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I am a professional crafts person, working in clay and fibre, not necessarily at the same time. I am a juried member of the New Brunswick Crafts Council, The Nova Scotia Designer Crafts Council and the Cape Breton Centre for Craft and Design.

Sunday, June 12, 2005

Feltin' Fool

Sunday morning 10:00 and I have accomplished more today than I imagined was possible. Nothin like a deadline to light a fire under you. I am under the gun for gallery stock, and have my first volunteer shift on Tuesday. Things are really moving forward and I am most definitely in shock. I can actually see the top surface of my kitchen table. All of it. I forgot how much I liked it. My pottery wheel is not currently hosting a pile of merino roving, my dishwasher is loaded and the counter is clean. I am on the downhill slide of my second pot o yarn on the stove, have the next batch ready to go, have fed India and Mira pancakes, and drank two -count em TWO cups of coffee.
I love sleepovers. It's a win win situation. the kids feel like they won the lotto, and the grown ups Know that they have. The girls have built a fort in the backyard, watched movies, played monkey and generally been the perfect little darlings that only appear when separated from siblings. I am sur Jackie feels the same way at her house. We should do this kid swap more often. For the first time in weeks I have hung up the referee shirt!
As we all know I have been knitting yardage on Trish's machine and felting it to make handbags this week. I have some lovely soft pink and a variegated merino to work on, they both have made smashing fabrics. But I can't seem to stop imagining the next and the next and the next after that. It is now officially an obsession. Yesterday I found myself knitting frantically at the folk concert in the park trying to get yet another bag ready for washing last night, My beer actually got warm in the glass while knitting at rye's deli, and I was awake at 4 am itching to pick up the needles. It should be a productive week if this continues! I have scrounged my stash and come up with several pounds of off white Scottish wool that is screaming for a dye and felt job. I am so excited I can hardly stand it. Add to that some lovely lace weight merino that really wants to be a lace shawl and I have the week tied right up! so much fiber, so little time.

8 comments:

Diana said...

I'm glad you blogged this a.m. It gave me some inspiration to get my a** in gear. I'm ready now to get some work done so I can knit this evening. Liz, I was going to make a button for you to put on my blog. Do you mind? Any particular color, etc.

Liz said...

I don't mind at all. In fact I am quite tickled. As foro colour, hmm somethin' hot and firey or turquoise.I feel so special now!! The progress is great since this morning I have dyed six pots of yarn and can no longer see my kitchen table. it was a breif siting, hope to see it again before the day is out!

Kate, the Odd Ball Knitter said...

Good God, I go for the weekend and the Liz goes on a bender...

Liz said...

that's right baby while you were slothin' around cricket cove shmoozin the staff I was chained to a boiling cauldren of yarn.But hey someone has to do it, it might as well be me.

Dudleyspinner's Tie Dye Rovings said...

Liz,
so that is where all my enegy and inspiration went, to NB on a visit to you! When you get worn out could you send it packing to Kansas????
Glad to see you are gettin it done!
Deb

Kate, the Odd Ball Knitter said...

Smoozing????? More like hustling your yarn...

Dudleyspinner's Tie Dye Rovings said...

Liz,
I was shocked to see comments on the hat site! I had thought it was only a draft and I hadn't published it.
I put up some photos, this is a fraction of the hats I have.
Have you sent the inspiration bird flying back to Kansas yet?
Laters
Deb

Liz said...

not bloody likely. I am using that inspiration bird til it drops baby. if you get it eventually, it will need some nursin til it can work again