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Weaving with the Walrus

It was a fine New Year’s day spent at the Toronto Zoo with the husband. I took a ton of pictures with my new Nikkor telephoto lens that I am really happy with but I don’t have them edited yet. I will share some once I do. I spent the last couple of days prior to the new year just organizing things, planning projects and relaxing. I managed to pull a back muscle over the holidays which has slowly been getting better.

I picked up the weaving that I was working on some time ago and have started up on it again in an attempt to use up this giant basket of rope that I have collected over the months for this project. I was thinking it would be a rug but I think it will be too nice and end up being a wall hanging.

Here’s a shot of one of two circles I finished over the last couple of days.

I have more shots of this project on Ravelry here: http://www.ravelry.com/projects/studioloo/coiled-rope-rug

I am thinking that beginning tonight I am going to start tackling a big to do list so I can feel more accomplished. For my own benefit I will list 10 things I need to accomplish over the next week or so.

1. Update Art Yarn page in the shop with all new art yarns.
2. Finish reading driving manual and look into booking test.
3. Review required updates to pottery guild website
4. Think about trip to US and PR stuff with husband, start a plan.
5. Determine packaging for wooden buttons and start packaging.
6. Dye sock yarn.
7. Photograph and update Ravelry with rebranding on new yarns.
8. Work on cowl pattern.
9. Walk every day.
10. Work on documentation database for work.

Work is sort of too quiet this week. Most of the clients have taken the rest of this week off, as well as a lot of the staff here. I am trying to keep motivated to work on a few things and use this down-time as best I can but it can be challenging after just coming back from holidays. I think I will feel more focused tomorrow as I have a meeting, and get to dig into some new things.

Tonight I will be working on some fun, secret things for a swap I am taking part in on Ravelry. The theme is ‘Mash-ups’ where you design a package for someone, secretly, and you mash up their 5 favourite fandoms. My partner’s fandoms are run and have a lot of child-like imagination so I have a lot of ideas. I see much photo-collaging, felting and assemblage happening tonight to put together a couple of the bigger projects.

Where did Summer Go?

It has been a while since I have blogged but life has been really busy. It was a nice summer though, and I am excited for autumn to be peeking it’s face into this part of the world. All I feel like doing is going for long walks, hiking in the woods and taking photos.

I have so much to write about…first of all – I finished my Citron shawl. This is my largest finished knit object and I am really pleased with it.

I spent Worldwide Spin in Public day at The Black Lamb with a bunch of great friends and we had a lot of fun. I got lots of yarn spun, and I have been spinning a lot in general lately. I think it is with the passing of summer that I start to feel more like nesting and creating.

I also received a cute little felted gnome and an adorable pair of socks in a Grimm’s fairytale swap I recently took part in.

These days I am kind of overwhelmed with work and stuff but I have a feeling it is going to get better and there are other fun things happening in life which will hopefully be a representation of the everyday soon enough. Meanwhile, I will putter onward. Rhinebeck is only a few weeks away now and I am totally stoked. Maybe I will run into some of you. I will wear my Ravelry button but I am not one for showing up to planned events when I am at fiber festivals. I get too into the experience. 🙂

There are plenty of new yarns in the shop – so take a peek- http://www.studioloo.com/handspunartyarn.htm