Does your bread-maker squeek? My bread-maker, the one that plugs in, is squeeking this morning in an alarming manner. I suppose I will see if the alarm is deserved if it produces bread by noon. Yesterday, the mountain of laundry was scaled and even put away in proper places, I caught up with Heroes, and I finished the knitting of the beret.
It is blocking today and from the perspective of the second photo, you may be able to guess my potential concern with the finished object. However, we'll wait for the beret to dry before any modeled shots are produced.
One of the interesting things I was introduced to during deer hunting was Skype. My eldest nephew, Micah, is attending university in Granada, Spain, this year and he gave us a live video tour of his apartment using Skype and his MacBook with the imbedded camera. We didn't have a camera at our end but he could hear us all and we could see his apartment and his roommates. Quite cool. So, DN Hunter counseled me and I downloaded Skype, too. You all probably knew this, but it is free computer to computer calls and (allegedly) low rates for computer to telephone calls. The video component is the nicest part, especially when you haven't seen a loved one in a while.
As mentioned yesterday, Mom and I had time on Wednesday to visit a LYS, Yarns by Design. I had a hefty discount certificate and some birthday money in my pocket, so what better place to visit!
I was a happy shopper: a slim 11" cherry boat shuttle by Schacht, bobbins for the shuttle, cherry-red glass buttons from Neenah Buttonworks (like cherry candy, my fav), a skein of Casbah (yum), two Handwoven Design Collections (#17 and #13), and Knitting On Top of the World. Nicky Epstein's book has some gorgeous designs, including the one on the cover, and one or two that I can't fathom. However, the best part of the book is her narrative on design inspiration.
Some of you reading should be sure you are seated before you look at the next photo.
Now, off to search for a new Christmas Tree and replenish the kitty kibble. Have a great Saturday!