So I have a cute desktop for April, but I don't know how to offer it to you without it becoming pixelated when you download it from the blog. I've looked for information on the web but I can't find any. Does anyone know how to do it?
He preparado un "wallpaper?" para abril, pero no sé cómo hacer para que no se pixele cuando subís desde el blog. ¿Alguien sabe cómo hacerlo?
...I'm still working on thesunshineafghan. I'm running out of color combinations that I like, and it's turning out a little darker than I wanted, but I'm still determined to use all that needlepoint wool. Maybe I will have to add some new colors though.
Poquito a poco, aquí sigo con mi mantadeganchillo. Me estoy quedando sin combinaciones de colores, tengo muchos colores oscuros/apagados y quería que quedara un poco más alegre, pero sigo decidida a usar todas las lanas que tengo... aunque igual termino por añadir algunas nuevas.
I've done a bit of cleaning around here (I mean the blog, my house is not looking so good). I finally figured out how to get rid of the left column and make the main column take up that extra space.
I have added a header with links to my "About" page, the archives and so on. It still needs some work, but the basics are there, in time I will publish new pages where the content is more organized.
I'm not sure about the colors, but they go with the new spring banner, and I was ready for something a little lighter and happier.
Esta mañana he estado haciendo fotos y me he inspirado para hacer un poco de limpieza por estos lares (el blog, que mi casa está para verla...) Por fin he conseguido deshacerme de la columna de la izquierda sin "encoger" el resto del blog.
He añadido una segunda cabecera con enlaces a los archivos, el feed y otras cosas. Todavía le falta trabajo (quiero organizar mejor los tutoriales y los patrones), pero lo básico ya está.
No tengo muy claros los colores, pero van con la cabecera nueva y tenía ganas de algo más limpio y más claro, menos invernal que el fondo gris que tenía.
Parece que por fin se acabó el invierno, aunque no me fío, porque mi cumpleaños es la semana que viene y no sería la primera vez que cae la última nevada del año ese día...
Pero en cualquier caso hoy he mandado a Miguel al colegio sin abrigo y hemos vuelto sin jersey siquiera, ¡qué maravilla! Así que ha llegado la hora de quitar la nieve de la cabecera y poner algunas de las flores que empiezan a asomar.
The end of the winter lingers on, and so do the colds and the coughing... we are very ready for it to be over. But since there isn't a whole lot we can do about it, I'm trying to stay busy and use my time indoors to work on a little design that I hope to have ready in a few days.
For some of us, Easter will come and there will still be a chill in the air, so I figured a cute bonnet was in order. I'm working on the bigger sizes, but the basic pattern is already written.
I'm having a lot of fun working on this project. Normally I make up my knitting projects as I go, since I am close to incapable of following a pattern or getting gauge right; if something is not working I rip it to the point where I like it and go on from there, but once it is done it is forgotten and I can never reproduce it again. So taking the time to write things down and ripping (and ripping again) until the size is right, and the lace stitch falls where it should, and everything flows and comes together as I pictured it in my mind... is not only satisfying, but also very entertaining. Oddly enough, instead of getting frustrated when I need to undo an almost finished bonnet, I feel a surge of excitement about the new possibilities.
When I showed my husband the end result he looked at me with a puzzled look on his face and said "Is that little thing what you've been working on all this time?" Yes. That tiny little thing with only 50 stitches has been completely undone at least twice, and parts of it have been ripped countless times. Sometimes the cast on just didn't look clean enough, or the lace repetitions didn't feel right, or the ribbon eyelets were too prominent... But at some point it looked just right (or close, I never seem to be completely satisfied, but I've learned to let go of that) , and now only some writing details are left before you can enjoy it too (hopefully without all the ripping out).