The holidays bring a new craft

Thanks to a good friend of mine, I will be starting a new adventure in “Stuff That Involves Yarn” – handspinning.  One of my gifts this holiday was a low whorl drop spindle and two lovely bunches of wool.  Ye olde interweb will be teaching me on this one, and I can’t wait to find some time to start.  It’s one of those things that will require my undivided attention at first, but it’ll be fun to say that I made something from [almost] start to finish.

Sewing update – I’ve started the transformation of my senior prom gown into a Ren-ish kirtle/underdress.  Dress diary to come.

Musical update – My ocarina is sitting peacefully on my hobby table…untouched for months now…I promise that I will master the scales by the next faire season.

Reading update – I finally started Hero of Ages.

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A mad dash finale

In my traditional fashion, I was up creating during the overnight before Halloween.  I made the decision on Monday to make a Murloc costume to wear on Friday for the costume contest at work.  *Warning: gripe approaching* While the fabric department at Wal-Mart was less than helpful in gathering inexpensive felt during my lunch break, JoAnn’s was more than accommodating with their Halloween fabric sale the next day and I didn’t have to wait in the cutting line very long *End gripe.*  From start to finish, the final product was exactly what I expected in look and construction.  I wasn’t very intimidating, but I got a lot of compliments on craftiness and geek-mindedness.  If you’re wondering what on Earth a Murloc is, I recommend the following link,, as the Murloc is not of this Earth.

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UPDATE: I won first place in the costume contest at work.  Third time’s a charm!