Okay … I’m cautiously optimistic here … Here’s hoping that this border is going to work. It’s narrower than I had really wanted … about 4-5″ wide, but I think it will work. I hope.

So … in terms of other news? Not much. First Monday of Daylight Savings Time, so getting out of bed this morning was hard. The fact that it was raining didn’t help.

I DO have a bunch of links for you, though.

From BoogaJ, this great animated video, “Sita Sings the Blues: The Greatest Break-Up Story of All Time.” It tells the Indian legend of Rama and Sita, but with clever animation and fantastic music from Annette Hanshaw (a 1920s jazz singer).

Over at Ask the Bellwether, she mentioned this new travel spinning wheel. The SpinOlution Bee. OMG, how adorable is that? Look at it!

Speaking of wheelmakers, wheelwright Bill Wyatt passed away this weekend. I never met him, but have heard about his legendary wheels and therefore mourn.

Then … I’ve heard of people proposing marriage on their own blogs, but how many people think to get help from someone else’s?

Do you still have a VCR? Don’t throw it out! You can hack it and get all sorts of useful things … just, make sure you have a bag of marshmallows handy. (Trust me on this one. That 2 minute video is worth it.)

Tired of spinning that boring old wool and cotton and other traditional fibers? How about spinning … newspaper! (No, seriously.)

9 Thoughts on “Finally Got It?

  1. Good luck on the border!!

    We didn’t have rain yesterday morning, fortunately. But apparently there will be snow today. Blech.

  2. Flickr is having issues so I can’t see the picture. Sad to hear about Wyatt. His wheels are on my lifetime wishlist. The spinning community has lost an artist.

    Risa’s last blog post..Mojo

  3. The border is looking good! Did you know that yesterday was National Napping Day? (The first Monday after DST when everybody drags themselves out of bed.) My husband took the day off and celebrated! LOL!

    Mary’s last blog post..E is for

  4. That border looks great. And, it shouldn’t roll under. Looks like success!

    gail’s last blog post..Accomplishment!!

  5. K, some freaky links here…must go see!

    Tanya’s last blog post..Yup, and there was the floor (and pimps)

  6. Did you watch it? Pretty cool, huh?

    Julie’s last blog post..Go Watch Sita Sings the Blues

  7. cindy on March 10, 2009 at 2:12 pm said:

    Hello Stranger –

    I would love to see your lovely thow, but none of the photos have been loading lately. Good luck on the border. I will call you soon.

  8. sue in MA on March 11, 2009 at 6:24 am said:

    Your new border solution looks like a terrific compromise. Don’t you want to scream when you realize that your first choice means you will run out of yarn before it’s done? Can’t wait to see it finished and learn all the details (size, yardage, etc.) and how you like it.

    BTW an elderly friend who does plastic canvas work was using a plastic yarn needle with a MUCH smaller eye than the new ones I have seen. She said she got it just a couple of months ago in the cross-stitch section of her local Jo-Anns! Might be worth checking out! I know how much you miss your old favorite.

  9. Marcia on March 11, 2009 at 8:49 am said:

    I still USE my VCR….for all those old spinning and knitting and weaving videos I collected over the years!

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