I keep my blog as a personal record of what I'm up to, which might be seen as working towards "An elegant sufficiency, content, retirement, rural quiet, friendship, books, ease and alternate labour, useful life"

I'm certainly not there yet.  There is quite some way to go!










Knitting Olympics

The Yarn Harlot has come up with the idea of the Knitting Olympics which are attracting entrants from all over the world. I thought that Team GB might need a tail end Charlie, so have submitted myself for the fun and have set myself the joy of knitting a pair of Mrs Beeton wristlets from knitty.com

Watch this space for progress.


Working with technology

Why is it, that however carefully things are prepared, when you try to do something in front of a crowd, a gremlin creeps in and mucks things up?

At the tutor workshop this morning, I was using the Docucam, firstly to project what I was doing (finger knitting) on to the wall, then to record the basic steps to play back. The projector was working just fine and there were gasps of amazement at this nifty bit of kit. But when we tried to project the short video clip onto the wall, nothing appeared but the Windows media frame with a black space where the image should be. All was working perfectly on the laptop screen - simply didn't show up on the wall. Huh.

Still, the workshop went well and people left happy and inspired I think. I hope.


Busy days

Really busy days this week, so quietly testing the process of writing the blog before going public, so to speak.

Was startled to find that I had offered to "entertain" the ladies at the meeting I'm going to in a couple of weeks time, by demonstrating some crafty thing or other. Now what to do? Maybe make a hedgehog book, or perhaps do some finger knitting? Will have to think about this one...

Tomorrow I'm off to Stitch n Bitch with the ladies at Coleford. Shall take along my curly whirly scarf which is coming along nicely.


Distracted again

I'm rather too easily distracted from that which I ought to be doing. This time it was by the interesting content at
Thank you Grumpy Shopkeeper, aka Sally!

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