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


February 23rd, 2014 · 2 Comments

Once again it has been a long time between posts.  I guess I’ve fallen out of the regular habit of posting.  That doesn’t mean I don’t think about it, I do.  Often.  I still take pictures and look at projects with an eye towards posting.   I just don’t get around to do it, or take the shortcut and post the picture directly to Facebook or Ravelry.  Since I’ve paid for yet another year of hosting, I might as well try and take advantage of it.

Work has been stressful recently and not because I have too much to do and not enough time to do it.  That’s pretty much S.O.P.  I’m busy re-writing the company’s iPad apps in a cross platform way using Xamarin so I only really have to write the real code once and just add pretty front ends for each platform we’re targeting.  For some crazy reason, my boss thought I could do three apps on three platforms each in two months, on a part time basis since I spend half my days putting out fires in the current website codebase and tilting at windmills.  Fun.  Not.    I’ve grown to like my job less and less over the last month or so since I’ve gone from a Lead position to one of peon.  My 15 years of programming experience were recently compared to 6 months of side learning from videos.  Yeah.  Not so much.  The stress level is increasing daily and my coping mechanisms are being challenged.

This weekend I remembered how much better fiber makes me feel.. and not the bran kind of fiber.  The wool kind and particularly when mixed with whirling wood.


The fiber is merino/sw merino/silk in Courtly Frog from Into the Whirled.  It arrived yesterday and I started spinning it immediately!  No marinating time at all! The wheel is my Norm Hall on the fastest whorl.  Think CPW with Jumbo bobbins for this wheel.  She’s super fast with massive amount of storage.  I haven’t used her all that much, but will be doing more in the future.  I’m going to make an effort to spin more as it really does help me unwind and I can seriously use that about now.  I’d rather not continue coming home ready to rip someone’s face off.

I’ve also been knitting, though that seems to be limited to Hebrew School Sunday mornings while waiting for the kids to get out.

IMG_1547I’ve taken to hanging at Panera with a tablet to watch Netflix while I knit 🙂  That’s the first of the latest pair of socks that I cast on probably in October now.  I do miss the train for knitting while I don’t miss the hour+ commute.

Craft on!


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2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 SpinKnitLove12/Anna // Feb 23, 2014 at 8:34 pm

    Yay! Thanks for posting again. That fiber is gorgeous. Are you going to try and switch jobs again?

  • 2 Helen // Feb 24, 2014 at 4:15 am

    Is it just the situation in the economy that jobs are getting so snitty about how they treat the people that work for them??? My girl friend just switched from a place she had worked almost 30 years and is so much happier with her new situation. The yarn is so pretty. Spin on and unwind! 🙂