Thursday, October 23, 2008

Welcome Mental Floss Readers!

A while back I mentioned the Mental Floss College Ain't Cheap Tuition Giveaway. There was a reason I mentioned it. (Besides the fact that someone might want to actually want to apply for it.)

Today, the Mental Floss blog gave a shout out to me and my blog. Apparently they thought knitting was "mental" enough to earn a link. (Or maybe I'm just mental.)

So since tens of people (well, actually just ten people, as of now) are coming to my blog through the Mental Floss blog, I need to make this entry a really good one. Hopefully one or two of you will come back sometime.

I think it's a good time to update everyone on my current projects.

Enough Yarn?

I haven't worked on my Entrelac Scarf in a while. The last time I worked on it, I thought it was time to do the final "tier" on the squares. After winding the rest of the ball, I've decided I can do a couple more tiers before binding off.

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I've been focusing on my Chevron Scarf recently. It's progressing nicely. Of course, it's will look even better after I block it. (The pattern is from Last-Minute Knitted Gifts.)

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On the spinning front, I'm still working on a single from the Coopworth wool I bought at Yarnorama on the Hill Country Yarn Crawl. (Here it is on the Niddy Noddy.) I'm still planning to ply it with the Blue Faced Leicester wool I bought. I bought so much wool, I'm thinking I may use spin some of it for the Fiber Friends Festival.

Speaking of the Fiber Friends Festival, I got more details from Suzanne at Hill Country Weavers. It looks like this year they are taking a 12% commission, but there's no flat fee for advertising. Also, they're asking for donations for a charity auction. It also looks like they're trying to organize the set up a little more than last year, separating items by category.

I've been thinking more about what I want to make. I have my usual "inventory" of scarves, mini-stockings, hacky sacks, felted potholders and coasters, etc. I need to refresh some areas. Also, I would like to add other items. Like these:


When I was in Florida, and doing a lot more craft shows, I bought a bunch of glass balls for a ridiculously low price after Christmas. At the time I was going to do some wire beading, but now I think I need to do some crochet. (Or possibly beaded crochet.)

Now I think I need to find the rest of them. (Yes, that's only part of them.) Then again, how many can I really expect to make before the festival?

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