Isn't it amazing? You can follow all the steps exactly as the troubleshooting manual tells you, and still not solve your problem. I'm talking about my issues with my camera not connecting to my computer. Now my memory card is full (which I never thought would happen) and my poor pictures have nowhere to go!
The sea was incredibly blue yesterday, but no proper pictures were possible, as I was in no mood to fiddle too much with the camera settings, disheartened as I was with the whole business.
I finished (finally) the Mom's Crystal doily for my doily_of_the_month, just in the nick of time for this month. I used a nice moss green thread (Anchor) in size 20 and a hook that simply says "5" on one side and "Jyoti" on the other. Imagine you are admiring the picture here { }.
Since I had quite a bit of the ball left, I thought I'd play catch-up and finish off the Shamrock doily (I know, aren't I early for next year!) from Crochet Paradise and things went swimmingly until I reached the ch5 rows. For some reason I kept messing it up and had to frog at least three times. I finally got past that and reached the winning post…when SLAM! I ran out of thread! 😦 The world is cruel, people. Cruel! I literally need only about another metre of thread to finish, and I really don't want to have to buy a whole new ball just for this! Anyway the unfinished shamrock now looks like this { }. I will let you know if I ever finish this.
Then I spent the whole of yesterday sneezing with an allergy attack, as a result of which now my whole back and neck are stiff (what's the connection? Don't ask!). No sneezing (yet) today, thankfully.
The batwing shawl is giving me so much trouble, you won't believe! Grr! At this rate I don't know if I will ever finish it. I have a good mind to rip it all up and turn to this pattern instead. Jewels posted a picture of the one she did at Crochetville forums. It looks so much easier, although she did say she had problems the first few rows…

A-frogging we will go!