Tuesday, October 28, 2008


That's right!  It's a lighted spindle.  I know, I know!  There's never going to be a reason for me to spindle spin in the dark.  But I didn't care.  When I saw it here on etsy.com, I had to have it.

You have to admit, it's pretty cool.  Even on my crappy camera.

I can't remember where I heard about this book.  But I'm so glad I made the purchase.  From just leafing through it.  I'm excited!  I think this is going to be a very inspiring book!

Monday, October 27, 2008

Sunday, October 26, 2008


And here's why: 

It didn't seem to matter what I did or was doing. If I sat down Harley would crawl into my arms and fall right off to sleep. When I would move him, he'd settle into the new spot for about five minutes and then wander right back into my arms.

After about an hour of this I gave up, resigned myself to being a lap cozy, and let him sleep. He was really just too cute to not want to cuddle anyway.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008


Live your life in such a way that when you wake up in the morning and your feet hit the floor, Satan shudders and says, "Oh Shit...She's Awake!!!"

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

My laptop is going to be in the shop for 7 to 10 days. I hope less.

I'll be back then.

Saturday, October 18, 2008


And check out how much more consistent I got from day one (left), to day two (below).


I think I've figured out what going to work for me.  I have a really hard time drafting as I spin.  But drafting before I even start spinning seems to work well for me.  I'm not sure if it's right, but it's working for me.  And it's allowing me to be more consistent than I was at first.

Now, I'm going to wind off what I have done so far and start again.  Hopefully with better, thinner, more consistent results.

I wasn't sure I was even going to like spinning, but I have to say, I THINK I MIGHT LIKE IT ALLOT!!!

I'm off to watch a few of the YouTube videos on spindle spinning.  Hopefully they'll help me to understand the process, even more.

Friday, October 17, 2008


I can't believe it! I finally have an FO to share.

Introducing Cashmere Wisp.  Isn't she lovely?  Unfortunately, there is nothing about her that screams my name.    But she will make a great present for either my aunt or my mother.

It's going to take a lot of practice, and I'm not really sure if I like doing it yet. But I'm going to try to keep at it a little while longer.

Wish me luck!



No one who knows me can believe it. But I actually thought about spinning, thanks to a couple of my knitting buddies N. and M.. And anyone who knows me knows, when something crosses my mind, it's usually not long before I act on it.

And so I went out, purchased a spindle and fiber. And with the personal help from my friend, A., I actually spun a small amount of yarn.  It's not very good yarn, but I'm proud of what I made.



A teacher in New York asked her 6th grade class how many of them were McCain fans. Not really knowing what a McCain fan was, but wanting to be liked by the teacher, all the kids raised their hands except for Little Johnny. The teacher asked Little Johnny why he decided to be different...again.


Little Johnny said, 'Because I'm not a McCain fan.' The teacher said, 'Why aren't you a McCain fan?' Johnny said, 'Because I'm a Democrat.' The teacher asked why he's a Democrat. Little Johnny answered, 'Well, my Mom's a Democrat and my Dad's a Democrat, so I'm a Democrat.' The teacher asks, 'If your Mom was a moron and your Dad was an idiot, what would that make you?' With a big smile, Little Johnny replied, 'That would make me a McCain fan.'  


I always liked Little Johnny.

Monday, October 13, 2008


For some reason, which I can't explain, I have fallen in love with the idea of acquiring dragon eggs.  And this afternoon I discovered that I had adult dragons capable of being bred.  and that's exactly what I did.

Believe me, with Ravelry, Plurk, TV, my local knitting group, and my friends and family the last thing I needed was something else to suck up my time.  But I couldn't resist.  And now I can't seem to stop myself from viewing, clicking and now breeding dragons.

These are the ones I have so far.  Aren't they cute???

ShortySMG's Dragons

Thursday, October 09, 2008


I have not had much to share the last week and a half. Work still sucks! We have not done a full 40 hours in weeks. And middle management is starting to panic. Their jobs are in jeopardy now. Just like ours are.
I got a little sick last week. Luckily itdid not last long.
I did get to knit with my friends a couple of times. That's always a huge positive in my life. THANKS FRIENDS!

Now I'm looking forward to Halloween. Not sure what I want to dress up as this year. I'll have to think really hard on that.