Sunday, November 12, 2006

Character names taken from spam.

Character names taken from spam:

Siddhartha Malkin ~
Clearly a character in God Crossing. Sid Malkin discovered enlightenment, but left it behind in a crosstown cab on his way to an off-Broadway production of Guys and Dolls.

Lowery Wilbert ~
Low, as his friends call him, is an ex-carnie who got his criminal law degree from Uncle Samael's Internet University. He now bills one cool gee an hour and has a side gig working as a consultant for CSI.

Minnie Cartwright ~
Clearly an aging Bonanza fangirl who had her name legally changed.

Fern Bassett ~
Retired porn actress, expert on Love and Money, now sells crystals, pyramids, holistic remedies and dime bags, all by phone. Call now for a Free Reading!

Josephine Holloway ~
If I ever publish erotica, this would be a perfect pen name.

Faustus Chaffin ~
If I ever publish gay erotica, this would be a perfect pen name.

Shahzad Villareal ~
Typical Angeleno.

Saturday, November 11, 2006

Baby camel/Merino 50/50 Blend

Camel/Merino 50/50 Blend
Originally uploaded by cavalaxis.
This is about 2oz worth of yarn. I bought 8 oz all together to make a scarf for my mom. I'm thinking Knitty's Branching Out, which I'm test driving in a cheap acrylic right now, just so I can know I have the stitches down, and then I'll see if it looks good in this yarn. We'll see how it turns out.

Fixing plying errors

Fixing plying errors
Originally uploaded by cavalaxis.
50/50 baby camel/merino blend, plied from a center pull ball on my Majacraft Little Gem II.

I suck at plying so far, but I'm getting better. I decided to use my drop spindle to fix the plying errors and it worked beautifully. I only added twist where it was needed and simply wound the rest on. Problem fixed!