tatjna (tatjna) wrote,

IR most productive when I slack off

True to form, the local sheep mini-farmers all looked out their windows on the same day and realised their sheep needed shearing. And called me, all in one go. I'm now booked up for the next three weekends. Of course the weather's going to be fine!

Meanwhile, it turns out January's the coldest month in Hong Kong and the average daytime temperature is 16.1 degrees. Given that the average temperature in Wellington in January is 20 degrees, I think I'll cope.

I didn't leave the house this weekend. Well, I did - I mowed the lawn and trimmed around the edges, and fed my dog and stuff, but I didn't go out. This is the first weekend for a really long time that I've spent entirely at home pottering. This means the house is clean, amongst other things:

Last week I got some album things that were designed for "My School Career" type memorabilia - although why anyone would want to save that stuff beats me. Anyway, they have display pages and in between those there are pockets for bits of paper. Perfect for what I want. So I recovered one with some spare fabric and spent most of Saturday afternoon with pictures and papers, and I've got from 1870 to 1960 in the family history. The other thing I found was Dad's writing, where he wrote stories of his life, and now those are in there too. It's not the kind of thing I can do a lot of in one go because it makes me all *moop* but it was nice to see the pile of boxes reduced and the Stuff Of My Parents' Lives taking on some kind of order.

And then I attempted to mix.

I've come to the conclusion that I'm some kind of sound dunce. Seriously, I've had this controller for over a week and still haven't actually used it. The latest part of the saga involves an external sound card, which was the last piece of the puzzle that I needed to get going. Except it requires X sized cables, and I don't have those. Which is fine because I can get them, but meanwhile, when I plugged the speakers back into my computer, they didn't work. I vaguely remember from last time I set them up, there's a THING you have to do, but I don't do it often enough to remember what the THING is. It's something to do with what has to be switched on and off when you plug it in, and if you don't get it right it won't power up.

And of course, that's not in the instruction book.

Anyway, today I'll get the cables I need and maybe then I'll actually be able to mix some tunes. *crosses everything* Meanwhile, on Saturday night I dreamed that TechnoViking came and fixed my stereo. Which is marginally less weird than last night's dream, in which I grew a penis so that I could win a competition for who could put a condom on the fastest! O.o


Yesterday was more successful. I finished the weaving! Well, sort of. I finished the cloth that will form the main part of the bag I'm making. I've already done the strap and the sides are still to be done, but LOOK!

And it remains parallel throughout its length and everything! I am excited! Because it's the first thing I've made on the loom that actually looks like something. And I realised that I will have a lot of the black/grey/white wool left after making this thing, and that colour lends itself to a heavy shawl type thing, so I figure I'll do that next. I only have about 700g left to spin, but that'll make a big shawl, right?

This will be in between the Sooper Sekret Project. And MIXING, damnit!

Some of you might remember that years ago I posited a theory that people tend to get restless around the equinoxes, especially the spring one, leading to making sweeping changes in their lives mostly at that time? And at the time, I attempted to gather data to support this theory, and couldn't - partly because I didn't know what I was doing and partly because I don't know enough people to get a representative sample.

Enter Facebook. This link does not lead to a FB page, for the allergic. It's just a blog post from some random. But it seems to support my theory.


Also, I got to chat to Dr Wheel in almost-person. I took a screenshot because, well, you know.. *scuffs shoe*. No you can't see it. Anyway, if I do this every time we chat, eventually, I'll have an almost-live movie. Or something. I am not a creepy stalker, honest!

*bats eyelashes*
Tags: dj trainwreck, in which i make stuff, weaving
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