One Crazy Fiber Lady

The ramblings of a seriously affected fiberholic heavily into spinning, knitting and her twins.


This is what it looks like when you remove the screws from the case of a MacBook Air. I'm replacing the 128gb SSD with something far larger. I repeatedly ran out of room and found that a 480gb upgrade kit - which included the necessary screw drivers and an enclosure to continue using the old SSD as an external - was far cheaper than buying a new Air. The replacement was easy and took about 10 minutes. Cloning the 112gb is taking a tad longer.

Might as well work on my new mittens while I wait until bedtime, though I wouldn't mind calling it a night early. I think I might.

- Craft on!


Sometimes there are serious challenges to being able to complete a project. You can run out of yarn. You can run out of time. You might not have the right needles. I have a new reason to not finishing the current project. Serendipity.

She sees me knitting something sweater sized and immediately nestles in my lap underneath it.
Now this cat never sits in my lap, unless I'm knitting.

- Craft on!

Proud Mama

I know this is predominantly a techie/fiber freak blog, but it also has elements of crazy mama every now and again.  The twins have been post fodder for a long time.  Kathryn did something yesterday that I absolutely need to document.  My sweet, wonderful girl made me so very proud.  

The day started out normal enough.  I was fed up with my current cell phone and wanted to take advantage of T-Mobile and their Jump to get something I would like more.  Alex has been coveting the phone I'd been using, so the initial plan was to head to a store and first swap phones.  He'd get mine on his line and I'd get his.  I'd then Jump his phone to the one I really wanted.. or use his for a bit longer.  Sounded like a good plan, but then Alex remembered that he had settled on his current phone and had honestly wanted something else, and not mine.  So he started making noise that he wanted to Jump his phone too.  I wasn't willing to eat the cost for two phones, but honestly, the poor 11 year old (yes they are now 11 which means I missed my blog 10 year anniversary - doh), hasn't got the funds to countermand mama yet.  He started pulling out older "toys" to list on eBay or Craigslist to make up the shortfall.

This is where Kat enters the picture.  She first offered to lend him the money.  The girl has got a stash of cash that puts me to shame.  While she isn't a miser, she has been hoarding cash for a while.  Allowance and Hanukkah gelt adds up rather quickly when you enjoy collecting it.  He wasn't convinced that he'd like to be indebted to his sister.  That's when she did something truly wonderful.  She disappeared into her room and came back with her iPod Touch, handed it to me, and said I could sell it to help fund Alex's phone because "he really wanted it".  I nearly broke down in tears.  I kvelled.  She makes me so very proud.

Time to enjoy my day off and maybe do a little knitting for a change.  My goal is to post more regularly, or at least try.  I do have much to share still.

Craft on!

Another New Year

Happy New Year and all that. After having quite a few days off, I'm back to work for a shortened day today.  That means more train knitting while listening to audio books.  Here are the first sighs of the year. These are for Kathryn and is the leftover yarn from my last pair.