Friday, July 18, 2008

oqo soft battery case

i am on my 3rd revision of my oqo battery case for the gadget guy. the oqo is essentially a full personal computer that fits in your pocket.

cool, yes. battery life- poor. therefore, should you desire one, an extended life battery is a must.

this brings me to oqo battery pocket model 01 (not pictured): a small envelope made from wool felt outer, lined with fabric and using velcro flap closure so as not to damage the battery with metal or pressure.

the second generation of the oqo battery pocket (model 02) increased battery storage to two units and included a much needed stylist pocket which also did away with the outdated and somewhat problematic velco closure to be replaced by a twill tape tie. the fabric too has changed to a softer less stiff fleece knit for the outer pocket and a nice tartan flannel inner.

the 3rd generation pocket is rumored to be out sometime in the next few months.


meet ‘indulgence’ – my second pair of finished knit socks.
these slouch bed socks are a late birthday present present for my dear friend in boston.

book pattern from jo sharp home book number 4 (you can buy it here)

wool is jo sharp rare comfort mohair in multi (above)

mods: too many to mention. sadly this was a case of having made mistakes on the first sock only to have to repeat the same mistakes on the second sock. lucky for me i kept track of these annoying sock faux pas. so it will suffice to say that there were no real intentional modifications made to the pattern, just a little added individuality.

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

a birthday treat

it is not often you run across a great tasting dessert in a can, but we did. and with the pulled back ring on the top of the can i give you 'apple & cranberry crumble'.

yummm i say... no sugar added and with real fruit goodness, hold on it's for dogs. oh that's right. i knew that- just lost focus.

it is opal's birthday treat....