Sins and Needles

"With a new cosmopolitan, less insular generation it might again grow into a sincere expression of a man loving to create with his own hand, or shall we rather say-- woman, emancipated, finally creates with her own genius." --The Sacred History of Knitting, by Heinz Edgar Kiewe (1971).

Thursday, November 18, 2004

My night

Well, tonight I will be combing some wool I washed last weekend! Um, in an effort to get all the VM out, I sort of agitated the hot water wash a little bit and parts of it are slightly felted. Ooops! Good thing I like the uneven novelty yarn!! This is what me and dear old Bob Ross like to call a "Happy Accident".

The wool is still really dirty. Combing it gets out most of the VM. I really love the colors, but I think the seller should have WASHED the darn stuff before she dyed it!

I paid off the balance of my Ashford Traveller tonight, and I will be receiving it next week! YAY!

*edit* I am SO allergic to this wool! WOW! Either it's the remaining VM, or something, but I have the same symptoms I get when I'm around too many cats (*ahem* like at the shelter!!). Time for some allergy medicine. Wow.

Sunday, November 07, 2004

My under-construction site, Woolgathered, is now selling knitting related clothing and other items (stickers, buttons, mousepads, totes).

If you have a slogan you would like to see as a shirt, please email for more information!!

ALSO: I have a bunch of books that are knitting, crochet, sewing, and needlecraft related up on Ebay: Woolgathered on Ebay.


So, I've had a yarn basket for about 2 years, and in those 2 years, my cats have *never* gotten into the yarn. But every morning this week, there has been yarn all over my apartment!! I haven't changed their food, or anything to do with them getting back at me. Heh.

In other news, I'm patiently waiting for my roving to come in from Blue Goose Glen Farms in Tennesee. I got 8oz. of red Corriedale, 8oz. of Bubblegum Pink Corriedale, and a puond of plain white Corriedale. I chose this wool because it was cheap, and so am I. I've heard decent things about it though, it's not supposed to be coarse or anything.