Saturday, February 28, 2009

Shiny New Obsession

Photo courtesy of Wikipedia Commons

You ever notice how when you REALLY want something, it seems to be everywhere? I'm seeing drop spindles out of the corner of my eye, roving, batting, and wheels everywhere.
I don't have time for a new craft. It's bloody impractical right now. I keep trying to convince myself that it would be relaxing, something to do outside of the shop. But the truth is, shortly after getting a good grip on spinning, I'd be making odd yarns to knit into charm bags. Dandelion, milkweed, the silvery fuzz from blessed thistle... The cats. Yeah. I thigh spun bits of Oscar's hair today (he's shedding pretty badly), added an eye milagro (which have always looked like Evil Eye charms to me) and hung it from the doorway. Combine the best of both worlds; crazy cat lady, Witch, and craft ninja.
It's just hard to let go of an idea once it's taken root. Le sigh. Don't get all worried on me, it was a whim, and took about three minutes, lol.

Around and about town, the powers that be in Manitou are trying to install parking meters. I don't know how effective that will be, what with 1/3 of the shops being empty (wtf), and tourist season on the way. The construction downtown is a bloody nightmare. Redoing the Ave, again (three times in two years!) and they still haven't touched Ruxton, or appear to have any plans to clean it up and make it more patron friendly.
Bah humbug!
Currently reading "Moving Pictures" by Terry Pratchett
Going to bed now, hope you are well :)


Dragonpearl said...

We've got a petition going at curves saying "no parking meters" Maybe you can drop in and add your sig.

Lodestone and Ladys Mantle said...

Already signed the petition at Southwest Silver. What should really be pissing a lot of people off is the way they sort of sprung it on us, out of the blue :(

Lily Wyte said...

You sound like me. I have often learned a whole new craft just so I could bring my vision into being, and, I love Terry Pratchet. Have you read Good omens? What a riot! You should post a pic of your charm.

Lodestone and Ladys Mantle said...

LOVE Good Omens! Makes me wish that Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett would have a love child, lol.
The charms kinda ugly, but I'll post a pic of it anyway :)