Thursday, January 10, 2008

Knitting Fitly

I don't feel very fit, knitting or otherwise. In the category listed as Super Frustrating is that some pounds have crept back on and I have no one to blame but myself!
The photo above? The skinny little back? Not me, not me, not me! I have to tell you.............. the book "Fitted Knits"by Stephanie Japel just never appealed to me based on title alone. I am not a thin wispy thing by any stretch so I thought why in the world would I want to knit one of those close little things that shows it all? Well, I am here to tell you that I was wrong. Dead Wrong. I am now the proud owner of "Fitted Knits" and I love the book to pieces. Fitted yes, but about proper fit! AND the patterns in there are just really attractive! I am just crazy for several of them. The "Spicy Fitted v-neck tee" is just flat out wearable...the "Two Tone ribbed shrug" is dear and how can you not love the "Bold and Bulky mini cardi"? Nothing uber fussy, just really wearable knits with sharp detailing. I know that the author is getting ready to have a baby---- hugs to you Stephanie if you're out there! I'm sure you will have a beautiful little baby girl in your arms on January 14th! And for the record you skinny little thing? It is kind of nice to see photos of you with that baby bump! :)

So the computer moving (aka seussing) is almost complete and I'd be 1000% happy if I could figure out how in the world to suck the file sitting on my desktop INTO outlook. It is the backup file that I have made of the .pst goodies from the old laptop. I consider myself fairly technically akamai but this whole Outlook seussing is making me positively nuts. I have all the goods in a file but I can't make my new (empty) Outlook look like my old one. And manually inputting it will make me wild. I've already given up an entire day of knitting. More than this and I can't guarantee any civility. Worse I'll be a total *B*. Once again, if anyone out there has a trick up their sleeves to make me happy I'd love to hear it! I'm working 90% of the time on the new laptop. PhotoShop is still in bones and doesn't have all of the actions, brushes and the like re-installed but I'll get there.

No knitting, no sewing, no quilting, no nothing has happened. I need a clone or something. Applicants apply here.



Anonymous said...

I just started reading your blog at Christmas time, but I am hooked. Good luck with the computer and I hope you can get back to knitting soon

Virtuous said...

LOL @ applicants please apply here!

I have that book and working on my 2nd item out of there right now. I am not all that warm and fuzzy about it as others are but it is not a dud either. I am hoping my 2nd garment attempt will be a better experience as far as "fit"!

Anonymous said...

Possible Outlook help... If your problem with the PST is the same one I had at work last week, here is how I got my old PSTs to show up in Outlook exactly as they had been before:
New -> Outlook Data File
From there, you'll be able to browse for your PST file on your desktop and get it into Outlook.
Hope that helps... if it's not what you were looking for, I sure hope you find it! :-)

Jenni said...

My back doesn't look like that either.

I have considered buying this book recently too after seeing how many people have successfully knit things from it on Ravelry.