Friday, January 27, 2006
Let me digress, as of late i have been craving a community of my own. While i work at a yarn store with like minded people, i am the only person my age around with a few exceptions. With this in mind i turned to the online community. While it is dear to my heart i still long for a circle of people like myself. Where do these 20something yarn freaks hang out, i ask you.
Anyway, the Rising Meadow Farm annual shearing day is on the 18th of February. I am excited because Kevin Ford the master blade shearer will be there. This guy uses the old fashioned blades, and he is quick. He can naked two sheep in the time someone does one on the electric ones. It is always a good time. They have lunch and a skirting party.
I have been listening to podcasts all week. I nice new one that has come out is Cast On. She is a woman living in Wales who talks about lots of things knit related. Plus she includes music in the cast. Her shows tend to be long, close to an hour. Fiber cast is way cool. They discuss all things fiber. I love these podcasts. Sometimes i want to knit but not watch TV while I'm doing it. This gives me something to listen to and think about while I'm working. I like it. Last but not least is Secret Knitting. This one is great because she gives you a pattern in the cast without a photo. That's why it's secret. I really like this one, it's fun.
anyway, I'm so tired. I will try to be better this week about posting, with pics too.
Let me feel the love
I am serious about the commune thing...
Wednesday, January 18, 2006
I have been frantic for days because i misplaced my purse. I was frantic because my knitting was inside, oh and my checkbook (not that that is important). Right before I wrote this entry I located it and retreved it. The knitting is intact. But which article of knitting is it? My newest project the "Jeans Skirt with knitted ruffle" from the fall/winter 2005 issue of knit.1. Since that name sucks i will call it: The (k)night sky ruffle skirt. That is because i'm knitting it in kidsilk haze night. i'm glad to have it back. I have been busy the last two days. Yesterday i dyed two pots of the mulbery for the yet to be unnamed cardi. I purchased 3.3 pounds of fleece from a horit named Porsha last march. My goal is to process the wool completely myself and then knit it into the unnamed cardi. I would like suggestions for the name and if i like your suggestion i will pass on some goodness. The colors of the wool are a bright grass green, mulberry, a dying grass green-brown, and a brown called "mummy brown" which is a brown-red. Help me name my masterpiece!!! Unfortanly i have to dye each color in four lots since my pot is not big enough to dye it all at the same time. Today i dyed ALL FOUR of the green-brown pots. I am the master, but my batheroom has turned into the drying center. I also took some kicking pics of mushrooms and kale, vegies from the local campus organic co-op that my roommate works with. I might do the photos for their website.
I bought a great hat from the Carolina Thrift. It's a monkey hat and now i have to make others from the design as different animals.
Oh and just for strange little mama, my list of seven songs that i'm really into right now:
- Andy, You're a star-The Killers
- Hey Mister-Custom
- Volcano-Damien Rice
- Digital Bath-Deftones
- Carry Me, Carrie-Dr. Hook
- All the Young Dudes-Mott the Hopple
- Wetsuit-Veruca Salt
Consider yourself tagged
Thursday, January 12, 2006
Unfortantly i bring both good and bad tidings. The night that i returned to school, my dearest pet hamster Chewie passed away from cancer complications. She was a good little bear of a pet and i loved her.
Also while i was away i finally got the yarn for the one button cardi. Nice. And we added two new members to our family. Two baby birds born and breed in our home. 1 demore female and a robusk male.
Jolly and Holly, respectively
Their feathers were comming in when i shot this. They look kind of like strange dinosaurs. I got a beloved demel tool for christmas which i glass etched a bottle for my spinning wheel oil with. Way cool.
I also got my hair cut. i dig it. so i need to know what everyone would knit if they had no boundries. I'm doing a research project... I need feedback.
So to you all: I wish you a fan-freakin-tastic new year. Stay strong. I wish you all steady hands...