Hello, fibrous friends. How’s the knitting/crochet going?
Whilst I endlessly crochet the
tedious back panel of the secret-house-crochet-furniture-related-project, (trust me, I have precisely NOTHING exciting to say about this) may we please address the weighty subject of phones?
But I must preface this by saying that I am soooo not a techie person, and that this will n-e-v-e-r be a which-tech-device-to-buy blog. OK? Yes? You want to research the latest gizmos? Then look elsewhere, my fine friend, because you’ll uncover no wisdom here.
So… phones. I was at a party recently, and I got chatting to some folks I’d never met before. It was a warm evening, and everyone was sitting out on the lawn drinking wine and eating yumptious Zimbabwean barbeque. The people I was talking to seemed nice. But then one of them noticed my phone lying on the grass. (I’m just about enough of a 21st century lass to have my phone beside me at all times, always slightly to the left.) And suddenly he said, “Oh! Your phone! I love it: it’s so vintage.”
The phone in question looks like this, in case you’re curious:-
That rankled. Because I’d hate, hate, hate to think that I’d become in any way technologically hip. I was much more at ease with the reaction of a long-term friend at a recent dinner party who saw my phone and shrieked, “What the hell is that monstrosity?” Ahhhhhhhhhhh, balm to my ears: I’m not trendy. (I love my friend.)
I’d been holding out as almost-the-only-person-I-knew-without-a-smartphone. But that admiring remark did for me. I was off shopping. And so I’ve finally acquired a smartphone (not saying which one, because this ain’t a techie blog – what, you mean you could tell?) But all this talk of apps on this blog recently: that’s because of the smartphone. Grr.
(To new readers, this is primarily a knitting/crochet blog, honest, but these past few days, there’s been a lull in the yarn-related bloggable material because:-
- I’ve been a tad busy finishing off the final final FINAL FINAL edits to my novel-writing masters degree before submission.
- I designed something new. I knitted it. And then the Stoic Spouse’s reaction was luke-warm, which made me wonder whether it needs more work before I tell you about it. I’m still pondering.
- The write-up on the house-bag pattern is nearly done, but I’m still working. And the big housey crochet furniture-related project is nearly done. Can’t wait to ta-da that one on you.
- Minor start-of-the-academic-year seasonal cold has this evening morphed into full-on stinker of a lurgy. Think pretty-much-bubonic-plague, and you won’t be far off. Histrionically melodramatic, moi?)