Friday, April 27, 2012
This picture is one I have posted a while back. It is the humungus tractor that we used to call Oldest Son's office. As you can see, instead of wheels, it has four tracks. It is quite a sight to see tooling down the road.
Side by side they made quite a sight.
Old and new, large and small, side by side.
You can see the neatest things in the country.
But I promise to be back once the internet is working better.
Saturday, April 21, 2012
Progress has been slow on my ruffle mesh scarf. But I have a fair excuse.
Both fronts of Evelyn's Misty Cardi are finished. (I will pause while the cheers die down.). The first sleeve has been started and the end is in sight. I briefly toyed with knitting in the round, but in the end opted to knit them as written. Sorry Evelyn, that means two more seams.
However, while the scarf is growing slowly, I think I will enjoy it. I have discovered you must knit carefully, and treat the project with respect. Right off the bat, when taking a photo last week, the needles just slid out.
Yikes! After that I used point protectors, and usually tied the ends of the needles for extra protection.
Here is a recent picture of my scarf. Twelve pound dog included strictly for scale. Well for scale, and because Lizzie wouldn't move so I could stretch it out.
Thursday, April 19, 2012
Since I have begun knitting shawls, I have gathered quite a collection of shawl pins. Here are most of them, graciously modeled on Gertrude with my Kudo shawl.
First up, is a metal one I got from Yarn Hallow at the first Greenville Fiber Fiesta It is sterling silver wire curved and twisted into to an S curve, and skewered with a silver wire pin.
I have two round pins. They work like the silver one, in that they are two part ones, with a stick that catches the shawl in the middle and braces itself agains the circle. The one is a shell like circle, and the other made of cherry wood. The circle is smooth on this side and has a circle inscribed on the reverse side.
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Monday, April 16, 2012
Saturday, April 14, 2012
I am continuing my feud with the auto-correct on my new phone. I got it about a week ago.
I have another Android, with bigger screen, longer lasting battery, and super fast! However the auto-correct has not yet surrendered to my control.
(Stupid auto-correct anyway.)
It changes my email address to a town in south east Michigan. It doesn't capitalize proper names. And occasionally it spontaneously switches to Spanish.
On a brighter note, I am almost to the beginning of sleeve shaping on the second front. And past the button holes. After this piece of Evenly's cardinal, I just have the two sleeves.
But I might take a break first--for a brief, 33 yard skein, special project. I'll let you know.
(HEY....I may have just fixed auto-correct. But don't ask me how.)
Sunday, April 8, 2012
However when Torri poured the pitcher into the baptismal font, he stopped and peered over the top of the font.
Friday, April 6, 2012
I love blogging. But many times it is difficult to find time to crank up the old laptop, plug into the dial-up connection and go online to blog.
As a result, many of my posts were posted from my telephone. I loved my android smartphone. Once I learned to (mostly) avoid ”fat finger syndrome” it was wonderful.
Lately though, my Hero had started to suddenly re-boot. So, since I had qualified for an upgrade a couple days ago, I decided to upgrade. My old phone was pre-4G, nearly 2 years old.
My new one is 4G, even though the service around here isn't usually that powerful. Even more high tech than the old phone, I find myself back in the learning curve as I adjust the settings on it.
Case in point: while texting my son, while I was typing English, it was coming out Spanish. (Huh?) Confusing to say the least.
So.....if you see some typos, weird auto-correct words I miss, or the occasional Hispanic touch, just blame the phone, ok?