Sunday, April 14, 2013


It really is the way of things that whenever you think something is going to go smoothly it staggers along like your mate who got too drunk at the bar and insists on singing karaoke half naked instead of packing it in for the night.

This was me with designing the iPad version of my book. The actual design part, piece of cake, but the getting it to load properly was a whole different animal. For those of you who don't know how an iBook is assembled I'll give you a brief rundown. First you create a Folio, then add articles to it. Sounds simple, right? Well, it is. Except when the Adobe Digital Publishing Suite refuses to load anything, including identical files which it had managed to upload earlier. Adobe InDesign also has the brilliant feature of letting you edit files that are already in a document and relinking to the changed bits. Not so much with the DPS, it just ignored those changes and went right on it's merry way........and I just had a thought. There was Solar flair activity last night interrupting electronics. *FACEPALM*
I knew that, I wanted to go out and watch the Aura Borialis which virtually never can be seen over Pennsylvania and I was so focused on getting this done that I forgot all about it! And instead staggered through a night of immense frustration because I just wanted to get this thing done.

That moment of stupidity over, here is the book. Or as much as I can show you since I still have to research my publishing options and decide what to do with it.

I'm also finally knitting something that isn't designed by me for the first time since probably around late October. It's a Holden Shawlette in some Just Our Yarn that I got at my first Maryland Sheep and Wool, so sometime in the last decade. It's almost done, just need to do the lace, which shouldn't take that long. Famous last words.

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