Het is een tijd geleden, dat ik een blog schreef. Dat kwam niet omdat ik het zo vreselijk druk had (of - nou ja, niet drukker dan anders) en ook niet omdat ik niets had om te laten zien, maar wel omdat ik een beetje boos was. Op de computer. Op de email. Op Blogger.
Ja: ook op Blogger: plotseling waren mijn volgers allemaal van mijn blog verdwenen: de gadget zou niet goed geconfigureerd zijn! Maar ik had er niets aan veranderd. Na lang speuren in de forums, bleek, dat meer mensen deze ervaring met me deelden. De technici van Blogger zouden erop studeren. Tot op heden niets van gemerkt.
Maar intussen was door al dit geklooi ook plotseling de lay-out van mijn blog veranderd. Ik had er (alweer) niets aan gedaan, maar kreeg het ook niet voor elkaar om mijn oude beeld weer terug te krijgen. Nu maar even zo dus. Balend. En voor al mijn volgers: ik ben dol op jullie allemaal, maar kan jullie even niet zien op mijn blog zelf, wel op de ontwerppagina's van het blog.
It's a long time ago that I wrote a blog. That wasn't because I was very busy (or - at least not busier than at other times) and also not because there was nothing to write about, but it was because I was a little bit angry. At the computer. At our emailprogramme. At Blogger.
Yes, I was angry at Blogger. Suddenly all my followers on my page had disappeared: I was told instead that the gadget hadn't been configurated correctly. But I hadn't done anything to change that. After a long search through Blogger and its forums it turned out, that more people have the same problem. Blogger's technician's will look into it. I haven't seen any results yet.
In the mean time, because of all this searching and trying to get things right again, the lay-out of my blog had changed and I didn't manage to get the same look back. Well, I'll lkleave it like this for the moment. Annoyed. And a message to my followers: I love you all dearly, but I can't see you on my blog at the moment, except when I look at the design pages, where you all reappear.
Boos was/ben ik ook op Windows Live Mail: we krijgen doorlopend bericht, dat we een update moeten ophalen. Als we dat doen kunnen we niet meer emailen! Ik ontvang de mails wel, maar kan ze niet versturen! Eigenlijk werkt dit email programma al niet goed vanaf het begin. Ik verlang erg terug naar onze oude computer, waar we dit soort gekkigheid niet de hele tijd hadden. Ik wil best iets op een computer doen, maar hij moet wel doen wat ik wil en ik wil me niet verdiepen in het waarom van dit alles. Dat gaat allemaal veel te veel ten koste van mijn textieltijd.
I also am-was angry at Windows Live mail± we get messages all the time, that we need another update. When we don´t do this, we can´t start the programme, when we do, we can´t send or answer any emails! Actually thisprogramme hasn´t worked properly from the start. I´m really missing my old computer and email programme, where we didn´t have all this ´fun´. I like doing computer things, but it has to do waht I want and when I want that. I don´t want to spend too much time on the why and how of all that. It takes too much of my fiber and yarn activities.
Die waren er echt en hier nu een update.
There really were a few and here is an update.
My loom is ready for weaving again! I warped it with a cotton warp and threaded it in the network weave Alice Schlein describes in Twill Thrills (The best of Weaver's) I have long had the intention to try out network weaves and am now starting with weaving an example from the book. At least almast, I changed a few things of the threading. Weft will be a dark chenille.
Suddenly I really love spindling again. When I wanted to show somebody how to do that, I noticed that I had forgotten alittle how to do it. I found some wool, which I had dyed a long time ago and completely forgetten. Half of it had been spun on my old Louet and I had planned to spin the other half on my spindle and ply the twon singles together. My cd-spindle worked perfectly again, after some practise.
Still all didn't go as I had planned, for I hadturned the spindle the worng way! The Lout fiber had been spun z-wise and the spindle wool s-wise. Plying those two together wasn't a good idea, so I plyed both of them apart, on the spindle. This is the spindle wool, the other skein looks almost the same.
Ook kreeg ik de mooie merino/zijde, die erbij ligt en nog een paar zijden 'zakdoekjes'.
For my birthday, also in this period, (it wasn't very busy, for that day the Dutch had to play their first football match on the EC this year, agains Denmark and everybody was glued to the tv) I received a new spindle: a Turkish spindle. Here it is, with the first ball of singles I made on it. It's great!
I also got the nice merino/silk that's in the photo, and a few silk 'hankies'.
The frost in February killed many of the plants and shrubs in our garden. Also my beloved witch hazel hadn't survived, which made me sad. My chidlren knew that and gave me a new one. Mommy is happy again!
In a former blog I asked, with wat I should ply a many coloured singles I'd spun. I chose the light green. There wasn't by far enough for the whole bobbin, though and I Navaho plied the rest. The variegated/green yarn is on the niddy-noddy and the navaho plied is on the bobbin.
Here the green I used to ply.
I also did some knitting. There aren't photo's of everything yet, for some has to wait for a next time. This is the yarn bomb that has to go on the second pole I adopted for the yarn bomb event in Hoorn, coming September. Isn't it sweet and cuddly?
Finally two crocheted blocks. On Ravelry I've joined a group that crochets a small and a bigger block each month. This are two examples of the small block of this month, both made of handspun wool, for I want to use some of my handspun before I make more. Although the lefthand block has one row more it's still smaller than the right on, because the yarn is so much thinner. Both were crocheted on a 5.5 mm needle.