Saturday, February 27, 2010

Do people really fall for this junk?


Dear Sir/Madam,
bla... bla bla bla

In this regards we are going to send your contract part payment of 7.6Million USD. To you via our accredited shipping company and I have secured every needed documents to cover the money. Note: The money is coming on 2 security proof boxes. The boxes are sealed with synthetic nylon seal and padded with machine.

Please you don't have to worry for anything, as the transaction is 100% risk free. The boxes are coming with a Diplomatic agent who will accompany the boxes to your house address. All you need to do now is to send to me your full house address and your identity such as, international Passport or driver’s license and your mobile phone and telephone number, The Diplomatic Attach? will travel with it. He will call you on his arrival to your country's airport. I hope you understand me.

bla bla bla bla
send us your...
1) YOUR FULL NAME.........................
2) PHONE AND FAX NUMBER................
4) YOUR AGE AND CURRENT OCCPATION........................
5) A COPY OF YOUR IDENTITY............................

Best Regards,
Lt General John Martins.
National Security Adviser to the President
Federal Republic of Nigeria.

and a follow up message...
After the Board of director's meeting held in Abuja, we have resolved in finding a solution to your problem. We have arranged your payment through our SWIFT PAYMENT CENTRE(UBA BANK).

This is part of an instruction/mandate passed by the Senate inrespect to overseas contract payment and debt re-scheduling. You will be provided with access to an online account in which your funds, Five million Unites States Dollars($5,000,000.00); will be deposited.

And if you are wondering I really am rich... last year I aparently won a Canadian lottery and had het another prince offer to send me $$.

Really, I mean how can PPL actually fall for this crap.

Time to update my spam filters

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Cabled balaclava

So I'm participating in the Ravelympics and representing Team PissDrunk. My 1st project was From Russia with love: Cabled Balaclava . It's a really pretty and easy pattern. I chose a wool blend yarn. I would suggest though that if you want to make it I did it on size 8 needles and it's a tad snug for my taste so adding a pattern repeat (18 stitches) is my recommendation.

At one point I dropped a stitch in a cable and didn't realize it till I went to twist the cable again and didn't have enough stitches on the needles. It was 8 rows down! I didn't want to rip 8 rows so I dropped the stitches in the damaged cable and worked my way back up with a crochet hook and sock DPN for aids. 1st time I tried to do a fix in this way before. It was a tad tedious at times but worth it.

I am going to make another Balaclava but have taken a break to make a felted lunch sack. Inspiration from Brown Bag. I'm not really following the pattern cuz it's so basic. I'm making mine much larger than the design so we will just have to see how it works out. I'll also add a handle.

Incase anyone is wondering and doesn't already know... on Ravelry I'm GsCraftsNthing

Here is where I fixed the dropped stitch. This made me a bit nervous but it worked fine.and the finished balaclava. The cables are a bit difficult to see on the charcoal yarn but you can click for a larger image if you like.