Wednesday, 17 July 2013

Tour de Fleece 2013 #5

Both bobbins of the Autumn Leaves bfl have now been spun.  They have yet to be plied, but they are spun.

The rapid colour changes were so much fun that I spun the entire bobbin over the course of basically two spinning sessions, which was quite a bit faster than the last two yarns that I spun.  I didn't think I was pushing myself, but I finished spinning that one up on Sunday and I haven't spun since because my hand has been hurting a bit.  Hrm.  I will get around to plying soon enough I'm sure, probably tomorrow...

Tonight, I'm busy.

I've had my iPhone 4 for nearly 3 years now.  For the last few months I have been thinking about the date looming in the future when my contract on the iPhone is up and I'd be able to get a new phone.  However usually when I thought about it, it was to think "No, I'm not going to get a new phone.  I really like my phone and it does what I need it to do and it has treated me well.  Why would I upgrade?"  But then, last week, a couple of thoughts popped into my head.  They were, in order, "Haha, if I got a new phone it would totally make the Enabler jealous," and "Oooooh, shiny...."

After some soul searching and comparison shopping and realizing that I was ready to make the break from Apple (at least where phones are concerned), I decided to go check out the phones at Costco yesterday.  I wasn't planning on buying, but after talking to the helpful dude at wireless counter and the realization of the good deal I would get and the excellent plan they were offering and so on and so forth, I took the plunge.

To tell the truth, the box pictured above is actually for my second S4.  Shortly after beginning to set up and play with the first one, I discovered a dead pixel that was nearly in the centre of the screen.  It was so (im)perfectly located, that when I was watching a movie just to test it out, the dead pixel was smack dab in the middle of someone's forehead about 90% of the time.  It's amazing that on something with  2,073,600 pixels, one dead one can drive you absolutely crazy.  So a quick trip back to Costco today and I have my second new phone in as many days!  When I showed the phone to the sales guy, he was more disturbed by the dead pixel than I was.

Tonight I'm going to spend some time setting it up.  It's not as quick to get working smoothly as an iPhone of course, but I think it will be worth it.

Also... shiny!

1 comment:

  1. Dead pixels stink :( I'm glad they replaced your phone for you! There's nothing worse than trying to look at a screen with that annoying white dot!!

    Your fiber is gorgeous! I can't wait to see it all plied up =D