Tuesday, January 08, 2008


A WiP that's going places


Another Stitchjones original: the Boomerang Lace Scarf. Pattern coming this summer, available only from Gardiner Yarn Works. Will be reworked in a different yarn.

About 10 years ago, I learned to throw, and catch, a boomerang. Surprisingly, when we visited Sydney in 2001, we were hard pressed to find anyone who actually threw booms! Yet there is a United States Boomerang Association, and I participated in several USBA tournaments. Jason still throws, however. Pictured with my scarf (still unfinished--I used Lama Mohair, an acrylic/mohair blend) are the Yanaki (hot pink tip) and the Chinook hook. I don't throw hooks--they're big, and I can't get any accuracy with 'em. Haven't thrown in ages, and would like to get back into it, if the weather ever improves. Yeah, I know, this is Oregon, but I reserve the right to bitch about the crappy climate!

Play nice, please, and share the crayons.

I know there's no way to bring this up without sounding pissy, but since this is my blog, I'd like to make clear for the record that the purpose of my yarn contest was not to invite a critique of my fiber art. To everyone who stopped by and told me what they liked, thank you for taking the time to do so. I appreciate your input and the information is very valuable to me. However, I'm not interested in what folks don't like, or what they think "looks just like a million others out there". That's tactless, and I would never leave someone that kind of comment, regardless of what I really thought. This is my art, and I'm of the "if you can't say something nice" school of thought. Perhaps that's old-school. Whatever it may be, it's how I feel.

Thank you--end of rant chat.

seriously! Do I have to kick some arse?
Sheesh, everyones a critic. Never mind them, WE know that the yarn is awesome and if I actually ever do get a pay check, my first treat to myself is to buy from YOU! Who loves you babe?
Love the lace scarf! And BTW, I'm with you on the "would never leave someone that kind of comment, regardless of what I really thought." I'm sorry that some felt they needed to share their unsolicited, dumbass critiquing skills with you---sheesh! We hate them for you. They are dumb and boring and always break the crayons when you let them use them!
What a beautiful scarf! And Flutter beat me to it, but I'd give the critics an old school beat down too if you want. No one has any tact anymore I swear...the internet isn't THAT anonymous!!
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