Thank you Erin for posting the link to Harold McGee! That warms the cockles of both my nerdy science girl heart and my big gourmand belly! For those who don't know, take a gander at Harold's site and learn something new!
News here, we've finally posted the prices and details of the Spindlicity Cruise to Alaska! So signups are now open. I'm very excited about this journey. We'll be sailing from Vancouver to Anchorage and then staying in Palmer Alaska for two days to visit a Qiviut farm. There will be spinning and knitting classes on board the ship, parties, hanging out and general fibery merriment. We have two great teachers, Stephenie Gaustad for spinning and Kathy Hinckley for knitting. I can't wait! I wish August were already here. And we've already started planning the 2008 cruise so we can have a jumpstart on the cruise booking season!
This upcoming weekend is full of fun things. Saturday I'll be out at the Dizzy Ewes fiber guild meeting in Claremont, hanging out with spinners and fibery folks. And Sunday I'm planning to attend the Los Angeles Basketry Guild meeting and learn about Lazertek photo transfers.
In the meantime, I've been kept busy dyeing orders. I've gotten quite a few orders lately and have been busy filling them one by one. I'm also busy working on my book, which requires quite a bit of spinning (gee whiz, what a terrible job!). Amazingly, the less employed I am, the busier I get.
And tonight I'm going to see submission grappling. Yes, folks, I watch submission grappling. For those who don't know what that is, it's like wrestling, but you try to hold your opponent down and choke them or break their arm (of course they give up before you are able to break their bones). Mr. Bonnet is a martial arts kind of guy and he got me hooked on fighting!