Thursday, December 6, 2012

Toys erm..Tools of the Trade!

Well, in about an hour I will be heading to the first of 2 classes on my last day of this semester. Wow the time flies!

So lately I've been really excited about some stuff I have gotten within the last couple of weeks and thought I'd take the chance to share with you.  Everything has been something I've been needing for awhile and, to further prove my nerdiness, has had me jumping up and down and 'squee-ing' for about 10 minutes straight upon arrival.

So I shared this one last time, but I wanted to again. Over break I had my dad make me a PVC Pipe Niddy Noddy. For those who do not know what that is, it's a very cool little tool for making skeins of yarn and figuring out the yardage. I love this one already! It should come in a lot of handy with all the spinning I have to do (more on that later).
I finally caved and ordered a swift. And it's amazing! It's built so nicely and it spins so smoothly, that how can you not just love it! I really did do a happy dance for a good 5 minutes when this bad boy showed up.  Right now it's hanging on my wall with command strips, to save space, but I am trying to decide if it works better vertical or horizontal. Maybe I'll try and wind my sweater yarn this weekend to find out. 

And then there's my other passion, painting. I've been obsessed with studio (good thing) lately and my teacher gave me a list of colors I should try to use to make my paintings better. These are all transparent - ish paints that are great for glazing (something I do a lot in my works).  Yes, it was expensive, but I took advantage of Black Friday sales online and just did it. After all, they will probably last me the next couple years at least. I came home Tuesday before painting class to find this box on my doorstep and it really put a smile on my face and made me just want to skip to class. Yes, I am an art nerd, but I love every minute of it. 

So I shall be spending the weekend in intensive knitting/spinning/dying mode, because I have TEN orders for headbands I have to fill. I posted my headbands on facebook and within the last 4 days I have been getting  a lot of great feedback.  That's a big amount to make in a week, but I think I can do it. I don't have too much going on finals wise. 

I hope everyone's holiday season is going great and that your week is wrapping up nicely. 



  1. Your swift and niddy noddy are fantastic! I've contemplated a swift but haven't made the purchase yet.

  2. I'm so glad that your headband business is taking off! They are so pretty (especially with your eye for color) that I cannot see why everyone wouldn't want one.

  3. How did you live without a swift before?! Glad you got one! And congrats on your headbands.


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