Grand Opening

So last night I finally opened my Etsy shop. And this morning I got an email saying that I sold something! YAY! If all goes well maybe I can at least get X-mas present money. And maybe someday it can produce drum carder money ;) Fat chance, huh? Oh well. Wishful thinking.

Here's a picture of this tiny-ass yarn I've been spinning since Thursday or Friday night:

And yeah, that IS a dime on there. Never have I made yarn this thin. It's 4oz of lace weight. My intention was to ply it and make sock yarn, but I don't know if I can stand another bobbin full of teeny tiny stuff. The good news is that it goes way, way faster now that my wheel has two treadles -- that double treadle kit was definitely worth the splurge!

These made it to the FO pile a couple weeks ago (links to PDF of Dublin Bay Sock pattern)... I forgot to post them:

Not quite twinsies, but as close as the yarn would let me get.

Obligatory sock lace close up. :)

Off to finish homework and eat macaroni. And ponder the fate of itty bitty thread yarn...


It's a bird... it's a plane...

NO! It's a.........
MetLife blimp? Precisely! It flew over my parents' house before the Notre Dame game. I chased it around the yard trying to get a decent picture. That was only after I hurled rocks into the trees trying to hit some noisy crows (and looked like some deranged mental patient). The neighbors were probably thoroughly entertained by that, but who cares.

So on my neverending bus ride last week I made this (please excuse scary no-makeupness):
From Amber's nifty yarn. Purdeee.

This weekend will be spent catching up on homework, helping Dan fix his car so I can have mine back, and making more stuff to mail out to various people :) But most likely that will turn into playing with this:

And this:
Can you tell the difference now? They're starting to look a lot alike, but Ben's still bigger. They were my little buddies today while I was sick. Such mama's boys. Who needs socks when you have two snuggly cats to lay on your feet?