I've been relying on my mobile google reader to get updated with all your posts and was wondering why suddenly everybody started mentioning Bloglovin' or other sites as an alternative to google reader. After logging into the reader from a computer, I was updated as well about the upcoming changes. Being a busy mom of almost a toddler, I had no time to research where I should take all my reads to, so I just googled the first alternative and feedly it is for me. The best plus that I can name at this point is that I did not need to set up a new account.
Aside note: With all the things that need new aliases and passwords these days, is there somebody out there who can still live without a password management site? I do not know what I'd do without my KeePassX.
Back to feedly. It is so fancy and so magazine-like. I took this opportunity to finally sort the blogs that I was following. By the way, google blog management hasn't been working for at least a year. I've been wanting to ditch some dyi blogs of the sort "how to make your own pom-pom hat?", "go buy a hat, a pom-pom and attach that pom-pom to your hat". Finally I could do that. It feels like I've been doing some spring cleaning. Oh, by the way, all of the starred blog posts are automatically transported as well, which was such a relief to see that.
Whilst I was spring cleaning my reads, I decided to take a look at my Ravelry queue that had reached 110 items. I managed to only go down to 96. Most of the items are accessories anyway, I use the queue as a collection of possible gift knits.
One of those accessories queued long time ago (December 2010 to be precise, Ravelry is specific like that) was Opus Spicatum hat. I used some leftovers to knit a beanie version of it.
It is a bit snug on me and I considered shortly reknitting it. First, I want to try blocking to see if that helps. If not, it'll go into a gift pile, just like Roobeedoo does it. It is very satisfying to finish such a quick knit in these last days of winter and still get some wear out of it. And next winter it is still going to be as good as new.
The first knit this year with spring on my mind was yet another version of a Baktus scarf.
It's a pink, girly version in Wollmeise Pure "Babe" colourway. This is also a big version of the scarf, compared to her first one.
There are two spring cardis for me on the needles right now (no photo evidence). And I still very very much like to knit a Sarah Lund sweater from the first series, although I know there's no chance to get it finished for this winter. Maybe I will resist untill fall with that endeavour. Especially since I know that series three will feature a sweater that I will also want to knit myself. Birgitte, you've done an awesome job with your version. I'm totally in love.