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One I could have written off as imagination, or perhaps stray plant bits flying past on the wind. But now, I’ve now seen five out my office window above the computer, and, well, they’re snowflakes. D’you suppose it’s time to think about turning the heat on?

No string for me

I had such grand plans for the day… I was going to wind up some yarn, and do a bit of dyeing, work on the Lithuanian weaving that I started a couple weeks ago, maybe start the new weaving piece (and associated blog-article), finish the Jaywalkers, spend some time with the new books… But first, […]

Moving up in the world

The Google thing must be working – I got my first comment spam today. I suppose there’s a down-side to everything…


So I’ve been doing forty-leventeen jillion things at once, it seems like (and not one of them involves cleaning the house). (Or rather, that’s not true. I cleaned the dog drool off the picture window. I think this must involve Grendel standing on the couch slobbering over the back, or something else equally disgusting.) Certainly […]

Death to the Annoying!

In honor of Halloween, and of the paper I’m writing, I decorated my office door this morning. Didn’t help.

Fall colors…

…in my dyepot, along with some rarely seen in nature. All properly supervised, of course. I’m not sure he approves. I took a badly-needed Friday off, and spent that and the rest of the weekend up to my elbows in dye. I now have umpty-thousand yards of cotton, silk and rayon, in various weights and […]

50 books

I haven’t posted a booklist in quite some time, but it isn’t for lack of mind-numbing trashy novels in my life. Debbie Macomber: The Shop on Blossom Street – These are wildly popular, but to me this exemplified all that’s wrong with “chick lit”. Lincoln Child: Deep Storm: A Novel – Popcorn adventure – undersea […]

Historical Perspective

People have been making or working with string for thousands of years. They’ve been turning it into fabric practical or impractical, into thicker laces, fancy or plain, and into whatever else the fertile human imagination could conceive, and nimble fingers enact. There are more ways to make string into other things that I can ever […]

And the winner is…

Marion! But only by a day… one day earlier and Sara would have taken the prize. from “” to date Oct 17, 2007 11:56 AM Thank you all for participating! Marion, I’ll be in touch about your new sock yarn. (Hm… you might have to help me figure out international shipping.) For anyone who’s […]

Oh… my…

Can I please be excused from work today? I’m knitting lace. What? That doesn’t count as a valid illness? What if I get a doctor’s note? Dear Boss, I’m sorry, Sarah must take the day off of work to recover from a sudden obsession. In fact, she may require several days off to fully recover. […]