visions of handmade arcade danced in my head...
soooo...i talked to my friend who is going through a separation at the mo, whilst spinning, what else? and was rather worked up, because although my relationship is not in any way like that, i empathize with her intensely. i feel like she is my sister, really, i do, and i cannot imagine how hard it would be. i love jake so much. he is my life. if he stopped loving me, or i thought so anyway, i would be beyond crushed. and then if i would need to sell the house and ....too much. she has had a really hard life, and all things considered, is an incredible survivor. like those people who gnaw off their own arm to free themselves from a crack or something and live to tell about it, that strong...and would show off their hook for an arm. like that! and it would seem sexy, too. she would have accessories for her hook arm. dress like a hot pirate chick.
punk rock princess
continuing on, i was unhappy with the amount of work i got done today, and thought my stuff looked really poopy and started to worry about my cards getting here on time, and you know...but, i found a way to knit the boas that the length is a bit better. but then i thought...why not just spin it as dense and thick as possible and let people wear it like that, or twist it together...and then, for a 5 or 6 foot boa in the shag, really gorgeous...what would you pay? i had thought around 60 or 70? they take quite a while to prep and make, and are unlike anything you find anywhere. jeannette, this is your forte...let me know...most of the plainer yarns will be 35 for the crazy carded ones, because even though the yardage isn't super high, like 50 yards, they are one of a kind and really gorgeous. the yarns that are a bit more yardage 150-200 yards, are all hand dyed, etc as well, and i think i will charge 40 or a bit more for them, and they will come with a pattern for handwarmers and a simple hat, for people who are more advanced, they will at least have an idea for a project they could do, or soup up, and for the newbies they can make something that looks awesome even though it is simple, the yarn speaks for itself. these yarns are plied with really unusual thin threads, some of them are beehives or other neat things added in. and then, i hope to do a few crazy art yarns, i will bring my vintage aprons to sell, and some scarves, and i will have bookmarks i think and hopefully business cards. so please feel free to tell me if there is something i am missing. further, i will have my kitty hat pattern in with the patterns, a have a simple pattern i made up for the ears, and i think i may include the felt for the ear hearts. and maybe a few hats that i have made already with ears to sell.
a corespun crazy mohair. so nice!
so, i have given myself a migraine, and haven't slept yet. i actually want to get up and spin some more, but when i get up i feel queasy and my vision is a bit funny, although i am typing in the dark and that is ok. i may take a shower to try to get sleepy and get up if that doesn't work. tonite i spun and plied 5 skeins i think, maybe 4. no 5. anyway, they are drying and then i will take photos for you. i carded 3 crazy skeins that i will spin to-morrow. i think my main thing is that i need to make a weekly quota that is the minimum so i control myself and don't freak. i haven't listed anything on etsy for obvious reason, i need to have everything for the weekend, and i am stressing about that, as well. it will go up as soon as i get back. i notice that some people leave a lot of their sold stuff up even though they have loads of other stuff i think just to seem like they are selling out of everything super fast. i will have scheduled updates and then notify my list, but it is silly to try to fool people. it seems like some of these people fool themselves maybe as well. you know?
also, i found this adorable new crafty e-zine that came out on halloween that is all goth...too cute! i am trying to cook up a submission before someone else beats me to it! so...here it is, the anticraft. there is a knitted voodoo doll, a boyfriend sweater for if you want to get rid of the boyfriend, a wire heart shaped box...snort!...and and snowball's chance in hell armwarmers, so adorablethe names are so so cute. although if i submit, i will need a witch name. wait, i already have one. and some might say, i already am one. is that a compliment? hard to say. but if it isn't, better watch out.
ok...i am going to go spin, methinks. oh, and if anyone wants to do a fiber trade...i am looking for washed but uncarded fibers, they can be dyed, but don't need to be, and it can even be a mishmash of stuff you aren't into anymore...as long as it isn't as stiff as a brillo pad. also, if anyone has a salad spinner that they don't use and would like to trade for fiber or yarn, please email me. or i could knit you something if you don't knit. or, if you were planning to get me a birthday present....salad spinner. or as i will call it, my answer to having to fling yarn in my back yard to get the water out. ok...spin! be free!
oh, and i almost forgot, pavel has been very bitey lately and mean to me and the other ladies in the house and we busted him spraying, we think, and jake said we have to get him fixed, we feel awfully guilty but we know it is the responsible thing to do...so when i make the appt and they are repeating the info back, they say, "that is for a CASTRATION on friday morning...blah, blah..."so harsh! i know it is sexual frustration, as socky cannot fulfill his needs, thank goodness, really, and it is not good for them, they don't live as long, etc, but still. his poor cute fuzzy nuts. although my last boy cat didn't seem to even notice they were gone when he had it done. jake's mom suggested that maybe he is mean to women because he is gay. i thought that was funny. he is just a man's mancat. ladies are for tearing up. we are his playthings, sadly. my feminist beliefs do not apply to him. he walks all over me. literally. and bites the hand that feeds him. literally. so, hopefully he will be a bit calmer and less evil. the girls get smacked and bitten all the time, also, so that should be better.
i am sorry that i rambled on and on and on....
no, i'm not. you know you love it. and that is why the codependency continues.
i do it because i love you. you make me do it.