Sunday, 9 November 2008

I write this sitting in the kitchen sink

(Or I can haz mobile blogging)

(The title is the first line of Dodie Smith's 'I Capture the Castle', by the way. It is not strictly factual in that case.)

It is even less factual in this case. Actually, I'm on the sofa, slowly getting used to using a trackpad instead of a mouse, and the fact that Linux Is Not Like Windows (main difference so far being that it works). The new toy I alluded to having been a netbook, and the wireless router having arrived yesterday.

Ok, knitting. I really need to do a big round-up and get everything photographed. My Ravelry projects page is wildly out of date, this blog even more so. Unfortunately, I'm not sure if I can locate any free time before Christmas. Certainly not any free time that might include daylight. In the meantime, here is a Crofter's Cowl for your delectation.
More Dream in Color, this time Classy (the worsted weight)(and did you know that the village of Worstead, whence the name of the spinning method, is only a few miles away from here?), colour November Muse. The background is a vintage tweed skirt I bought yesterday, which goes beautifully. Another free pattern, a quick and fun knit for those not afraid of grafting (the two halves are knitted separately from edge to centre, then grafted together, to produce matching edges). It rolls rather, which I might have expected. I still like it.

1 comment:

Silas said...

I hate trackpads. In time, you will too.

As for Linux, it does have advantages. The main one for me was that it didn't cost extra, but yes, it can be a lot more stable than Windows. However, if you're not using something that was designed along with the version of Linux you're using (so, for instance, if you were installing Linux on your desktop computer) then lots of fun and games are inevitable as bits cease working, the fix causes other bits to stop, and the overall result is only free if your time has no value.