Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Knitting in the Sun On a West Coast Tuesday . . . Ah, Summer!
steek, followed by an eternity of edging, but we'll worry about that later. . . .
Kate Davies Rams and Yowes, knit from a kit supplied by Jamieson & Smith -- all the yarns are natural colours, no dyes used at all. Gorgeous, no? And speaking of gorgeous, knitters or non-knitters, you should check out Davies' beautiful blog. It has me thinking seriously of detouring through Scotland, particularly the Shetland Islands, next time I cross the Atlantic!
Alison, artist-teacher of the plein air course I took in France; an appointment with my hair stylist (direly needed after almost 8 weeks!!); a commitment to finish planning and writing my fall syllabi for two courses; some reading, some more knitting, some weeding and at least one swim in the saltchuck. . . . not bad, eh?
Another question, this one technical: I'm getting fewer comments these days, and I'm wondering if that's just because we're all wanting to stay outdoors in the sunshine longer OR does the Bloglovin' platform OR my recent switch to moderated comments make the difference. I've found that I can leave comments on some blogs but not others if I access them through Bloglovin'. To leave a comment on Pondside's blog, for example, I have to leave Bloglovin and type Pondside's URL into my browser to reach a comments page that works for me. I can well imagine that if some of you have to do this to comment here, you might just not bother. But just this once, if you could take the extra two minutes just to let me know what's up, I'd really appreciate knowing.
As for the moderated comments, I'm hoping to remove that screen in another week or two. . . .
Meanwhile, you know I love having you visit here. If you haven't found a Reader to replace Google Reader yet, I do find Bloglovin' easy to use, if you can get past that goofy apostrophe AND tolerate the occasional problems with commenting. I've got a button in the right-hand column above that you could click on should you want to follow me -- easy to do and no big commitment.
And since we're talking techie (okay, very mildly so. . . ) if anyone's figured out how to get the Twitter widget working in Blogger (mine used to, doesn't anymore, I removed it and can't get a new one to install), I'd love to be walked through a fix.