Friday, February 27, 2009

I Did It In Public!

Yesterday, I did it in public. It's a way to promote the Midwest Fiber & Folk Art festival and the wonderful crafts that are showcased there. (for more info, check out

I was surprised about how much fun I had. It was invigorating to be around other crafty people working on their craft. There were people knitting and crocheting, of course. But, also, rug hooking, which was more beautiful than I would have expected. One woman shared some of her experience with spinning. She was working on a lapghan for a friend, with yarn that she made from the sheddings of a Burmese mountain dog (if I remember correctly). Now, I want to learn how to spin. I think my Maine Coon's fur would make fantastic yarn. Couldn't think of a better source (maybe my other cat). Not that I'm biased. Here, this is my Addy, isn't he cute?

Wouldn't his fur make a great sweater? At least, it would make me feel better about the sheddings all over the house. My husband and I have joked about making another cat from all the fur, but I didn't think it was possible until now. What do you think? An amigurumi cat made with cat fur yar?

I can't wait to Do It In Public! again.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Expanding My Blogging Lungs

Here it is. My blog.


I long debated whether or not to create a blog. What would I write about? Would anyone actually read it? What would they think? I hope the first person to find this will leave a comment. I'd like to know how long it takes for someone to find it and read this post. Leave a comment, won't you? At least to say 'Hi'?

As I thought about my first post, an image came to mind. A baby taking it's first breath. It's not trying to use that breath to sing an opera or to address a nation. It's just trying to expand it's lungs. After all, it hasn't used them yet. It needs to expand it's lungs before it can really breathe. So, this post is how I will expand my blogging lungs. Soon, I'll be breathing with the best of them.

Breathe with me now... in through the nose... out through the internet...