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Monday, July 21, 2008

Its too darn hot.

I spent the weekend trying to stay indoors. Friday we just bummed around the house after work having cocktails and watching TV. I got the urge to start spinning again and spent sometime with my spindle. I also spent a lot of time working on the Trellis and Pear Cylinder. I'm maybe half way done and I'm really loving it. The 100% Alpaca wool is beautiful and really warm. My hands starting sweating on Saturday while I was knitting. The rest of the weekend was filled with more knitting and more spinning. Saturday night we ventured out to have dinner with our friends. I think we all had a little too much to drink but it was a good time as usually.

Sunday was possibly the hottest day all weekend and that was the day I decided to go shopping with my friend Jess. I needed a dress for this pretty swanky party I'm going to in August (more details to come, its pretty exciting) and she had found a few indie designers that might work so we made a date to go shopping. The subway is about a 15 minute walk from my apartment and yesterday was not the day to do this walk. I was in a heat induced coma by the time I got to the station and I was actually sweating (which is something I don't really do). The place we went to was great. There were lots of little stalls with different designers some did clothing, some jewelry some accessories. It was fun. After escaping from this super pushy women who keep trying to sell my things I didn't want and were super short I found a lady who was making more classic and beautiful things and at the back of her rack I found the perfect dress. She's cutting me a new dress that's smaller on top and a bit bigger on the bottom so it fits me perfectly! Finally something that will fit my tiny ass torso and my big ass at the same time! She's even dyeing the dress to match the shoes I wanted to wear with it. I can't wait to show you all how it turns out.

Speaking of dyeing, my dye finally arrived and now I'm just itching to start dyeing. I have about a pound of yarn from knitpicks to just play around with and then I have 5lbs of nice yarn from that I can't wait to use. I have to go to mom's this weekend anyway to pick up our new computer so I think I'll spend sometime there dyeing and playing around in the backyard. I'll probably get yelled at for being messy. She was always getting on me about the messes that always seemed to be made while I was "being creative". I'm also sure she'll find someway to "correct" my dyeing technique even though she's never done this herself but now we're getting into my mother issues and this is a knitting blog not a therapy session. Bottom line, she's crazy but I love her.

Anyway, I'd love to post some pictures of my spinning and knitting and pounds of yarn but I can't find the camera charger anywhere. Hopefully I didn't leave it in San Francisco.

Speaking of spinning, I almost forgot, I really want to get a charkha wheel because it will actually fit in my apartment and I usually use finer weight yarns so it would be nice to spin on something that is more tailored to that kind of yarn. Has anyone used one of these or does anyone have one of these? I really want the The Authentic Gandhi Charkha Wheel but I'm not sure what I should get. Any help would be greatly appreciated.


Sarah said...

If you keep adding crafts and supplies to your arsenal, Carl might move you to the loft.... :)

Dying sounds like much fun... I was reading about it in the latest knitpicks catalog. Have fun being creative and making a mess!

Eliza said...

My upright wheel doesn't take up much room at all. Some of them fold up too-- you might not need a charka...

keep cool. I'm really sick of this heat too.