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So, I think I have a problem. A serious problem.

 

I have fleece lust. I recently purchased fiber with about half of my free cash on ahnd. And not just any fiber, fiber from Monroe Wisc and a sheep freindly farm. (gotta love that place!). Almost all of the fiber was naturally colored. And about half is in roving or cloud form while the other half is in lock form. And guess what, I really have lock wants.

I would love to start seling my own yarns and dyed roving. Of course I’d really need to go a lot of work and build up a base of things to offer before I started an online shop. And almost all of what I’m willing to sell is homespun yarn. SO I started looking at different people’s shops (Spuny Eclectic, The Painted Sheep, Yarn Wench, Holly EQQ…) as well as loads of Etsy shops. That inevitably led to me looking at ebay. Now, I’ve never before looked at anything on ebay.

So, I was surprised with the different things I found and the very cheap prices. I mean, someone is selling a 7lb sheeps fleece for ninty nine cents, and the shipping is like $23. That is super cheap. This inevitably led to me scouring all of ebay looking at spinning fibers as well as fleeces.

I did end up purchasing some cotton roving, (1lb) for about $8, super cheap. I just hope its good quality!

And I have several fleeces that I’m “Watching” and major fleece cravings. On several blogs I’ve read about people sheering their animals now, and getting the fleeces ready to sell or send to be processed. And do I ever want to buy almsot all of the fleeces up for sale.

I have fleece longing! Serious fleece longing. I have logged onto ebay about 7 times today to look over those fleeces.

Soemthing is seriously wrong with me if I’m longig to own a bag of dirty fiber from someone who may or may not be sending me a good fleece.

But they’re so much fun to wash and process. To dye and spin from. To card or just to have.

Their, I admit it! I AM A FLEECE ADDICT, I have a problem!

So, hopefylly getting the (4lb) box of fiebr I ordered from Monroe will help with this longing. But I doubt it.

On a similar front I finished plying the first two bobbins of polypay yarn. I set the twist last night, and reskeined the yarn today. I got around 444 meters, ahving filled the bobbins about half full with yarn before plying for a pretty much full bobbin.

Its fairly uneven but all within fingering weight. And its very springy and lovely. A nice creamy whitee  color. I started to spin another bobbin of singles and its about 1/4-1/3 full. Unfortuanly I had to stop spinning to make a load of rologs as I’d run out of them.

College, well I hate it at the moment. B-cat is a bastard and I’d love to kick his ass. 2-d design was long and dull. Here, read a part of my email to a classmate who missed both classes (names have been deleted):

 

In 2-d design we looked at all of the ‘color wheels’, and discused those for about half of class. Mostly 2-d professor talked about how the different colores related to each other, how people organized them and the differences between hue, value, shade, intensity……
 
The rest of class was spent working on our cd pic thing. She gave everyone an extension, instead of it being due on Wen. it is due on Monday. She said we will be able to work on it next class so I bieve that we will be meeting in the computer lab. However she also wants everyone to bring in their guache paint, bristle board and a stack of magazines. (although she did say it won’t be like B-cat’s assignment).
 
 
In drawing only 4 of us had actually done the assignment. He pretty much ignored them. Although he did say I had done mine all wrong, I had broken all the rules. And of course he didn’t say what was wrong or what rules had been broken. And of course he never even told us any rules. I of course spent all weekened doing it and am beyond caring. He did say that if I just spent a little more time of it, it might be alright. Of course then he lectured abotu how we should all spend at least 3 hours on our homework. Altogetehr I’m pissed at him!
 
So, I really debated about sending you a pic of my finished ‘drawing’ because its all wrong. But I don’t know if I explained it well enough before. So I will attach a pic of it.
 
Bob set up a still life with a focused light and we had to draw it doing stippling. At the end of class you just pounded in that the one that were good had blacks instead of all grey’s. And he liked the ones that were detailed. He also liked the ones that didn’t just do one piece of the still life and then move onto the next piece. He liked the drawing where someone did one piece and radiated tehir drawing outward from there. (I’m assuming you rememebr stippling from 2-d).
 
Next class he says we will be doing another still life this time just using cross hatching. Our assignment will be to finish either the stippling or the cross hatching drawing. He doesn’t care which, we’re just supposed to do one of them.
 
Other then that B-cat was basically his jerky, lectureing self. He told alot of people their drawing was good, and by the time he got around the room again it was terrible (and they hadn’t touched it really).

 
So, thats basically it. Although I tonned down the language and didn’t really go into anything or actually say what b-cat was like. The fellow student ahs him as a teacher so they know, and they don’t really aprove of us complaining about him. I just wanted the student to know what they had missed and what was said and done.

 

Want to see the photo I attached? Well here it is.

 

 

See how aweful it is!

 

And what I didn’t add to the email was that ALL of the other students thought it was the best drawing. They all seemed to really like it.

I HATE it!!!!!!!!!!! Its so terrible!! And I literally spent like 27 hours working on it. So, I continue to be pissed off at B-cat. I have a very “screw you” attaitude now. And I am not going to touche this drawing!

Movies:

I did watch Atonment, it was alright but I don’t see what everyone else does it in. It was rather dull and silly.

I also watched Dan in Real Life, STUPID!!!!! The adds made it out to be soemthing of a family comedy. In reality it was a hopelessly failed mess of a romantic comedy!

The Painted Veil was alright. Very predictable, not very romantic or even dramatic. No mystery, just following a proscribed line. Not worth the time really. Perhaps as a book it would be better, but as a movie it wasn’t very good.

I am Legand, Dad really wanted to see this movie. Apparely their is a book that was written when he was younger by the same name. And I would surmise from the movie and his discription that the movie is very loosly based upon the book. Again not great. I would have said that it was alright but a dog was killed by its master so the movie was bad. Never kill an animal just to make the movie more dramatic or sad or anything like that!!!!!!!!!!!! Paticualrly not when the animal is the persons best friend, and only friend. Seriosuly, not only do so many pieces of fiction, written, radio, tv and movie have that theme, that its become overdone and rather cliche. I now seriosuly dislike and even hate evrything that kills an animal because it was someones best friend and gave its life for its master. Its just wrong!

Sydney White was dumb. A kids film, and a spoof off Snow White. Normally I love books and films and movies based off of a fairy tale. But this was just rather stupid. I think that some of the ideas were pretty good behind the movie, the whole who’s the most popular and all that. But the translation of the fairy tale into modern day didn’t work. 7 boys is a streach, but Rachel Wichburn was a terrible name. And overall it was unebleivable and stupid. Too much of Snow White is so mcuh full of the past and magic. Too much doesn’t translate into the poresant. Perhaps a spoof into the future, but not today.

All in all the movies were a disapointment.

Oh, Dad and I also saw 21 this weekened at the movie theature. Very long, if it was about half as long it would have been miuch better. Somewhat perdictable maine plot, and totally predictable subplot with the main char. I hate when they have this new guy come in, very innocent and pulled into something bad. They jsut do the bad thing as a “means to an end” and end up getting caught up in it. They get picked on a bit by the top dog, and the top dog overdoes soemthing and gets kicked out. The newer (once innocent) kids becomes cocky and looses everything he worked for. Then he redeams himself and gets what he lost back. Or he just gets the girl. To me it was like they were trying to make an epic journy film of a few days journey.

Dumb!

 

So, I’m off to troll after some fleeces, see if their are any deals so god I cannot say no. Look a little at the Monroe site and then off to bed. Tomarrow I have class again, 2-d design and then drawing with B-cat.

 

Best of luck all!

 

Guin

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