I will admit to being something of a techno-geek. I love my electronic toys. I have a laptop; I have an iPod; and now, I have a tablet (I don’t have a cell phone, though… can’t see the need for one of those). I’ve been eyeing them for some time now, recognizing that my eyesight is… aging… let’s just leave it at that. As much as I love my iPod for things like music or audiobooks, it isn’t the best for things like knitting patterns, ebooks, or recipes.
This being the time of year of sales on all sorts of things, I decided it was time to splurge. John, of course, thought I was being a total idiot, wasting money on something I don’t need. Ah well, I intend on making good use of my new Samsung Galaxy Tab 4, 8.0″, 32 GB tablet.
I’ve already added some apps to the tablet and have made sure to add the pattern I’m currently working on. I think I mentioned, didn’t I, that I received a new coat for Christmas? Well, a new coat needs new gloves. In my search for the perfect pair, I came across a Ravelry post that said Julia Mueller (aka Laris) was closing her pattern shop and offering all of her amazing patterns for free. As much as I hate to see that happen, it was too good an opportunity to pass up; I downloaded a bunch of her patterns.
A few years ago, I knitted her Knotty gloves; they’re one of my favourite pairs (I knitted them in an off-white alpaca blend). Julia’s patterns are well-written and gorgeous; she truly is a talented designer.
Of the patterns I downloaded, I decided on Bobbie. I’m using Lana Grossa Meilenweit Stretch sock yarn in a variegated denim blue/green combination.
It’s mostly blue, with a little bit of green thrown in for variation. Seeing as my new coat is navy blue, I think this is just the right yarn. And, as a bonus, on the tablet, it’s easy to read, enlarge, and mark up the pattern as needed.
Yup, I love my toys; I am one happy girl!