Linking up today with Ginny for this weeks 'YARN ALONG'.
After flashing for a Canadian flag headband last week retailing for 35€ (I don't know exactly how much that is in £, $ etc but it's way to much for a machine knit) Rémi most sensibly agreed with me about its 'high' price and subsequently decided that I should make him one. Guess what? no red stash!!!
So red yarn bought, I googled 'canadian flag motif' and found a few suitable models that my printer insisted on spitting out no bigger than a postage stamp!! With Rémi's expert help we enlarged and coloured in our own grid, which I then went on to modify every couple of rows, as it was knitting up a little on the large side!
It finished up rather big, almost a hat really, but Rémi likes it so that's all that matters.
Earlier in the week I made a few more washcloths, leaf shaped, quite by coincidence.
We are re-reading two books during the school hols,'Tadlak -entre chien et loup' (Tadlak - between dog and wolf) and ' Le Dernier Trappeur' (The last trapper), written by a husband and wife musher couple, Nicholas and Diane Vanier. Great books with fantastic pencil and photo illustrations.
To slightly deviate from knitting and books for a second, I am in some confusion!! Last week I read a post by another yarn along contributor, Allison , concerning 'Google friend connect' and it's impending demise on the 1 March. Allison recommends subscribing to her RSS feed. I'm lost!!!
Does this mean that on the 1 March, I will have no followers and no longer will their little pictures pop up on my blog? and that the blogs that I currently follow via GFC will 'gone' from my reading list? And what is RSS feed?
Sorry if I sound a bit dumb, but I'm not that good with computer 'stuff'. You may have noticed that my blog is 'simple', it's no passion on my part for minimalism, it's just I've not the slightest idea how to add 'buttons' and bits and bobs etc. Any enlightenment, especially concerning GFC, would be greatly appreciated.
And while we're on the subject, how do I go about getting Ginny's 'yarn along' button?