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Archive for July 1st, 2015

Slowly I am beginning to repopulate my new computer with the programs and recreate files I need in order to execute my work. This is not an easy go. It’s taking time from knitting and that creative process so that I may not have the number of new items I wanted to have ready for an Autumn and Winter launch. But pushing that aside for the moment, the recent sudden death of my computer has caused me to rethink my relationship with these technical products in my life. It’s raised many questions that need answers.

For instance, I want to know how a computer works even though in the past I have found such investigations extremely boring to the point that they were an effective cure for my insomnia. I am plagued by the question of how can I use and heavily depend upon an instrument which I don’t completely understand? It seems to be a recipe for disaster. It seems the actions of a fool. Obviously trusting an outside source to keep my computer safe was a stunning failure. The truth is relying completely on an outside source borders on idiocy. I need to know in exquisite detail how to keep it safe because I am the one using it. Therefore, I need to now how it operates. So I am in search of information. The bad thing is it will take away knitting time, the good thing is I will learn what I need to learn and at least temporarily cure my insomnia.

On the knitting front, the Monet sock goes well. I am as happy as Yarn Rascal is with a ball of Shetland yarn. I will write up the pattern and offer it for free on Ravelry.

All of The Skipper’s grandchildren and their parents came by Monday for a seafood cookout. The house is just getting back to looking normal, Yarn Rascal is still knocked out, and I have caught a summer cold.

On the wild animal front, we have three new fawns in our deer herd. They are simply darling and fun to watch. My wrens have a second brood as do the blue birds. The gardens are still a good two weeks behind schedule, but that is not under my control.

For now, I am going to stick my head into one of the computer books and read until I can’t take it anymore.

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