Monday, March 29, 2010
I used to babysit just about every day to earn a living. I was a nanny by day, babysitter by night. One family has stayed in contact and asks me to sit once a month or so. I have known this little boy since I worked in the daycare, when he was 2 years old. He is now a 5 year old and very smart. His parents are both extremely intelligent and have definitely encouraged his growth. Anyways, this little boy has a long standing fascination with wheels and gears and things that spin. He used to turn over strollers and spin the wheels. He informed me that he had learned how to knit and weave and showed me his projects. I decided to bring over my spinning wheel when I went over to watch him and show him how to spin. He LOVED it. We spun all night and I even showed him how to dye with Kool aid. His parents have emailed me to say that he is obsessed with spinning wheels now and keeps making not so subtle ploys to get one of his own!
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
This month I went to the school where Hedgerose teaches and gave a spinning demonstration. Several of the kids remembered me from last year when I did the same thing. It was awesome. I love her kids. They came up with really great questions and were genuinely interested in me and what I had to say. I think one of my favorites was a boy that I remembered from last year, when he took a great interest as well, who watched me for a long time and then was fielding questions for me at a certain point!
Sunday, March 14, 2010
This weekend was one full of craftalicious eventfulness.
Boy and I spent all day yesterday wandering around San Francisco on our first sunny, warm (ish) day of the spring. Aaaaand spent too much money. The yarn fumes got me and I couldn't help myself! I spent $100 on beautiful luxurious yarns to make into a big throw. It's going to be amazing!
And this is why blogging is a little sad. You can't feel the sleek Misti Alpaca (in Spring) or drool over the the color of the Malabrigo Indiecita (a color-weigh discontinued in the bulky but similar to the Indy) or giggle over the dead muppet texture of the Fiesta Flirt. The Boy posted the project on Ravelry and pictures will be up soon.
Okay, the yarn was awesome and all, but seriously the best part of the weekend was traipsing through the Castro in search of the perfect tiny swim trunks for the Boy. And he found some. Oh how tiny they are! I can't post pics because they are definitely not SFW or for family. Maybe I'll convince him to model later. LOL.
Monday, March 1, 2010
As many of you already know, Wildwoodyarn has added a Facebook page. We will be maintaining the blog, but many of our updates, such as craft events and etsy updates will be announced there as well. The interactive features of Facebook, such as the discussion boards made it appealing to us. Please add us as a friend on Facebook and give us feedback on what you would like to see!