Monday, May 16, 2016

A Hat for a Pretty Lady, and Sunday’s With Lynda & Ross

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.








12 comments:

  1. What a fun venture! I am heading over to You Tube now to check you out. I love it when I can put a face with a name! And I, too, can become obsessive when I am learning something new!!

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    1. Thanks, I'm glad you liked it. :)

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  2. Sorry about your son's friend's wife with chemo; but I bet she will enjoy that hat you are making her! What a great adventure you and your hubby are doing together; its neat you guys realized it was good to do interacting like this in addition to learning something new.

    betty

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    1. Yes, it has not been easy go for Ping.
      The podcast is such an interesting project. Keeps the brain cells perky :)

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  3. Lynda,Ping loves the color you picked and the style of the hat, when I showed her your blog,it put such a nice smile on her face! As a person who enjoys reading your blog, we are honored to be mentioned in one of your stories. BTW, I love the title! Thanks again.

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    1. I’m happy that Ping likes the hat.
      Lee, I’m the one who is thrilled that you take the time to read my writings. Thank you :)

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  4. Sure, you have a closet full of yarn. But it's not the right yarn...

    Podcasting looks interesting. I kind of want to start my own podcast. You're braver than me.

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    1. :) Yep, just not quite the right yarn.

      Oh, I would definitely watch, listen to your podcast. Give it a try!

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  5. I haven't got to learning how to do my own podcasts yet, but I admire your tenacity to learn and implement new technology. I plan to learn how to do more with YouTube than I am actually doing soon.
    I also love the hat you knitted. I always wanted to learn, even tried to teach myself, but got so frustrated that I stop.

    Shalom,
    Patricia

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    1. I’ll have to look for you on YouTube. I wonder if you will be singing. You should give knitting a second try. It is very meditative. There are excellent beginner videos on YouTube.

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  6. That is a beautiful color and a very pretty pattern for the chemo cap. I have been working on a couple of "hitchhiker" scarves that are very popular on Ravelry these days.

    @Kathleen01930
    Blog

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    1. Yes, I like the color too. I 've not made the hitchkiker, but I know it is a popular one.

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