I couldn’t help myself; had to cast on sth with my pretty new hand-painted yarn. I went thru a couple of shawl patterns, but finally decided on a shrug, fittingly called “Indifference”. I’m so easily amused.

The tiger came home early with a bad migraine today, poor guy, so I canceled the breakfast for tomorrow. We’ll see how things go from there.

I installed the first of the two trellises in the backyard, and it looks quite nice. I’ll have to take pics.

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26°C – rain

Well, I got one trellis done, ready to be mounted as soon as the paint dries. After that it started to pour.

So I spent the day researching pattern makers. Not the colorwork type this time, but the symbol charts for pattern knitting or crochet. There seems to be only one decent one out there, which I might try the demo version of.

But I found a set of symbols for download as a true type font. Four bucks. Very cool. The tiger suggested a vector graphics program  for writing the charts, and I must say I like. I have to work my way through one or the other Inkscape tutorial now. Exciting stuff this. I know I get excited about the weirdest things.

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Still no rain

Watering the geraniums
Originally uploaded by hianja

… but it’s very muggy, overcast and stormy looking. I’ve been running around with the hose and watering can to give some emergency relief to those most affected.

We have steaks for another BBQ tonight, but no clue if the weather holds.

I was going to paint the trellises, but frittered the day away on pattern making instead. Computers are such time eaters; it’s scary. Cool stuff, though, designing your own patterns. Maybe more about this later.

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