I have a lot of random news to share, so here goes!
The seedlings are still alive and thriving, we managed to find a second Jiffy seed starting tray so we could start the rest of our flowers. It was tough to find – we went to several stores before we were able to find what we needed.
The sourdough starter… is dead. I do not know what I did, but I killed it. I opened the lid on Friday morning to discard and feed, and it smelled like a used sweat sock filled with gorgonzola cheese. That had been left out in the sun. So that went out. The only thing I can think it might be was I had started doing two feedings a day, but it was not developing to the point that it should have been, so I went back to one feeding a day. Sourdough experts, any ideas what that might have been? I do intend to try again, but not until I have a more reliable supply of flour. It’s kind of hit and miss right now, so another run at sourdough is going to have to wait.
I got a fun yarn shipment recently from Pandia’s Jewels – a really nice Halloween tote bag, some random miniskeins, and an Illumiknitty pin 🙂
The virtual VK Live event I wrote about on Friday? It abruptly opened for registration on Saturday morning and proceeded to mostly sell out. I did manage to get in on a couple of classes for the Saturday and Sunday it is running. Which is OK, because this morning I got some even better VK Live news. Their Seattle event is rescheduled! They are holding it next April, and anyone who was registered is automatically registered for next year’s event. That is exactly what i was hoping would happen – so I’m very happy about that 🙂
Finally, I am at a decision point with my Arachne. The main modification I was thinking about was adding some web patterning to the wrists or forearms, then I thought about doing it over the whole arms. Then Karen had the idea of doing it just on one arm! So I found some free printable figure template (croquis, if you are talking fancy fashion words) at www.designersnexus.com and colored in the three current notions.
The first option is with webbing added to just the forearms – I think it has a kind of super-villainess flair, but not sure this is my favorite.
Here it is with webbing running down both arms, and
the one arm option, which is quirky and cool!
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