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.

Comments

MadMad said…
Oh, I'm so sorry about the computer problems! I hate having to change things up, too! But on a happier note, your handspun looks great, and I wonder if blocking will even out the bits you don't like in your scarf?
Heather said…
EEP! I was longing to buy that greenish colorway from CMF, and now that I see how yummily yours spun up, I am tempted to go in and make that last minute purchase!!!!! Your Sunshine Morning Surf Scarf looks great!!!
Galad said…
I like the texture in your scarf - its gives it visual interest :-)

The new roving is just my kind of colors and is spinning up in to a lovely yarn.

Sounds like you and PK have a good team. He fixes your computer and you spin/knit him socks.

I don't like changes to my computer either. I put off changing over to the new laptop for months because there always glitches that drive me crazy.
Alwen said…
I can love almost anything green these days, or anything colorful.

I think your scarf has a beautiful organic feel to it.
Sheepish Annie said…
Yay for fiber with very cool names!

Boo for computer rearranging! I lost some stuff in the transition to the new computer, including some passwords and email addresses. It took me forever to adjust! Hope it all settles down soon. For what it's worth, I had several very good experiences with Verizon when my wireless connection went down. Very, very patient people with very, very cool accents...
Amy Lane said…
I hate moments like that--your temper gets the better of you and you can't call it back and fix it, no matter how hard you try. But the spinning looks AWESOME, and another scarf may help PK know that you do appreciate him... although I'm sure he already knows.
Rose Red said…
I know what you mean about changes on the computer - I've been having similar frustrations.

I really like the way the scarf is knitting up, I think blocking might help with the dropped stitches bits perhaps?
Jessica said…
I think your scarf and your spinning look beautiful! Good luck with the computer stuff.
Roxie said…
You might write PK a little love note telling him how much you appreciate and depend on his computer skills. Especially because you have such trouble with tech-stuff that even the littlest changes make you so cranky that you hurt the feelings of the people you love the best.

The scarf is gorgeous. I prefer the texture! And the new green yarn is verdant glory!
Bells said…
Oh I'm so in love with the colours in these photos. Nice work Donna Lee! i can't wait to spin something colourful like that. I will go join that group on Rav for inspiration!

It's awful when you've snapped and feel bad about it. I know that feeling. I hope you and PK are friends again now. :-)
Jeanne said…
Your spinning is beautiful! Love the scarf too - gorgeous colors...

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