Wednesday, September 28, 2011

247-269:365 Another Catch Up :-)

This is a very busy time of year for me, and although I am shooting photos nearly every day (there is the occasional day where I manage to fall asleep without having taken anything :-S), lately I'm not getting them uploaded in a timely manner.

If you want to track my progress on the 365 Project page, here is the direct link to my photos.

In the mean time, here is another photo montage to catch it up - I recommend you click to biggify. Even so, the mosaic maker chops them off a bit. And for reasons unknown to me, nearly all my JPG photos now have little locks on them in my folders - and lines are appearing . . . I have no idea what's going on with that - So again, if you want to see the photos without the stupid lines in them, head over to the 365 Project.

If anyone happens to know why my photos all have little locks on them and the photos show up with little lines, please share - it just started happening two days . . .

Monday, September 26, 2011

A Goes to the Ozarks: What the Hell?!

I just got back from a weekend in Neosho, Missouri. A lot of you are saying: "Where?!" Well, I went to Fiber Daze to teach a knitting class.

I'm a member of the Fiber Folks of Southwest Missouri guild. I know that seems counter-intuitive, because I never get to go to meetings. But I met all these folks a number of years ago when I crashed a spinning workshop that they sponsored that was led by Anne Field. I crashed, and they adopted me. We've kept in touch ever since, and I attend the Missouri Fiber Retreat as often as I can just so we can see each other :-)

The guild was instrumental in putting together a new fiber event called Fiber Daze, that took place at Crowder College this past weekend. I taught a knitting class there and I had WONDERFUL students!! If you guys are reading, you were/are the best!!! :-)

It was awesome! Great teachers, an exceptional vendor room, and just an all-around good time - mark your calendars NOW for next year!! If all goes well, it will be the fourth weekend in September!

I didn't buy any yarn. Well, no, I did. I got an HPKY Giant skein in the Tosca colorway, but Diana didn't have the right amount for the size I wanted, so she's having it drop-shipped to me :-D Probably a good thing, because I had NO room in my suitcase because I had to put all my spinning tools in my suitcase - I didn't think the hand cards, flick carder and bag of spinning wheel tools would make it through security as a carry on :-D

I also got some pencil roving and a braid of blended top - photos to come! I also ate a Sonic burger. It was pretty good!

I also got to catch up with my friend Tammy, of the Proverbial Knitter podcast. She lives down in Springfield, Missouri, and also is a member of the guild and taught at Fiber Daze. On our way back to Springfield on Saturday evening, we took the scenic route through the Ozarks - it was a really beautiful drive, but I kept seeing things that were completely out of the ordinary for me, and exclaming "What the hell?!" Hence the title of this particular post :-D And then, Tammy and I met up with blogless Christa (the three of us are the moderators for the Ravelry Group: Year of Stash Socks) and had brunch in a restaurant called Hemingway's.

Unbeknownst to me, Hemingway's was in a place called Bass Pro Shops. I was like, "what the hell?! Why are we going to the Cabela's of Missouri?!" Well, who knew it was the mothership of the Land of Bass? It's really quite amazing inside, and I bought a duck. A wooden duck :-D (Hey - I like water fowl!) Plus, I got to shoot stuff, (did you know that I'm actually not a bad shot? :-D I don't know why there are lines in the photo :-S ), and we had a wonderful brunch together :-)

I am reminded again how lucky I am to have such great opportunities and such wonderful friends. I enjoyed Tammy and her husband Robert's hospitality, and I fell in love with their dog, Jed :-D He's very, very cute!! Brunch was Sunday morning, and I headed back to Chicagoland in the afternoon. Unfortunately, my flight was delayed for about an hour, but the Springfield airport is very nice (small!).

Not much blogging lately, but I promise there will be more. Soon :-)

Sunday, September 4, 2011

237-246:365 And We're There!

And now we're caught up to yesterday :-)

It's rainy here in Chicagoland, and I kind of like it. Probably because I'm inside, finishing a bunch of formerly unfinished knitting projects :-) Photos to follow.

Happy Labor Day everyone :-)

221-236:365 Catching Up

Just trying to catch up here!

Here are the next 16 of my 365 photos. I thought it would be better than posting them separately.

You can click to biggify.

I think that the Mosaic maker sort of crops on its own to fit the squares, so if you are interested in seeing each photo individually, here is a link to my project on the 365 site. Once there, you can click through individually :-)