Friday, April 07, 2006

Knitty.com - coming soon to a screen near you.


* I typed this entire post one handed, while holding X.

I had an email today from Amy (as in Knitty's editor Amy & co author of Big Girl Knits). I am in this upcoming issue despite my fears of being overlooked & it should be out very shortly. The excitement is pulsing in my veins. Someone else likes my work! Woo hoo! Mr. N tolerates the crafts.....and that's all I'll say about that. On a less exciting note, I have not been spinning or knitting much. Today I went in for an urgent eye appointment, due to ongoing eye irritation. Since Sunday I've had severely red eyes that soon became light sensitive, and when I couldn't read the computer screen overnight, I decided it was time to seek help. Turns out I have an eye virus. I didn't know you could get eye viruses. Apparently, my eyes are much abused by said virus and so I have drops to put in every two hours and I had to throw away my contacts. That meant digging out my 5+ year old glasses that I never wear, tightening one of the lenses back in and lots of style for me. Frumpy librarian is in, right? Who am I kidding, really....I am a spinster! Follow up appointment on Monday to see if I can go back to contacts & my regular eye exam the week after. I have my eye on a fetching pair of stylish black frames studded with tiny black rhinestones. It's all about the subtle bling, ya know? The latest Rumple creation has subtle bling - or mostly overt bling. It's only subtle if you find yourself mostly blind in one eye overnight. It's my first true bulky creation & I loved it. It's a candy stripe - thick single, not plied. I added big nubs of both grey & colored roving with Angelina carded in. Then there are the nests of both grey & colored wool with lots of Angelina carded in. Plus the nests of sequins, too. I loved spinning with minimal predrafting and almost no actual drafting. Zip, zip, spin, done! More pics below of the Rumple creation. I did type out all these details twice, but the Blogger Monster ate both posts.

In fact, it has eaten this post twice & I am not tempting fate anymore by attempting to post pictures of it again. Off to fun & adventure for me. We'll chat again soon.

5 comments:

Stacie said...

Did you have the dread Pink Eye? That went around my house a few months ago. Got a kid in preschool (re:infection central!). Congrats on the Knitty deal! My curiosity is peaked! Can't wait to see!!!

Stacie said...

Hey! Saw the new Knitty and found you! Congrats!!!! Cute pattern and loved your website too! How exciting, too bad i'm trying to break the baby of the binky now, I could've used one of those!

Pamelamama said...

It's up, it's up! Make a new blog entry quick!

bungalowmum said...

The latest news: No Pink Eye. Some funky eye virus that has me in my (ugly) and 5 year old glasses. Should be done with it and back into contacts next week. Whew!

Thanks for the kind words. I just posted a second Tether version....you know, in case you want a tether for your keys, etc!

Beth said...

I absolutely love the tether idea--ingenious! Congratulations.