truly tempting

May 4th, 2010 memes, pets, spinning

If you haven’t guessed from my blog silence, I’ve been really busy lately. Lots of behind-the-scenes stuff that keeps me occupied and interested, but makes for really lousy blog content. When I’m busy like this, my knitting usually DOESN’T suffer. I *need* it to keep me going! My spinning, however, hasn’t been so lucky. I haven’t touched my wheel in a long time, and I’m…

murphy’s law

Dec 29th, 2009 etsy, knitting, spinning

It’s good to have knitterly friends. I was running full-steam-ahead into making the same blogging blunder I always do, namely getting so excited about starting a spinning project that I tear up the roving before taking any pictures, but Heidi totally had my back because she had taken a “stash” picture of the fiber before gifting it to me. Nevermind the fact that the gift…

sunny boy

Dec 15th, 2009 etsy, spinning

I feel like such an accomplished blogger right now. Not only do I have a finished skein of handspun to share, but I also have “before” pictures of the spinning fiber which I actually remembered to take before I got started. Huzzah! Before and after pictures in every pot! It all started with a “Marianne Dashwood Roving” from Yarn Love, purchased with glee and a…

vicious cycle

Dec 5th, 2009 crafts, spinning

I think I previously mentioned that I’ve taken up an interest in rubber stamping as a hobby. It all started when a friend hand-carved a Skyline stamp, that I was able to use when I made placards for some of my design and blog projects.  All the Motif of the Week swatches, knitted models of my designs, along with those of some of my Chicago…

crtl + S

Nov 18th, 2009 spinning, tutorials

So, I spent several hours yesterday making and editing video for a tutorial. My big plan was to launch my series of video knitting/fiber tutorials with today’s post! It turns out, iMovie ’09 has a known problem – I can’t even call it a bug at this point – where it lacks the “Save” function. It’s supposed to be this seamlessly updating process wherein you…