Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Little Bits of Bling

Today's store update consists of soft, slightly shiny 80% Merino / 20% Silk Tussah spinning fiber. This would be great for felting too. My favorite thing about the 80/20 blend is that the merino provides softness and bounce, the silk adds a little bit of shimmer and depth. $12 for 2oz, can you really go wrong?

Now, a little bit of entertainment, a meme sent by "the lady knits".

"The rules of the game get posted at the beginning. Each player answers the questions about themselves. At the end of the post, the player then tags 5 people and posts their names, then goes to their blogs and leaves them a comment, letting them know they’ve been tagged and asking them to read your blog. Let the person who tagged you know when you’ve posted your answer."

1) What was I doing 10 years ago?
Going to Mills College.

2) What are 5 things on my to-do list for today?
dye black blue-faced leicester for lacefreak, mordant merino-silk yarn, pay for health insurance, drink water, stretch

3) Snacks I enjoy:
I have a very childlike fascination with snacks. They are fun, mischievous, and rewarding. I eat lots of them. In that case, maybe we should talk about snacks I don't enjoy. banana chips. blech! raisins. pirate's booty (I may be alone on that one).

4) Things I would do if I were a billionaire:
While I would love to explore all of the different philanthropic ways I would save the world, at this moment, I am going to give you a little picture of my dream world. I would hire someone to clean my house, and pay them a lot of money, and a private chef to make my loads of yummy vegetables. I would get a pedicure. I would get a haircut, possibly have my hair dyed just a sharper, slightly darker color than my current color. I would buy a house, this is my dream. And, I would get Cleo a sister, probably another dachshund named Sister Little Paw, and an angora bunny named Emily. And, Adrienne could quit her job. I would have an insane knitting night, fully catered, to let everyone who has helped me and my lil business know how much I love them. I have no idea what I would give my therapist, something grand. Oh, and I would buy a small flock of Shetland sheep. I love them so. I would start the Fiber Farm and start building straw bale guest houses so all of you could come and stay, knit, spin, dye, and learn more about textiles. We would have a big dye garden, and organic vegetable garden, and an iris farm. Ok, so do you get this hint? Dreaming is part of my reality. I better stop here or I might fly away on some magic carpet.

5) Places I have lived:

Plymouth, Minnesota
Oakland, California
Jaipur, Rajasthan
Washington D.C.
Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
Bhuj, Gujarat, India
and back to Oakland again!

6) Jobs I have had:
bagel slicer, coffee server, fabric cutter, lexicon creator, sleep researcher, textile researcher, natural dyer, and drop spinning teacher.

7) Bloggers I am tagging who I will enjoy getting to know better:
Rainy Day Goods
librarian knits


In other news, I am getting so excited for the party this weekend! There will be all sorts of fiber and yarn there that has yet to make it to my website. Hope to see you soon!

coming up soon:

tales of spinning at the winery, where I fall down and buy ANOTHER fleece!

a report of our visit to a local farm raising California Red Sheep


karrie said...

Ooooh! Red Sheep! I can't wait to hear more...

the Lady said...

Ah, banana chips! My boyfriend hates those too.