Wednesday, December 16, 2009

I had a dream....

And it was about weaving. Like, I was actually talking about doing weaving, and then CraftyCoug and I were in a room with bunches of looms. And, me, (IRL) not knowing a dang thing about weaving, was like "Oh, it can't be too hard" and started getting an explanation as to how it all works from a clerk in the room.

point 1: I do not know anything about weaving. period. So how did my brain go about creating an explanation that not only made sense, but appeared to *work* in the dreamscapes?

point 2: Why the HELL would I even consider taking on a new hobby when there is only 8 more knitting days left til christmas??

point 3: Apparently in my dream world, looms are not that expensive. *cough cough* and I bought one immediately.

Honestly. For me to have a "real life" dream is weird enough. But my brain being able to dissect weaving and give me an explanation that was plausible is just CRAZY!

hehe. Craftycoug, apparently we have some shopping to do.

Friday, December 4, 2009

The New Rules for Holidays

I am not one to say "blah blah blah consumerism is evil"...Heck, I WORK in retail! I did not participate in Black Friday per se, but I do still buy things.

Here is my plan. It's called the 3/50 Project and you simply Choose 3 local business (*cough* yarn shops...*cough*) and spend $50 per month. If we all do this, we will be putting our money back in our local economies. And we will be doing a part of the business needed to save these businesses from closing their doors forever.

Granted, two of my family members are getting hand knit gifts this holiday season. But now I know what I should do for the rest. They will receive useful gifts bought from local businesses. That way, we can all feel good about what we've done this season.

Won't you join me? It only takes one person to make a difference. I charge you to be that person.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Window Wisdom

Scary to think that a retail setting would actually have something so wise on the window.

But it's true. I wish you a happy day!