Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Small Stuff

Ever since I finished Lizard Ridge, I've been all about the small projects.

Booga Bag (not yet felted). I've got a second one on the needles.

Dolphin/Wave dishcloths:

And last night I finally got back on the wheel. This is Shetland roving in the Royale colorway from Pigeonroof Studios (bought at Stitches). Bad picture, great fiber!

And A Meme:

1. What was I doing ten years ago?

I was in a miserable marriage to an abusive jerk. To escape the home life, I focused on working my butt off in charge of Facilities and construction projects at a snowboard company in Vermont. I loved that place and worked there over ten years. Dumped the PsychoX (as my late brother called him) after nine.

2. What are five (non-work) things on my to-do list for today:

If you mean 'not work for which I'm paid', then:

A. Clean the kitty litter
B. Load of laundry
C. Dust
D. Spend 15 minutes unpacking box of crap that has sat in my living room for nearly a year (almost done!).
E. Iron and ship some dishcloths I knit.

3. Snacks I enjoy:

Nuts, cheese, oh hell, anything edible.

4. Things I would do if I were a billionaire:

Adopt every darn animal that needed a loving home (especially dogs, horses and giraffes). Help out a couple of family members and friends who need a hand. Quit my job (I love it but face it - I work because I need to) and do things like knit, spin, ride horses, whatever. Buy a little vacation cabin in the middle of nowhere with basics like electricity and plumbing, but no tv, phone, etc.

5. Places I have lived:

Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania; Shiprock, New Mexico; Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic; Bogota Colombia; Putney, Vermont, Essex Junction, Vermont; Woodstock, Vermont; San Jose, CA.

6. Jobs I have had:

Archery Counselor, Cashier, Waitress, Cook, Manufacturing Resource Planner, Book Production Coordinator, Purchasing Agent, Administrative Assistant, Facilities Supervisor, Executive Assistant/Bitch Slapper.

7. Peeps I want to know more about: Anyone interested in telling me more. Let me know if you choose to take this on so I can check it out!


Anonymous said...

Ohh, of what did you knit your Booga? That was my first "real" project when I returned to knitting (I'm not counting the garter stitch scarf I made of eyelash yarn, even though I still wear it constantly).

Do you give seminars in bitch slappery?

Tiny Tyrant said...

Hehe, like that last job.

Bogota. Yikes chickie. Just about one of the least safe places on the planet.

Love the booga bag. I need to get started on mine.

Big Alice said...

Those are pretty cool dishcloths. I love the dolphin jumping in the waves.
That fiber is gorgeous! Mmmm, yum.

Damn woman, you've lived a lot of places. How cool is that? I would also like Bitch Slapping lessons, please.

Anonymous said...

Oh, how can you not felt? I'm not much of an on purpose felter, but when I do have such a project, it's in the washer as soon as the last stitch is cast off.

Kathy in San Jose said...

Okay, I just answered the meme!

yarnivorous said...

Sock pron had pics from the spin-in - looks like a fun day!
Your apricots look lovely. (Don't take that the wrong way ;-)