My new camera arrived yesterday. I was sweating bullets because I wasn't going to be able to be here to accept the package. I thought they probably would require a signature. I called Fedex and they said as long as I left a note with my signature, the driver would leave it for me, and it was waiting on the porch when I got home! I'm loving it! It fits in my purse, and it takes very nice pictures. It much more complicated than my old camera though, so I have a bit of a learning process ahead of me.
Newegg was nice to deal with too. There was a bit of confusion on my part with the package deals offered at checkout and I was expecting to get a free memory card AND the extra battery I ordered, and only got the extra battery. After a phone call to customer service they offered me the memory card at the reduced price and all it really ended up costing me was the shipping. So, I'm very satisfied with the camera and the service I got.
So I decided to frog the Weekend Jacket, and since then have restarted it three additional times. Restart number one resulted in getting half as far as the first time around before I realized my stitch count was off between the markers. Restart number two, same result. Finally on restart number three (4th total attempt) I figured out I had been casting on the wrong friggin' number of stitches. No wonder my stitch count was off. Sheesh! I'm a knitting dufus.
I have the body of the Weekend Jacket done. I chose not to alternate from two balls of my hand-dyed yarn, thinking that they were fairly close, and plus I just didn't wanna. They're big heavy balls of yarn and a pain to schlepp around. I think I may have screwed up. See how light the top of the sweater is and how dark and bright the bottom is? What do you think, should I rip it out and start over and alternate rows? It was only a days worth of work or so. I've ripped out a months worth of work before....I just haven't decided yet if it bothers me enough.
Last night right after dark I saw the Fedex truck driving slowly up our street and since we have no streetlights, the poor guy was trying to find addresses with a flashlight. My heart skipped a beat. Was it my new digital camera? Alas, no. Something for the neighbor. What a buzz kill.
Note to self: do not pose dark colored wool garment on floor inhabited by three white dogs before vacuuming.
I knew it was coming. The little pile of white yarn was getting smaller and smaller and yet I held out hope. Last night at Knit Nite halfway through the lace on my first sleeve I ran out of yarn on my White Lies Designs - Angelina Cardigan. Joan is at Stitches, so it may be awhile before I can get enough to finish with.
Meanwhile I've hauled this out of the stash in the basement in hopes that maybe I can start and finish it over the weekend. Afterall, it IS the "Weekend Jacket". I'm using the Burly Spun I dyed myself. I love how it's knitting up in the swatch, but the gauge is wrong so I had to dash out in the rain this morning and go to two LYS's to gather up everything I'll need. (how often am I going to use sz 15 and 17 dpns?, well, maybe for some big bulky hats....)
I ordered a new digital camera this week from Newegg.com. It's been a long time coming and I can't wait for it to get here. I have the Fedex Tracking number, and it's all I can do to not check it 10 times a day. I know it's been to Dallas from LA, and that's where the trail ends at this point. Probably won't be delivered tomorrow, so I'm looking at Monday I think....wah!