Today was a great day. I did the laundry and straightened up the house but I spent most of the day in fibery pursuits. I spun some roving I bought for Pk because it's called In A Gadda Da Vida (remember the song by Iron Butterfly?). He loves that song. It looks like this. It's lovely greens/browns/oranges. It spins up like this. I spun a bobbin full of it today. I'm planning to spin some more of it tomorrow and then ply it together. I have 8 ounces so if I spin it thin enough, he can have a pair of socks. Emily is coming for dinner and wants to bring her wheel so we could spin together. That's a new experience.
I also gave some quality time to the morning surf scarf. It's about twice that size now but I had to take advantage of the morning light because it was cloudy for most of the day and the light comes in through the window for only a short time each day. These colors are pretty close. I like the way the color changes occur. The purple doesn't clash with the oranges. I am not in love with the pattern. If you go to ravelry and check out the Ply by Night group, you can see what everyone else's has come out like. The more experienced spinners have thinner, more consistent yarn and their dropped stitches don't seem to stick out as much as mine. Since this is still relatively new to me, my yarn is not consistent, although it is getting better. My dropped stitches vary from one place to another and they all look different. It makes the scarf texturally interesting and I have to let go of my inner OCD and let it be. It uses up a lot of yarn. Fortunately I have a good amount so the scarf will have a chance to be a good length. I already have a good home in mind for it so it won't languish on the top of our coat closet.
Pk rebuilt my computer because it had picked up a rather nasty virus (random pop up ads and phishing expeditions which were driving me crazy) and we could not get rid of it by using spyware protectors. I was less than gracious when he told me he had forgotten to save my folder of photos and I can't find the software for my camera so I have to use the software that came with his (they're both Nikons) and it's different. I should have had a backup disk. I don't like change like this. I am not a computer whiz and don't like my software to change. I want to turn on the machine and have it look just like I expect and function like I want. With no changes. Now, I am feeling disgruntled and he is feeling unappreciated. I have apologized but I know I hurt his feelings and that makes me feel funny inside. Sigh. Someday I'll grow up.
And I can't remember the password for my email because I haven't used it for almost 4 years. I'll have to wait for him to call verizon tomorrow and set up the email. I'm lucky to have someone who is willing to spend several hours playing with my computer to fix it for me.
I hope things are running smoothly in your world and your toys are working.