Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Long time... see! Things here are at their normal pace: slow to non-bloggable. School is back in session. I am in my last semester! Halleleuah! I am only taking one class. My second class I was dropped, kicked out, asked to leave- in other words, because I knew too much and asked too many hard questions! This was a painting class at State! The teacher couldn't hang!!!!!!!!!!!!!! According to her, I didn't paint the correct way, had the wrong equipment and the wrong attitude. Every other class I have taken at either the community or state level I have never had a problem with equipment or knowing too much/not enough. Go figure?!?! The other class is fine. Chinese Philosophy.

In other news, I heard from my Fiber Frenzy Pal over at the ezine. Anna Banana is a really cool pal. She had an illness and death in her family, so I sent my prayers and a note to do whatever she thought she could do-or not. I would not expect her to complete a swap under those conditions. However...this is what she sent:
  • 8 oz of blue and yellow fiber,
  • 2 oz of pinky-mauve silk roving,
  • a deep blue silk hankie,
  • some lime green mohair curls,
  • a handful of silk cocoons,
  • some tea for the inside of me,
  • and some for the outside of me.
This is way outside the call of swapping and much, much more than I ever anticipated. You spoil me, girl. Thank You!!!!

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Can't tell...............yet!!!

I can't say much except to say that I was experimenting with food dye and making myself a color card of the colors I was able to obtain. In the muffin tin was the colors dyed cold, and on the clothes line are the same colors dyed hot, in the microwave. I wanted to see the differences. However, my camera, being from the stone age, only gave me good shots of the processes at the very beginning and the end. Oh! Well!

On a side note, thanks to all of you who requested and are trying my attempts at sock pattern writing. It's not as easy as it looks. The 'mad to dance' pattern below was a fun and excruciating look at how I, personally knit socks. What an eye-opener! Just to let you know, I am submitting another design for SockMadness2. I can only hope that the ladies there like my design as well as the first one. I'll keep ya posted.