I cannot tell you how much I hate it when Curt messes with my lap top. And now, that my laptop broke and he is letting me use his old one it is worse. I have asked him about 3 times, 2 weeks apart to try to get the stuff off my old laptop. Now seriously - if I sent it out I would have the stuff already. But if I do he'll be pissed that I paid for something he can do. If I keep bugging him - then I'm bugging him and I swear if he makes me turn into a nag I'll divorce him first. I seriously am thinking about sending it out though, because as I mentioned before I hadn't backed up the harddrive in over a year. So I have been asking him to put iphoto on the laptop, because my camera is filling up. Angie showed me how to use the whole camera as a drive to get pic's off,but that is a pain in the patootie. He finally puts iphoto on and like an idiot I don't try it out with one or 2 pictures I dump my whole camera in and delete the pics off it. Now, I can't get to the library with the flckr downloader. I had to drag these 3 pictures onto the desktop, rename them, and then upload them to flckr. And of course if I ask him why when he gets home - I'm being a pain. I think I'm going to bite the bullet go to the apple store, get a laptop. have them set it up and send my old drive out to get the stuff saved. grrrrrrrr. Thank God he's not a tailor - I'D BE FREAKIN NAKED!!
So my friend Grace of lovincomfortknits designed an Irish Tea Cozy. I decided to make it. First I discovered I needed to go up 4 needle sizes and still got a much smaller cozy than her sample. Second I like cozies with holes for the spout and handle so you don't have to take it off everytime you pour a cup of tea. Third I don't like making pompoms. They always come out weird. So the smaller size worked well because it had a lot of stretch ( ribbing and cables do that I guess) I looked at her other patterns and figured out how to make the holes ( although that had me knitting back and forth for the handle openning and I almost screwed the pattern up there at first, fortunately as I had to go up sizes several times it had to be frogged anyway) The I decided in my warped brain that it would be easier to create on my own ( I am more of an adapter embellisher than an original creator) stuffed shamrock than make a pompom. Finally I looked in my little bins from crafts I dabbled in the past and found some "bling" for my cozy. What do y'all think??