Thursday, March 17, 2005

Slacker

So I know I've been slacking on the pictures, I'm sorry guys. I'm at school right now, so I've got an excuse.

I'll be selling my knit stuff tomorrow night at Crefeld's "Stockfestpalooza"....Whoo!

Pictures pending. I promise.

Saturday, March 12, 2005

Pointe Shoes and Yarn

Wow. It was a double doozy day.

I've been knitting up Ipod covers all week to get my webstore started. I've got a leisurely goal to open at the beginning of May. Please, wish me luck, I need it!

My art projects are going good. I've got a painting of my knit headphone covers, and a painting of my cat (with her tongue sticking out, no less!). My teacher comissioned a pair of shoes covered in eyelash yarn. Wonderful. In exchange, I'm getting a whole bunch of electric blue microchips to make jewelery from...They're made by Ducati. I'm so excited.

Also, I went shopping today. If you couldn't tell. Neitzie's Nook is closing, so all their stock is 25-75% off...Whoo! I got some Lamb's Pride Worsted and some Plymouth Galway. I think I'll either make a purse or a pair of slippers. Both felted, of course. I've been wanting to felt something for a while now. Turns out they also have Plymouth color 355...which, if you'll recall, I had to look all over for to get some for Tatania. Grrr. As of right now, they're only open on Saturday's....That place feels like Brigadoon. Seriously.

I also picked up a pair of Swallow Caesins this week...Last friday, actually. Or did I post about that already? Anyway, so far, I love them. I definately am going to purchase more. But at $10.95 a pair, I think I can restrain myself. For now.

In other news, You'll get to see some photos of me in my new Capezio Tendu II pointe shoes. The dance store was also going out of business. I got them, and a pair of convertible tights (which I've been dying to try for a while).

If you can't tell...Knitting and dancing are my two passions.

Now if only I could combine the two....

Friday, March 04, 2005

A little voice Inside my head said, "Don't look back. You can never look back."

So I'm slowly recovering. Okay, not really, but I did decide to post here since so many of you were concerned. Thank you for letting me know you care, it really is appreciated.

Otherwise, I'm not really sleeping. Even with the sleeping pill it's still taking a while. I'm not eating, and what I do eat comes back up when I go into hysterics. Which is a shame since I had some lovely Focaccia bread from The Metropolitan Bakery And it was half price and a day old....which makes it even better.

I haven't been knitting much. I picked up some more skeins of Plymouth Encore 355 for Tatania. Hopefully I'll be able to finish her soon.

The only thing I've really knit up since this whole fiasco happened has been an Ipod case with a skull and bone motif for Lawrence in school. $10 was what I charged, which promptly got spent at lunch today.

On what, you ask? Well, I've discovered that the Knit With knitting store is within walking distance during lunch time constraints (50 minutes, give or take). And the Tangled Web doesn't have Swallow Caesin needles. So...I splurged. Size 8 Swallow needles. And they're all mine!

The store itself was pretty cool. Small, and brimming with yarn in brands I've never even heard of...which is a nice alternative to all the Lana Grossa, Lamb's Pride, Debbie Bliss and so on and so forth that every other shop carries.

I've also been looking into learning how to spin. Does anyone who reads this have any tips? On how to get started? Or anything really on the subject? I'm clueless. I just know that I can get 100 lbs of wool free from Erdenheim Farms come springtime, and I really don't want that to go to waste. Especially since, well, it's free. If anyone wants some, let me know and I'll see if I can hook you up.

Of course, that still doesn't forgive the fact that.... I want sheep. So I'm a dork. Sue me.

I'm going to go. Maybe I'll work on something this weekend. Maybe not. More likely whatever I make won't be for myself or any of my current projects. I may focus on the business stock, because I need to feel detached for a while still. But rest assured, I am still alive, despite feeling horrible.

When does the hurt stop? And, more importantly, when do the hysterics stop? And even more importantly....when do I get my free wool?