Tuesday, August 16


Connection issues

Well it sucks. We're having connection problems, so the connection goes on and off randomly. And it's not even our ACTUAL internet connection, just our internal network connection. Like the other computer will work fine (the Linux one..) but not the one I have all my stuff on. So I keep on starting on something, then the connection will be off suddenly without warning, and there's nothing to do but wait, or maybe turn off the thing, wait a bit, and start all over again. Stinks.
Laurent has already removed a (pretty vicious)Trojan the other day, but he says we might have to buy a new network card for the laptop.. :-/

Anyway. Hopefully I can post this before it goes off again..
We've been away on an extended week-end and went around Grenoble where all our firends and family live. Lots of awesome mountains there too, so we rode our bikes, saw friends, Prune did some swimming with her cousin and lots of walking with her granny. All good. But of course I didn't touch my knitting, although I DID bring it along.

Anyway, I still have some knitting news: The Isabeau purse (matching the shrug), which I had kept secret because I had submitted it to a mag. However, deadline is long over now, so I'm guessing no news is no.
It's a quick little project, a purse just big enough for a wallet and cell-phone. I hadn't lined the first (beige) one as I finished it just in time to hop in the car and go to Rachel's Bday ;-) but I did line the second (mint) one. It looks neater, and looks nicer when empty BUT it doesn't stretch as much anymore...
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The free pattern should be accessible hopefully later today. I just need Laurent to help me with hosting it somewhere, ... until I start at last on the real thing , my "chez Plum". I'd like to start with a minimum service site, until we work on it during Laurent's 3 weeks holiday in september. (He didn't want to touch a single computer during his holiday but he said he's make me a special favor... He's a nice guy..!!)

The shrug is also ready except for the XL size which is still in the testing phase. If anyone was interested in having it in advance but only in the smaller sizes (S & M-L )just let me know (with maybe a little discount on the final $4.50). My email is in the sidebar.

And finally, here's the uncropped photo of Rachel with both Bday presents... ;-)
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Okay, let's upload this already and see if it still works..

Lookee what I just found. And Yeah, it IS odly accurate. (except maybe for the secret-ive part..?)

You are nurturing, kind, and lucky.
Like mother nature, you want to help everyone.
You are good at keeping secrets and tend to be secretive.

A seeker of harmony, you are a natural peacemaker.
You are good natured and people enjoy your company.
You put people at ease and make them feel at home with you.

The World's Shortest Personality Test

I'm a fairly new reader of your blog. I just love that purse. Very nice!
Just found your blog today, and I love your shrug. Did you design it yourself?
Thanks sweetpea, Yeah, I did design it. I'm even trying to start selling the pattern... but apparently can't seem to make a proper working "paypal" button... :-(
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