Knitters .
See the Java Room’s announcement!
The Java Room is excited to announce the introduction of fine wines and spirits at our cafe! We are serving a special selection of red and white wines, as well as coffee cocktails. A sample of what you’ll sip:
** A Chilean Cabernet Sauvignon, a Sonoma Valley Pinot Noir, an Italian Pinot Grigio, a German Riesling…and for those interested in something warm, a Cafe Mudslide, a B-52 Mocha, a Spiced Chai Lullaby, and many more! **
We will debut the new liquor line on Valentine’s Day, this coming Wednesday. Please bring your sweetheart all day long for drinks, decadent cupcakes from the famous NYC Magnolia Bakery (you may have heard about them from Sex and the City) and other food fare. Pianist Richard Schubert from Methuen will entertain us from 7:30 to 9pm with standards and show tunes from the 30s, 40s, and 50s, as well as swing and jazz.
See you soon,
14 Littleton Road