Needlework on the Net
A few months ago, I was asked to do a presentation on internet resources for fiber artists for the Palmetto Fiber Arts Guild. It totally came at a bad time. A combination of an fire in my apartment complex and being laid off sent my confidence into a tailspin, so I put it off at first.
The request alternately flattered and frightened me. While I certainly spend too much time on the computer, I hardly see myself as an expert on fiber arts on the web. I didn't feel qualified to do such a thing; I know so many others who know so much more than I, and doing such a presentation would expose me as a fraud.
La dee da and so on...
Even with those reservations, I decided to take it on and just tell my story.
In the meanwhile, the fire damage is being repaired and I found another job.
I gave the presentation yesterday. While I prepared a power point document, I just decided to tell my own story and what I enjoyed. I think it went well. I'm always a little startled and deeply touched when someone tells me they've been inspired my blog.
Heaven help my hair! I'm hopeless.
Even so, here's a shout out to the members of the Palmetto Fiber Arts Guild, and especially, Sandy Hutchinson for inviting me to share.
Thanks so much! I had lots of fun.
Just an Apple Head
In spite of getting an iPod Touch recently, I knew I wanted the new iPod shuffle as soon as I read about it. I implored my gang on Twitter to talk me out of it, and the Apple store is just down the street from the LYS.
It was all too much, and I brought one last Saturday. The Apple Store had them, but they hadn't put them on the floor just yet. I guess that qualifies me as an "early adapter."
Teeny isn't it?
It's easy to use and the computer voice isn't too bad. She mispronounces A-Ha, Depeche Mode, and, strangely enough, ABC.
I'm listening to it as I prepare this entry, and the current song is "Secret God" by Neil Finn.
How awesome is that?
Create South '09
I thoroughly enjoyed Create South last year, and it's coming up again next month. it's so much fun for me as a knitting and crochet blogger/tweeter to connect with all the other bloggers/tweeters and share that sense of community that always comes about.
It's Saturday, April 25th, 2009 in Myrtle Beach. It's also the first day of the NFL Draft, so stay tuned for some whacky fangirl antics.
Find out more at the Create South website.
Kureyon Sock Yarn Afghan...Still in Progress
Usually, I flitter about going from project to project with no sense of loyalty, but this time, I'm stuck on this afghan, and I'm determined to see it though.
Here's how she looked yesterday afternoon.
So, what's so different? Well, I've been adding the blue Koigu border which adds about and extra inch to each square.
I have three more squares to add the Koigu, then for the hard part, weaving and sewing.
Even though I'm being project faithful, I am looking...
Here's some Malabrigo in Stonechat (awesome coloway) and Black as well as skein of my blue border Koigu.
Like many, I was shocked and saddened by the sudden passing of actress Natasha Richardson this week.
I found this photo of of Richardson and her mother, Vanessa Redgrave, especially touching. Thanks for sending it, Lyn.
*If you came to this post by way of the title and expected something else, sorry to disappoint.