Oh Dear! The computers at COTA now give three options, XP, Windows 7 and Windows 8 as of yesterday; and no-one is quite sure how to work them and they keep on screaming for the Administrator (who will be away next week - what fun).
I guess that we will muddle through somehow but both the clients I had today use Windows 7 so I haven't had a chance to inspect the COTA version of Windows 8 yet but I am pretty sure that we will not have touch screens.
And just as a side note - optical mice work better and the batteries work for longer if they are switched off after use. There is a little switch underneath. :)
I have skeined the first two plaits of Rosewood and am very happy with the result. I didn't manage to match up the colours despite trying very hard to match the two bobbins but the barbers' poling is very attractive as the pink and brown look nice together. When the skeins are dry I will post a photo here. I have another twelve plaits to spin but intend to digress and finish spinning the pigtails. I have had two half filled bobbins waiting for more to arrive from USA and the completion of the first Rosewood skein. Pigtails are fun but goodness knows what I'll do with the spun yarn; maybe the pull-through scarf? Watch this space ...
Here is the picture, as promised. Click on it to enlarge it: