Wednesday, August 31, 2005
I seem to have recently fallen back into reading - mostly a wide variety of escapist reading...every now and again I work on a crochet project...but I've discovered that crochet seems to aggravate tendonitis in my hand. If I'm not reading or crocheting, I've actually found myself determined to completely fill my spindle so I can get to plying. It has to be close - it seems I've only got a few millimeters of unoccupied space before the spun yarn is flush with the edge of the whorl - the spindle still spins fine, and the accumulated fiber is not threatening to slide off the spindle shaft, so I guess I still have some more yarn to spin before I'm "officially" done. Interestingly enough, I've nothing on knitting needles at this time! How odd!
Monday, August 29, 2005
This morning I had planned on working from home (hooray for telecommuting) but that was quickly quashed by technical difficulties. I spent the first hour of my morning allowing the "Technical Assistance Center" break my machine further, only to have it returned to its semi-functioning self at the end of the call. Apparently if I decide to end the call, they consider the ticket closed, even if the problem is not resolved. How's that for customer service? *grumble* so after I get done with my phone meeting, I get to get back with the Tech folk to see if they can fix the problem.
Tuesday, August 23, 2005
Other than field trips to the north for food and yarn, we also popped into an amazing paper studio - I've always been fascinated with making paper - and they have a whole workspace and classes!! yeek! As if I need another craft! Lol.
The remainder of the weekend was spent either spinning (I nearly have my first spindleful of singles!) or curled up on the couch reading. I was a very much needed very relaxing weekend.
Monday, August 22, 2005
Your Linguistic Profile:
70% General American English
5% Upper Midwestern
it would seem, that even though I grew up in the midwest, and never ever spent any time in the south, I somehow speak 0% midwestern american and 10% dixie. The Yank comes from my time in College, I'm sure.
Thursday, August 18, 2005
Well, I've gone and opened an Etsy Shop - for now it only has marble magnets for sale, but once I get my spinning in hand, I hope to have handspun yarns to offer. Sadly, my sewing is always the hardest for me to work on, so fabric-goods like totes and softies may be long in making an appearance.
Wednesday, August 17, 2005
- A pearl choker made of pearls in clusters of three strung on what I think is Hemp string from MaizeHutton.com - I will probably have to lengthen it, as it is a true choker and I'm not accustomed to wearing them.
- Delicious Soap from Naikid Inc
- Tasty Summer Vacation Lip Balm (it's Vegan!) from Heather Joy
- Lovely Gift Tags from Annette Payne Designs
- Handspun Yarns from Midnight Sky Fibers
- A cute packet of fabric, button, needle and thread from Uplifting Arts
- Adorable Stationary from DeMarco Designs
- A sweet little Bee Charm from Amy Peters Studio
- and on my to check out list: Feed Your Head Books
Sorry, no photos, but you can certainly browse those Indie Artists and see their goodies for yourself :D
Tuesday, August 16, 2005
Tuesday, August 09, 2005
Monday, August 08, 2005
I nearly frogged this project to turn it into something else...it had been on needles for what seems like quite some time - turns out it's not been too long - I originally had to rip it back out and redo math back in June - anyhow, I realized how close I was to being done, and I decided to finish it off. What is it? It's a Ribbon X-Back! Click on for photos and more details.
Friday, August 05, 2005
Thursday, August 04, 2005
And yesterday I met up with Chris for a delicious Indian food dinner, lively and thought provoking conversation....and Crochet!
That's right - after all, you must have seen it coming, what with the small herd of Japanese Crochet Books that have landed in my library. And can you guess what I've cast my hook out on? Why it's a kitty...in the style of Matcha. Crochet is great - and there's only the one loop to worry about :) Perfect for portable projects :D Sorry, no photos yet, as I've just got a bit of a circle goin' on!
Tuesday, August 02, 2005
I'm also going to check out Zazzle too.
I haven't been very happy with the available apparel products on CafePress - and I've not yet had a chance to look very closely at Zazzle yet. My main problem is ideally i'd like high quality organic cotton or hemp shirts - but the only way that is going to happen is if I print the darn things myself. As for the cards, cups, mousepads and such, I still haven't decided which way to go. Anyone have anything to say about either Zazzle or CafePress's print on demand for those types of items? Good quality? Crisp images?