Anyway, I realised it is not a half hour job installing a printer, I had visions of just plugging it in and it working. Noooooooo. You have to do all these things, then instal a USB lead to link it to wireless, then remove etc. Yes, all going well, just the last step to go. The arrows were bouncing back and forth on the diagram, then this stupid message comes up, telling me it was either one thing or another. Tried again, six times and still the same ruddy message. Gave up. Keep USB lead in. I could have just got one that was NOT wireless, cheaper if this was going to happen. I have no idea what went wrong, checked all the things to check but some I don't understand. Will have to ask son after he has moved house.
One positive thing, I have finished my Wingspan scarf. Do you like it?
I have also sort of finished my Noro vest. However, the increasing/decreasing thing seemed to awry on the second side. I think it is going to be too high in the neck for what it should be. I think a solution would be to sew up the side seams, leave the couple of stitches open at the shoulder (they go to a point), then pick up stitches around the armholes, as it's not very neat, knit a couple of rows, which will give a larger shoulder area. Then, if necessary, will pick up more stitches around the neck, but really don't want to do that. Tomorrow I will lightly press the two pieces, before joining the sides. It looks generally lovely, colour and style wise, I just hope the top can be worked out.
I feel a bit angry tonight after having listened to the news about the old man whose wife died and the carer who subsequently worked for him privately afterwards, sued him for redundancy. The world's gone mad, I can understand anyone sueing a large company but not a very vulnerable old man. I really would like to shake her, I would. I can't put into print what I am feeling. I really hope that people who know her and know what she has done, will make her feel really, really bad.
I've almost finished reading my cycle journey around Britain's coastline. I am enjoying it immensely and love Mike's sense of humour and his ability to laugh at himself. I have ordered from Ebay another book which is by Peter Mortimer, who walked in Britain, without any money apart from an emergency fund stashed away to be used only in dire necessity. He has written another book about a year on Holy Island. Now anyone who knows me know I am totally besotted with that place, only been there once but if I could go again, I would really love to. I'll let you know what it is like when I've read it.
Shouldn't have done this, but well, at least I will have it there for the future - I've ordered a few colours of Stylecraft Special DK in rich, bright colours. I want to start another blanket and having seen the yarn at Lucy's corner at Yarndale, would love to try it myself. I am not really keen on synthetic yarn at all but can't keep buying lush stuff and everyone raves about the Stylecraft, so why not try it?