Wednesday, August 02, 2006

I devoted yesterday to the persuit of a less devistatingly expensive phone bill. A fun filled day of the wonders of Sprint. :P It was reasonably successful even though it didn't go anywhere close to my original plan. In the end I shaved $30-40 off my bill and got a new phone number. It was really the only option to get my account down to one phone (since I wasn't allowed to add a third like I wanted) and not have to buy out of the contract on the second phone. :P I've been contimplating changing my phone for a bit now though. It seemed like it might be time to do so. I've had that number for 5 years or so now. Through the exhusband, the crazy guy, the other crazy guy and all of FL. It's time for a fresh start. Kinda weird though.
Anyway, another bit of getting my bill down was to cancel my Vision service. This is what allowed me to use the piddly web browser on my phone and upload pictures *sob* I finally decided that my phone's little camera simply isn't good enough to pay that much to upload the photos. :( On the upside, I should be able to get a real digital camera in a few months. Yay! I haven't had one since I fried my beloved Nikon by losing it in my car in the FL heat for a couple months. Don't ask how you can lose soemthing in a Miata, I assure you it's entirely possible. I can lose anything, anytime, anywhere. It's a gift. :P
So until I can afford a sparkly new camera, I'm stuck with no way to take pictures and get said pictures onto the computer. I'm deeply saddened by this.
I'm 98% done with my third sock and can't take pictures! Not even crappy ones! *weep*

Yeah, I have a problem. I'm completely addicted to documenting everything with photographic evidence. I loooove pictures.

Anyway, the sock is almost done and that excites me because I get to try my hand at grafting again.

The yoga bag for the Craft-What-You-Can swap is coming along but I have to admit I've neglected it this past week to spend more time with my socks. There's still time though. Once I finish this sock and cast on the second I'll devote the week to the bag.

Started the third incarnation of Mom's hat this week as well. I started a flat knit ribbed beanie for her a good 6-8 months ago. Made a couple mistakes I couldn't live with and frogged it. Started again not long after that and finally decided I was completely over that patter and loathed the needles I was using. Frogged again, rolled the yarn into a pretty egplant colored ball and tucked it away. I've thought about starting a new hat pattern, carried it around to do to, lost it twice... you get the idea. Saturday I cleaned up at a nice JoAnne sale (40% off coupons and 50% off items. *wheeee*) and picked up some yarn to make a swap hat for a friend of my dad. Found Mom's yarn again and decided to knit one up for her first.
This it the pattern :
Same as the alpaca hat of a few months ago.

I also picked up some cheap acrylic/nylon baby yarn to try out a toe-up short row heel sock pattern. I've signed up for Sock Wars and want to make sure I have a little more practice in before the start next month.

In other news...
Not this coming weekend but the next I'm going on a trip. Woohoo! Should be lots of fun. Mom, the boy, my brother and I are headin' up to Asheville for a couple days, with a couple stops on the way. I haven't been up that way in at least a decade. and haven't seen my uncle in at least that long. I also haven't been on a recreational trip since that fateful trip to Orlando three years ago.

So in short:
- no more photos for a few months
- third sock almost done
- going on vacation soon



Brandi Hillier said...

I hope you have a fun time this weekend hon. :) I'm glad things seem to be going well for you. I wonder if I could get your old phone number, finally I might get men calling me. Lubs ya and miss ya sweetie. - Brandi

Brandi Hillier said...

Opps...I mean next weekend. hehe! Well still hope you have fun this weekend also whatever you are doing.