Guess what? I will be doing some writing for the Ministry of Ed. this summer, and I was afraid that they would all laugh at my elderly laptop, so I decided to buy a new one. It is really pretty- very slick, with a huge screen. It is a Hewlett Packard (which my buddies in the industry tell me is a reliable brand). And a battery that can be recharged (unlike our elderly Dell). The Windows Vista is pretty slick, as well. But here is a strange thing- the Bell security, that we pay for, is not compatible with the 64-bit operating system that this new puter has. Soooooo-what's up with that? The computer did come with a free 30 day trial of Norton, which is probably what we will end up purchasing. But I am still shaking my head.
I just got the local Wool Tyme newsletter, and Anne is featuring a pattern that I designed years ago (when I first discovered Cascade Fixation)-a wee baby hat. It is a freebie- go and see it here- http://wtkpatterns.blogspot.com/2009/06/childs-frilly-hat-of-cascade-fixation.html It makes a great ruffled baby hat (that stays on)-and takes one ball.
I "borrowed" this image-since I do not have a picture of the finished thing. I also designed a ruffled bikini for a baby (I did it in leopard print- but you can make it plain or striped) on Knitty. I called it "Jane of the Jungle". Go and take a peek- http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEsummer03/PATTjane.html
If you do use either of these patterns-send me a pic of the finished item-I would love to see them!!!
Oh- and Happy Canada Day! In a new tradition (I always do this with my friends, I just haven't put it up on my blog)- the reasons to love Canada-
Great medical care
Education at all levels is top notch!
Fresh water- we have lots of it, and I, for one, want to preserve it
Fresh air-nothing smells better
Four distinct seasons-all beautiful
Tim Horton's (I do love me a decaf coffee and a "tractor tire" doughnut (yes, we Canadians spell like that)
Canadian spelling, for that matter
French and English
Tortiere and cretons (ya gotta know Quebec to know those two)
Add your Canadian loves- join a good thing!!!!!!