Mother needs something today to help calm her down

Posted on Sep 29, 2009. 5 comments

Main Entry:wool·yn·is·ta
Pronunciation: \?\?wu?-l?-?n?s-t?\
Function: noun
Etymology: wooly + -ista (as in fashionista)
Date: 2009
: a designer, promoter, or follower of the latest wool.
That's a new word coined by Jennifer. I think it's fitting although it may not convey the depth of my mania obsession interests. In fact the entire craft room may not really convey the depth of my collection. Although I try mightily to obscure just the breadth and width of it all with clever use of rubbermaid bins, smoke, mirrors, with a dash of untidiness and a sprinkling of "featured on the local news due to death by falling yarn."

I've finally finished another shawl, this one was knit using Rio de la Plata and many mornings on the Disneyland Railroad.
365_82 New Shawl
I've got some revamping to do on the pattern. The yarn started felting after a cool soak in the sink with some wool wash and minimal agitation. Plus all that hard work I did creating the design is obscured by the variegated yarn. When I do these photo shoots I always have something on my mind for inspiration. This morning's inspiration was "I really hope that big, fat, juicy spiders will not fall out of this tree and on to my head."
My cotton is growing beautifully. I still have that buggy visitor named "Admiral Shrimp Bug" marching around the woody stalks of cotton. He's been overseeing something although I'm not entirely sure what.
admiral shrimp bug 2
His presence isn't affecting the plants negatively that I can tell.
red foliated cotton bloom and boll
Admiral Shrimp Bug thanks you for your support.
Admiral Shrimp Bug
And me? I'm working on my next design while wearing yarn hair.
365_79 Yarn Hair
Because I am Woolynista for life.


  • Posted by Joelle on Sep 30, 2009

    mmmmmm yarn hair…….

  • Posted by Kath on Sep 30, 2009

    Thank you – I now have that song stuck in my head!
    I never knew cotton had such pretty flowers. Good to know Admiral Shrimp Bug is just minding his own business there.

  • Posted by AlisonH on Oct 03, 2009

    I love it! So is that flower on the cotton plant, or something else? It’s gorgeous. And I would so wear a hat like that—haven’t outgrown the stage of being delighted at driving my kids crazy (while they’re laughing.)

  • Posted by Carrie K on Sep 29, 2009

    I was thinking valium but wool does sound better.
    And yahoo! For the shop/teaching thing. Not Admiral Shrimp Bug, whatever his good points may be.

  • Posted by mindy on Sep 30, 2009

    Yarn hair. Admiral shrimp bug. Tee hee!
    Congrats on patterns.

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