As he promised, the guy at Artisan Books rang to say one of the books I wanted was in, so the beau and I headed into town. I’ve started the Yarn Harlot book and already had many a chuckle. I also picked up a book on book binding:
Which I’m planning to use when putting my New Zealand trip photo album together. After my UK trip album experience of getting a few hundred photos developed, discovering the developer had cropped the tops and bottoms off them (having not told me they were the ‘wrong’ proportions), getting another hundred redone somewhere else, then discovering I was being ripped off and could have them done cheaply at Hardly Normal, then buying two expensive albums and spending hours and hours applying photo corners and sticking down labels… I decided there had to be a better way to make nice trip albums.
The solution, I’ve decided, is to arrange multiple photos on A4ish sized jpegs and have enlargements done cheaply through a mail order photo enlargment company. I can have the photos any size or proportion I want and the labels can be typed onto the same page. Once processed I can then bind the sheets together myself.
I just need to stop knitting and get around to making the jpegs…
I got lots of knitting done over the weekend. There has been FOage. The Swirled Pentagon Pullover is done. And I’m angry. Angry, ropeable and annoyed. It fits very badly, and the fault is all due to an error in the pattern and, well, is there anyone out there who has spindly arms that never leave the sides of their body coupled with a disproportionally huge chest?
It’s blocking right now. When it’s dry I’ll try it on again, take photos, and explain what went wrong.