Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Sunday in Connecticut with Jim

Yes, Jim and I did indeed go to Fabric Place Sunday morning. He wound up purchasing some fabric to be used as table coverings in the LHA’s sutlery. I walked out with this:

Actually, there are two of the green ones. I’m going to give those to one of my sisters for Christmas. The other skank skein (Dusty Olive) is for me. I’m so bad…

I couldn’t help myself. Look at all that Malabrigo!

After the Fabric Place visit, we ran some errands and then made a trip to Ikea in New Haven. Jim’s never been to Ikea before and since we were only 25 miles north of the store, I thought, what the heck.

It’s a bigger store than the one we have on Long Island. Jim liked it, in particular the kitchen setups. This kitchen island was his favorite.

Look at those drawers for the pots! I could keep my Le Creuset dutch ovens in those!

Well, despite all the looking we did, we were good and didn’t purchase anything—this time. I did see several potential yarn/fiber containers that I liked. If I ever decide that I really need to organize my yarn stash, I’ll have to make a trip back.

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This Sunday is my finishing class at The Point. I finished up my homework swatches last week. (Early at something, for a change.) Today I found two e-mail from The Point noting that there were errors in the homework instructions.

That’s one of my big knitting pet peeves—typos in the instructions. How do you let something like that get out? My first project for myself—the alpaca scarf—had a typo in the instructions for the 10-row pattern. I contacted Webs once I discovered the error for correction, and although it took a little while to get back to me, they did indeed confirm the error and gave me a fix. But then they said told me that they had been giving that pattern out for a long time and this was the first time anyone reported a problem. I don’t get it. Do people just wing it and whatever happens happens? Well, that’s not me. If you’re gonna put out technical instructions, make sure that they’re right, and if an error is found, fix it for God’s sake!
OK, I’m done with my little rant.

So, I’ve ripped out the error laden swatch, but I’m still not sure the revised instructions are correct, so I’m going to call them today. The math just isn’t working. Hopefully I can get this resolved today so that I can re-finish this in time for the class.

In the meantime, I leave you a picture of my new lace weight skanks skeins with my barn coat. The colors are lovely, yes? I can’t wait to get started on these…

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