Let's just say, never set down your laptop when you're very, very angry. And, maybe it's not a good idea to try to take out the hard drive yourself. While I was never very fond of this computer, it should have had a couple of years left in it. Worse, it had over a year of pictures on it. Not all are lost. We backed everything up six months ago when they system got a virus. And I've uploaded several albums onto Picassa or Facebook ... but I'll be kicking myself on this one for awhile.
For every problem, however, there's usually some kind of work around or solution. Last week's set back was the sleeves on my Larch Cardigan. The first set of sleeves was too tight and too short, so I spent all of last week re-knittng. Patience paid off, and I got a much better fit.
As of today, I have a completed cardigan. i modified the pattern by placing the buttons on the button band, rather than to the side of the collar. The yarn is Opulence, by the Woolen Rabbit, in the Moroccan Spice colorway.