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!!