Tuesday, August 24, 2004

GB was a very good boy and did indeed remember his camera... but then he went out with a buddy and didn't get home until after dark, and it's too tricky to light the cave, er, house enough to take pictures, so I'll try to get them today and have some up tomorrow. I wasn't in a knitting mood, but I wanted to spin, so, master of my own destiny that I am (should that be mistress of my own destiny?) I did just that.

At Bess's suggestion, I'd been thinking about entering somethings into the arts competition at the Fall Fiber Festival and wasn't sure what to enter, so I dug around in some of my stash, came across a bag of merino/silk blend gifted by a benevolent benefactor, and figured I'd give it a shot. It's heavenly to spin, and I'm spinning nearly lace weight... and almost wearing a line permanently into my index finger! I did an ounce last night, and had to stop because my finger was hurting. I think I'll also enter the lace hat I'll make with what I showed Bess this weekend, and maybe a felted bag I designed as well... I'm curious as to whether or not they give constructive criticism when they judge, as I would LOVE to be the case, or if they simply mark and move on. I've not done something like this before, and while I have no idea what my knitting and spinning is like compared to most others in competitive form, I think it's fairly proficient, and it will be interesting to see what happens.

Otherwise, my co-worker has been whistling the same song for three hours now, and just came into my office with some (I felt) fairly rascist comments about a Chinese program we run. I didn't laugh, and was told I'm too serious and have no sense of humor. A 50+ year old man who's idea of high quality humor is putting stickers of screws over the heart on "I {heart} my cat" bumper stickers is telling me I have no sense of humor. Hmm. The difference between man and woman can often be a lovely, exciting thing.

Or it can be mind-bogglingly absurd.

Well, I will aspire to being amused by the mind of a pre-adolescent male. In the meantime, pictures tomorrow, and I leave you with true comedy (or so I'm told):
Moony 2Club Me


Blogger Carolyn said...

Amie, Last year they did not write any constructive comments on the entries at the Fall Fiber Festival. But if you win ribbons, you also get a prize! (I'm sure Bess has already clued you in on that). It's lots of fun. I won some alpaca fiber, a skein of hand dyed mohair and a framed sheep picture. I love entering competitions - it lets me see my own work up against others, and I like seeing what everyone else is making and doing. So by all means - I am with Bess - enter, enter and enter! Last year there were not that many entries, which means a better chance at ribbons, too. I will be looking forward to seeing some examples of your spinning.

9:18 PM  
Blogger Knittens said...

Hi Amie!

I can't wait to see pictures of your spinning. I tried in a free moment I had 2 weeks ago but I couldn't get it down. I think I'll have to get a book.

Anyway, I think you should enter too. Just the chance of winning something makes it worth it!

Have a good day!

9:38 AM  

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