Friday, 15 May 2009

New links to my weaving pages

I had an e-mail last week from a weaving friend asking where I had written about lashing-on. I couldn't find it myself straight off, in fact I had to use Google to find an entry in my own blog!

So now, for my own use and for the benefit of anyone else who can't find old entries, I have made a page to index my blogs about loom set up and weaving. See top left.

Yes, I've done a couple of other pages with links as well, UK weaving blogs and the web pages of professional handweavers in the UK.

I've also been writing a few book reviews for Amazon and joined Ravelry (Dot-knits).

But no weaving...

Why? I've got 'flu. Don't tell me swine flu is contained, I don't believe it!!

This one is more persistent than severe, but bad enough to stop me doing much - it's very limiting if you can't get your brain to concentrate on anything for more than 10 mins before needing to rest - but on the other hand it's surprising what you can do with odd ten minutes here and there.

I've found I can do a bit of long draw spinning, a bit of patchwork sewing (a quilt entirely handsewn that I started 8 years ago, maybe I'll finish it this year) a bit of reading, and hunting out and ordering some more books(!). This little stint has tired me out again, excuse me while a shut my eyes a bit.

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Irene Adler said...

Thank you for mentioning my blog and
Get Well Soon.

Life Looms Large said...

Hope you're feeling better soon!

Great job being so productive in 10 minute bursts!


Trapunto said...

Thanks for doing the links. I'll definitely be using them. And thanks for your wise cat comment. I currently have "cat brush" and "squirt gun" and "scratching thing" on my grocery list. Though things are still undecided, we figured we can try out some strategies.

Ordering books is a two-for-one, because opening packages is also a good thing to do when you're sick! Feel better soon.

Peg in South Carolina said...

You have been working VERY hard! I see what you did was to create new blog posts which contained the links and other info you wanted. But I notice they are dated sometime in 2007. Is there some reason you predated them like this? Not that I'm seriously considering doing something like this, you understand........(grin!)

Dorothy said...

Hello Peg! I'm giggling here - there's a very simple reason for dating the posts back to just before I started my blog, it's a little "work around".

I can find the pages for editing in my list of posts by clicking on the "oldest" button!

One day I'll work out how to put index tabs / buttons in at the top of my blog page, but I haven't got my head around that yet, it seems to be easier in Wordpress than Blogger.

Barbara Blundell said...

Hope you are soon feeling better and able to get weaving.

Peg in South Carolina said...

I think what you did works just as well as tabs.

Dorothy said...

Thanks Peg!

Thanks everyone for all the comments and wishes for my health. I'm a bit better today. I can now concentrate on one thing for half and hour, but then I'm exhausted! This means I can read for a bit then have a snooze.. so, life's not too bad.

Janet said...

Beat that flu into the ground Dot. Hope you're reading something good. I'm reading Victoria Finlay's book on Colour.

Anonymous said...

Thank You for organising your links for all of us to reference; what a wealth of information! Hope you feel better soon (or by now)!

Barbara Blundell said...

Hi Dorothy,
Hope you are fully recovered by now. Will look out for Dot -knits

Leigh said...

I'm so sorry to hear you've been sick. But I see I'm 9 days after your post, so hopefully you're all well now.

I had to chuckle about googling your own blog. I've struggled with the same issue for quite some time. The index page is a great idea.