Sunday, April 27, 2008

Ear at nearly three months

Too sunny but two ears!

Seriously, Who Needs a Translator?

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Ergonomics of Knitting

I've been studying knitting styles--that and overseeing the wrecking of and rebuiding of our backyard fence.

Here are the videos I've been looking at. If you have more, send em on! I love comments with links!!!

Stephanie and Irish Cottage Knitting from Zabet.

Continental Info, sheath info, and more on that,

Monday, April 21, 2008


Nice soundtrack.
Scary Ride.

Today's job. . .

Improving the Skink enclosure

Sunday, April 20, 2008

The Mind of the Warp

I'm noticing something quite wonderful about warping my loom. There's a meditative quality to winding the warp that I don't get from knitting or even spinning, which I think is odd. It's almost like Tai Chi. I didn't have this happen while I warped using a table, as much room as I could muster, a few weights and a two-liter bottle. There's something about standing in front of a warping board (thank you Lura and Jill) and having my cones on a hanging dowel for constant and untwisted warping; something about the smoothness of the winding; something about the movement of your arm (at or below shoulder height, thank you); something about the combination that is completely calming. It let my lizard brain take over and I realized I really need to make time to (a) exercize--like a normal person, not like a gym rat-- and (b) write more for me.

So here I am.

And now I'll go back to warping. 

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Monday, April 14, 2008

Fun Widget

Rest in Peace 

One of the most beautiful men and voices I've known: my HS buddy Brennan Maynard who passed away nearly two years ago--very suddenly.

If You're In LA...

Many of these crazy people are friends of mine from my UCLA days. Good to see them out there again, and buddy Mitch Watson wrote this insanity.

Good fun.


Thursday, April 10, 2008

The new baby



And that doesn't even touch on the weaving!

So, as you may have noticed, I disappeared. Between my Grandmother's funeral, work, and the Arizona Federation's Fibers Through Time conference, I was swamped.

The good news? I won the award for Best Entry by a New Fiber Artist. I'm a new weaver (having picked it up in the last year) so I was able to enter something I made as a "newbie"--and I WON for the white Huck Lace table runner I made.
Very very exciting.

And, my husband was there to see it. Very nice.

In between all of the nuttyness, I got some spinning time in with friend Lynn, got to hang with Enchanting Juno, fixed the pool and water heater (both twice), cleaned the garage out (or at least cleaned what I could until we get more shelves inside and out), and am nearly done pulling all the clothes I never wear to take to Twice as Nice (our local--wonderful--New To You chain).

So now I'm still swamped and losing my mind. Work, prepping for teaching here at Kiwi, prepping for teaching at SeaSocks 08, finishing all the goodie bag goodies for SeaSocks, podcasting, TRYing to finish all the million social obligation knitting pieces I've committed to, volunteering at my son's school (love that) and generally making a nuisance of myself at home.

But, you know, Poseidon's on TV and the boat's about to be swamped so I'm rethinking that whole SeaSocks thing. But hell, if RIchard Dreyfuss can pull himself back from the brink, I suppose I'll see my way through this, too.

On The Gem. . .