Kobo Vox again

“Please wait” is usually an instruction, that I follow. With the computer, puts up a new screen, that I don’t understand, I get nervous. Threats, Virus, yikes.

So please wait came up when I tried to access my magazine and no amount of tapping on the cover did any thing, and after a couple of minutes I figured it was in a loop.  I discovered it happened  when  the wi=fi was on and when it was turned off.  Happy accident, i tapped  the return arrow  at the bottom of the vox, lo and behold– the book appeared! I am happy now. Next time I travel, I’ll by the fattest book from Zinio and enjoy looking at on my Kobo.

Has any one recharged it on the plane? That will be my next little thing to try.

Update on my Kobo

Every time I find out something new that my Kobo Vox can do, I am quite delighted. So lately, I downloaded my first magazine, it was free and I decided on a food magazine. I have be connected to wi-Fi so it is no good to read on the plane, that was mostly what I wanted it for.  But it is easy to navigate.

Now I play scrabble with my son, surf you-tube videos, go to facebook, read the news, get my library books on line even when I’m in a different city, go to Ravelry.  I haven’t managed to post to ravelry yet from it.  I sure like just touching the screen, I was never any good with the mouse on the notebook  or laptop.

I have read a lot this year. Over 30 books on the reader and some hardcovers as well.  Knitting books I find a little cumbersome, as with cook books, maybe it is just me, unable to flip back and forth bothers me. I can quickly tell if it is a book worth reading in hardcover. I have read a ton of mysteries, discovered new detctives and writers. I have read excellent books on China, Afghanistan, and India.

Some of my favorites have been:

The Girl from Junchow by Kate Furnivall.

Miss chopsticks by Esther Tyldesley.

Whirlpool by Jane Urquhart.

Sister Queens by Julie Hale.

Lady in Gold by Anne Marie O’Connor.

Ape House by Sara Gruen.

Letters to my Daughter(s) by Fawzia Koofi.

Sideways on a Scooter by Miranda Kennedy.

Criminally mindless redux

I liked my pair of Criminally Mindless socks from the Criminal Knits KAL on  ravelry.  I changed things up abit this time round. I cast on 64 stitiches instead of 68.  I changed the pattern a bit as well. Instead of two tows pattern and two rows plain,  I did four rows plain. I did use the heel from the pattern and changed the toe to a short row toe just like last time.

I used Regia 4 fadiz crazy color. I love this colourway. I tried everything with  the new camera, and have a wide variety of looks from one pair of socks. They are comfy to wear.

The second picture is the closet to the true colour,it looks like I need to practice with my camera.

Bring in the summer

I decided to bring a little sunshine home with me the other day. I couldn’t resist the smell of the peonies in the flower section of the grocery store. I have always had the dark pink ones. but the cream ones were so  appealing.

I had the perfect spot for them. They are brightening up the house, this cold and rainy June.

New Patterns

I am trying something new. Well I haven’t started yet and the following patterns have been home with a me a few weeks.

I went over town to A Spool of Thread, Vancouver’s sewing lounge.  I have gotten out of the habit of driving out of my comfort zone. My goal was to get the Renfrew top from Sewaholic, a local designer.  I got the Pendrell top as well.

I have been unable to put this picture in the correct orientation. It is the right way up in my files.

I also bought  a top pattern from Sewn.  I love trying something new.

Then I bought a potholder pattern, why I ask, I don’t need one. Somehow, I thought these might make great hostess gifts.