Sunday, September 12, 2010


This is going to be a short post because my monitor is so annoying and troublesome.  It seems that I've got a really weird problem.  There is a vertical stripe, about 4 inches wide, up the front of my monitor, just off-center.  It started happening on Friday night and I can't make it go away.  Everything under the stripe is fine, but there is this stripe, made up of strobing colors picked up from the screen blocking out whatever is underneath that section so I can't see everything.

I took the computor to be checked out, and it seems to be fine, so I'm assuming (hoping) that the problem is only with the monitor.  I'm going to get a new one.  Keep your fingers crossed for me.  As such, I'm not going to be blogging for a few days, but I did want to announce the winner of the Yarn Forward magazine.

The Random Number Generator says that #6 in the comments is the winner of the Yarn Forward magazine.  "SusanB-knits" please email me with your address and I'll send it off to you. 

Congratulations!  I hope that you enjoy your new magazine.  Thanks to everyone who entered.  You're inspiring.

I also wanted to say thank you to Susan, "jellidonut" for my wonderful prize, and the bonus magazine, which arrived.  I'll write you a proper email once the new monitor arrives.

It's been quite a couple of days.  Yesterday I bought a new ink cartridge for my printer, the black ink one.  When I opened the package the ink flew everywhere, as if under pressure.  What a mess....all over the table (cleanable), clothing (now permanently inked), the carpet (oh no!!) and my hands, which are stained black beyond cleaning.  I've scrubbed and scrubbed, but I'm still nervous about knitting the aran sweater with the off-white yarn.

It's time for this weekend to end.


Diana L. Sullivan, CPA said...

LCD screen? I've seen this stripe a bunch of times as monitors broke down. I believe it's the monitor, not your computer, and your new monitor will solve the problem.

Diana (who does the systems admin at her office)

SusanB-knits said...

Thank you! I look forward to getting the magazine.
Sorry to hear about your ink explosion. I'd be hesitating too if I wanted to knit with white/off white yarn and my fingers were inked.

cici said...

great blog you have here. Sorry I missed the contest. Thanks for the visit♥