what a day. i knew as soon as i got up and moving that it might not be my best day yet.
i just couldn’t seem to get moving, for one thing.
i sat down to begin working on the charts for the starlight wrap and quickly became stymied by the new software. it’s kicking my butt, actually. in fact, i think i can even hear it snickering.
i’ll get familiar with it eventually, but i had a lot of trouble concentrating on it, so i went and unpinned the shawl.
nothing curled or shrank back horibbly—in fact, it looks lovely, so THAT was a good thing. i snapped a few pix and then went back to try at the software again. made some headway this time but it’s slow.
part of the problem is that i think the starlight lace pattern (the body stich), might be unchartable. the repeat part of each row shifts back and forth. it makes total sense when written out, but not when i try to chart it. hmm, much as i love pattern challenges, i guess i’m just not in the mood. i may forgo charting the body portion of this piece in lieu of written-only instructions, making charts for the star panels and edgings only.
beckie and jasmine came by in the early afternoon for some knitting and an all-too-brief visit; they had to go to a little party so they couldn’t stay long. jasmine is now 6 days overdue and we ask her every five minutes how she feels and if the baby is coming yet, but so far, he’s not budging.
after they left, i snuck back to bed thinking a nap with david would perk me up and, well . . . it did, of course. we finally got up in the late afternoon and had some lunch, after which i sweet-talked him into doing a photo shoot of me modeling the shawl. he agreed so i headed off to get all dolled-up.
(well finally, you say, where the heck is all this leading and where the hell are the pictures she promised???)
well, hold on, i’m getting to that. we did a great photo shoot and got nearly 300 shots. lots of pretty ones of me too, but not so many of the complete shawl (blush—he likes me!). still, there were a few in the camera that looked good so i headed down to the computer to download.
and . . . nuthin’. sigh.
the memory card in the camera won’t give up the goods.
i mean. i even had make-up on! and a dress. a nice dress. i looked glam.
(ok, g’head—say it—”i looked glam, for once“)
and now it’s way too dark to do it again today.
of course, this means not only do we not have those pictures, but we have NO pictures (at all) til i get a new memory card (i wonder if the card from the old camera will work?)
we are still trying to salvage a few pix and if we do, i’ll post them tomorrow.
and if we don’t, well . . . i’m gonna have to do some more sweet-talkin’.
hmmm . . . and maybe another nap, eh??