Sunday, June 8, 2008

bring back memories?

So, knitSB has been enjoying the DVR. So much that he's been able to record shows that he's wanted to see. The most recent obsession is Dr. Who.

That brought me to remembering this song. Do you remember this? I remember dancing with trixiethebear back in the day. A fun song. Enjoy

Sunday, June 1, 2008

I've been tagged by Paul

Paul tagged me and I give you my answers.

“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 5-6 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?
That would be 1998, right? I was working in Human Resources and taking classes at my alma mater in Fashion Design. I had completed the first of the fashion design classes and was working on my second one. I was also working on my first fashion construction class. I was having a grand time taking these classes. I was on year 10 of my first LTR that ended 4 years later. Creatively, I was in my element. I've moved from fabric to fiber and still enjoying myself!

2. What are 5 things on my to-do list for today (not in any particular order):
Move plants outside
Grocery shop
Cook dinner
I got these all finished. :) Now on to read additional work related materials for a meeting on Wednesday.

3. Snacks I enjoy:
I'm a fan of BBQ chips and chocolate ice cream. I enjoy sweet as well as salty. Yum. Currently I'm enjoying fruits more often.

4. Things I would do if I were a billionaire:
Set up a foundation that would ensure longevity of the money. Live debt-free and ensure that my family and friends also had opportunities to have fun and adventures. I would enjoy exploring the Louvre for an extended period of time. You know, just not a quick visit but be able to site and sketch the artwork that would surround me. Completely renovate our house (and several others around ours.) Visit all 50 states. Create a foundation that would foster creativity in schools. It would need to start small and make sure that we'd get things done right and focus on the first 7 years of life and ages 13-19. Important things learning to read and explore the world and applying what you've learned and acting and speaking in your own voice. I don't have to travel a lot, but I do want lots of experiences that I can share with my friends.

5. Places I have lived:
on Livingston Ave
on Douglass Ave
on Gay St

6. Peeps I want to know more about:

All the Yarn

Songferret, knitSB and I attended the Great Lakes Fiber Show last weekend. We had a great time, overall. Got to see some people that I meet during 2007's Knitter's Connection. I purchased a great deal of yarn and enjoyed every last skein of it! I'll be sharing some details and pictures over the next couple of days.

I was very thrilled to see Briar Rose Fibers there! I noticed the name because of they are a sponsor of Cast-on podcast. I made sure that I told her I noticed the name because the sponsorship. Cool to meet someone that helps to bring a good thing into existence. I got some lace-weight yarn and two skeins of a sport weight yarn. One skein of Grandma's Blessing in a dark colorway that has deep blues with browns and reds. It will turn into something wonderful designed by Knitspot. There is massive yardage in this skein! 1200 yards! I'll be able knit quite a bit with this yarn.

BTW: I had a rock star moment with knitspot. I was searching for her patterns because I saw that Francis had one I didn't see. So I was searching in a book, bought 3 patterns and was walking to a different shop when....there she was Anne...aka knitspot! I squeed and pointed at her and said as I pointed "you're knitspot!" Sure enough. And she's nice. I only regret that I didn't snap a picture.

Back to the yarn. I also bought a skein of Legend that is 1500 yarns of deep rich browns and khaki to deep olive green. Nice, huh? It will be made into a Twinings Stole by knitspot.

The lace weight is Angel Face in 100% alpaca! An amazing 2500 yards of handpainted yarn. This stuff is great and very affordable. Briar Rose provides a rather nice yarn, handpainted with a brown undertone. I've been looking for some yarn that could turn into a "manly" type of lace or shawl. I think I found my source for the yarn. Briar Rose will be at KC in a couple of weeks. I plan to say "hi" while I consider some additional yarns. Stop by and see these great yarns.