Wow – I think it has been a really long time since I’ve just written a chatty type of post that wasn’t really strange in any way. Well – I’m going to go for chatty in this one – the not being strange part – I can give no guarantees.
I have so many just random bits and pieces to tell – maybe a list is in order:
1.) I think I’m taking a spinning class on Sunday! I mailed in my membership to the Nutmeg Spinners and the fee for the Sunday workshop. I’m just waiting to hear back to see if everything got there on time. I going to have to cross my fingers that the postal system did its best job! I’ve been practicing my spinning by making yarn for Fetching so hopefully I will be able to keep up with the class. I’m venturing out alone for this too – no Llama Farm Girl, Knitcole, or Dara…
Oh yes, and here is a peek at the Fetching yarn:
2.) I also signed up for a Creating Web Pages continuing education class – it starts before Christmas so I hope I’m not getting myself in over-my-head. It is all online but I don’t think it has lectures and chats and anywhere near as much homework as IHA’s classes. It is just for fun – not graded or anything either. I hope that without the grade part, I can stay motivated to keep up with it.
3.) I have finished the back and 1/2 of the front of Agent B’s sweater. The Briar Rose yarn is knitting up quite lovely – no pooling yet!
4.) I joined the Spin To Knit Secret Pal Exchange. So far I think we are just waiting to get our pals. There doesn’t seem to be a blog for this exchange yet – just that one place on the Interweave site. It looks like it could be fun and I’ve seen the button around on different blogs. I still have my *secret* secret-pal-swap-partner e-mail all set up from the fiber roving swap I did in September. (The chances of having the same partner are slim to none, right???)
5.) I’m thinking of joining the Knit Blue KAL if I ever finally choose a pattern for IHA’s sweater and start knitting it. I’m not going to join yet though, just in case it is over before I’m ready to start. There was actually a sweater in the latest issue of Cast On that we liked! It is #26 by Scarlet Taylor on this webpage but you can’t really see it all that well. It is reverse stockinette with some cable motifs going up the front and back and it has a zipper front. Speaking of actually liking patterns in Cast On – I also liked #36 and #29 but will probably never make them.
6.) I encountered a really potentially cool thing yesterday while cruising the internet for nifty yarn stories. There is a website called The Yarn Museum. If I can remember about it, I will probably submit something once it opens. (I should probably add it to the links on my blog and that will help aid the ol’ memory.)
7.) Hold on to your hats! Something really odd happened in the IHA/Spincerely household this weekend! We put up our tree!!! I told the Little Agents that if they did a good job helping to clean the house that we could decorate for Christmas and they did and we did! I am really going to try harder than ever this year to pretend that I like Christmas!
8.) There was one minor glitch in the festivities, however. The girls discovered the Box of Fobidden Ormanments (insert the sound of doom here). The ornaments in this box are so scary that you must avert your eyes so you are not scared for life! Now usually I am able to manage to unpack and quickly repack this box so quickly that the girls were not even aware of its existence – but not this year. This year they practically decorated the tree all by themselves and they were on their game. Now this first photo is not so scary…
But you may want to cover your monitor for this one – and this is a mild one! As Knitcole would say – Egads and Gadzooks!
9.) There has been a little concern about Hoops and Yoyo going into the drum carder from my last post. I must assure you all – there were no little pink and green furry creatures harmed in the making of the last blog entry. It was all staged and their furry little feet never even touched the sharp spikes of the licker-in. It was all Llama Farm Girl’s idea – really!!!
10.) New blogs!!!! I have quickly become a fan of Mamascrapalota-Blogga. I love the look of her blog – the great colors and photos. I love how it is such a happy and cheerful place to be. I love how she is into the fiber arts AND scrapbooking. I also must admit that I’m enthralled with her move to Colorado. For some reason I am currently obsessed with Colorado. It really intrigues me as a potential place to live. Of course, I think the first step should be to vacation there and see if I even like it as much as I think I would. (Do you think she would mind if I asked her to count how many days per week they they have sunshine rather than cloud cover?)
Also – Dara JUST started her new blog! It is still a baby blog – but you can visit her here to say hi.
So that is 10 chatty things! I didn’t even get to the Mod Podge stuff yet. I guess I can leave that for tomorrow! Thanks for sticking around til the end! Hey and personally – I think I did a rather good job of not being too strange this time!