The Life and Projects of An Avid Hobbyist

Thursday, May 27, 2010


The loverly Kristine gave me this plant as a housewarming gift this past winter. His name is Zed. I am not sure about the species of plant, but it grows like a weed and is in desperate need of replanting.

ZedAlign Center

Sitting next to Zed is approximately 152 yards of 4.5 wpi yarn. It came home with me as 4 ounces of pencil roving from this year's MDSW.

This was my first time spinning a superwash nylon blend.


Fiber Optic Yarns - Foot Notes Unspun Pencil Roving
80% merino - 20% nylon
Colorway: Rockwood, one of a kind

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Night Out!

I took AJ, a young man that I work with, out to the The Aljira Fine Art Auction 2010.

My mother, AJ and me. Photography by Karen Sinocchi.

The auction is one of the gallery's fund-raisers and showcases the work of local and regional artists. AJ is not what you would call a fan of the arts, so we spent a lot of the night discussing the pieces on display. By the end of the night, while I wouldn't call him an aficionado, there were some pieces that he would have purchased. Although contemporary art prices are a bit out of collective reach. ~ksp