I started this Baby Surprise Jacket last Thursday. A new record: I've had a migraine the last four days and other than house hunting (house hunting with a migraine; THAT was a treat), all I've done is hunker down and knit. The only thing that stopped me was hand pain. I did knock off early a couple nights because my hands hurt.
Next, I need to sew up the shoulders and block it. Then tomorrow, I'm going out to buy some matching ribbon. With that, I'll make a frog or tie for the front of the sweater and some matching hair pooftas. This sweater is for my sister-in-law's first baby girl (she has a son), and what's the point in having a girl if you can't braid her hair and put flowers in it? If I have lots of time left over (HA), I'll make a matching pin for the baby's mum to wear on a hat or lapel. Then I've gotta wrap up the whole shebang and get it over to my in-laws' in Ohio before the second week of May, when they go to visit the baby momma and can drop off the gift.
Piece of cake. If I don't get carried away. That NEVER happens around here. No, never. Really. I hear you giggling.
The other awesomely awesome news is, I fixed the Wii. Turns out there's some kind of circuit breaker in the power converter in the cord. Once I unplugged everything from the Wii AND the wall, let it sit for half an hour, and hooked it all back up again, it turned right on. Did they have this fixit on the web site? No, not anywhere that I could find. I had to e-mail them and ask for repair info to get this suggestion. So now you know, too.
I, the person who killed two computers in a month, have fixed something. Hopefully this will break the jinx and the rest of my electronics will survive. (Plus I'm not putting tea next to my computer any more.) We're still not sure how the Wii got plugged straight into the wall (imagine some finger-pointing here), but it is now plugged into a surge suppressor with the rest of the TV-related stuff.
Still can't believe I fixed it. Not because it was such a skilled job, but because lately I've had a blue-smoke thumb.
See this? This freaks me out.
Mostly, Sekhmet still ignores the Goober. But occasionally now, the cat will unbend enough to play. Still waiting for them to start the world domination plan.
And this photo? I swear the Goob isn't drunk.
She was laying on my lap when I took this with one hand. The other hand is wrapped under her, with my fingers stuck in her rib cage. She was alternately laughing and screaming and yelling "TICKLE ME MORE! TICKLE ME MORE!" Now I feel like someone's been kicking my arms, because, hey, someone has. But it was really cute.
Now I'm going to sit here and revel in the fact that I fixed something electronic.