Friday, January 9, 2015

off the needles

Happy New Year!  My year went out with my computer crashing, I thought I was updating adobe reader and instead let an encryption virus in, it held my personal files ransom and when my tech guys tried to remove it everything was wiped out, my nieces husband who is our computer guru said the ransom guys were honorable in that if you pay the fee which he thought was $500 they would release the files but it had to be paid with some kind of bits from a vending machine which they have in big cities but not in small towns on the prairie. I didn't think my personal files were worth that much money and photos that are important had been uploaded to a site to be printed or made into a book so now I have a new computer and am learning everything all over again, I wish I could delete somethings from my brain so it wouldn't be so confusing to learn something new. These photos were posted to this entry before the crash and its a good thing because all these knits are in their new homes.  First up is a scarf I started for a girlfriend, the yarn looked like it had a lot more red in it in the store. It wasn't the elegant sophisticated look I thought she wanted with her black wool dress coat so I found this yarn with red and black. DD took the scarf above to go with her new light gray jacket with turquoise and purple trim.
Reading gloves to match the scarf.
I made hot chocolate mitts for my kids and hubby, I found the pattern on Ravelry I think they were called can mittens. They should be useful for ice fishing or tailgating.
These cold days have been great for knitting but new new pics on the needles I have to learn how to upload pics to the computer all over again maybe next week.........--Ann-- Linking to Judy's on the needles.


Maggie said...

Love your yarn choices, especially the red and black for your friend!

Dar said...

Both scarves are pretty. What a clever idea for the can mittens. I've never seen anything like that before. Once you have them on, how do you get your hand around the can?

Ramona said...

Beautiful scarves and love your fingerless mitts! Ransom for your computer files to be returned? What will they think of next?? Happy New Year!

Terri said...

Oh dear, I'm sorry that happened to you. I think my security software prevents this, because I've tried to update my A reader, too, and the software always comes up saying something that prevented it. Thanks Goodness. How are you supposed to tell what is and what is not the right updater? I'm just glad it didn't happen to me.
Love your scarves. I've only made plain garter stitch on the ones I've made, but now that I see yours I think I'll use some pattern on them. I love that first one - your daughter got that one! It would go with anything, I'd say.
Good luck with your new computer.

Judy S. said...

Wow, that's a tough way to get a new computer! Love the scarves and have never seen anything like those can holders. Neat idea!