I’m wondering…is that the Anglo-Saxon pronunciation “HOG-get” or the French, “hoe-GAY?” Just curious…either one makes me giggle.
I’ve been saying “HOG-get,” but if you asked Hyacinth Bucket, you know she’d pronounce it “hoe-GAY.”
“Why, yes, Sheridan, dear. Mummy has a lovely new Teal hoe-GAY jumper.”
So my Teal hoe-GAY is coming along.
I’m starting the armhole shaping.
WendyKnits Book Newz
I had a conference call with the lovely ladies at my publisher today, making plans for events surrounding the publication of Wendy Knits: My Never-Ending Adventures in Yarn and venues for book-signings and related events.
We are in the process of selecting LYSs and other appropriate venues. Would you like to host a WendyKnits event? Contact my publicist (heh! I love saying “my publicist”), Liz Keenan, at this email address: Elizabeth.Keenan@us.penguingroup.com
I have conveniently put this information in my sidebar as well.
Learning to Spin
Got any advice for someone who wants to learn to spin? Obviously a drop spindle is the most cost-effective, but is it easy to learn? Maybe one day I too will have hoggett to share…
I highly recommend starting with a drop spindle. It also really really helps if you have someone show you in person how to use it. Maybe it’s just me because I am a highly visual sorta gal, but having it demonstrated up-close and live was the only way I managed to learn (Hi L-B!). I did check out some written instructions, but couldn’t “get” it that way.
There is a website, however, that offers Quicktime videos of spinning techniques — ICanSpin.com. This is a huge help for visual learners.
I think learning how to spin on a drop spindle first really helped me when I started wheel spinning. I understood the concept of “how to make yarn” and the importance of drafting the fiber, and that made wheel spinning far easier!
Meanwhile, Back at the Ranch
Lucy is pestering me to make her a CatPope hat.
In the “Things You Don’t Want to See in the Street Outside Your Office” Department
That would be the Washington D.C. Medical Examiner’s van. This was going on in the street, right outside my office window this morning. What a strange (not to mention unsettling!) series of events.