I don't like waking up crabby. My family would laugh and ask if I ever wake up any other way - yeah, well unless there is coffee involved the answer is a resounding no. It's okay though because I know the cure - besides coffee. It's crafting... so that is what I'm going to do today. I spent last night planning and playing around. Would you like to see what I've been up to? Okay, I'll share ~
Each Nerd Wars tournament has an optional category called a dissertation. That is a project which would take the entire three month tournament to create. I am going to submit a proposal for a dissertation for Tournament 4! I know, crazy but I have it all scheduled out and even have the perfect pattern. It's called "Granny's A Square" and I love it. I was gifted some gorgeous yarn by Cathy a few months back that I was saving for a special project... this would be that special project and here is my color palette, with white for the joining and border ~
|All Caron Simply Soft yarns, including White.|
I also worked on my technique for spinning last night. I read this really great tutorial on plying yarn that tempted me to give it a shot and I must say, it came out pretty cool. I really like it and I can't wait to figure out what to do with the tiny amount that I have drying in the kitchen. I didn't want to 'waste' any more roving since I'd like to be able to say "Yes, I did spin this yarn first" and I love the colors in it too. I still have a "drafting issue" but I'm learning. I got my tension and consistency to a good place by doing this tutorial and here is the end result ~
|What, where else would you dry it but from the hooks on the pot rack?|
I think I'll break in my Christmas present when it's over... my Starbucks gift card... because coffee and crafting really do cure everything.