Monthly Archives: September 2009

The dorkiest of impulse buys

So today I went out to look for buttons, and ended up coming back with a dress form. You know, like you do.

But shall I name her?

Although in my defense, I’ve been wanting one for a while to help me out with photos and measuring, and it was on for half price, and what else could I do but buy it, really. (And I even got buttons, too.)

I suppose this is the sort of item one tends to name. Must ponder that, as I return to finishing up things to model on her. Happy weekend of knitting!

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I’m not a yarn addict, I’m a yarn enthusiast.

This is one of the winningest things I have seen on television in a good long while. How do I know? I had to put down my knitting while I was watching, that’s why. Sign me up for Glee.

(Note to self: Glee may only be suitable for stockinette or garter stitch. Productivity may be affected.)

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Slow News Day

Aside from struggling with course syllabi and the very idea of stringing together multiple productive thoughts, I am:

1. Very much in denial that it is already September.

2. Still knitting the same freaking Jaywalkers I started as my Sock Summit travelling socks. It’s not their fault, the darling things are very pretty (Lorna’s Laces in ‘Mixed Berries’), they’ve just kept getting shoved to the bottom of the knit list.

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3. Knitting away furiously on things which are not yet bloggable, but which soon shall be and the anticipation is killing me.

4. Now using Flickr Pro. After two bandwidth freakouts on my Photobucket account (which is two too many when each one involves re-building all photo links from scratch), I am migrating over to Flickr and am officially paying to blog. I think the Sock Summit posts must have done me in. However, the cost is worth it to save headaches and revive Flickr connections over there. (Also, makes re-ordering my Moo cards and composing photo mosaics lots easier, so bonus).

5. Still spinning. Witness the Louet Corriedale (top?) I plucked from my fledgling fibre stash, so beautiful and accommodating:

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I love it. I only just started spinning on it yesterday in a brief session but yes, I am loving the Corriedale, very much indeed so. It’s soft(ish) and grabby at the same time and does not mind speed at all, and yet I am trying very hard not to go too fast so as to better maintain consistency of short draw technique.

6. Learning how to use vocabulary like “short draw.”

7. Looking forward to the Kitchener-Waterloo Knitter’s Fair.

8. Wishing I was knitting right now.

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