Real fiber news!

So. I did much fiber stuff this weekend, although I had planned to do more. Yesterday was blissfully unproductive. I sort of sat around all day in my pajamas, and got nothing real accomplished.

But Saturday? Saturday was quite productive.

First, I got a new cell phone. My old one had started to lose its buttons. The new one is without iPhone-ness, but somehow I feel cooler for having a cheapo phone (it was free, and I can still take pictures with it). I did lose all my fancy-schmancy ringtones, but that’s not an insurmountable obstacle. Luckily they were all songs I own, so I can cobble together reasonable facsimiles.

Afterward was some erranding (I think we got comics? Maybe?), including a vain attempt to locate a replacement pair of the flip-flops I lost one of during the printing weekend (btw – Reef doesn’t make the Costa Rica style any more, so I will either have to locate the missing shoe or pony up for a pair of Rainbows; I really hope I can find the other shoe), and a stop at the ChickenGoddess‘s house to carpool with her and her husband to Claudia‘s for a birthday party.

Which was awesome. I made progress on my Rivendell sock:

Progress on Rivendell by you.

Actually, that’s the second one. Woohoo!

And I ate myself into discomfort. There were three desserts! And I couldn’t be rude and try just one. I even tried the strawberry-rhubarb-lingonberry pie (which was delicious)! And everyone seemed to be having a lovely time:

party1 by you.

This was mid-eating. I have others, but they are un-flattering (in that certain folks look a little demented, through no fault of their own but through all fault of camera operator error).

The best part was when Jane dragged in a bucket of yarn to be rid of, and there was a yarn frenzy and I came away with:

Brown Sheep from Jane by you.

A silk-alpaca-mohair blend from the Brown Sheep company,

yarn score! by you.

A man-sized sweater’s worth of Donegal Tweed (thanks, Stuart!),

green roving by you.

A pound of olive green roving, and

Culture Club by you.

~4oz of “Culture Club” colorway roving, courtesy ESC.

I don’t know about the birthday folks, but I made out okay.

Cats and wool by you.

The cats agree.

And then, full and sloshy, we went to see Harry Potter, which was fantastic (no, really – it was far better than the last couple of films).

Meanwhile, the husband had gone out to Tucker and retrieved a Turkish rug that was being given away:

Turkish rug, before cleaning by you.

It’s huge, lovely, and covered in dog. I do not mean merely dog hair. No, it is also scented of dog, and has some dog-looking stains. However, it is salvageable and with some extra care and attention should be quite lovely soon.

It is hunting-themed:

Turkish rug - hunter by you.Turkish rug - deer by you.Turkish rug - lion by you.

Not to bad, huh? It’s badly faded in spots, and there are a couple of holes, but it’s pretty decent for free. I hear Oxiclean will do a good job on it.

About HappyGoth

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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4 Responses to Real fiber news!

  1. Katy says:

    That rug was an amazing find!

  2. Yul says:

    Wow. I never thought I would have carpet envy. Floor cover jealousy is such a terrible thing.


    • HappyGoth says:

      Oh, but it smells of Dog. It really does.

      Greet suggested using a garden hose. In the absence of that (no outside water spigot), we will be using Oxiclean and a bucket. I’ll post photos of clean rug once it’s clean.

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