Friday, February 24, 2012

paperwork...the "yuck" factor

Whether this project sees publication or not, I've learned a lot about keeping records.  I tend to be kind of sloppy about this, but, I am beginning to see the value of it all.  I really hate writing...Facebook and blogs notwithstanding, I am just not in love with words and have no compulsion to write things down.  I am not a very methodical thinker, either, so my stuff tends to meander.
Oh well, it's out there, for better or for worse.  I did my best, and that's all anybody can do.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

The Potholder, revisited

Now, I find myself addicted to making those little potholders.  "Loopy for loops???"  Well, what can I say?  It keeps my fingers happy when I can't think of anything else to do and I never have burned hands in my kitchen..not to mention no lack of hotpads to put pots down on.  Try it, you'd like it!  Best loops available from Harrisville Designs...don't use the nylon ones, which not only CONDUCT heat, but curl up like a dead spider when you take them off the looms.  Nasty.  Get the cotton ones and skip the first post on each side, so you always start and finish one post away from each end.  Easier to crochet them off and you won't miss those extra loops.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Deadline time

Two table looms dressed with two versions of the same taqueté project.  One is 24 epi, the other is 15 since I wanted to kind of make a point that it doesn't have to be either a rug or a tiny piece.  

down (load) and up(grade)

OK: decided to upgrade my copy of "WeaveMaker." Well, OOPS, can't do that unless I am running "Lion" on the Mac...OS 10.6.something...OK..so I shell out the bucks to download it and spend 2 hours installing. HEY...let's boogie...Microsoft Office NO LONGER WORKS!! woo hooo....quick download of "Open Office" and I hope that takes care of THAT. SOOO, ok, I DL the new "WeaveMaker"...HEY..registration number won't work, I need to purchase a new one...$117 bucks to AVL..several pleas to Bob and still no number has shown up...dead in the water. I am really learning to LOVE "Pixeloom". The only thing I REALLY like about WM is that I can freehand my images in there pretty fast. bummer
On the other hand, while awaiting installations to take place, I cleaned out all the drawers of my desk..found a zillion things, including an extra battery for Miss Liz's Macbook...come and get it, Kid. Also some negatives (remember those?) of some of my best shots. Modern times.