So I’m starting up an idea I’ve done a time or two once again, namely a tarot-based prompt blog. Given my recent exploration into Lenormand, there might be a Lenormand deck or two that finds it’s way in here, but I have a bajillion tarot decks so… not for a while.
That said, the basic point of it is using a simple tarot spread (4 cards) as a creative prompt. The prompts will post one per day, using a variety of decks. You can reblog with drabbles or art or tea blends for all I care. You can just use it for daily prompts and never interact with the blog at all. Whatever you like ^_^
So as I mentioned before, I started a job a couple of months ago working for a startup. Honestly, considering my situation, it’d be pretty hard for me NOT to be 100% behind the ideas that this company is trying to promote. That said, here’s the quick rundown:
Jobaio’s online employment marketplace revolutionizes the hiring industry by costing less, saving time, and making better matches. Its innovative software system pre-qualifies candidates through a series of automated skill tests and personal interviews, all created and implemented by experts in the candidate’s field. The result is a highly curated pipeline of ranked matches, every time an employer logs in.
In less marketing speech, it’s basically ‘you got the skills, we match you up to go do the thing' with a focus on promoting people for what they KNOW and what they can DO as opposed to what pretty pieces of paper they may or may not have.
Right now, we’re starting with Project Managers but anyone can sign up and we’re chugging along to add skills and areas ASAP to tackle more. So if you’re looking for work, might be worth giving a shot. Also, everyone here’s pretty awesome.
New car. It is currently without a name but hopefully it gives me an idea soon.
ETA: NAME FIGURED OUT! Say hello to Cthrag Yaska (Yaska for short).
Just reblogging over here for anyone interested. I kinda love my little car to pieces. Now I just need to figure out what vinyl stickers I want to put on it.
New scarf started over the weekend… mostly because I wanted to have something warped up to work on. Well, truthfully, I’d intended on trying intentional pooling for a scarf this time, only to find out that the beautiful rainbow color skein wasn’t going to allow for it. Twas a deeeeeep sad. But I figured I’d still warp something up since I’d set everything up and I conceived of this idea. It’s hard to describe but hopefully you’ll be able to see it when the scarf is done. (You’ll also probably see my supra sloppy selvedge work right at the beginning)
SO! Scarf’s done. And whoo boy wasn’t nearly as bad as I thought it might be. I kept things gentle, beat as little as possible, and didn’t put too much tension on the warp as I wove… and I honestly didn’t have any problems. Not one break. It didn’t even fuzz that much.
And uh… I’m kinda in love with the results. I haven’t washed it yet but I was so excited, I couldn’t help but take a few shots. That things getting washed and put up to dry as soon as I get home from work!
So I’m an idiot.
Well, no, that’s not exactly right. Because I did look up things. I just, you know, decided to do it after buying the yarn. Which was how i found out that the pretty multicolor yarn you see there in the warp is TERRIBLE as a warp yarn.
It really shouldn’t have been a surprise or anything; it’s a single and somewhat gently twisted. But bullheaded me, I had an idea for a weave and I wanted to try it regardless of what I’ve been told. I said ‘send it through the spinning wheel and give it a little more twist! it’ll be fine!’
Guess who’s a lazy butt and didn’t do anything of the like? Because it’s meeeee!
Instead, I got home from DnD and started immediately warping this project feeling precisely how unwise I was being as I walked the end of the warp over to the peg. Still, I kept going and got it warped up and started VERY gently weaving things.
I’m doing my best to be SUPER gentle, but I still feel like I’m going to break everything like every five seconds. This one’s going to go slooooow and I’ve got no one to blame but me, honestly. That said? It looks pretty darn spiffy, I think. And if I can manage to get the darn thing woven up without everything imploding *prays* it should look awesome.
Wish me luck!
WOW NEW FOLLOWERS HOLY CRAP I WAS ON RADAR HOW DID THIS HAPPEN?
So uh… yeah. WELCOME NEW FOLKS! I go by Danii most days, I do all kinds of fiber arts, which include everything from weaving to spinning to nalbinding to knitting to crochet to dyeing to whatever else randomly piques my fancy at the time.
I saw a few people mentioning that they’d like to learn to weave so… if you folks have questions or want help with learning things, feel free to poke my ask box and request tutorials or ask questions for any of the things I mentioned. I’m no super expert or anything and I’m almost entirely self-taught, but I like to experiment and poke at things so hopefully I can at least play sounding board.
Either way! OMG welcome.
TO THE SCARF! The weaving binge continues, my weaving need unsated, and THIS time I actually used my own handspun for the warp AND the weft to see how that color shifts would play out. I’m super happy with it, even though it came out more subtle than I would have figured. Rav links here, for anyone interested.
Ideas for busting more of my stash on the next project?
Weaving done! A scarf for my lovely coworker, Clara, as she told me she liked “any colors”. So why not go bright? Basic plain weave with some intentional not-pooling to produce a faux plaid.
First time I tried hem stitching, and I have to admit that it’s 1: easier than I thought and 2: leaves a really nice product. I think I’m going to continue hem stitching my weaving though next time, I’ll make sure to hemstitch the first edge before continuing. I had to do some silly wrapping thing to get enough tension to do it after I’d cut it off the end.
Still looks nice, though.
Only soaked this one, no fulling. It definitely isn’t as kind to your selvedges but I didn’t want to chance muddying the color. She loved it though!
untitled on Flickr.
More weaving! This one is a faux plaid that in doing with some intentional “pooling” so that I can just keep going with the same yarn and it looks all plaidy.
Also SUPER HAPPY. Mostly for something to smile at while I’m stuck at home due to snow. Itching to weave but ugh! Things to do working from home. Which, wow, I realized the other day? I forgot to mention here that I got a job!! Awesome job! With awesome people! So there’s that ^_^