I've fiddled away this precious hour putting out the recycling – this is Paper and Bottles week; we have lots of both, and they're heavy. So I'll have to be brisk, here.
I finished the border of the Unst Bridal Shawl yesterday, not without difficulty. There was another break in the yarn. I attached a sound length, and got ¾ of the way along the little row before noticing that I was knitting with the short end. It happens to all of us – at least I hope it does (in a way) because it is a frequent stupidity of mine.
Unpicking is never easy with lace, and it didn't go entirely well. However, it's done, and I don't think there are any errant stitches. Today I'll remind myself how to graft in garter stitch. It's easy, I remember, but slightly different. I'll join the beginning and the end of the edging, and then leave the tidying and the blocking for a bit.
For what bit? Until the Income Tax is filed and tidied away, for one thing. Until I figure out where I can block it, for another. We are great procrastinators on the grounds of not doing something until something else has been done. Our children – I haven't told you this – gave me a MacBook Pro for Christmas. My husband, who blames all his difficulties with his computer on my inadequacies, says that I mustn't start using it until...
Until what? I don't think even he knows. And the only way to engage with a computer is to start doing it. So, soon.
I am beginning to think that my husband's computer really does have it in for him. Why on earth, for instance, when it has been turned off and rebooted – a process he tries to avoid, but sometimes it gets away from him – does it start off in Word with the document at 50% size? Yesterday, trying to rectify this situation – I know what to do – I found it obstinately unresponsive. In View, I kept clicking on the up-arrow to increase the zoom factor (or whatever you call it) and it wouldn't budge. The other approach, moving that slider in the lower right-hand corner, wouldn't budge either. What's going on?
I've been back to Zite – I feel 2015 is really getting started. I do love January. Here is a link (I hope) to a whole knitted kitchen in Warwick, Australia.
Here's a rocking chair that knits hats.
And Loop was doing a rather interesting KAL involving a pattern by Norah Gaughan, I thought, and madelinetosh DK. A loose-fitting and low-necked thingy with interesting cables, that you sort of drop on over whatever else you are wearing. Just the thing for Greece? But there probably isn't time, and this morning I can't find it.