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Clearly this was unplanned…

Thursday, August 15th, 2013 | blah blah blah, Miscellaneous, shawl, UFO's, UGH!, Video Blog | No Comments

I hadn’t really thought I would do a video blog today…but I was here…and bored.

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Knitting speed bumps…and non-fibery things.

I am pretty sure I constantly mispronounce “Celestarium”.

Some helpful links:

Twist, yarns of intrigue (They have a very friendly staff here.)

GISHWHES

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This is what I did today.

The moral of the story is, had I not lucked out and found that Malabrigo Sock in the color I was looking for, I would have seriously lost my mind trying to track down one skein. I HAD to have it.

Here is the pattern I’m working on. (I’ve modded it)

This is the restaurant I was talking about.

Here is a link to Twist in Manhattan Beach. The folks there are super nice and didn’t think I was at all crazy for driving there from Burbank for one skein of yarn.

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Happy August!

Saturday, August 3rd, 2013 | blah blah blah, etsy, fiber, handspun, shawl, spinning, WIP | No Comments
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Here is that size comparison photo. It’s my completed In The Pink shawl on top of my Celestarium.

Here I am, writing first thing on on a Saturday morning from my bed while my husband shows me pictures of corgis. If I had a cup of coffee, I would feel like a real writer, but that requires actual movement. Who brings the coffee to all those writers who take pictures of their laptops while snug in their beds? My husband doesn’t even know how to use my coffee maker and my kids are out of town.

I meant to blog yesterday, but the day got away from me. I was pretty productive, but in a non-fiber way. Sometimes your hands need a break and honestly, I needed one. I haven’t been a good spinner, taking breaks when I should…and that last bobbin was a real slog for me.

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My Bunny Butt Fiber and a bobbin of blue and purple Red Fish Dye Works Camel/Silk.

How do I fix that situation? By starting another bobbin, of course! This time I am justifying it by spinning it thicker than the previous two bobbins. Plus, it’s Loki fiber from my good friend David at Octarine Fibers…so I can’t wait to see how it spins up!

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Loki fluff!

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Everything is going slowly…

Tuesday, July 30th, 2013 | blah blah blah, blocking, FO's, knitting, shawl | No Comments
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Celestarium. It’s quite large.

Crafting seems to have slowed for me. I can’t seem to stay in one place long enough to work on anything for a decent length of time. This is partly due to the kids being away. There are movies to see, parties to attend, and socializing to do!

I did, however, get the ends woven in on my In The Pink and Celestarium (Celestial Ruin) shawls. I even set a little time aside today to try and take some pictures. I kept getting interrupted by the drywall guy and having to walk next door to supervise…so I just started getting silly.

Trust me when I say this shawl is really lovely. It’s large too. I had blocked it to 52 inches in diameter, which means it is still a good size even when folded in half. I am looking forward to starting the Southern Skies Shawl at some point, but I have a few things to finish first.

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How creepy is this?

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Recovering from Comic Con…

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Comic Con Crazy

Thursday, July 18th, 2013 | blah blah blah, FO's, Geekery, knitting, shawl | No Comments

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I was sitting here having some sort of an existential crisis, like one does when enjoying their lunch of chicken nuggets and toaster strudel, when it occurred to me that I hadn’t shown anyone my sample project. As a matter of fact, I had a small panicky moment where I had actually forgotten I had taken any pictures of it before sending it off to it’s new home. I think the Comic Con Crazy has finally gotten to me. My brain is preoccupied with figuring out what outfits to pack and organizing the lists of things I need to look for while I’m there.

Here it is! Isn’t it purty?

I’m rethinking that whole not taking knitting with me to San Diego thing. Not that I would knit on the con floor (because I need one more thing that screams “I’m a geek!”), but if I need to decompress back in the hotel room, it might be a good idea to have it. Comic Con can be a little bit stressful.

Honestly, it might be the idea that I could go the entire weekend without crafting that is making me a little twitchy.

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Marathon knitting…

Yes, I am actually trying to tell you that I reknit this shawl in less than 48 hours.

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When I’m too lazy to actually type…

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I’m most definitely sleep deprived.

You really wouldn’t believe how much I cut out of this video.

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