A little over a month ago I decided to get a new computer. My old desktop only had 7.48 GB of hardrive space (I bought it in '98) and it was all but gone. I had to start removing programs that I used just to make sure the Operating System worked properly. After some debate, I bite the bullet and decided to go with a laptop. It is definately SWEET!!

Yes, I was on Ravelry when I took this photo.

On black Friday, Joann's Fabrics had this Ott-Lite Stand Lamp on sale for half-price. Plus I have a friend that works there and she was able to get me an additonal 20 percent with her employee discount. I got a very good deal on it.

It gives off amazing light and makes it less strain on the eyes; especially if you happen to be working with a dark-colored yarn.

Today, I went out and invested in a tri-pod. It's amazing what a steady "hand" can do when taking a picture, lol.

Here I am in all my fatness working on my friend's chevron throw. I would say that I'm about 75 percent through with it. I've made up my mind that I will lose this weight. I'm starting to feel bad and it LOOKS bad on me. I'll never get a husband looking like this, lol!!

Here it is spread out.

This is a throw that I started for myself so that I can use up my stash and probably then some. It's 50 rows garter stitch and then two rows of dropped stitches, repeated. I need to start weaving in the ends so there won't be so many to do when I'm finish.

Here's a close up of the dropped stitches.

I have a question and I hope that someone who happens to come across it will know the answer. Why is it that on one or two of your pictures you can click on it to enlarge it, but the others won't? Does Blogger put a cap on that or something?

Well, that's all for today. Take care.


The street off of where I was staying is the Rue de Rivoli. If you take a left onto it and walk for about five minutes, you start to see the top of the Place de la Bastille monument. If you look in the top center of the photo you can see the top.

Of course the Bastille prison is no longer there, but the monument is quite something to behold.

Coming out of the Metro and walking down one side of the Louvre, I came across this statue. It's one of Jeanne d'Arc. I walked over and got a closer look and picture.

I've read that there are several monuments dedicated to her throughout Paris.

Looking diagonally across from the statue is one small section of the Louvre. As many of you know, it's HUGE.

Looking a little more to the right.

Walking along, you can start to see the glass pyramid that's in front of the museum. It's in the middle/forground of the picture behind the trees.

Of course, the glass pyramid.

Looking to the right of the pyramid, another section of the Louvre. Two people enjoying the early April sunshine.

I thought it was interesting the way the sun was reflecting off of the pyramid onto the building.

More of Paris to come.