Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Apparently, I'm IT!

Unbelievably, I finally got tagged.

I got tagged big time.... 2 people within an hour. So thanks Mary, Mary and Knitchaos.

Here are the rules: Each person tagged gives 7 random facts about themselves. Those who are tagged need to write on their own blog those 7 facts as well as the rules of the game. You need to tag seven other people and list their names on your blog. Then you leave those you plan on tagging a note in their comments so they know that they have been tagged and to read your blog.


1. I've eaten... rattlesnake, squirrel, venison, elk, rabbit, frog, alligator, and beaver (it's gross, don't try it). My dad is a Wildlife Biologist, so we lived literally in the middle of nowhere on a Wildlife Management Area in northern Louisiana when I was growing up. I horribly miss having several thousand acres for a back yard.

2. I'm afraid of... medium to big dogs (over terrier size), spiders, and tall men. Like really afraid. Go figure.

3. My first tattoo is a very large, very idealistic/political b&w piece on my right hip. I'm no longer of that ideology, so swimming now requires board shorts. Everybody knows about my cute little 2nd tattoo.

4. I went to a public, co-ed, preparatory boarding school for my Junior and Senior years of highschool. LSMSA, for the curious.

5. I grew up in a very anachronistic and large extended family. I learned how to churn butter, make cottage cheese, milk a cow, smoke sausage, make cane syrup, and grind cornmeal in a hand-cranked grist mill before I turned 10. These things were more out of a desire to preserve traditional arts than necessity. We did have a flush toliet.

6. I read very, very fast. Last week, I started doing Distributed Proofreading for Project Gutenberg in my spare time and I've proofread over 300 pages in under a week. I normally read a novel per day (in addition to the spinning and knitting) if I'm not proofreading.

7. I had decided to become a religious (aka nun) after graduate school when I met my husband (again). Needless to say, I didn't join the convent.

Sadly, I am one of the last in my circle of blogfriends to get tagged, so I only know 1 person who hasn't been tagged yet.

So, Subhuman Superwoman, the onus is now on you.

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

I'm Dyeing.....

Lots and lots of fiber. Well, only a pound, but it felt like a lot. I was only able to do this because BOTH kids took a nap yesterday.

From left to right: Top left is aqua targhee, bottom left is "pop a wheelie" merino/tencel, "state fair" targhee, "cornfield" targhee, "Nanana on a tangent" targhee, "Peach Nehi" targhee, and "Nanana" merino. All the targhee is mine, the other is Ana's.

And here's a close-up of "Pop a Wheelie"

Close up of Cornfields, Nanana on a Tangent, and Peach Nehi...

I still have some left to do. Only about 2 oz of the targhee, though.

This is way too much fun. :)

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

All Kinds of Fiber Pr0n

Grandmamom, don't read this! You might not like it!

Oh, won't you play with my.....

dong-a-long . It's all Penny Karma's fault. It's crocheted with my very own Robincat handspun (85% mohair, 15% tussah silk). Yes, I am aware that it has enormous balls. My mistake for picking up a size H crochet hook instead of a D hook for the DK weight yarn. Due to the loose construction, I stuffed it with waste cotton fabric, so it's a little, uh... lumpy. But it's done and soon to be out of my house, which makes Mr. Robincat oh so happy. He's become quite unnerved by "the crocheting of the dong." I've threatened to make another, put jingle bells in the balls, and send it to his brother's fresh baby boy, but he vetoed that idea.

Now onto the roving pr0n. In the bottom left corner is Dorset/Columbia blend from Paradise Fibers that I dyed all by myself. In the top left corner is superwash merino in the Greek Isles colorway from Pigeonroof Studios. In the top right corner is even more superwash merino from Pigeonroof, but this time, in the Drift colorway. In the bottom right corner is Shetland (yum!) in the Harvest colorway from The Fiber Denn.

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Even More Yarn

So, this week we have Frozen Drinks, Whittington Field, and a preview of Mint Chocolate Chip. I really really like the Mint Chocolate Chip. I've got about 400yds plied right now, and approximately 800yds left to ply. And it's sportweight. Yum.

If you really want the Mint Chocolate Chip yarn, email me at lacermum at gmail dot com and I'll reserve the etsy listing for you (if you're first, that is).