Just another list of stuff ‘n things:
1.) My 3-ply plan worked. Kinda:
Parts of it are stripey… parts not so much.
I think the theory is good but my technique is not. If I was able to spin evenly I think I would have had a much better result.
As it is my spinning is… lumpy? Well maybe not exactly lumpy but definitely inconsistent.
I think in the future if I want stripes I’m going to have to learn how to Navajo ply. Scary.
2.) If anyone’s up for a fun new place in Cleveland you definitely have to check out the Stone Mad. We went there on Sat and it was fantastic. Clearly the renovation of this bar was a labor of love. The details are impeccable – from the hand blown glass light fixtures to the stone benches and tables on the patio. The patio, btw, is awesome. I can see many a summer happy hour going on there. Especially after they get the pizza oven in from Italy.
3.) I went to a Cleveland Orchestra concert last night… that’s always fun:
Crappy cell phone pic of Severance Hall.
4.) I may have lost it there for awhile but my sock mojo is back. Just in time for Summer of Socks 2008.
Old pic of the first sock from back in March. I hadn’t touched it since then but now I have almost a full second sock to match.
The yarn is Spinning Yarns Online in the colorway Black Butterfly that I bought while visiting Washington DC back in November:
Lori Beth, Michele, Me - I love forcing my friends to visit yarn stores with me!
Anyways the socks started out as the Undulating Rib Socks from Favorite Socks... but have kindof turned into something else from there.
5.) Currently both the Cavs and the Penguins are in the playoffs. At the same time. Which means there has been lots of pacing, yelling, clapping, channel flipping, and more yelling going on at my house. Honestly I can’t get into either sport. Too fast paced and too many games. Matt, however, is obsessed. He got to actually go to the Penguin’s game last Sunday which meant that I spent the day doing this:
I’m back to the dying. I haven’t done any serious dying since I dyed all of that yarn for gifts back in Dec. 2006. But with the sock mojo comes the need to create lots of sockyarn. Especially the self-striping kind:
Yup. I made a warping board out of my model building clamps and my drafting board. Putting that degree to use every day. Uh huh.
Lots more posts about dying to come…
6.) We’re going to the Kentucky Derby this weekend. I’ve never been before and I’m a bit nervous… the whole hanging out in the center thing is going to be interesting. I hope it doesn’t rain!
Have a great weekend, everyone!!!