Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Monday, August 18, 2014
I finished some handspun a while back. This was spun from some alpaca wool I bought from Green Paca at the Coventry Farmer's Market last fall. I bought 4 oz of the white wool and 1 oz packs of purple, green, and blue-green.
This was the first time I tried blending the different colored wools with my wool combs. The green and the blue-green blended wonderfully and really worked as a gradient transition between the two colors on that ply, but the purple and the blue-green didn't quite work out the way I planned. The resulting color was a little too dark to really work as a transition, but the color still looks good plied in there. I'm pleased with it overall.
This will be in the Etsy shop in the next major update!
Saturday, August 09, 2014
I spent most of today so far weeding my bookshelf. It's a necessary chore every once in a while. There's only so much room to put books and I am a product of my environment. My parents never get rid of anything, so breaking myself of that mindset has been something that I've been actively working since college.
A while back I found out about Paperback Swap, which is a service that I really enjoy. I know someone is looking for the book I'm sending out and I can get some really interesting books in return. It feels better to me than just generally donating books. Also, most of the time, there's a period between listing the book and sending out the book that I can get used to the idea that this book is no longer available. I shut them away in a cabinet so that they can't be seen and I get used to the book not being a part of the bookshelf. It works for me.
Here is a link to my profile on Paperback Swap so you can have a look at the books I have listed. I think you need to signed into an account to see the listing, but that's a quick sign up. Feel free to order any books from me!
I also have three series up on Ebay for sale. Two of them are complete series and one of them has most of the books in the series. I felt like it would be easier for folks to get these all at once on Ebay instead of one by one on Paperback Swap. If they don't sell on Ebay, I'll list them, but I know it's annoying to get a series one book at a time if all the books are available.
Here are the listings:
Remnants (Books 1-5, 7-12) by K. A. Applegate
Deltora Quest Complete Series by Emily Rodda
Deltora Quest: Shadowlands Complete Series by Emily Rodda
Feel free to grab these, folks. I'd really appreciate you taking them off my hands.