Thursday, April 27, 2006

My name is Marie and I am a Fiber Addict!

And I have the pictures to prove it!

These are the purchases I've made in the last month alone. In this pile I have: about 24 lbs of Merino (love that RHLindsay!) 4 lbs of Tussah Silk, 1 lb of Bombyx silk - the most luscious silk around, 1 lb of cotton/merino, 1.5 lb of cotton/silk (both of which I still suck at spinning), 5 lbs of Mill end rovings (I have 2 more lbs of black in a bin someplace), 2 lbs of alpaca/merino/silk, and a few other odds and ends. Umm yeah I might need a 12 step (hey, I'm not knocking them - many friends are alive today because of them!)

My apartment is in utter disarray - I've neglected the housework, good thing I don't have plants because they would all be dead - don't worry about the cats they tell me when they are hungry...meow meow meow, scratch scratch, meow meow...

But isn't this pretty?!?

Here are the custom orders that went out earlier this week...most of them anyway. I say there is about 10 lbs of yarn there - 40 or so skeins - some of them fell down into the couch before the picture was taken.

Since I don't have much more content I'll leave you with some sleepy kitty pictures

Guidy sleeping like a princess - the only time she is a princess - all the rest she is a QUEEN.

Gary and Gina - Gary looks Gigantic from this angle! More proof of the mess - a bead box...stay tuned for some kick ass beaded stitch markers, and random tax papers - don't worry I got them out ontime.

Friday, April 21, 2006

I swear - I'm alive!

I'm here I promise! Thank you for your concerned emails - I've just been busy here at work and at home so blogging time has been cut off for a while. I've been dyeing up a gigantic amount of custom orders and spinning up some huge wholesale orders to go to various stores - so I'm pretty tired.

Other than all the spinning and dyeing there isn't much going on! I did start the hourglass sweater but umm I'm only like 10 rows in, so a picture would be kinda pointless. I do have some exciting news though - on June 17th and 18th I will be selling my yarn in a Handspun Collective with other very talented Spinners at the Renegade Craft Fair in Williamsburg Brooklyn - Go Brooklyn! I'll give you more information soon!

I'm also working on my Brooklyn Handspun ecommerce website - I was going to be quiet about it until it is done and ready for the unveiling but I can't pass up the opportunity to bitch about how deficient I am in HTML and how pathetically little I know about PHP! Not to mention my graphic art skills also need some serious help. Anyone want to offer services for yarn? - I've got a lot of yarn!

Sorry for the pictureless post but I've got nothin new for you - On Monday I promise I'll have more pictures!

Have a great weekend!

Monday, April 10, 2006

Back from Vegas

And guess what? I actually won something! Amazingly I came back with more money than I went there with. I didn't win millions or thousands but I've got a few hundred dollars and I'm putting it all towards my fibery pursuits.

I bought myself a Pat Green drum carder - I'm on a waitlist for it so I'm not going to go into it until I get it and can show pictures...I am so excited.

I didn't take too many pics while in Vegas cause you know the saying - what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas - well actually, it's because my mother and I were way to busy gambling to take pictures (hey I know they are dorky - but make sure you get those cards to put into the machines or to give to the dealer when playing the tables - we got 2 nights free from our stay and another 2 nights for a future trip!)

Here are a few pictures:
Isn't this sign just the coolest? Too bad it'll be gone by the end of the year - yup the stardust which has been on the strip since the 50's will be torn down for something new and over the top.

Love this lion!

Me and my mom - no I'm not standing on something - I'm 5'7 and my mom is 4'11 - doesn't she look good?

When I got back I had some fabulous Spider events to attend. On Friday night Katie and Amanda hosted a Spring Fling get together - where wonderful food was eaten and copious amounts of wine were imbibed! Being the special girl I am I didn't bring my camera but I'm sure there will be pictures floating around - so check out the other Spider pages.

On Saturday we had a baby shower for our very lovely and very pregnant Kaitlyn. We arrived at The Point bright an early in the morning and had mimosas and lovely treats from the cafe -

Here you can see Veronique (Head on over to her site where you can see the amazing Rapunzel she just finished) and Carrie partaking of the bubbly!

Steph organized a baby shower project and we all knit up mitered squares and she and Lisa put it together in the fabulous baby blanket

Here is Kaitlyn holding it up - I stole this pic from Lisa's site (don't worry I copied to my hard drive first thanks Lisa!)

Very eventful week I must say - oh I also got my final package from my SP& but I'll show you that tomorrow - she rocks!