I am sunk in gloom.
I have just spent three quarters of an hour formatting something for my husband with a series of hanging indents. Successfully, but with difficulty. It seemed to me as if identical actions on successive paragraphs, produced variable results, quod absurdum est. Little time or mental strength is left to think about knitting.
I want at least to comment on recent comments – but my desktop computer is exhibiting a fault it has developed recently, of not – when Google Chrome is loaded -- showing the bar at the bottom of the screen which allows one to skip about. So I have to unload Google Chrome to get to this document (I compose in Word). That slows things down still further, on a slow computer. And the iPad won't show me the blog and its comments, as it keeps saying it is not connected to the internet, which is a lie.
I had forgotten all about Auto-Save, FiberQat and Southern Gal. I am grateful as ever for your help. My husband is using Open Office rather than Word – supposed to be a bit simpler – but there must still be an Auto-Save feature which I will investigate today. I have tried and tried to teach him about Ctrl-S (F10 in his old, DOS system). He says it interrupts his train of thought. I wondered, as you did, if there was some combination of keys he was hitting which spirited his document away. But what? And why no warning?
I like that picture of me and Matt, too, Mary G. He is the one who mentioned, in an off-hand sort of way, at the post-Games party in 2010 when we were all sitting about exhausted and happy, eating left-overs from the weekend catering, that he wouldn’t mind a pair of socks.
I sounded out opinion here as to whether the Curse of the Boyfriend Sweater extended to knitting socks for a granddaughter’s boyfriend, and the consensus was that it was probably safe to go ahead. So I did.
Skeindalous, I was very interested to hear that you share my difficulty – this is with reference to Kate Davies’ “Rams and Yowes” pattern, but it has a general application – in hemming live stitches to corresponding purl bumps. What if one marked, say, every 5th purl bump with a safety pin or something, before the operation started?
I am resolved to knit it, if only for the pleasure of asking for those colours with their wonderful Shetland names, when we are in Lerwick next month. So, eventually, I should engage with the problem and you will hear more.
I have forgotten, now, which of you told me how to buy acetate to stiffen the (silly) Christmas present knitting I have in mind, and because of the problems mentioned above, it would take too long to find that comment. But I am grateful.
I have finished the first sleeve for Relax2, and decided that I needed to wind the next skein for the second, and am having tangle-trouble. Life is frot with problems.
But Archie will be here tonight, and be taken to school for the new term tomorrow. That’s a cheering thought.