Wednesday, May 5, 2010

I've Never Felt(ed) Like This Before...

Some of my readers will remember the felted tote bag I made for my new iPad--

This was so much fun, and I love the colors, I decided to make a purse to match. Only it will be all green, no brown. Here's what I have so far, with the fabric I bought for lining:

I picked something dark enough not to get dirty easily, but light enough so I can see what's in my purse!

I haven't forgotten the naming ceremony gown for Daphne. I've CO for it, too:

It takes more concentration, so now I have a dumb project and a smart project!

I managed to get some spinning done this week, too! I finished the baby alpaca and have started on this:

It's Louet's wool, mohair, rayon, bamboo top in "Juniper." It's easy to spin, which is nice. Here's what the fiber actually looks like:

And here's how my spinning is looking:

I haven't figured out what to do with the finished yarn, or whether to ply it double or Navajo, but that will become evident. The fiber will talk to me as I spin...

I've been having so much fun with my new iPad! I'm still figuring out how it works, but I'm getting to do a lot more than I could do on my gimpy laptop! The only insurmountable problem I've had was not being able to get You Tube videos to work. On Monday, my knitting buddy Rob and I went down to the Apple store, after he tried out my iPad in his house to see how it worked with his WiFi. He was very happy with it, so he decided to get one. He reads a lot of books, and his Sony e-book reader works great, but he needs light for it. The iPad doesn't do well with too much light, but is great indoors with dim light. It also does a lot of other things, including keeping his photos organized. (He's a photographer when he isn't knitting.) While he was buying his new iPad, one of the nice techs at Apple was looking at my iPad. He couldn't get the videos to work, either, so guess what? I got a new iPad. I had to re-enter some things because I didn't sync before I took it down to the store, but I figured it would be less time than to drive all the way home and back to SLC, which was true. The videos work great now! That was seriously important, because some of my KP buddies, especially Cheryl, tend to put videos in their posts.

My baby quilt is off being professionally machine quilted. I picked up the fabric for the binding while I was getting the fabric for the purse lining. It's the dark green fabric that I used in the top. You can go back to the blog posts where I showed the quilt if you want to see.

What's on my iPad: Everything, almost. I'm reading The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad, a free download. I prop my iPad on a book holder, so I can knit at the same time.

What's on my iPod: Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters, by Jane Austen and Ben H. Winters. It's a riot! I got it from Audible.

What's on my Needles, Wheel: I just talked about that, so see above.

Happy knitting! --P

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