So, Karida said she was going to send me some yarn of hers that I’ve been lusting after since I saw it at TNNA. It came in the mail today, and after a chat with the friendly train-buff mailman (Travis, be glad you weren’t here; he was talking all about train stuff to me), [...]
Archive for July, 2007
Well, at the time I’ve started to type this, Travis is boarding a plane that takes him to Charlotte, NC, and then, later on, to Portland, OR. That makes perfect sense. Thank you crazy airline hub systems!
I’m really tired, even though I just got up from a nap. I haven’t slept much [...]
(Interesting note – when I wikipedia’d “Casablanca Lily,” no page matched that description, but this came up in the search results with 96.4% relevance. I just thought that was amusing)
Unlike Tricia, who surely has to win the award for Rockin’ Knitting-esque Gardener ever, I’ve kind of let certain aspects of my yard (not “yarn,” [...]
Ben and Jerry’s, why must you tempt me so? I just tried their new Banana Split flavor on a whim – I had gotten a chocolate milkshake made with banana ice cream the other day at The Dairy (milkshake place down the road from us) and it was really good, so I went for [...]
1. Finished up the weird 3 ply yarn yesterday.
I actually wasn’t really crazy about this yarn – I was more just relieved that it was done. However, some nice people on Flickr had some nice things to say about it, so I can appreciate it a bit more now.
Yeah. Did not mean to take a 5 day hiatus from the blog. I did mean to take a few day hiatus, since there was a lot of spinning and dyeing going on, but then our computer exploded the other night, and we had to wait until Travis got back home from work [...]
First, the normal business. Here’s my skein for today’s Tour de Fleece.
It’s not bad, just kind of boring. I had hoped that the finished skein would have a little more zip to it than that. However, there are some very, very good things about this skein. 1. It’s squishy soft. [...]
Day 5. My goal was to spin 4 ounces of that dyed merino that came with the Louet. The only problem was, it drafts like ass. I spun for about 2 minutes with it and then was like, “Screw it.” I’m doing the Tour to have fun and get some yarn [...]
Travis is a spinning monster! He is so good at this, I can’t believe it. His yarn is all nice and even, which was funny, since the little I spun today was all blumpy and gross (not all my fault, though – I was using roving of questionable quality). So my yarn [...]
Hey, today was my birthday! I’m 31! Yay!
Travis, in addition to getting me the awesome Camera of Wonder, also hooked me up with a subscription to the Threadless shirt-o-the-month Club. That rocks, because now I’ll be getting an exclusive Threadless T every month for a year! I just hope I don’t [...]