Monday Mashup 5/22/17

MONDAY MASHUP 5-22-17

Hello all and welcome to Monday Mashup 5-22-17! I hope you like it!

ON MY NEEDLES

Monday Mashup 5/22/17

Pink Lemonade Socks

Kollage Happiness

100% Superwash Merino

I’m actually calling this pair Blueberry Lemonade because, well, they’re not pink.  If this yarn looks kind of familiar to you, you’re right.  This is the third project (at least) I’ve cast on with this yarn, looking for the perfect pairing of pattern and yarn.  I think this one’s the one – good stitch definition, good gauge and 100% superwash merino – what’s not to like, right?

OFF MY NEEDLES

(Cue drum roll)

Monday Mashup 5/22/17

Embossed Leaves

Favorite Socks

25 Timeless Designs from Interweave

Ancient Art Yarns

70% Superwash Merino, 20% Bamboo, 10% Nylon

I like this particular partern a lot…I love a leaf motif (it rhymes!) and am always on the lookout for a new leafy pattern.  This pretty thing will probably be a repeater.

 Moving on now to the pea brain part….

A LITTLE BACKSTORY

I’ve been looking into different automatic uploaders – actually pinners because it’s primarily for Pinterest, researching, watching you tube videos, reading reviews, etc. to find one that’s the best fit for my blog and me.  Yes, I suppose you could say we’re pretty much a couple now for all the time I spend thinking about her? it?  My issue really isn’t that I’m afraid of getting a program that falls short of what I need, it’s being concerned that it does TOO much, as I have little understanding of how a computer works and I pretty much don’t have a clue about the techtalk of installs and uploads, zip files and extraction.  Sooooo….

GOLDILOCKS

I finally found the Goldilocks plugin – not too big, not too small, not too complicated, etc.  Read the upload instructions – got it.  Found the file in the directory – got it.  Downloaded file and saved to Dropbox – check.  I’m feeling smarter and smarter all the time.  Ready for upload!

 Choose file – check.  Hit upload button – Error!  No valid plugin.  Wha……? Try again.  Same thing. Try again x100 or so.  No dice. Oh, did I mention that by now it’s 11:30 P.M. and I’m getting madder and madder and sweatier and sweatier, with a few swear words thrown in for good measure?  Around midnight I threw in the towel and went to bed.  Tomorrow is another day and all that.

I’ll not go into the repetitive hell that was this morning,  but through the magic of trial and error, I finally got it uploaded and running.  Oh, I need to update the email I sent to their helpdesk.  I almost forgot.  I’m starting to feel a little cocky again…I know now how to bring myself down a peg or two – pick an app and start the process again, making sure that what should be a 30 or 45 minute task ends up taking eight or so hours and all your best cuss words.  Am I the only one that does this???

Silly me alsost forgot a second something! The new plugin is WordPress Pinterest Automatic.

All great achievements require time.  Maya Angelou

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