* 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.