For a while I was a not-so-Happy-Goth. But I am better.
I have made yarns. I have made yarns! I am quite happy to have made yarns. I worked on my crap but natural yarn with the new spindle some last week, and the lovely (but blogless) Leah informed me that I was Doing It Wrong, but then proceeded to show the how to Do It Right. Who knew you had to UN-twist the draft a bit before you let it spin up? And that doing so prevented you from yanking on the roving and cursing in frustration? Well, me. That’s who. But not anymore! I am well on my way to being a spinning fiend. Or something. I am, in all likelihood, overspinning the yarn, but I will find that out later, when I attempt to ply it. At the rate I’m going that should be soon.
And my thumb is a little blue from the roving. I’m kinda proud of that.
And work bought us lunch today! I ate way too much cheese dip (who doesn’t, though?).
And, and tomorrow’s Friday.
By day, I'm a graphic designer. By night, I'm a knitter. I'm doing my part to keep Hotlanta stylish.
I imagine that if you don't already understand the title of the blog, you're probably confused and perhaps slightly annoyed, but never fear - I do have a reason (and it's a good one). Having gone to hear Stephanie Pearl McPhee, and then having been inspired to blog about knitting, I found myself wondering what to call the blog. I recalled a conversation I had with Mouse and the Chicken Goddess about why it is a Bad Idea to anger knitters - this conversation was following SPM, aka the Yarn Harlot telling the assembled throng about Those Who Do Not Understand Knitting and Therefore Belittle It Much to the Chagrin of Others, or TWDNUKTBMCO, which is not the acronym she used but is the one I'm using because I forgot hers - that is, we are numerous and we all have very pointy sticks, easily transforming into an angry mob.
Therefore, knitters = angry mob.
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I didn’t say “your doin it wrong”! You make me sound like a big meanie. I said…”This might make it easier…” Same thing my friend Ellen told me when I was (mostly) done cursing.
And it looks really good, by the way.
Hee. I didn’t mean to make you sound like a grump (I was mostly poking fun at myself, really).
Thank you so much for your help! I think I finally “get it!”