Posts Tagged ‘software’

Time to Strangle the Cat

January 11, 2008
It started to rain about an hour ago and Zippo is getting into a lot of trouble. He came in mad as a hornet and is taking it out on Maude and Gus and everything else he comes in contact with. His evening is ruined and it’s everybody else’s fault.

The road to Dover was busy for a change and it took me longer. Between the crazies and the clueless, it’s a wonder I ever made it. I had hoped to do a little shopping before class, but it had all ready started when I got there. It was a good class and I learned some new things. I will be able to do a lot more than with my old software. I thought that I would sell it. I have been watching the prices on E-Bay.

I have to uninstall the old and install the new. Maybe, I will do it tomorrow. I want to finish the hat tonight and I want to embroider the Maine Coon that I didn’t get around to today. I need to do some house work tomorrow. We are going out with the neighbors and I don’t want them to think we are complete slobs. I have got to wash my hair, too. So I don’t think I’ll have new software until Saturday. I’ll be lucky if I have time to blog tomorrow.

New Machine, New Software

December 30, 2007
Even though, I still feel crappy from a cold, I drove up to Dover and bought everything I wanted. I’m happy, but tired. If Doug hadn’t taken everything out of my van, it would still be there. He also took my new machine out of the box and set it on my cabinet. I didn’t even bother to tell him that that wasn’t where I wanted it, although I do to pull his chain whenever the occasion arises. My new machine has a longer bed for quilting and the sensor system like I am used to with my SE. The new software will have to wait until I feel better. I really could use a snot vampire right now.

I worked on my hat last night. Elvis was asleep in my lap which made taking pictures a bit difficult. Also, I decided I liked doing the SSK decrease rather than the SKPSSO in the directions.

Here is the first base triangle.

Here, I have completed the base triangles.

Since I am left handed, I usually pick up with my left needle and then knit them right handed.

Now would be a good time to learn to knit backwards so you wouldn’t continually be turning your work. I figured it out on my own. I tried watching closely while knitting and then trying to do it from the left. This isn’t knitting left handed. Some call it knitting back backwards. Since I grew up in a right handed world, it took me about two minutes to get it. Can you do it?

Beginning the first right sloping square.

Finishing the first square and starting on the second square.

The back . Pay no attention to the white threads on the left. Sometimes, cats can be a little too helpful.

First left sloping square.

Left sloping squares row is finished. Can you see Elvis? He loves it when I am making something big. He boroughs right in.

I will be doing the top section next. Don’t forget to make another row of right sloping squares.