Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Random Thoughts

There's an ad on TV these days that caught my eye (and ear). It hits the nail squarely on the head. Don't we all feel exactly this way when we plug into our iPods?

Last night the Spin City Group got together for some Show & Tell. You know how I was wondering what to do with the loom I picked up? Leisha has given me some serious inspiration.

Weaving Inspiration

Weaving Inspiration

These lousy BlackBerry shots don't do the shawls justice but let me tell you, these are gorgeous and they made me very happy. Such wonderful work.

Oh, and Dawn decided the IBM Atrium is the perfect place to hand card her fleece.

Carding Fleece in Midtown Manhattan

Carding Fleece in Midtown Manhattan

I love this. For so many reasons. It must be obvious to all of you, too. Seriously.

It's not a habit of mine to announce my New Year's Resolutions so you didn't see a list from me at the beginning of January. But one of them was a commitment on my part to attend these Meet Ups on a more regular basis. So far, so good. I have a blast every week, and who doesn't need more fun in their life, yo.

And speaking of TV, I watched a movie over the weekend that had me so blown away I couldn't concentrate on my spinning. For the first time ever, I actually got up from the wheel to actively watch TV. It was Temple Grandin's story on HBO and I thought it was really powerful. I've been aware of her work for years, have been fascinated with how she thinks.

Now, having seen this biography, I have even more respect for her and her work. I may have been moved to tears over her statements about showing some respect to the animals we convert to food. Very compelling and thought provoking stuff.


Oiyi said...

Mmmmmmmm....handwoven shawl!!! Love!

Dan Gliubizzi said...

Ha Ha Ha Ha that was good!!! I also keep a splitter on my wire to share the experience and I have been invited to plug in to others.

Chris said...

That's a great ad! I love her shawl! You're going to have a lot of fun with your loom.

Mary said...

Even blurry, those shawls are gorgeous!

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t does wool said...

great ad!...and love the shawl~

Anonymous said...

Weird, I've known Temple and her work for years and now she's in a documentary. Her work is definetly amazing and her book should be mandatory reading for anybody who studies comparative cognition. Okay, maybe just about any psychologist should read her books.