#WIDN #KeepInstagramChronological #ChangeItBack

A few days ago Instagram started shuffling the order of posts I see on my account. This is not a change associated with the latest app update (though it started happening at the same time Instagram released the updated app) because it was happening for a few days before the app was updated on my phone and the feed is also jumbled when accessing via the web interface.

I have found that I miss the synchronicity of posts. I enjoy seeing sunsets sweeping across the country. And waking up to sunrises. I enjoy seeing a beautiful sunset and at the same time seeing a friend from across the world posting an equally beautiful sunrise. I enjoy seeing projects develop (sometimes seeing them backwards as I work back through the posts). I love seeing when people are heading to the same event, at the same time, from different parts of the country (or world). And I love seeing their posts appearing together while they are there. I enjoy posting up pictures of crafting, to see other friends posting up what they are doing at the same time. I love posting pictures from my garden and enjoying seeing friends posting about their garden at the same time. At least, I used to enjoy all this a week ago. I am missing the chronological nature of the posts.  Progress on projects is shown without any order and I do not enjoy hunting around for posts I am expecting to see at the time I log on.

I’m finding I no-longer wish to post onto Instagram. So, for the moment I am going to take a holiday from Instagram and instead concentrate on making longer posts on my blog.

Micro Blogging

It’s been a ridiculously full couple of weeks.  Gardening, putting holes in walls to fix a mirror, pictures, a light and a curtain poll up, visit to IKEA, visits from and to my mum’s, half term, visit to my solicitor, spinning wheel acquisition, spinning, carding and Instagram!

Ah, Instagram!  I think I’ve fallen for its charms.  I’ve been using it for nearly a year, initially sporadically, then more intensely through the Tour de Fleece and now I find I’m using it nearly every day.  This morning I got back home, the sun was shining and I realised that there are still many flowers in the garden, despite it being November!  So I took Instagram for a tour.  It was lovely photographing so much colour despite the time of year.  I may repeat the process periodically, it’ll be interesting to see how things change through the year.

If you are on Instagram, do look me up, it will be lovely to meet you!  You’ll find me as hasknits

On the spinning front I’ve been working on a number of things.  I’ve got some coreless-corespun currently in progress.  The fibre is BFL and bamboo drum carded together.  I’ve finally finished the second skein of crepe-yarn and I’ve knitted a small Mobius cowl/neck warmer with my fist coreless-corespun.  More details on all of these will follow in a future post (I need to take some pictures!) though here’s a teaser for the BFL/Bamboo:


I’ve also finished my long-term travelling project.  I usually have something on the go on my travel wheel, so I can just pick it up and go to craft meetings and spinning demos.  Often it’s the project I work on when I’ve done everything else I’ve wanted to do!  I think it’s some humbug BFL I dyed, but I’m suffering with my labelling problem again, so it could be something else!  It’s Navajo plied to keep the colour striping: