Yes, it's been a few weeks. I've been attempting to drag myself out of my funk and get back to concentrating on what I need to focus on like finishing some projects that have been on endless hiatus and making some jewelry. I've also been having a few health problems lately that have flared up and snapped my attention to the fact that things can always get worse and that I need to snap out of it.
Where to start? How about with a pleasant surprise from one of my fav bloggers, the lovely and talented Hasbu. I went over to my mom's house to check on a package I was expecting and found a surprise package from Finland! Inside was a lovely card and some GREEN superwash sock yarn that is just gorgeous! There could be some Karmic repercussions for this spontaneous act of generosity. I also was recently gifted a lovely skein of hand spun chunky green yarn from Sara, who is an up and coming designer from our Tuesday Panera crew.
Now that we've covered talented knitters let's talk about another talented individual working in one of my favorite mediums.....metal. I love metal in sculpture, structure and of course on the smaller scale where it's worn. I happened upon Tim Shoemaker at the tattoo convention where I purchased one of his metal spiders. I was looking through some of his other works on his myspace page and found a metal mantis. I had to have one and commissioned Tim to create one for me. Isn't he awesome? His new home is on top of my book case in the "library" where he looks like he's waiting for his next meal. Tim will also be displaying and selling his art at the Stars and Stripes Festival in Mt. Clemens on June 27,28, & 29th. Check it out. Support your local artists!
Oh yeah, this is a blog about knitting sometimes isn't it? Well on that front I've been cranking out hats for the Dulaan project and so far I'm at 11 including a contribution from Mom Larj. I have one more to finish before mailing everything of tomorrow. It's a great cause and a great way to use up odds and ends of stash for small projects. I think this is my third year of participating with this charity.
Speaking of getting involved I also participated in the "Hungry for Change" bake sale in Dearborn to support Barack Obama's presidential campaign. I contributed some brownies and of course came home with some goodies. I'm hoping to get a little more involved as we get closer to November.
Other than that, life continues on it's same path. Everyone have a great week!!