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I'm a slightly mad pagan trucker with an unhealthy obsession with yarn.
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Monday, November 24, 2008

Are you a yarn snob??

I know this is a subject that has been discussed ad nauseum by crocheters and knitters alike. But today was the first time I ever had anyone say anything to me about the fact that I was using "acrylic" yarn. *ohhhhh the horror* *faint* *swoon* Not that I give a fat rats ass about what anyone thinks. What the hell gives a person the right to try and make me like I'm somehow a lesser crafter then they are just because I choose to use acrylic yarn for a certain project. Were this person to come to my truck she would have seen the many nice yarns that I am using like Suri Elegance or Paca Peds from The Alpaca Yarn Co. (ok so I'm an alpaca slut ;), there are worse things in the world to be.)


Then she started in on the fact that I am a crocheter and not a knitter. While I admit that most of my fiber manipulating skills are in crocheting, I am capable of knitting. Albeit at a very basic level.


Why in this day and age should I have to stand up and verbally bitch slap someone just to defend crochet and my choice to use acrylic yarn?? When are people going to learn to just keep their fat traps shut because no one really gives two shits about what they think anyway?? People just totally piss me off sometimes.
Friday, November 14, 2008

McGee LIVES!!!!

After totally bricking my blackberry trying to download OS 4.5, I am proud to announce that McGee is now resuscitated. I am so loving Kevin and all of his genius right now. Crackberry.com has saved my bacon. After getting the red flashy light of death, a near heart attack, and lots of swear words, my beloved blackberry is running once again.

I'm sure the 2 people that read my ramblings will probably have their worst fears confirmed after reading this and finding out that I have named my blackberry. Yes it's true, I'm mental. But for those of you that don't get it probably never will, but that's OK, I'll still be your friend. ;)


Sunday, November 2, 2008

Christmas Crochet.......Oh My!!

Today I started a Seraphina shawl for my Mom. A bat wing shawl for an Old Bat......it's perfect. ;) I'm using Lion Brand Wool Ease in wheat. After I get my Christmas gifts done I have a yummy purple variegated yarn from Universal Yarn that I want to use to make one for myself.

I swear every time I pick up this yarn I keep expecting it to smell like grape pop. But alas, it only smells like wool.

Also in the works, I have an
Tunisian lace afghan made with Bernat Pink Camo & a green felted messenger bag for my nieces. And I also have a scarf yet to be made. I think I need a couple more hands, or more free time.