Yesterday I finished knitting the front of the 'petal soft' sweater which is anything but soft. I have named the project Chunderup which probably only Western Australians will fully understand but chunder is as good old Aussie word.
The back is very ugly but lifted a bit by the star which I placed between my shoulder blades and the front has actually been enhanced by a line of diamonds knitted up the front and finished, by some sort of miracle - certainly not by my maths - with the point of the last diamond coinciding with the point of the V-neck. The sleeves will be basically pink but I have quite a lot of the grey left so will randomly decorate the sleeves. At the moment I am drawing out a chart for a rose to go on one of the sleeves and I am not sure how I will decorate the other one. I have finally learnt to knit from charts so the world is my mollusc [thank you Terry Pratchett].
COTA is over for the year and I have spat the dummy regarding their ever-moving feast which is their Christmas party. So far there have been three different dates and it has really messed up my arrangements so I am not going, preferring to join my knitting group instead. I have decided to continue teaching next year, at least to begin with and see how I go with COTA's newly organised space and the state of their computers.
I have been having fun with my Acer laptop which Techie installed Classic Shell onto. No-one uses Classic Shell so I decided to remove it and revert it to Win 8.1. That was OK but when I tried to do a virus scan I found that the preinstalled MacAfee would not let me use AVG or Windows Defender and MacAfee was out of date and wanted money. I tried to remove it but it refused to budge and, in desperation I asked Google for an opinion. Google sent me to a site which said "Ah, I see that you have a preinstalled version of MacAfee which you want to uninstall. Here is how to do it." So I followed the prompts and it finally allowed itself to be removed.
The computer is now running a great deal faster after a scan which removed over 800 oddments. There seems to be a great deal of stuff loaded which I have no idea about so I must ask either SIL or Techie and maybe I will end up with a useable laptop. Not sure about its battery though ...