Thursday, August 12, 2004

A call from Darth Vader

Okay, so it was James Earl Jones. Yes, really, I got a call from James Earl Jones, the voice of Darth Vader. Now before you think I've completely lost it (and you could considering the amount of high anxiety mental I suffered over the last five long days), let me clarify - it was a recorded message from James Earl Jones on behalf of Verizon letting me know that my DSL was installed and ready for me to hook up! I tried to remain calm because I've heard this song and dance from good ole Verizon before. However, I was inclined to believe that the third time was a charm since "Jimmy" himself gave me a call. I plugged the modem in, rebooted the laptop and VOILA, I'm back on the high speed internet highway! No more waiting for 5 minutes to check emails or load Knitter Review or update my blog. Click and zap and I'm there. You don't know what you've got until its gone. I am one happy techno queen right now. I truly hope that this is the end of my long internet journey that began at the end of May. Now if only I can get the billing straight...

I came to the realization several months ago that I must be of Celtic descent or at least was Celtic in a past life. I don't just love all things Irish, I feel ONE with them. Celtic music moves me to tears for no apparent reason. I can feel it in my heart and the very depths of my soul. I say this because I couldn't figure out why I have had this drive for a several months to get over my fear of cables. I really want to master them and mold the yarn into those beautiful interlocked patterns. I went back to the girl from Auntie website to pine for Rogue again (Heather first led me to this pattern some time ago). It states that its an advanced cable pattern. Heavy sigh. I need to practice more before I tackle this one. Sometimes, it seems like something so desired is so far away. So, I'm combing the internet for a good beginner celtic knot project. Bonnie Marie has a new pattern called Mondo Cable that I may try. I could use my Morocco, practice cables and have a nice new tank to boot. I've emailed her to see if Morocco would work for this pattern. I also found a great cable pattern for a bag in Folk Knits. I'd love to find a hat or something small to cable before jumping to larger projects.

I need to get started on knitting Christmas gifts. I guess I'll start with my list and then go through my stash to see what I have to start with. Before you know it, December will be here. I can't wait :) The promised pictures are above. Til tomorrow...

1 comment:

Amanda said...

I am working on my first Cable scarf (a link to the pattern is on my blog)....you could try that and not have to worry about cables and increases/decreases. They are pretty easy. I am amazed at how manipulating the stiches can form different patterns. BTW--that baby set is so adorable!!