Tuesday, November 23, 2004

Off To See The Turkey

I realized sometime yesterday that in going home to visit my family for Thanksgiving, I was really going to The Land of the Free Washing Machine. It was certainly time for my first felting project. I thought the Booga Bag would make an appropriate foray into the world of intentional shrinkage. This is the Kureyon I bought:

I love this colorway; I've never seen it anywhere else, and I think it'll make a very cool bag.

And because packing and getting ready to get out the door early tomorrow is important to me, here is a shot of the finished bottom:
I'll probably pick up around the edge tonight, even though there are things I should be doing, like sleeping.

Today at work I had Food Safety Training, or as I refer to it, "Poop and Rodent Story Day -or- How to Get Explosive Diarrhea Without Even Trying". It's all stuff I learned in school, getting my Food Science degree, and I thought my Poop Story Days were over. (If you ever get the opportunity to take a class like this, unless you're as or more educated than the presenter in the subject, don't do it. It'll scare the living crap out of you, and you'll never eat again, which is totally unnecessary.) I'll spare you the gory details, but one good thing came out of it: numerous breaks in which to work on my scarf. Several people asked if it was a Christmas gift, and a few people needed to clarify that it was not a warm scarf but a decorative scarf. They marveled at how long it was and asked how long it took me to make it. When a row is about half an inch, it really doesn't take too long. It looks much the same as last time I posted a picture, only twice as long; I'll post more from Sioux Falls.

Wish me a safe trip, looks like some snow and rain are in my future.


Teri said...

Have a Happy Thanksgiving and drive safely!