Yarnthing podcast app. I've just discovered the Yarnthing podcast but love it. I must admit I didn't get much done yesterday. The majority of time was spent playing with my new Kindle Fire. I downloaded the books i'm reading and several new apps. Some I have on my phone already and some are new to me.
The only problem I had was trying to set up the diary/organiser app that comes with the Kindle Fire. It has to link to your e-mail account and I can't get it to do that. I've tried several times but no luck. Any Kindle Fire users who have any idea of what I'm doing wrong? I've searched the help section but having no luck. In the meantime I've downloaded an alternative diary/organiser pap but I really like the look of the one that came with the Fire.
The last week has been very busy. I've been recovering from my mouth op last week. I ended up having 3 teeth out instead of two. At least 2 of the 3 teeth had crowns. The surgeon struggled to get them out and there was a lot of drilling going on. He said to me afterwards that I have very strong bones, no danger of osteoporosis. Not sure what this meant but I assume it meant he was struggling to get the teeth out. The op took exactly an hour and despite the sedation i was awake for most of it. The biggest problem was that they pulled my head into a funny position and i ended up with a lot of neck pain which has taken a week to get over. and which caused a lot of trouble sleeping. From Thursday to Tuesday I slept through one night. I've slept through the last 3 nights though.
My new way of organising my design submissions (see the post below) is working and I've submitted to 4 different publications in the last week. I've already had 4 of those designs (from two mags) commissioned so i've got a very busy November and December coming up. Think there'll be very little public knitting happening in the near future. Although I really want to finish the Arctic Qiviut cowl.
you may be wondering what's happening to the Beads & Lace Collection. There's been very slow progress lately but I will be sending off the final pattern for tech editing this weekend and I'll be releasing another single pattern on Monday. I'm also determined to finish the layout for the e-book version next week. At the moment I'm determined to release the complete e-book collection by the end of November. Once I've finished the layout for the e-book it has to be proof read and tech edited again.
Do you fancy improving your lace knitting? I'm teaching Lace Improvers at Spin A Yarn in Devon on Tuesday and Easy Lace hosted by the Yarn Cafe in Coventry on 1 Dec. Want to join me? Contact the shops for details and to book.
I'm currently taking bookings for workshops for next year and my diary is filling up quickly so if you're a yarn shop owner, a guild/knitting group organiser or perhaps a WI committee member and would like to book me to teach a workshop, please contact me. I'll be adding some new workshops to my list for next year and I'll blog about those soon.
Have you got a Kindle Fire? What are your favourite apps, especially knitting related ones? Also, I'm really getting into podcasts, which ones do you listen to? Let me know in the comments.