Monthly Archives: June 2013

Hey! It Has Knitting Content!

Surprise, surprise! I actually have some knitting content. And, I’m able to blog about it because John’s asleep and it isn’t even 9:00 p.m. That means, I have free access to the Mac. Speaking of computers, my laptop is, officially, dead. Something to do with the screen, if I understood correctly. The hard drive, however, is intact. I was told that if I purchase another laptop, they’ll happily transfer all my data over to the new computer.

John is heading out to Costco tomorrow, and he’s promised he’ll have a look at laptops while he’s there. It looks like there will be a new laptop in my future (keeping my fingers crossed). But I digress. Back to knitting.

Saturday evening, John walked past me as I was knitting and asked where the camera was. I told him and he came back behind me and took this picture.

P1060137This is how I knit. I don’t usually have my iPod between my knees (that’s what he thought was so funny) but that’s where the pattern was… on my iPod. I had transferred the pattern from Ravelry to Dropbox, and then accessed it via my iPad. It was a simple pattern but 23 pages long (yes, really!).

And this is what I was knitting…

P1060141My very own hedgehog! I’m not thrilled with how his nose turned out but, apart from that, it’s just cute! I love it! And, truly, it was very simple. Two weights of yarn are used, a DK weight and a heavy worsted weight. The face and underbelly are knitted on 3.5 mm needles and the body is worked in garter stitch on 4.5 mm needles. There is no seaming involved and the only thing that qualifies as sewing are the eyes and the nose. They’re stitched on after the hedgehog is finished. The pattern is available for free on Ravelry; if you’re not on Ravelry (why aren’t you, anyway??), you can find the pattern on the Purl Bee website here.

It is very likely there will be an explosion in hedgehog numbers in my little corner of the world… of the knitted variety.

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I know I haven’t been posting much over the last while but I’m afraid that it will be even less for the upcoming bit. My laptop decided that, after three years (to the day!), it didn’t want to do my bidding anymore. I was in the middle of a Google search when John wanted me to listen to a couple of radio interviews via the CBC website. After a couple of hours, I went back to the laptop, hit a key to wake it up and it wouldn’t. I’ve tried everything I can think of to bring it back to life but it just isn’t happening.

It will go to the shop this week and, hopefully, they can figure out what’s happening and whether or not it can be brought back to life. If all else fails, I’d like to them, if they can, to back up the information that I hadn’t backed up.

It’s frustrating but, I think, more for John than for me. He now has to share the iMac. 😉

And I have to re-learn what I’ve forgotten about blogging and photo editing on the iMac.

Ain’t life grand?

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And In the Weather…

Hmm… it seems this week has two Wednesdays. That is, at least, what Weather Canada seems to forecast

Screen shot was taken from the Weather Canada website this morning. This is the second time John’s noticed a glitch. We had a seven day forecast that didn’t have a Sunday earlier last month.

On the other hand, we have some decent weather coming up!

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