Friday, July 27, 2007

I am in fact a clutz and a slacker

Okay, so I bet you're wondering why I would say that?? Well, first, cause it's true. I don't know if I fractured my ankle or sprained it really bad yesterday. Why is that a big deal you say? Because I was jumping off my fireplace ledge. LOL Don't ask...

Why then am I a slacker? Because I've failed miserably at my hopes to compete in Tour de Fleece. No I wasn't doping...just dopey! LOL I started off strong. I blame it on the purple beast. I had to break from it, dig out another spindle and dye some Bombyx silk to keep from going mad. Then life just got crazy. I haven't spun in like two days. The silk is lovely tho. When I can find my camera batteries ( I think they're in my cd player) I'll take a pic of it. It turned out nice w/lots of green, brown, orange, and as a nod to the Tour yellow. Though the brown and green seemed to swallow up all the other colors. Oh and wait'll you see how Lola's been dressed! ( my dress form) I got this pattern I'll edit in the number when I'm feeling less lazy, that is a totally cute 50's style dress. And it's done in a cherry pattern! I love cherries. And a big red patent leather belt! I'm in love! I just need the right shoes and jewelry! Anyway, more later.

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Tour de Fleece

Okay, so it's taken me forever to start the blog I said I was going to do. I haven't had nearly as much time as I had hoped. Nor did I win the wheel I was bidding on. >:-( . I really thought I had it. Sigh...Oh well. I'm getting better on my drop spindle anyway. I have tons of purple roving. That's what I'm spinning right now. Thing is, I don't like purple. My mom is uber obsessed w/it tho, so I'm going to ply it with something lavender and make her socks for Christmas. I'm sick of purple but I have 3/4 lb , maybe less. I have lots of Sheep Shed Studio's mill ends in red tones, I love it. I may order some black so I can ply it for something for me. What I don't know, maybe something done in entrelac. I also am considering joining Spunky Eclectic's fiber of the month club. I've seen lots of beautiful stuff come from there. I want it. LOL.
So here's the purple stuff.