Friday, September 25, 2009

Rock on, dudes

When my alarm goes off in the morning it's music, usually something so hideously dreadful that I have to immediately turn on the light and turn off the radio, at which point I'm awake enough to turn on the tv for the 4:30a.m. opening weather report on channel 4, 5 or 7. I can't do 13 (Fox, here in Seattle.) I love Walter, the weather guy in the morning on 13 ~ he's adorable and we used the same hair cutter for awhile ~ but Fox is just too 'fair and balanced' for me and I can't stand supporting them by watching anything they offer. It's sad that Walter is working for the Dark Side. Walter! Come back to the light! Arianna Huffington did it (and from a way darker place) and so can you!

This morning, however, I just lay back and let the music take me. It was 7 minutes and 51 seconds of pure, sweet, absolute heaven and I have been rocking out as the song replays in my head.

My friends, I give you the same great version that I heard this morning and the opportunity to get your day started, no matter what time it is right now:

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Talk Like a Pirate Day 2009

All pirates should have this smile.
Arrr*, matey.

*Arrr! - This one is often confused with arrrgh, which is of course the sound you make when you sit on a belaying pin. "Arrr!" can mean, variously, "yes," "I agree," "I'm happy," "I'm enjoying this beer," "My team is going to win it all," "I saw that television show, it sucked!" and "That was a clever remark you or I just made." And those are just a few of the myriad possibilities of Arrr!

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Corriedale Roving into Yarn

I looked for a label or a receipt on this roving but didn't find any, even though I've had it less than a year ~ how hard is it to keep a receipt with the fiber??? Probably bought it for the color as every time I looked at it I thought about recreating it at one of our next dye days, so I put away a bit of the fiber. I'm guessing that it's Corriedale.

Project Notes: August 28th, 2009, begin spinning woolen, trying for a fatter single than my usual. I divided the fiber down the middle and then in half again, spinning two quarters onto each spool and then plying them together. Finished on September 5th, 365 yards in 4.8oz.

One thing I'm learning (which may be obvious to others) is that my finished yarns are lighter than the dyed rovings appear. I've been a little slow in figuring this out. The other thing is how my eye fools me into thinking that one color is dominant ~ in this case the fuchsia. This is not pink. I also thought I would have more light bits.

If all goes well, this will be posted at 9:09am on 090909. hee.

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Someone's coming ~ act like a cat.

A conversation in 'Cat':

The translation: