Monday, June 06, 2005

drive by blogging

some quick thoughts:

- Saturday i learned how to make felted beads at Sarah's house. how fun! i'm going to try making some cat toys this way because the needle felted ones weren't sturdy enough. Her kitty Max shredded his in approximately 2.5 seconds, and Griffin seems to have shredded his over the weekend as well.

- I spent 12 hours in the car on sunday driving from MA to philadelphia and back! insanity. While i didn't get loads and loads of knitting accomplished, i did re-start the Pirate Sweater. I finished one sleeve without getting car sick, and I have new energy for finishing languishing projects!

- More reason to love being a scientist/crafter: Angora Bunny Genetics! even thought i'm way out of practice with genetics, i'm fascinated by the discusions of bunny coat and eye color at the BareHare!

- Saturday morning i brought this home:
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yes, its a(nother) loom. This one is a 4-harness, 6 treadle Harrisville Designs floor loom. Yes, i know i have a table loom that is not being used. (which i am now selling if anyone wants it!) Yes, i know i don't have any time for another craft, let alone weaving. Yes, i know i am a crackhead. The woman (a chemist!) needed to get rid of it and was selling it for such a ridiculously low price that i just could not let this one pass. I AM going to get to use it one of these days. i swear.

3 Comments:

At 6/07/2005 8:18 AM, Anonymous amysue said...

"Hmmm...a table loom." She said trying hard to not be lured into the insanity. The "dining room" is already filled with fabric, two sewing machines, scrapbook stuff, etc. On the other hand, weaving is educational...I'd really be doing it for the kids

 
At 6/07/2005 10:14 AM, Blogger Helen said...

Hi Daria;

Can you e-mail me? I wasn't sure if you had said you wanted to sign up for the Alden Amos/Stephenie Gaustad class, and I can't find your e-mail address.

 
At 6/08/2005 5:39 PM, Anonymous Craftyscientist said...

Nice loom, great projects, fab haircut! I would be interested in the table loom, perhaps...

 

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