Friday, February 16, 2007

Just back from Vegas. . . .

I just got back from Vegas with still no oven (or part to fix it yet), a mold problem in our carriage house, so we moved our tenant out, a zillion and one things to do at work, a problem employee, and a feeling of being totally overwhelmed!! There was almost no knitting in Vegas - a lot of work, a lot of walking and damn that city has gotten REALLY expensive!! The all-star weekend was getting ready to start -- I attend the largest convention that takes up all of three hotel convention centers and the Vegas convention center -- so there were zillions of people!! All in all, I am so glad to be home. Since it was the all star game - there was the NY NY Statue of Liberty in the east jersey and the MGM lion in the west jersey.

For all the PRGE girls who may read this - blog invites will be sent out by the end of the weekend, watch your mailboxes!!

Thanks for everyone's kind words about my dress!! I have not decided what I am going to do with that one just yet. I did get a return phone call to my e-mail to Halcyon. At a very minimum I was impressed with that, as they could have just returned my e-mail. I spoke with Christine - she was very appologetic and unfortunately couldn't offer my any easy solutions, other then dying or bleaching the yarn, as it is 100% cotton. She explained that they are very careful about their yarns and the lots and while there is no great solution for my dress, she is going to send me a one pound cone so that I can re-knit the dress and not worry about color lots. She was so nice and offered some solutions, but cutting the dress and kitchner stitching it back together with a new section, sounds harder then re-knitting the dress. I am going to put the other one away and decide later what to do....I am not sure that I need two of the dresses. I am getting close to being done with the pi r square shawl - maybe once the weekend is over, I will be done with that!! It didn't make it to Vegas, but I have New York City next week to finish up my collections - an alpaca shawl may be more appropriate there anyway. Back to my life of stress, hope everyone has a great weekend!!

2 comments:

Jana said...

You have a lot of overwhelming things going on! Maybe steal a moment to knit somewhere and you'll feel better. Total bummer about Hush, maybe just dive into something else and go back to it later? I'm being a slacker and not doing PRGE this round. I totally loved it last time, but just too many time commitments right now. I'm still going to stalk everyones blogs though and check out all the good gifties. And I might have to snag that crafty questionnaire from you for the blog. Oh Beastie Boys how I love thou, let me count the ways....

LesleyD said...

That's great news about the yarn! At least you won't have to worry about the lot this time around. You can have a bottle of the wine that I spilled on my Tank Girl if you are still thinking about dying it!Have fun in the big apple!!!