Thursday, December 19, 2019

Back to Chrome

I still can't get Blogger to work as it used to in Safari, so I'm spending more time in Chrome. I still prefer Safari, but I don't have the time to figure out what's going on, and I want to read and comment on blogs! I'm still having problems commenting on some, but at least Chrome recognizes that I'm signed in!

I finished my hat yesterday morning. I'm pleased with the way it turned out.

My order of pom poms arrived in time for me to attach one before leaving for school. I changed my mind and switched to a gray one when I got home, but I forgot to take a picture before wrapping it. After taking the picture, I noticed that the folded up portion looked a little funky. All I needed to do was stretch the hat in both up and down and sideways, and it looked great. The color looks very different in this photo. The first one is the true color.

As I'm typing this post, my cursor keeps jumping to another spot. I type fairly quickly, so I get some really strange sentences that need to be fixed. Does anyone else have this happen to them? The only thing I can figure is that I must be hitting the touchpad with the bottom of my thumb as I type. Either that, or my computer is possessed!

I am working on another cowl in Caron X Pantone. The stitch sequence is the same as in the last cowl I knit, but I cast on one more stitch. The look will be completely different. I do have to pay attention as I knit, because it's easy to split the stitches with this yarn. I wish you could reach through the computer and feel how soft it is!

I'm off to a good start on another hat. I only have six rows left to crochet before seaming. Now that I understand how the pattern works, it's going much more quickly. I hope to finish this one this morning.

I'm really enjoying working on projects that inspire me in the moment, rather than trying to finish a gift for a specific person. My great-aunt used to have a closet of gifts ready for giving, something I've long thought of doing. I often want to give something hand-made, but find I don't have the time to finish what I have in mind. A gift closet seems like the perfect solution!


  1. You are again moving too fast for me!
    I can't believe how many projects you are completing. A gift closet is a great idea - but you seem able to keep up with gifts!

    I think it may be the track pad. i couldn't turn mine off so I had to cover it up by taping on an entire sticky notepad over it so it wouldn't feel pressure from my hand. It's crazy.
    And it also seems that Blogger likes Chrome because they are Google products.

    1. Haha! I can move fast when properly motivated! I'm going to try the notepad idea and see if that's the problem. It's a problem I've had with every laptop I've owned (I think this is my third), so that could be it. I think you're right about Blogger.

  2. Really great projects!! :) A gift closet sounds genius!! :)

  3. Well I like the color in the first picture love the hat. So not very long ago couple of weeks maybe, but did you notice that the changed the format for veiwing the blog imformation. And they claimed that it makes it easier to post from you phone instead of computer. I wonder if this change gave you this problem you are having. I wonder if that truly got it glitch free🤔

    1. I remember that. I've tried posting from my phone a couple of times. It was way too time consuming, and my eyes just aren't that good. I'll play around after the new year and figure out what's going on!

  4. I don't need hats here in Monterey that often, but I just may have to find one like what you've created! They look "just right" and comfy.
    If you use a mouse that has runs with a battery along with the trackpad, check the battery in the mouse. Mine was spazzing the other day. Checked the battery and it was very weak. New battery, no jumping.


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