Thursday, August 23, 2007

sloggin' and froggin'

Whew! Long time no post. I'm going back state-side in 3 days so I've been trying to spend time with family and friends and haven't done a whole lot of knitting. But I decided last week that I had to finish Dr. BF's vest (finally!). The hood didn't turn out exactly as planned however, so I'm trying to figure out how to fix it (other than ripping it back again. It was one of my summer goals to finish this up and I didn't want to move it with me again. Ever since one of the Mason Dixon ladies started the Slogalong I've seen others who have decided to try and give some old projects new life. Even the Yarn Harlot. So for my slogging effort, I finished the vest yesterday. I'm also frogging a pair of lace-weight monkey socks... they just weren't working.

Here it is lying flat:

And here it is on me (so you can see the hood problems):

An FYI for the Mac users out there. If you're thinking of upgrading to the new iPhoto, it looks cool and it's easier to manipulate photos but be forewarned: when you import the photos directly there from your camera it adds them to an iPhoto Library file which you can only view inside of iPhoto and use their programs and iMac to send emails / publish on the web. You have to export each file in order to send emails through a webmail program or publish through blogger. Very protectionist.


The_Add_Knitter said...

Wait--you can't just drag the pics on to your desktop and upload them that way?? If not, that really stinks!

Good luck with your slog, I've got a few myself.

PHD Knitter said...

Hooray for slogging! Hope the hood works out for you. Safe travels back stateside and have fun with the start of school!

gradschoolknitter said...

ADD - you're right. You can do that although it's not mentioned in the help instructions. The way they say it, it sounds like you almost have to pay for iMac in order to use pictures at all.

Sheila said...

We all have some slogs. Some more sloggy (is that a word?) than others. I'll be interested in seeing how you tackle the hood problem. I have never knit a hood so I'm no help!