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About me, myself, and I and the hobbies I have, including, but not limited to knitting. Oh, yeah, and my family too.

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Location: Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

Native Hoosier who never escaped. Living with hubby and kid in a house packed with too many crafts. And this is a problem how?

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Got Harlot?

The Yarn Harlot comes to Indy (well, Carmel actually, but...)

We had SUCH a blast. I went with a friend and we got there at about 5:30. The place was already starting to fill up.

I did manage to 'kinnear' Stephanie a couple of times, but usually someones head got in the way. The good photos came after....

This is me and Stephanie, holding each others socks (does that sound a little kinky to you? Me too). And yes, she is that small and I am that big.

Anyway, we had a blast. I was laughing so hard that I damn near cried. Go back in her blog and read about the Calgary incident. Oh, that one is good.

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Change for Change (or the 2008 Indianapolis Memory Walk)

My team page for the Alzheimer's Association Memory Walk is up. My team name is The Wool Waulkers (what else?). Please take the time to donate your change to help us make a change for Alzheimer's patients and their families.

Help me out here, I need some money raising ideas. What kinds of things would you like to see that would cause you to donate?

There is an Alzheimer's group on Ravelry. There is some discussion in regards to people who once knit taking it up again as their short-term memories fade, but the long-term memories (like learning to knit as a child) start surfacing. The calming effect is wonderful.

BTW: I will have a drawing for a little bag of fibery goodness from the name of people who donate to the cause.

Fibery goodness

I attended The Fiber Event in Greencastle, IN today. This had been known as the Fleece Fair, but the original organizers had undergone a serious case of burn-out. But, the Phoenix rose from the ashes and this new event has taken it's place, same time of year, same location.

Weather was cold and rainy. Buildings were full of wool, roving, yarn, books, tools, wheels, rabbits and warm, friendly fiber people. It was all I could do to not get a rabbit, but V has threatened that any rabbit coming into this house is to be eaten, not raised for yarn. *pout*

I spent a little bit of money but not as much as I could have. Two skeins of yarn, a flick carder, and a knitting bag that hangs from the belt. The bag was cool because it came with some very soft roving. I'll have to break out the spindle.