Shower Thoughts #107: Who knew

1. Who knew shoulders were so important (I know now)

2. I slept like crap…

3. Must eat dinner at the office on my long days

4. I am NOT looking forward to the gym tonight

5. I feel angry

On a side note, traffic this morning was horrible, so I’m going to vent a little bit here.  So picture it, 4 AM and most sane people are still in their beds.  On an ordinary day, only a few brave souls take to the streets at that hour and we as a group, in general, have a sort of understanding.  People driving the interstate at that time of the morning seem to drive with a purpose, but aren’t too rude and generally follow the rule: slow on the right, speed demons on the left.  This morning was a nightmare.  I don’t know who decided that everyone should get up early and hit the road, but it was down right crowded this morning.  I mean it seemed more like 6 AM than 4.  I know it’s only a two-hour difference, but around here 10 minutes can be the difference between it taking 60 minutes to drive in 2 hours.  It has been proven that traffic in this area is the most unpredictable traffic in the nation, and I believe it.

Anyway, how you have a good day.  I’m planning on blogging more about my knitting, spinning and sewing exploits.  Not yet to the point that I want to do a podcast or vlog, it seems that those avenues for sharing are pretty far-reaching.  There are at least two dozen that I know of, and that’s got to be a lot for anyone to keep up with.


Shower Thoughts #105: You’re one craftsy lady

1. My current spinning project will be something that I knit for my sister-in-law living in Alaska. She could probably use 3 or 4 hats at a time.

2. I need a 20 inch zipper

3. Song of the day: Cupid’s Chokehold by Gym Class Heroes

4. I need to knit the February Lady Sweater

5. I need to knit more projects from my books

6. I have to go by the guild to pick up the charity items for TCCOC

7. I need to put together a timeline of my adventures in spinning

Shower Thoughts #95: Wait… what?!? What just happened?




Well, I didn’t think about anything this morning.  Seems as though I was on autopilot and didn’t have a single thought while in my actual shower.  However, here is the list of things I thought that I should have thought about while I was in my actual shower:

1. Time is not constant

2. My hair still smells like the pool

3. I need to get those charity hats (from the Fredericksburg Spinners and Weavers Guild) to Totally Committed Community Outreach Center.

4. I’m only going to have 2 hours of free time on Tuesdays and Thursdays… this sucks.

Studio setup and other stuff

I’ve been putting together a studio for a lack of a better word.  A place that I can work on my spinning, knitting and sewing.  I got everything setup over the summer, and now it’s also become my photography studio too.  I didn’t realize how much I was going to want to take pictures of the yarns I create or the objects that I knit, but the photo bug kind of bit me pretty hard after reading Ashley Martineau post from Neauveau Fiber Arts on Build[ing] your own Photography Lightbox for $37.  It’s such a simple thing really and it made such a difference in my photos.  Now I just need to get a better camera.  Right now my cell phone camera is better than my real camera if you can believe that.  Here is what my studio and light box look like:

And here is an example of the types of photos I can take using my new lightbox and my cell phone camera:

What to do today…

Well, I’m going to blog a little bit, spin, knit, maybe read.  I may go grocery shopping, but that would require a change of cloths and leaving the house, neither are on my “to-do” list for the day. I have tons of photos of my latest spinning projects I want to post, but I need to find the best way to organize and present them to the world.  Give me a few hours and I’ll be better prepared to deal with things… my coffee hasn’t had time to work its magic on my brain…