Music (and other entertainment) improves life for the computer-weary

This is a quick post with a couple of notes from outside.

Thanks to Clara Parkes at Knitter’s Review for directing me this morning to Kay Gardiner and Ann Shayne’s knitterly country-western video, "Pardon Me (I Didn’t Knit That for You)."   I think running out to buy a copy of their new book counts as well-earned applause.

And Janel Laidman has Spindlicity back in the spin! Janel has not been lying on a chaise longue eating bonbons while the magazine was temporarily sleeping. She was writing a book. I see she’s added Beth Smith of The Spinning Loft and Abby Franquemont of Franquemont Fibers to her Spindlicity team. Looking forward to seeing what they come up with. . . .

This first returning-to-action issue of Spindlicity does have a review of Donna Druchunas’ Ethnic Knitting Discovery, the book that laid the ground for Ethnic Knitting Exploration, a project that I am determined will be past the computer woes and into print soon, very soon. Donna is off to the Taos Wool Festival this weekend, where she’ll be teaching. I’ll be here, making the computer files behave (one way or another).

Although I may take a break for a field trip to see Karen Conduff‘s paintings as part of the annual Boulder Open Studios event, with a stop at Shuttles, Spindles & Skeins to take a look at some new-to-me books. Depending. Knowing I can get out of here for something fun makes surviving the electronic insanity possible.


4 thoughts on “Music (and other entertainment) improves life for the computer-weary”

  1. Thanks for the heads-up re the video (hilarious) and Spindlicity!

    Every day I see a post from you, I cross my fingers that it’s good computer news. I continue to live in hope. 🙂

  2. Like Janice, I’m always hoping to read that you have good computer news to share.

    Pardon me video is so funny and clever. Loved it!

  3. I’m jealous that you’re able to carve out physical time and mental space to read something, or perhaps that should be “anything.”

    By the end of my day, no matter what (knit, spin, bind, write, etc.) I’ve been doing, about the most intellectual thing I can do is watch “Jeopardy” or BBC News. Focussing on written words just isn’t possible….

  4. Lack of access to any cable channels (and bad reception on the few broadcast options) does help with the reading “focus.”

    There are lots of *types* of books I can’t handle before bed. So I have to be picky.

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