Friday, August 19, 2005

Why I want to spin

THIS is why. Jillian's perfect example of the use of energized singles. The damned things look so alive, you can imagine them dancing around her wrist. Can you picture that done in some handspun silk? I can.

I want to thank everyone who commented on the previous post regarding their choice of spinning wheel[s]. I know that it's as personal as the kind of toothpaste you use, but still it's amazing to get a glimpse into the reasons WHY someone likes what they do. It makes you think a little harder about other points of differentiation that you might have gapped before. Like a three-legged wheel vs a four-legged one. Didn't even occur to me. If you didn't comment but want to, please do. The more info I have, the better. And all of this may work its way into Knitty somehow, so you'll be helping more than just lil me.

Meanwhile, fall Knitty is doing what it does when you can't see it. It's collecting itself in private, shaking off any residual confusion in pattern language and gathering clarity under the careful guidance of Mandy, our beloved Tech Ed. Pictures are being cropped and adjusted. Graphics are being made. And the code? People! You should see the code flying around over here. You have to watch where you walk lest it hit you in the head.

As for New York and the knitting cruise and our associated long-overdue vacation [hub's and mine], plans continue to get firmed up. Not sure how many spaces are left on the boat, so if you want to go, I'd call and reserve now. Our little hideaway on the Cape is all booked and deposit paid. The passage on the fast ferry to Rochester is booked, and we've taken care of the last detail -- the hotel in the NY area. It's a Hilton and it has the BEST BEDS of any place I've ever slept in, including my own home.

Yup. Fixating on the vacation. You bet.