Yes, I have gone mac. And to a laptop. Shocking really as I've always complained about using laptops. But, until now I've never used a laptop on top of my lap. I love to curl up in a chair or on a sofa; sitting with both feet on the floor is not my style. Life is perfect now. I can curl up on the loveseat and work away. When I want to refer to a spreadsheet while I work in the other room, I just pick it up and take it with me. Dang! I love this computer!
It is a revolution in more than one way. Now I finally have a computer with sound! The desktop pc either doesn't have a soundcard or it stopped working a looooong time ago. So, dear readers I have fallen head first into Project Runway Canada (links to episode 1, if you go to the main site you will learn who the winner of the first season is. If you are not in Canada you will need to watch it on You Tube). Blame Julia. She dared us to watch the first episode. I am on the
fifth tenth episode now and loving it. I confess to loving the US version too. But, it does not have Iman. Iman is awesome! So smart, funny, and unbelievably stylish and beautiful.
Now that I am used to having sound, I think I need a podcast or two to listen too. I have never paid much attention to them because I didn't have a way to listen. So, tell me, what knitting and spinning podcasts do you recommend?
The Grey On Grey Scarf is coming along. I started out by making a simple checker board pattern. Snore. Then I tried my Bias Scarf pattern adapted to a checker board pattern. It still wasn't quite right. Now it has the triangle point that is the beginning of the Bias Scarves, but I didn't turn the corner.
It is zipping along. I was going to finish the boring one as well, but I didn't have enough yarn spun up. A trip back to the wheel got me more yarn, only it is a slightly heavier weight. Bye bye boring scarf. The new yarn may become a matching hat.
The new fiber on my wheel is this bit of yumminess.
Blueface Leicester wool in Tactile's Heliotrope colorway. (Oddly, it is looking washed out in this blog post, but not when I look at the picture itself.) I am spinning it for sock yarn. More on that soon.