Nothing to do with fiber

I just wanted to share my favorite cookie recipe

Smitten Kitchen’s Crisp Salted Oatmeal Cookie

Seriously the best thing ever. I like to add dried cranberries or cherries and a little more salt on top.
 OmNomNom

What is your favorite cookie recipe, dear reader?

The more you know

Things you should know about me: I love to learn new things. Or as some people call it I’m flaky.

So today I’m perusing the interwebs in search of felting techniques. (I’m planning my first felting project for my latest swap: Alice in Wonderland.) I’m looking up yarns and I come across this forum on Cascade 220 vs superwash and someone mentions that with the superwash she can’t felt ends together. Someone else suggests the “Russian join”. So I go and look this is up (as a user of acrylic yarn for my ami’s this interests me). And I’m watching (and learning) and all I can think of is…Where do people come up with stuff like this?! I mean tying knots is one thing, coming up with the idea to just take two pieces of yarn, essentially thread them through each other to make an invisible join? Crazy.

Seriously, I mean just think about it. All the things that we do, all the things that our ancestors did, how?

Somewhere down the line, someone took some wool or cotton or fur or whatever, turned it into strings and wove those strings into cloth. It seriously boggles my mind.

So Russian join looks amazing and I can’t wait to try it on a future project! Now back to those felting tutorials 😛

arg

I’ve been working on the same project forever. I need to learn how to knit/crochet with my feet to speed things up!

I love organization

Almost too much.

My fiance mocks me because our board game pieces are all in tiny food containers or zip lock bags for jewelry and they have to be specific. I love storage solutions. LOVE.

It gives me control in this crazy world of stuff.

Maybe I should just have less stuff…?

Or a place to store that stuff!

Like this diy storage:

Yes!

I think it would be a fantastic way to store all my yarn and various other knitty/crochety type things!

/swoon

Projects projects

Maybe it’s that short attention span thing from childhood, I was never really one to keep at it…ballet, piano, flute, choir, painting, college majors…the list goes on.

I’m flighty.

It’s amazing really that my fiance doesn’t kill me. One week I collect plastic bags in hopes of fusing them and the next I’m making organizers for our games and half way through that I’m taking a jewelry class. I just want to do it all, but never really finish. I see something else shiny and I want to do that!

And I swear half of my laptop’s space is reserved for “Someday I’ll knit/crochet this!” as well as a large part of our apartment.

I can’t help it! I have a sickness!

So I really (REALLY) have to force myself to finish up projects.

But these are things that are either in progress or on the to-do soon list:

So these are things you get to look forward to…

hopefully.