February 24th, 2003



Another weekend up in Maine, and once again, the weather was grey and wet, but good for being crafty inside! razil and I went to a spinning/knitting/other fiberarts event in Portland, and we both ended up getting drop spindles and wool to spin, and yarn, and needles, and, and, and. It was really fun! All the folks at the event were super nice, and they were all eager to chat, and to teach us whatever they could, so I learned the basics of drop spindling! I seem to do okay with the wool roving I got, although sometimes it kinda falls apart and I don't really understand why, but I also got some top, and I'm finding that much more difficult to spin (which is what one of the wool-sellers told me to expect, so I shouldn't be surprised).

I also made the mistake of getting new, exciting yarn for my next project, whatever it might be, and that makes it hard for me to focus on my current scarf, which I may have made too wide to get it as long as I might like, so the dilemma is whether to put it aside and come back to it at a later date, or finish it and be done with it, or use the two unused skeins for something else, and can I reuse the wool that's already knit into the scarf if I wanted to make a narrower one? *phew* Decisions, decisions.

Razil and I also made lip balm! 82 tubes of it, to be precise. Which means, actually, that we have 18 tubes left over, which is kinda silly, 'cause that would be a very tiny batch of lip balm. But, anyway, I now have enough lip balm to have in every pocket of ever garment I own, which is thrilling! And it's a nice vanilla-y lip balm. Fun :)

So, gosh, what new craft is next?
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This was a day that Did Not Go As Planned.

It started out last night, actually, when penk pointed out that he wasn't going to work in the morning due to a dentist apointment more or less first thing. So that nixes the idea of riding in with him to the train and thence to work. Nuts. Maybe I'll take the C-Rail, but that makes for a hellishly long commute, and I'm tired from the weekend, etc, so this morning, I decide to take a sick day and take it easy, and I'll get a ride in after the dentist when Shayde goes to work. But when he got back to the house, he decided he'd be working from home. Hrm.

New plan: Shayde, Zach and I will drive to the Hawkes' for noodle night and catya will meet us there, and we've got all the car arranging sorted out, and etc. *phew*

BUT WAIT! It turns out that in a scheduling snafu of unknown origins, the Hawkes think noodles are tomorrow, while Catya and I think noodles are tonight. Since the Hawkes are hosting, their Tuesday trumps our Monday, even though there are two of us ;)

So, now, how to get me home? Ugh. Shayde will drive me in, with a stop at the music store, and maybe Zach will come with, and there are other logistical meanderings in there, as far as Catya getting home, etc.

If I'd known all this, I would have just left my extra stuff here at Homeport (I didn't want to train in 'cause I have a bunch of stuff from the weekend that would be hard to juggle on the train) and gone to work and made and early bedtime! Or gone into town and done my desperately needed laundry. Or something more than just kicking it around here today, which has been lovely, but not all that productive. *sigh*
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