Fits and Starts

Where I’ve been:

A Polish wedding. Holy Wodka. Seriously, the most fun I’ve had in a long time. Got to see and party with family I haven’t seen in a while, family I’ve never seen, had fantastic food I haven’t had in forever, and be more hungover than I’ve ever been. Fantastic. Highly recommended.


Na zdrowie to Alicja and Aaron.


Also, been spinning up a storm. Here’s the latest, to enter the shop sometime this weekend. Seriously excited about this update, the purple/red is so deep and complex, I really want to steal that one. And the softer blue/green/purple is the new Polworth/Silk – I am madly in love with this one.


And, I’m playing the “pick a color – any color” game, hopefully transforming the bedroom this weekend from bright dark blue to soothing, clean crisp white. How there are so many “whites” blows my mind.


And, in knitting, the yarn-bag emptying scrap yarn blanket is working out beautifully. Seriously boring knitting, but the yarn has to go somewhere, and it’s actually turning out pretty cool, so that’s something. Once this is done, I’ll have to get rid of a few other skeins I don’t know what to do with. I don’t know how this escaped my notice, but I am a dyer, so some of the un-inspiring skeins, I can change their color. Seriously don’t know how I didn’t think of this before now, but there you go. I’ll keep you posted on any exciting transformations.



Happy Birthday to Me!


Last night was my Happy Birthday to Me Party at my house. We had party lights, family, lots of delicious (and apparently dueling) appetizers, quiche, beer, wine, AND mead (homemade, of course).

So today I woke up and I’m 30. Which is cool, the late 20’s were great, but you’d have to pay me a lot of money to do my early 20’s again. I had breakfast, knit for a while, went for a walk/run, and ham and cheese quiche and apple for lunch. And Cake.

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Because I document things to death, and because my 365 project last year died an uneventful death in February and I want to try again, I am going to take a photo of myself every day this year. So when I am really old, I can look back at when I thought I was really old. I think I’ll learn a lot about photography, hopefully learn to be comfortable in front of the camera (because I always feel like a doofus, and I’ll either learn to not be a doofus or I’ll just be ok with my dorkdom). And also, I hope I learn to hide my camera remote better than I did today. Oops. I’m sure I’ll learn a few more things this year, just like every year. It’s nice to finally feel like your accumulated life experience is starting to add up to something useful.

Anyways, off to the Museum of Fine Arts to look at pretty things, then out to delicious dinner!