Last year, I got two cakes of Wolle's Yarn at Shenandoah Valley Fiber Festival (SVFF). I had seen friends knit beautiful, color-changing shawls out of this yarn but didn't have a plan of my own. More often than not, this is how I buy yarn: I fall in love and bring home a skein or … Continue reading Lace Knitting and Mistakes
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January-February 2020 Playlist
Right now I skip to Time by Angelo De Augustine in this playlist, but thought I'd share the whole thing because that's what I was listening to up to about a week ago. Have a song you think I might like? Let me know in the comments! I love hearing new (and new-to-me) music! open.spotify.com/user/madgeface/playlist/2q1zBZxaFcbn39lHjS9nqi … Continue reading January-February 2020 Playlist
December 2019 Playlist
Spotify just sent out 2019 playlists - all the songs you listened to most in 2019 in one place. I realized while listening to it and my regular playlists that I overplayed some and am currently really gravitating toward others that I recently added, so I made a new shorter playlist cleverly name December 2019 … Continue reading December 2019 Playlist
In January, I got a message from an old co-worker asking me if I might be interested in talking to him about a position at his current company. I last worked with him in 2003 (or possibly 2002 - it was a while ago) while I was a senior technical writer for the information technology … Continue reading On Writing
Lola B! Books! Reading!
Lola, also known as Lola Bird or Lola B, had an early morning appointment today with Dr. Hussian. She was born in early September and I put her spaying appointment off partly out of an unrealistic fantasy that I could mate our little black polydactyl with another guy polydactyl for little polydactyl kittens. Given my … Continue reading Lola B! Books! Reading!
100 Day Project, Site Move, Lil
Today is the first day of this year's "official" 100 day project. I say official because someone is sponsoring it, but really you could start a 100 day project any time; pick a creative thing to do and do it every day for 100 days, preferably while posting about it on social media and using … Continue reading 100 Day Project, Site Move, Lil
February went by in the blink of an eye and it feels like the Ides of March & St. Patrick's Day 2018 will quickly be a thing of the past while I carry on privately writing, knitting, and doing other crafty things. I suppose I'm starting to come out of some kind of hibernation now … Continue reading Time Flies!
2017: The Year in Review
Hi friends! It's been a while. After Spinzilla my will to blog - or do anything with any regularity - kind of disappeared. After some reflection, I don't think my posts are working as well for me as they once were, though I may change my mind about that and go back to the schedule … Continue reading 2017: The Year in Review
lol Friday: Woman, Marionette, Squirrel
I saw a tweet this morning and was instantly enamored: I would now like a marionette of myself to feed squirrels and bunnies and other small animals, and I also wouldn't mind having a movable mini-me to knit for. Just imagine how quickly FOs would fly of my needle for mini-Mandy/mini-madgeface! Think of all the … Continue reading lol Friday: Woman, Marionette, Squirrel