I've been fighting a cold for over a week. Hopefully, it's finally on its way. I've been keeping myself busy with a few things during my housebound hours.
My son's friend's wife is going through chemo treatments. I am knitting a hat for her. The pattern I am using is my mishmash of "The Giving Tree", found on Ravelry here and "Felicity", also found on Ravelry here.
I ordered the yarn, Cascade Yarns 220 Superwash Sport in turquoise, Ping's favorite color, from WEBS, which is a fabulous yarn shop. They are having their anniversary sale. This particular yarn usually sells for $6.25 a hank. It's now on sale through the end of May for $4.39 a hank. Of course, I ordered other colors too. I couldn't resist.
Although I ordered two skeins of each of the other colors, I only ordered one skein of the turquoise.
I got 3/4 of the way through knitting the hat and I ran out of yarn. It seemed silly to just order one skein of yarn. So, yes, you guessed it I ordered a few more skeins in other lucious colors.
For those of you who were following my A-Z posts, remember this photo of my closet from my Y for yarn post?
Out of control!
So, the hat project is on hold until my WEBS order arrives.
In the mean time, Ross and I have been experimenting with podcasting on YouTube. Yesterday we recorded our fifth episode. We finally decided on a title, Sunday’s With Lynda & Ross". We love comments and adore new subcribers :)
There are three main reasons we are doing this.
Number Three, it's a challenge for us, as seniors, to learn a new technology. I have learned so much in the last five weeks.
I'm quite comfortable now with editing using iMovie. I can now even add sound effects and titles.
One of the things I was struggling with was figuring out how to add a personalized banner to my YouTube channel, or what YouTube refers to as Channel Art.
I admit I can be obsessive when I am trying to master a new skill. It took me four or five days of trial and error, but I finally got it to work. I did find a helpful YouTube video on how to create a YouTube Channel Art banner.
Reason Number Two for our podcast venture is it's something we are doing together. Although we are retired and spend pretty much 24/7 in each other's company, most times we are not actually interacting. Doing the podcast, we are definitely interacting.
When we watch the video, as if we were a viewer, we realized that some of the ways we interact with each other is quite interesting.
You all should try it sometime. I think you'd be amazed at your facial expressions, the tone you use with each other, who is the leader or follower in conversation. For me, it has been a real eye-opener.
I'll talk about Reason Number One that we have been doing our podcasts in tomorrow's post.
For now, here's a little something for your entertainment.