Tuesday, January 20, 2009


how I spent my office hours, on this second day of class.
Heather via Centro

Wednesday, January 07, 2009

So much for resolutions

So, I didn't post yesterday. I was in a writing frenzy, though. I actually had time to work on the novel and managed to get four more chapters in order (not perfect, but in the correct order and in a decent stage of completeness).

The thing that's surprised me so much about this process is that writing the first draft was easy. It's the revising that's really a killer. Going back and fine-tuning, and connecting dots you didn't see the first time around, and making sure characters sound like themselves rather than like me.


But a lot of work!

Plugging away at DH's xmas sock (the first one fit, yay!), a second Clapotis (Man, I love that pattern), sketching and painting, and prepping for my new class at the University.

All good. And cold out.
FINALLY it feels like it might be winter. Snow on the mountains. Just lovely.

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Monday, January 05, 2009

Okay, It's Cool, but...

Shoot me if I start doing this, okay?

Needle Sized Art
Very incredible story! Not only is this mans art cool but he got a ton of cash for it!

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Sunday, January 04, 2009

Happy New Year!

That was a holiday season.

This is, pretty literally, the first time I've had a chance to sit at the computer and do more than triage for over a month and a half. Thanksgiving, finals, Portland, surgery, Hanukkah, illnesses, Christmas, more illnesses/asthma crud, New Year's and...phew...

I finished the socks for my father (allelu) before Xmas actually occurred and this year, instead of promising to knit things for people, I knit one sock each for husband and sons with a note: Does It Fit?

Husband and Thing 1 socks fit perfectly, Thing 2 sock needs some lengthening. Kid socks are so easy and quick, I didn't even use a pattern--yippee! So, battling Second Sock Syndrome easily since I had options and some lag time between the first sock and the final, I managed to knock out Thing 1's companion sock in a couple of days (red-light-knitting...easy). Now nearly to the heel flap in husband's sock, then on to the reconstruction of Thing 2's.

I'm still paining, quite a bit more than usual. I found this great site via CraftyPod (love!). Don't bother looking at the site unless you have at least fifteen minutes. You'll just be frustrated. It's lovely. And provocative without being obnoxious. And smart. And funny.

All the things I want to be when I grow up.

So...resolutions, right? Okey dokey, in no particular order:

  • Get healthy (that would include being able to breathe as well as lost 30 lbs--and yes, it's that much. I'm tall. I hide it pretty well, but yes. Thirty pounds would be great).
  • Yay Wii! More Wii Yoga! Rah Rah Rah! (motivation is key they tell me)
  • Finish novel.
  • Blog daily (it's a goal).
  • Find gainful employment or sell lots of writing (how's that for useful?).
  • Continue with the painting thing.
  • In a different mode, paint kitchen
  • Continue to work on weaving (it's a process, I've got a pretty detailied and find-guage handtowel project I'm planning. But it frightens me...).
  • Play with boys lots.
  • Read lots more (currently listening to You Suck! Highly recommended! Christopher Moore=genius, Susan Bennet...she sounds the way I'd like to think I sound...)

And that's pretty good. That's a lot. That's ridiculous. I'll be lucky to get around to one of those things. So that's great. My polygamous goal-setting multi-crafting nature approves.

Thank goodness.


Thursday, January 01, 2009

Happy Skeins

fiber from Meg's Etsy shop!
Heather via Centro

Different view:

brown skein 3-ply from 18 wpi singles, multi 2-ply from 11 wpi singles
Heather via Centro

And p.s.
I HAD TIME TO SPIN ON NEW YEAR'S! What a spectacular event!!!!!
A harbinger of happy times?