I took my knitting down to the Yarra today and sat on one of the bollards right on the edge of the water. 20 minutes of knitting and I didn't drop my needles into the water, even though the water was almost under me! I certainly would not be jumping into find the needle if I dropped one in. For starters, that bit of the river is navigable by smallish craft so it can't be any less than two feet deep, and second starters I know what Yarra sludge is like.
Remember how little boys smell when they play in the mud on the school oval? Multiply that smell by a factor of 10. That'll give you an idea.... I love the Yarra but you really don't want to play in its sludge. Nope the reflections on it will do me just fine.
Tomorrow I will start the heel flap. Yes, you read aright - the heel flap. This sock is rocketing along I guess (touch wood, don't listen to what I am saying O knitting goddess, please don't whack me!) that I've grokked the pattern at last. Hooray!
This afternoon's murphy was an optimist story:
I go to set up the laptop for the training being run by another area. I have it all ready to go 20 minutes before it is needed. yay me! I settle down with my knitting (!!) waiting for the people running the training to show up.
I notice a little message on the screen, "Updates installed. Restart now?"
Bottom! If you don't restart, it gets grumpy and either won't work or restarts all by itself.
So I restarted it. All ready to go 8 minutes before the training starts.
Then in blows the assistant who deals with the computer part - clicking buttons and showing people where to do what. "The photocopier is playing up and I haven't got all the copies I need!"
So I offer to go get the copies needed. The copier I'll be using is on a different floor and should be fine.
Except it has crashed after the document feeder did something funny.
Crashed badly enough that it has to be hard restarted.... And takes 5 minutes to boot up. Drok! (what comic strip is that from? It is a pity the copier couldn't meet Judge Boot.)
(Oh for the days of the mimeograph and that yummy purple print of my early childhood - gosh it was good to sniff!)
Then it takes about two minutes to print out four copies of one four page document. Fast? Ummm, no....
I got something in the mail today! Pics tomorrow I hope. I've got so many pics to show and no time to edit them. Sigh.