One Crazy Fiber Lady

The ramblings of a fiber-affected single mother of twins who makes a living as a code monkey

One Crazy Fiber Lady

Entries from April 2010

Couple of things

April 27th, 2010 · 8 Comments

Thanks for the sympathy for the frustration I felt last week having felt like I wasted a day (which I don’t have the time for). Fortunately the designers saw my point of view and modified their design to be in line with what I had already coded. Win. Downside is that they’ve added some tricksy web stuff that I’m fighting to get working. Oh well. I do like a challenge.

I’ve finally gone back to the spinning project I’d been working on when I hurt my foot. The photo is the 2 pounds of bl that I bought at Rhinebeck. It took 5 of the Van Eaton bobbins. Now I just have to get busy with the plying. Add that to the list 🙂

And finally, the new love of my life: the iPad. If it were human I would marry it. I can’t wait for the camera/card reader attachment that is due out very soon. That would make it perfect and replace the iPhone as the blogging platform. While it doesn’t have the 3g, it does have wifi and with the addition of the Verizon Wireless MiFi device, I always have Internet ready wifi. I’d thought about getting a USB based wireless connection for my laptop(s), but that wouldn’t work with the iPad as there is no USB port on it. The mifi is perfect as I can use it with any wifi device including my PSP should I choose to carry it and decide to surf. Cool huh? I also found that the apple wireless keyboard that I picked up last fall will also pair with the iPad. It has become my go to (along with the beloved iPhone) device. Anyone want to buy a lovingly used Kindle 🙂

Craft on!

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Tags: Spinning

Someday

April 23rd, 2010 · 4 Comments

Someday I’m going to frakin’ learn to not code something before the designers are finished designing.  I just frakin’ wasted a day and have to rewrite 3/4 of what I wrote.

Shit.

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Hands up

April 18th, 2010 · 16 Comments

Raise your hands if you’re even remotely surprised by this latest addition to my collection.

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Note to self

April 15th, 2010 · 3 Comments

If you’re going to do sashiko, or embroidery or any kind, it is a really good idea to bring scissors with you. Embroidery floss does not break with a little pull like wool yarn does.

Guess who knit on the train last night afterall!

At least the first sleeve for October Frost got a decent start.

Craft on!

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Not my fault

April 14th, 2010 · 4 Comments

I blame Dorre for this. As if I needed another hobby that involved yarn/string/thread, she showed up last week at our Panera Stitch ‘n Bitch with some thread based craft I’d never seen before. Sashiko. A linear embroidery from Japan.

I watched her doing it with great curiosity though I did decline the invitation to try it then and there. But the itch was forming. I’m powerless in the face of thread 🙂

Friday morning, I ordered a couple of starter kits. Boy shipping can take forever when you’re itching :). I actually regretted the fact that Friday was my work from home day and that I couldn’t just hop the subway up to Purl and pick up a kit NOW!!!!

So my first kit arrived with yesterday’s mail: Circles. I finally got to play. I’ve finished almost all the first lines. This is just what the doctor ordered for my work tired brain that read the cable chart upside down Monday evening and had to rip back four rows. Ugh.

So there you have it. A new obsession is born.

Craft on!

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True Blue

April 13th, 2010 · 2 Comments

As Deb pointed out yesterday in her comment, the yarn I’m using is actually blue.  My iPhone has had a terrible time trying to capture the true color of this Peace Fleece.  The photo I posted yesterday was taken last week on the train during a sunny day.  The shot I tried for this morning in the car (overcast) wasn’t much better.  I pulled out the Olympus purse camera instead.

oct_frost

This is much closer to the true blue.

Oh and this front piece is now 3 rows from complete.

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Twists and turns

April 12th, 2010 · 3 Comments

Yup, still alive. Yup, still knit. Here’s another project: another from A Fine Fleece – October Frost iirc. My brain is somewhat defective these days. Oh well. I’ve got the back and one side done. The second side is halfway there. Yarn is Peace Fleece.

Knit on!

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