Sunday, December 30, 2007

Just stuff

Yeah, yeah, I know. Falling back into old habits of never posting. Y'all are probably used to it by now. Again, no photos, sorry.

Update on Bruiser: I got an email back from Sheila Bosworth saying that they would do their best to repair him. I know they'll send him back as good as new, even if he does have a scar to remind me to be more careful. I'm okay with that.

Spinning: A whole lot of not much. Big surprise there. Don't expect much change in that regard.

Crocheting: Seraphina's shawl is on hold for now, my last crochet bout left my hand hurting and I did not like that. I might pick it back up in the next week or two, we'll see.

Knitting: The pink and blue cashmere scarf is still plugging along. I THOUGHT I'd reached the point where I needed to knit the ending border, but when I finished two repeats of the border, I realized I still had CHINGOS (that means a lot) of yarn left. So I did some slow and sloppy yarn measuring (which means I frogged the edging, doubled the amount it took to knit what I did, then marked that spot in the yarn by slip-knotting it around an omega) and am back to knitting the body of the scarf. I have, so far, knitted an additional EIGHTEEN inches into the body of the scarf. Was I way the heck off or what? I'm still so far away from that omega in my yarn that I can't even see it yet in the teeny little ball of yarn still to be used. It boggles my mind. But, this isn't complaining. Really. It means I simply have THAT much more cashmere to enjoy knitting. Yum. :) The autumn scarf is actually very close to being finished, and then I'm going to borrow time in the knitwear blocking space in Robin's house ('cause there sure as heck ain't any safe place in my house) and then... *fanfare* it's done! Some other things in my UFO list are starting to surface, vying to be put back into my carry everywhere bag so they can get worked on some more, but I'm trying to decide which ones will make the cut. Also, as my Christmas gift to myself (because I was at work with nothing else worthwhile to do), I wound the hank of Lorna's Laces Helen's Lace yarn that bestest knitting buddy Renee gave me before she moved to Dallas. And I have to say, I didn't think this was possible but the yarn is prettier in a cake than it was in the hank. Scary, huh? I've been itching to start knitting it right away, but I'm sticking to my guns. I will NOT start it until I have finished at least ONE lace project I already have on my needles.

FOs: *gasp* I actually have one! Though really, it's kinda silly. An acquaintenance of mine (and avid kite flyer) finally explained to me (the kite noob) why I can't get my 10-year old diamond kite to do anything more than crash over and over. It needs a tail. And not just ANY tail. He said it's got to be at least TWELVE feet long. More like 20 is better. ACK. Well, I could to buy one...but where's the fun in that? So I knitted one. I broke out the royal blue funfur that Kate gave me as a gift a few years back (thank you, Kate! :) ) and cranked out a precisely 12 foot long by 1 inch wide kite tail. Photos when I get it attached to the kite and in the air.

Stitch markers: Apparently the end-of-year buying frenzy is in full swing. Either that, or a lot of people got money for Christmas. No kidding, I have had no LESS than four orders every DAY this past week. And I am NOT complaining. It's awesome, especially seeing the international orders I've received. It almost makes me want to find a way to have an online map with little pushpin things on it to show where my customers are located. Almost. (It would require effort, and as I always freely admit, I'm lazy.)

Okay, and with all of that blather, I'm gonna go shower so I can spend at least a LITTLE time at Gauge today.

entrelac at 1:23 PM :: |


Friday, December 07, 2007

Update on Bruiser the Broken

I emailed Sheila Bosworth lamenting my loss, and she once again proved to be one of the most awesomest people in existence. She asked me to return Bruiser to her with the broken bits, and she and Jonathan would see what they could do for me. I'm fully prepared to pay for them to replace the whorl altogether, but if they're able to salvage the current one somehow, I'll be even happier.

Guys, if you're looking for a GOOD drop spindle that'll last a lifetime (sans being mistread by a moron like me), definitely give the Bosworths a look-see.

entrelac at 1:26 PM :: |


Thursday, December 06, 2007

May I cry now?

entrelac at 1:16 PM :: |