Monday, January 08, 2007

Cute, huh? Found this on another's blog, so I just had to try it on for size. It actually sounds very quite appropriate.

My Peculiar Aristocratic Title is:
Lady Sarah in the Middle of Goosnargh Leering
Get your Peculiar Aristocratic Title

Goosnargh. Leering. (hee!)

Almost done with Yorick. Had to fiddle with the eye areas as they just weren't lining up for some reason (couldn't be that I read the pattern wrong!?!?) , but it's looking fine now. My only concern is the amount of edge curling going on. Never having felted before, I'm a little nervous that I'll wind up with a nice round rope with 2 skulls at the ends, instead of the beautifully blocked Yoricks in the pics at knitty.

Have to mention my stash enhancement expedition last Saturday. I needed a, um, well, I needed something at the yarn store Saturday - don't ask me what as I don't need any excuse to see Sarah, she's a gem! What did I just happen to happen-upon? Store-wide sale! Plus a gumball bonus! I wound up with 40% off of these gems:
Yeah, that's some Noro Silk Garden you see (for the Lady Eleanor Entrelac Stole in Scarf Style), a ball of Rowan Soft Baby for the Baby Cardigan in One Skein Wonders, and a cone - yes, I said a cone! - of Peaches and Cream for my Monthly Dishcloth group goodies! Oh, and that absolutely gorgeous hank at the bottom right? That was just a little alpaca. I couldn't leave it. A true jewel, an orphan left to flounder in the basket of plenty at Knot Another Hat. A wonderfully touchable skein of Prime Alpaca Fiber from Miner Creek in elderberry, grown right down the road from me! Not sure what I'll make yet, but it's bound to be gorgeous out of that beauty!

You know, it sounds a bit like I might be somewhat compulsive about acquisition of beautiful bits of string. Possibly a stash-along is in order . . .

Well, enough about knitting. (did I really just say that?!) On to jewelry! Still plugging away at increasing the inventory. Found a great massage wand for a friend out of a terrific bit of chalcedonny called bloodstone. I know, it sounds gross, but it's a terrifically healing stone, and she does wonderful things with her hands - she's a massage therapist! I hope she likes it. If you're ever near Hood River, OR, look up Karen Hoffman at Mt. Adams Wellness Massage Therapy Studio!
And stop saying that it looks phallic! It's a healing wand for therapeutic massage, you perv!

Friday, January 05, 2007

Thanks for the meme-ories . . .

Here's a meme, with thanks to Progressive Purls

1. Grab the nearest book.
2. Open the book to page 123.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the text of the sentence in your journal along with these instructions.
5. Don't search around and look for the coolest book you can find. Do what's actually next to you.

"I think metal is so beautiful." - "Knitting in America," Melanie Falick, Chris Hartlove
Great book; fascinating quote.

Lame way for me to jump back in to blogging for a new year!

No excuse. I will not attempt to explain the why's and wherefore's, I'll just blog.

Jewelry business is picking up steam. Made this ----->
while I've been not-blogging. Yummy pearls!
Busy building inventory and a website! More to come . . .

Knitting is still in overdrive. OTN:

  • Yorick from Knitty for a special young woman in Chicago;
  • Ski-bum-ski - a hat of my own design out of Nashua for my 19 y.o. son. Almost done, but needs sewing and felting.
  • Seraphina CAL with my yahoo group - through row 15, yay!
  • Estelle shawl for a greiving friend
  • Pocket scarf for my gram
  • January 07 KAL Dishcloth with another yahoo group
OTN, but not active: Witches poncho, Jayne hats
I did finish all of my Christmas presents, so, to quote Carl Spackler (Bill Murray's character in "Caddyshack") "I got that goin' for me."

Soon to begin:
That's it for now. Back to the needles and beads...