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

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October 19th, 2014 · 1 Comment

Got yet another phone so i am testing again the mobile 📱 option.  Can you hear me now?

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August 5th, 2014 · 1 Comment

I really missed seeing this during my daily commute. I love being back in lower Manhattan.


Craft on!

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Last Day

May 9th, 2014 · 1 Comment

No work up to it this time, but today is Last Day! My clock is red (again)!.


Time for carousel. (Funny, I’ve been working on a video carousel this week..)


Yup, once again I’m changing employers. Hopefully this will be it for a while. I’m going back to NYC, to the Financial District, and an e-learning company. I’m really looking forward. But first, one more drive to the office, a couple of hours of wrapping stuff up, pack the remainder of my stuff (I’m not nesting quite as much these days) and then home for a weekend of family and fiber.

Craft on!

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April 26th, 2014 · 2 Comments

I always love how a cat can curl up and sleep.

 Can I get an aww for my sweet boy, Earl Gray?
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Monkey Brain

June 27th, 2013 · 1 Comment

I can definitely be accused of having a busy monkey brain.  I flit hither and thither on all hobbies big and small.  I’ve been bouncing between coding for fun, spindle spindle (drop and support), wheel spinning and knitting.  But this is nothing new for me (nor you if you’ve been around these here blog parts long enough).  I added features to the iOS version of my knit counter and its been approved by Apple.  Thanks to a query by an Android version user, I’ve been prodded towards making the same modifications.  Towards that end, I picked up a Samsung Galaxy Note 8 so that I had a modern platform to test the code on.  My ancient (and no longer used/updated) Droid X just wasn’t going to cut it.   Got my development platform updated and now just have to decide the best way to add the features without breaking everything!

I have an insane number of spinning projects going.  There’s the remainder of the 40z of BFL fiber that I started last summer during the TdF on my Bosworth moosies.   I think I finally hit the halfway point on that project.

I have another drop spindle project, the Shetland wool on a bunch of Goldings that someday I hope to make a hap shawl out of.  I’m almost done with the first 4oz of the multi colored stuff, but have a second 4oz, as well as 4oz each of coordinating solids.  I’m leaning towards the multi being the outer color on the shawl, so I guess I should have started with a solid 😉

I think this one is going to be my TdF project for this year as I’m on Team ITW and Team Golding.  This one covers both bases.

No pictures of any wheel spinning, but I’ve now added yet another knitting project: Wingspan, in leftover Kauni Effektgarn from my second Kauni sweater.  I wooshed thru the first two triangles and its languished there for a couple of days.  Oh well.  I’ll return to it when I can stay up past 8pm.

I think I’m just a US4 knitter as I’m happiest on that sized needle.  Also, I’d like to add, the Signature Stilettos that I bought at MDSW are probably my favoritest needles of ALL.TIME.

And now for other news that I announced on Facebook yesterday because it became official.  I applied for a permanent position at the company where I’ve been consulting for the last year.  It is in a different department and not a support developer role but as  Lead Developer in the Marketing Communications group.  I’ll be working on the public facing web products rather than the internal tools as I’ve done for the last year.  It was a position that they sent an email around to all IT on 6/10.  I saw the description and felt as if it had been written with me in mind.  I tweaked my resume and applied.  Two days later I had an interview.  The next day I had a second rounder with the VP, as well as HR (Thursday).  Monday I was told they were going to make an offer, but needed to have their lengthy process play out (signatures on it from VPs, Moses, G-d, etc) and i should hear something by Thursday.  Well, didn’t take that long.  On Wednesday, Fedex delivered an offer package.   Yesterday, after signing all paperwork, surviving a background check and passing a hair drug test, my start date became official:  July 8th.  It will be nice to become a FTE again with benefits and time off (yes I know my time off was built into my hourly rate as a consultant but I’d have to keep reminding myself that when a holiday rolled around and I could no longer bill or get paid for a 40 hour week!).

This weekend, Miss K and I are heading to Vermont for a bash at the Golding Farm.  I’m really looking forward!

Craft on!

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There be monsters here

May 25th, 2012 · 1 Comment

Happy Friday. Congrats for making it through yet another week 🙂 I’m getting tired of this marine weather pattern the NYC area seems to be stuck in. This is the view from my desk. Tad foggy this morning, wouldn’t you say?

I swear, the Empire State Building is in that soup somewhere.

Finally finished the first sock last night on the train. I’m such a slacker. I cast on the second one this morning. No pictures as it looks just like the last toe, but just not in Fenway Park ;}

Ok, I’ve got 4 hours in the office today and then a long weekend. Hope to see some of you tomorrow at MASW in Cummington!

Craft on!

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May 11th, 2012 · 2 Comments

Edited 5/14: this was stupidly posted by my phone to a page rather than a post. It was meant to post Friday night and I discovered that the default on the phone had switched to page from blog. Doh. Please pretend that this post came before the one AT Fenway :).


I’m super excited. Tomorrow the twins and I hit the road for Boston and a game at Fenway Park! Since it is a night game we will be staying over and heading home on Sunday. Can’t wait. I’ve never been to Fenway!

I’ve got the important things ready:

my custom Jessalu bag and ITW sock yarn. Now hopefully the Sox will shake whatever is ailing them and we can see a win.

Craft on!

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March 22nd, 2012 · Comments Off on Spring

…has officially sprung here in NYC.

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Wordy Wednesday

September 28th, 2011 · 1 Comment

Two days in a row?  I know, amazing 🙂  I’ve had some photos sitting on my phone for a while and finally got them onto a computer where I can type words at a significant clip rather than the hunt n peck method with just a single fingertip on the phone.  Aren’t you lucky?

A couple of weeks ago, I took the kids to the Garden State Sheep Breeders show (NJ Sheep & Wool).  I picked up a few things including THE PERFECT BUTTONS for my Kauni 2.  The monkeys had fun playing in Leann’s display…

They have a natural affinity for fiber 🙂  And some pretty good taste. They both demanded something from her booth, Alex picked yarn while Kat opted for fiber.  Training them well!

As I promised yesterday, here’s the finished socks.

  • Yarn:  Forbidden Woolery Lush in Gillyweed
  • Needles:  US0 Blackthorns
  • Pattern:  own over 48 st – toe up
  • Started:  9/4/11
  • Finished: 9/15/11

The boy is quite pleased with his socks, as am I.  I found I can actually fit into them.  Sweet.  So any further socks for him are not for naught with how fast his feet are now growing.  I’ll be able to wear them when he outgrows them 😛  Not to mention how quickly I was able to blow through this pair.

Taking the bus to work has been most helpful on the sock knitting front.  My bus ride is about an hour, give or take, depending on traffic.  I’ve moved to the bus because the three legged train to PATH to subway was sapping the life from me.  The bus is a longer commute timewise, but I don’t have as many connections to make, and I get to sit and relax for a longer stretch on both the bus and then the subway.   I always seemed to be waiting for the next conveyance, getting on and then getting off.  Exhausting I tell you!  So while the bus to subway is an hour and 45 minutes its more restful.  And it will be coming to an end.  Office move is tentative for mid-November.

I’m taking a break from the monkey demand knitting and working on a pair of socks for myself.  I’ll start in on the hats next, and then the sweaters.  Alex picked another Drive-Thru as the sweater he wants.  Checking back in my FO collection, apparently, I knit that sweater for him every two years.  Guess how long it has been since the last one?  You got it.  Two years.  Kat wants a hoodie.  Need to find a good pattern for that… though I’d be surprised if I don’t already have one somewhere.

Speaking of the bus, those of you who have never traveled via the bus lane to the Lincoln Tunnel don’t know how unnerving and disconcerting that express route can be.  Get a load of this:

Yes, we are on the same side of the road as the traffic moving AWAY from the tunnel.  The normal traffic heading to the tunnel is on the OTHER side of the concrete divider.  Takes a bit getting used to this view.  And yup, whenever possible I do try to sit in the very front of the bus.  Finds that it counters any natural tendency towards motion sickness.  Though that’s becoming less of a problem (as I hoped it would) as I was able to read on the bus last night and I was sitting way way back.  I was happy for a seat though.  The terminal was a mess last night.

Anyway, time to get back to the job.

Craft on!

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Moving along

September 5th, 2011 · 1 Comment

I finished the first items on the knitting request list. Kat now has a new pair of socks.

Kat Socks

  • Yarn:  Footloose in Electric Youth
  • Needles:  US0 – Blackthorn
  • Toe up over 48 st. (cast on 12)
  • Started:  8/30/11
  • Finished: 9/4/11

She’s pleased as punch with them.  Nearly killed herself running through the kitchen with these things on.  The tile is insanely slippery.  You either need to wear shoes or walk barefoot on it.  I cast on for Alex’s sock but haven’t gotten very far.

I’ve been working on my Kauni sweater, but I think that work deserves its own posting.  I’ll put that one up tomorrow.  Instead, here are more sights of my commute.

The knit bombing was chained to a street sign under the Brooklyn Bridge.  From the datestamp, yes, I have been sitting on this for a bit.  Shortly after I took this picture, the bicycle disappeared.  I’m glad I was able to capture it when I did.

Leann requested a picture of the progress at One World Trade Center (aka Freedom Tower).  I took this one a couple of weeks ago just before I entered the WTC PATH station.

You can see it pretty well from across the East River as well…

Hope everyone who celebrates had a good Labor Day.  Ours was quiet.  Kat had a playdate.  I knitted.  We did the boat thing Sat/Sun.  All in all, a nice weekend.  Back to everything tomorrow.

Craft on!

Tags: Kids · Misc · Socks