Crowing Ram

Monday, July 03, 2006
Finishing what I (and others) started
Odd timing at ThreadBear. Someone told me recently to be expecting the unexpected since Mercury is in retrograde. I'm not sure if that's the issue, but things are definitely askew. For one thing, I, the great and true Aries starter, am currently in the process of getting quite a few things finished instead. Sabrina's on vacation until Wednesday, so we're working all day today and the half-day tomorrow that we're open (10am to 3pm for those who are interested) and, I'm tying up loose ends today.
I'm finalizing the pages at ThreadBear for Colinette Parisienne that's just come out. That's fun. I've come up with what I think is an interesting way to present patterns from a book. Check it out and let me know what you think.
I'm also getting a huge list of Rob's classes on the actual class schedule that's available online. We sat and put the classes on the calendar last week, but I've just not had a chance to get the schedule updated since then particularly with the Parisienne books coming in. I've not put myself back on the schedule, since I'm supposed to be working on the book in my spare time. When someone could show me where that spare time is supposed to come from, I'd be very grateful.
In the midst of everything else going on over the busy holiday weekend, there had to be a little drama. The power supply on our secondary register appears to have gone the way of the dodo, so I'm also trying to get that repaired this evening. I went to look something up for a customer, and the monitor was black. After trying to restart the computer a time or two, I finally figured out that she just wasn't playing. I can't complain, though. We've had that computer since before there was a ThreadBear. Actually, Rob bought that machine when he was still teaching at Auburn, and we were living in Shorter, Alabama in an 1840's farmhouse with another couple (also both professors) and our mutual five dogs and a cat or two. Wow. That's been a while.

Our place in Shorter, Alabama
Speaking of computer components, I'm very excited that I've found a good source for parts. I was a computer science major, so I'm a geek of considerable magnitude. Rob made me (or rather bribed me with food and nik-nik) ditch much of my electronic mad scientist's lab when we moved in together, but we're starting to acquire a little more room these days, and we're also getting to a point where we're not constantly needed at the shop. So then I find MSU's surplus shop. Mein Gott im Himmel. To stick with the Frankenstein analogy, I found a huge bunch of ready cadavers cheap. Poor Rob. Someone remind him that he loves me, please.
Oh, yes, and of course, I've got a Colinette jacket from Simply Beautiful Sweaters to finish for Rob. He's great at knitting pieces, but more often than not, finishing is my job. In this case, it's a jacket in stripes of Zanziba and Fandango. -sigh- It's loverly. I'll have Rob post pics of the finished garment, but in the meantime, here's the photo from the book.

All-Time Favorite Jacket. Simply Beautiful Sweaters.
Much love, folks.
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