Oy, but I'm an odd little duck. I get so excited over the strangest things. We moved a database from Oracle to SQL server last weekend, which sent me into paroxysms of delight. Okay, maybe not paroxysms
...but my work week has definitely been better for it.
To pile on the geeky shame, when a couple of us went out for lunch that day, we stopped in at EB Games, where I had to pick up a copy of this
. Say it with me -- COWS!!!!
This afternoon, I topped it off by really doing the happy joy dance when this
arrived in my mailbox. Hours upon hours of LOTR goodness! Now my only quandary is whether to keep it or return it and wait for the extended release (which I thought I was pre-ordering). Apparently the trilogy is not available as a whole to pre-order yet. In reality, though, am I really willing to spend probably twice as much on a DVD set that I will only probably watch a total of two hours extra content? I really only want the extended scenes in the movie itself - the rest is glitter. (Where's J? Less glitter, more glue! :)
Ok, step away from the geeky...back to actual crafting content. I was helping one of my crochet students work through a fabulous tank pattern - Brit from Rowan magazine #35. It's a Kim Hargreaves pattern, but it seems to be extremely wonky! Anyone out there in blogland tried to work this pattern? Most net stitch patterns I've dealt with previously work over 2 repeat rows, not 3, and we could never get the stitch count to come out right. She's decided to move onto another similar KH pattern from a different Rowan book - Cotton Tape, I think, and the pattern is called Jade. This one is done over two repeat rows, and looks to be a lot more straightforward. Odd, that one designer can come up with three versions of a net stitch pattern all in the same publishing year, and one is so different from the other two. Granted, the UK/Australian crochet terms aren't helping my poor student any, either. Thankfully the big magazine explains exactly what they mean by each stitch in their technical section so she can refer to it when she's at home.
Tonight is the KIP at Texpresso (we've started calling it Knitspresso) - if you're in town, I hope to see you there!