Started making something with that Disco Lights!

Bic pen for scale. Think I'll probably try to make 2 scarves as presents. Unless something else that uses 1 skein of TT presents itself. I decided I was SO not gonna spend big bucks on the rest of the yarn I'd need to make a whole sweater out of this stuff. Even though it would be really pretty.

Obligatory yarn closeup:

Oh, look what my mom and I learned how to do this week! It's not yarn-related, so brace yourselves ;) :

We started our jewelry making class on Tuesday night. Everybody made rings. This one is sterling silver, put through a press with a piece of old window screen so that it looks like snake skin. It's got some firescale on it, but that's the only way you can see the pattern really... otherwise I'd have to figure out how to put patina on it and that's just too much to learn right now. So firescale stays! But do I give this to Jason or Dan? Decisions... Class is gonna be fun, but I'll be dragging the next morning at work -- we have to be in the studio Tuesday nights from 6:30 - 9:30 pm. Anyhow, hurray for torches and molten metal!

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(Ms.) New Booty

Look what I got today......

Some seriously zexy yarn (Tilli Tomas Disco Lights) and a good pattern (Snakeskin Sweater) to work on over the weekend! All from this lovely Yarnstress. This Disco Lights stuff is soooo pretty - silk in Dusty Purple. It's probably the last Tilli I'll get after this just because it's uber expensive and there's so much yarn in my stash already. And we've all heard about the keystone pricing issues. But I wanted to splurge on something unusual for a change and have a little luxury. After working late almost every day for the last 2 weeks wanted a little treat.

Anyhow, the car is starting to get worked on today. It's going to be a while until they get it done, but at least we know something's getting done. There's not much left on the front end. And if the auto insurance laws in the state of Indiana hadn't been changed recently, they would have totaled it out. But I guess it's better than nothing. I'm so glad I didn't listen to some people and get the gecko... we'd be out a car and a whole lotta money.

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Since a picture is worth a thousand words....

I'll let this one speak for itself.