I'm back

grandcarriage's picture

Been off line for a while due to a "late" laptop. I now am the proud owner of an Apple G4 Powerbook...and it works fine (and it was free). Hooray.

As far as knitting goes: I've been doing a bit of repairs... several sweaters...those turned out well...managed to fix a very fine boucle sweater...repeating the yarn and the pattern would have been impossible, but I was able to secure the edges with thread doing a blanket (buttonhole) stitch, and then filling in the dime sized hole with crewel wool thread ( a pretty close match) in a weaving technique). The repair is a pretty good, and best of all, is mostly hidden under the edge of the lapel.

The other big project to repair was an Orlon acrylic handknit afghan that a squirrel (who had come down a chimney and gotten locked in the basement) had made a very nasty nest in... lots of soot, a few tears, FEROCIOUS snags. The lady's (late) aunt had made it for her...and fortunately for me, had 2 skeins left over... It took the entirety of the BBC version of Pride and Prejudice to tease all the snags back into shape and to swiss darn the repairs. 3 washings to get (most) the soot out. If she doesn't call me to deliver the package, I'll photo the repair for the blog.

Cheers all from a beautiful but hot Portland, OR.

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teejtc's picture

Good to see you back! Grace

Good to see you back!

Grace and Peace,
`tim

Blankie's picture

I'll chime in on the

I'll chime in on the "welcome backs" as well. Give us all an update on the parents' sweaters!

VillageKnittiot's picture

Glad to see everything is

Glad to see everything is okay. Welcome Back!

MMario's picture

So - How's the folks like

So - How's the folks like their sweaters? Or did you post that and I missed it?

I, too, wondered about this

I, too, wondered about this - particularly mom's sweater.

garyhrx's picture

I wondered what happened to

I wondered what happened to you. Glad it was nothing more serious than a bum computer. I'm impressed with your repairs and don't ya just love Apple products?

stch's picture

Welcome back!

Welcome back!

TomH's picture

Welcome back. It's always

Welcome back. It's always good to hear from you. Tell that Portland weather to cool down a bit. My partner and I will be making our first visit to Portland the first week of September for a family wedding. And we're hoping for beautiful weather.

Kerry's picture

Welcome back.

Welcome back.

sounds like you've been

sounds like you've been having fun!

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stef's picture

Hey you, welcome back,

Hey you,
welcome back, missed your smile

potterdc's picture

Hey! You've been in my

Hey! You've been in my thoughts too! Good to see you back. If you have a chance, I'd love to see the repairs that you did. I've often attempted repairs, but not with great success.

Welcome back,
Jonathan in DC

Think less, enjoy it more.

I was just thinking about

I was just thinking about you the other day and wondering where you had gone! I am glad it was "only" computer problems that kept you away. Even though you have been away it sounds like you have been very busy with some very complex repairs which appear to have all turned out well. Glad to hear it and glad to see you back on line. Welcome back,
Kurt