Sunday, June 24, 2007

Salmagundi Sunday

Have you ever had salmagundi? I had it as soup, but apparently it can be salad, too. In this context, I mean a mixed bag of blogging stuff, seeing as how I haven't posted in over a week (again); dang.

First, remember all those yarns I blogged about? They're all sold! I took them last Tuesday to my LYS, Fabric Temptations, and the owner purchased the whole lot of 'em! Pleased as punch, I am. Provided enough funds to pay ALL the utility bills at Casa COLORBOMB.

Second, although I didn't blog about it, I did participate in World Wide Knit in Public Day (WWKIP) June 9. Me, just me, needles in hand on The Plaza, knitting on my birthday. This is me, happily working on another sock. Like my tiara? If you can't wear a tiara on your birthday, when can you?

Summer of Socks '07 is underway. Starting on the Solstice, the clock is running on how many pairs of socks I can knit by the Equinox in September. I figure I'll get a fair bit done on my Siskiyous backpacking trip next month, as I've wised up since last year and plan to bring a sock WIP instead of the massive tweed cardigan I drug in last year. In the week we'll be there, I might be able to eke out 2 pair!

Speaking of socks, here's a picture of the latest sock yarn to enter my stash: this is handpainted fingering weight by Yarning Yenta in her "Kermit Loves Piggy" colorway. To. Die. For. Enough for kneesocks!! She's a sweetie, including 2 complementary stitch markers with my order. Maybe this is what I'll bring with backpacking... (Want to see more of my stash? Check out my StashPride! Flickr set).

Oh, yeah, there's another Flickr set you might be interested in: I did a COLORBOMB Creations customer gallery, where you can see some of the uses my handspun artyarn has been put too.

Also on the COLORBOMB Creations yarn front, I've been making handmade felt beads for inclusion in one of the yarns. This is a photo of me working on the beads on the back deck yesterday, part of my 365Days self-portrait project, still underway. Look for this yarn, along with 2 coordinating yarns, to be for sale at my Etsy site soon.

Still plugging away at my Freeform Knitting 365 project, having reached Day 233 yesterday. Here's an overhead view from Day 227; a little dark, but you get the picture. I sometimes have a hard time believing that I've knit (or crocheted) on it every day for over seven months, but then I look at it, now called The Beast, and know it's true. It measures over 40 inches at it's widest point. Eventually, I expect it to reach about a 50 inch diameter.


  1. Anonymous4:58 PM

    I love it! Tiaras on your birthday!

  2. i think every woman should be issued a tiara at puberty! long live the tiara!!

  3. I've always been interested in freeform work (mostly knitting on my end, but crochet is alright by me, too) and I've just started a new mini freeform project I hope to turn into a bag. Your Beast is inspiring!


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