Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Slogging Towards Christmas

In the works are a few pairs of Christmas socks (I only have one pair done so far. Goal: 4 pairs. Think I will make it?)
The death of the beloved laptop continues to plague my addiction to yarn blogs. I can't take photos of my yarn, can't blog, can't hang out in Ravelry.
It makes me glum.
So after all the Christmas shopping is over then we shall see how much is in the bank account for a new computer, which I actually need for one of my remaining two jobs. What? You thought I only used the laptop for yarn related activities? (Heh: You wouldn't be wrong!)

Happy Holiday season to all y'all taking a break from your Christmas knitting to surf the yarn blogs. Oh how I envy you!

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Spinning in my Tracks...

spinning getting finer
Originally uploaded by KelKnits
The big news from my end:
I quit my full time job!
Yay! I have been slaving away at the macadamia factory for 5 years now, and I just reached a point where I wasn't learning anyhing new, I wasn't ever going to do anything new, and I was stuck right where they needed me: Working the hated tasks over and over, with no chance of ever doing anything new. I was in a rut. One day I realized that my workload was now filled with the things I hated most: Purchasing, packaging, inventory... and it was never going to change.
So I left.
Now I am doing the two part time jobs, (writing and diving) and I am so happy- happier than I have been in years.

And I have time for a little spinning: I am working on consistancy and a finer wpi. This is still the scoured Romney roving from J's sheep. I think it may be fine enough to attempt a Navajo ply, which ends up being a 3-ply.

Kitty bogarting the stash

Kitty bogarting the stash
Originally uploaded by KelKnits
It is December, and I just have a few Christmas gifts I am working on. Not an undoable amount, but I did decide to put all my projects (okay, only 3 wips) aside while working on holiday stuff. I also had to dig deep in the stash for the dishcloth cotton and other fibers.
While I had those 2 boxes out, I thought I would do some Ravelry stash logging, but the cat had other ideas. It seems Pinot thinks this makes a great bed. "Why NO honey, that isn't more YARN... It's a kitty jungle-gym-bed!"