Boneyard Shawlette

I finished this the other evening and blocked it.  I was able to wear it out to lunch yesterday … and to buy a new laptop.

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the colour is pretty accurate

I used every little bit of the 370 yards of yarn.  I had to scavenge about a yard of another like-coloured sock yarn to finish the cast off row.

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blocking

The blocked size is 48′ wingspan and 24″ depth at center.  The yarn is very soft and the big gauge makes it very drapey and squooshy.

As noted above, I got a new laptop and have spent since yesterday about 2 p.m. migrating my documents and programs from the old, problematic laptop to the new one.  Once I have all moved over and operational (and make sure all is well) I will wipe the old one, restore it to factory and I have plans for it.  I also had to get a new external hard drive as my old one was also crapping out.  I’m backing up my files right now.

I took on a second contract for work, so need to have good, dependable equipment.  My laptop gets a lot of use, so I guess 2 years of solid, heavy, constant use will take its toll.  ETA:  at first the new computer wouldn’t recognize my 10(?) y.o. laser printer.  I had to trick it by using a Samsung printer driver (it’s a Lexmark) but the good news is that after 8 years of the printer insisting on showing me the print menu in Portuguese, now with the new driver, it’s in English!

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