There is always a lot of yarn in this house. There has always been a lot of yarn in this house, come to think of it. When I wasn't knitting--I really didn't start until about 2002--I was crocheting. I know I don't mention it too much, but yes, that's what I was doing.
I crocheted lots of baby blankets. One memorable one was so cute I nearly died crocheting it. It was a swathe of blue single crochet. After that was done, I cross-stitched Noah's Arc animals on top of it. To die for.
But not for the person to whom I gave it. She said it was too heavy for her climate and practically tried to give it back.
See? Even crocheters get the gift-giving blues.
I also crocheted some Christmas afghans for my step-mom. To this day, she happily brings them out and drapes them all over the joint. Bobbles, lots of bobbles. I don't like knitting bobbles, but crocheting them seems okay to me.
So. In the end, our lives even themselves out. And crocheters get just as much gift-giving grief when giving gifts as knitters do.
Trust me on this one: It's sort of a equal opportunity angst-fest.
Which brings me to this and the whole "there's always yarn in the house, and always has been" thing.
Girlfriend has a new loom.
She doesn't like to knit, but I tell you what: If I don't make a weaver out of her I will promise to lay off forever (and steal her new loom).
This is an Ashford Rigid Heddle Loom from Paradise Fibers. It's a 16" one, so she can make me loads of items like place mats, scarves and table runners. She will be able to make them in no time flat! Based on what I've seen on Youtube, it's a satisfying loom and perfect for beginners. Just think how happy I will be when she replaces all the woven items in the house! In all my colors! While I put my feet up on the ottoman and watch!
"But don't you already have an Ashford Knitter's Loom" you ask? (Shhhhh. Don't tell her.)
Any rate, I'm giving this baby a bit of a paste wax, and this weekend, we'll put it together, together.
Imagine how much yarn we'll be able to move out of the house with this new toy! Hurray!
And, on another note: I have been having fun with an outfit named Creativebug. Below is a shot of me on the beach wearing a sweater for a trailer for some online classes I've taped for them. Stay tuned for more. I'm so excited about this! They'll be live pretty soon and I'll be sure to let you know when. (About the trailer: There's a pretty good shot of HWWV in it. Mr. Mysterious will finally be revealed.)
P.S. We may be having the worst drought ever and experiencing horrible heat, yet I am thankful for this huge stretch of land that brings me so much joy. : ) I wish you all could be here, too.