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yesterday was a total loss. i did nothing -- didn't get to sleep until 6:30 am, didn't sleep well, and ended up going back to bed at 22:30 after doing nothing more all day than a little research. i felt exhausted the entire time while i was actually awake. so, no items off the list. darn. and i was doing so well. slept in, too, this morning, so got a total of 13 hours sleep. some of that must have been REM sleep because i remember my dreams (have not been remembering dreams since i came back from the montréal trip).

did some more garden work today before it started raining too hard. experimented with making a brioche-type bread in the breadmachine, which came out tasting very nice, having a decent, lacy texture, but sinking in a bit too much at the sides.

sent email to G about getting together for dinner. got return email saying that G is in ontario. woops.

realized that i had already seen both movies that zip.ca sent me. watched the rick mercer report and this hour has 22 minutes instead. laughed my ass off -- this is clearly once again the right way to get my news.

invented a leaf pattern as one of the pieces for a felted garden-theme bag. felted it by hand. have very clean fingernails now and am covetting a small washing machine. picture is taken before felting.

oak leaf stylized oak leaf

freehand, without pattern. doing all that freeform noodling on my vest project and experimenting with hyperbolic planes is helping me create recognizable shapes without needing somebody else's patterns.

on 2006-10-25 05:50 (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] kightp.livejournal.com
Ooh. Nice leaf. Very fractal!

Having (twice) clogged my washing machine drain with plugs of felted fiber, I'm planning to acquire one of these (http://www.redhillgeneralstore.com/A49422.htm) to aid in the sink-felting process, 'cause my achey old hands can't take all the wringing and pummeling required to to it manually. Pat Spark (http://www.peak.org/~spark/spark.html), who I was thrilled to discover lives mere blocks from me, swears by them.

If I won the lottery, I'd buy one of these (http://www.feltingmachines.com/the_royal_line_of_progressive_yardage_felting_machines.htm)

on 2006-10-25 06:53 (UTC)
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Posted by [identity profile] pir-anha.livejournal.com
"The Princess Progressive Yardage Felting Machine" -- *heh*. how can one resist anything with that title. well, if one wins the lottery, yes.

there was a time when i swore i would never touch a washboard again. (i actually used one for laundry when i was young.) i am still not eager. :) but yeah, they'd be good for felting.

i use a cheap bamboo placemat clamped to a wooden board (can also be rolled up, rolled back and forth, which does some very gentle felting). it works fine for small flat pieces and gives a lot of control, but for anything 3D and large pieces, the washing machine is unbeatable. if i end up buying one, i'll use a filter -- that's the smart thing to do anyway to protect the septic field.

on 2006-10-25 15:21 (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] glass-garden.livejournal.com
That leaf looks great! I would love to learn crochet. I was actually looking for online tutorials last night, any tips you have to offer would be much appreciated :)

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