Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Gah, last week was... intense.

Headed out to California for a work conference, at which things didn't quite go as planned - due to circumstances beyond my control, I only got to about half of the talks I wanted to get to. However, it is always nice to be in 70deg. weather in Feburary!

We've now released our Beta 2 of Lightroom! Pretty awesome! Its really coming along.

It was also Trivia last weekend. The first of 2 50+ hour contests we particpate in, we came in 15th.(A very respectable showing) This contest is held out of St. Cloud, MN, starts on Friday at 5 and ends Sunday at 7. We are now focusing on the Big Contest - Stevens Point trivia in April.

Now, Knitting.

I had, until just over a week ago, decided to pass on the Knitting Olympics. I have enough stress in my life (I told myself) - why add more by trying to finish a project in 16 days. And, the first 3 days were Trivia, with very little knitting time. And, I want to finish my Jaywalkers soon.

Then I got caught up in the excitement. And, enchanted by the red dragon of the Welsh team. So, I decided to join in.

My personal challege was to knit Tubey from Knitty. Not that its a hard sweater - but its something I wanted, and had the yarn for, and was going to be tricky to finish. But, the real challenge was to keep my scatterable attention focused on one project. Really - that's tricky. I've already needed to put off designing a Kitty blanket to match the Fish blankets. (AAHHHH! even mentioning it is making my fingers itch to work out how to do the whiskers!)

I really tried to finish my Jaywalkers first - I've up to midfoot on my second sock. However, I needed sleep on my flight on Friday. (6:30 am flight). I'm allowing myself to switch off socks and sweater so I can finish my socks!

But. The sweater is going well. I'm 15 inches (of 21.5) in on the back piece. I'm looking forward to switching over to circulars for the sleeves. I'm making it in a nice charcoal colored Rowan Cashsoft Aran, and loving it. However, I need to swap out needles sometime - the joins on the Clover needles I'm using are...rough. I have a pair of Susan Bates needles, but they are visibly smaller. I'm hoping that I can get to the yarn store to pick up some of those needles-I-love-and-can't-remember-the-name-of.

I will do that tomorrow, as I'm taking the day off 'cause its my BIRTHDAY! 35 years old tomorrow. Where does the time go?

Pictures soon. I have to get them off my camera....