01 April 2008

Hats and technology

April Fool's Day ...

Because I am easily amused, I got a charge out of Ravelry today - in the forums, they added little hats to everyone's Ravatars, I am guessing for April Fool's Day. I have an Uncle Sam hat, which amuses me on several levels. (Clearly I need to get out more.)

Continuing in the hat theme ...

Over the weekend, I finished knitting the hat that I am making for the soon-to-be baby next door. Now I need to knit the little parts that will make up the sailboat, and sew them onto the hat, but I'm pleased already with how it looks:

I'm sure the rest of it won't take that long to do, and I'm hoping to finish it completely by this weekend. The last couple of days, I have been working on other things, mainly because I'm in one of those moods where it is hard to focus on only one project for any length of time.

Maryland Sheep & Wool

I just realized the other day that Maryland Sheep & Wool is only a month away! I have signed up to take the Rosie's bus again this year, and am looking forward to it. I haven't really saved up much money for it, like I usually do, so I'm hoping that I can have some kind of rough idea of specific things I'd like to buy before I go, so I don't get too carried away. One good thing about taking the bus, is that there is only one rule for the Rosie's bus: no livestock allowed! As a result, I know that my purchases have to be limited in at least one way ...

Last year, I missed meeting up with Barb, but I did get to meet Ann and Liz, who I now think of as two of my favorite people (watch - they'll be going in disguise this year to avoid me ...).

Technological advances at chez Ravelld Sleave ...

Well, who would have imagined, but I have made further advances into twentieth-century technology! I think I mentioned that I received an MP3 player from The Tim for Christmas. Because a) he likes gadgets, and b) he knows I'm slow on the technology uptake, he was kind enough to have quite a bit of stuff already downloaded so that I could enjoy it right away. This past weekend, I managed to download two episodes of Cast-On (all on my own - film at 11!), and listened to one of them during Earth Hour on Saturday evening.

Next up: trading in the ol' abacus for one of them new-fangled calculators ...

11 comments:

Carol said...

Ahem. No mention of seeing MOI?
Hmmph.

Liz K. said...

Noooo!! Not hiding from you!!! We'll be stalking you!!!!

handeyecrafts said...

Hey --- slow down. Baby steps. Abacus, slide rule, THEN calculator.

Bridget said...

Oh ... yeah ... it was Carol who introduced me to Ann and Liz ... I wonder how I could have forgotten ...

Lorraine said...

Bridget- I had on Mouse ears.

Get me within spitting distance of a festival or trade show, and I completely lose my mind. No such thing as restraint- I wish you luck.

Carrie K said...

Whoo hoo! For the technological updates. I am so enamoured of podcasts now.

My envy precludes me from being happy you're going to the MW&SF. ;)

Argh. I totally spaced Earth Hour. I think I flipped on the TV right around then. OTOH, I probably just got home from work.

And....an Easter Miracle! cute kitty pix.

And!! Used books in pristine condition only, eh? lol.

The Knitting Blog by Mr Puffy the Dog said...

Love the hat - particularly the little pink top! You are so very lucky to be anticipating the fun you are going to have at the Maryland Sheep & Wool festival :) BTW, you are way ahead of me on the technology....

Carol said...

The hat is adorable! One of these days, I'm going to one of these festivals!

Ann said...

Stalking big time, like Liz said. Better watch your back! You too Carol ...

Anonymous said...

Congrats on figuring out your MP3. Aren't Podcasts a lot of fun? I have a number of knitting/crafting ones that I listen to....

Your FCS Pal

Brigitte said...

I had on a little Pilgrim hat, hee hee!

*sigh* Oh, to be able to head out to MS&W...