I ordered some absolutely gorgeous note cards from Pounding Mill Press, and they arrived yesterday. (Full disclosure: M., of Pounding Mill Press, is a friend of mine. Rather than tell you this to suggest that I might be biased, I do it in order to be able to take a moment to comment on her general awesomeness, which makes me recommend her stuff, her style, her cupcakes all the more. She also does custom projects — lots more info on her site.) Anyway, I ordered these blank-on-the-inside alphabet cards, and they are exactly what I was hoping for.
M. tucked in a sample note card or two in a different designs, and some engraved pencils that clearly I can’t live without, despite not knowing I needed them. I can’t decide which to sharpen first: Love is a Battlefield, or A Man, A Plan, A Canal, Panama.
If you, at this very moment, are realizing that a package of palindrome pencils would make your writing, grading, grocery-list-making, etc. infinitely better, these are available in the Pounding Mill Press online shop. (I just checked. I can think of at least ten people who would LOVE these.)
When I read these out loud to Boh, he looked at me like this:
I don’t think he liked “Go Deliver A Dare Vile Dog” so much.
Last night, at bedtime, I was feeling antsy. My reading went slowly yesterday, and I just needed to either get something else done, or unwind some more. I had just read Laura’s post about 2010, where she talks a bit about spinning, relaxing, and mind-wandering, so I got out my wheel (which needed to be both tightened and oiled — the weather has changed A LOT since the last time I did any spinning) and sat down to ply.
This is the first half of an experiment I described in this post – SCF Rhinebeck and Hello Yarn Cauldron, plied together (both polwarth). The process of plying these last night was exactly what I needed to decompress after some difficult reading, but I’m not sure about the pairing yet. I’m really happy with what you can see here on the bobbin, but there is a bit section where red and green are plied together in the middle, and it might just have the effect of muting each color. I’ll have to see what I think once it is washed and skeined, and then I can decide if I want another skein just like this, or if I want to do something different with the other half-bumps of each colorway. Either way, nice to be sitting down at my wheel again. I hope I can make time to spin this spring.
i love how the plying turned out! i’ve been all about plying two different colorways together lately. fun.
Cool cards and pencils! The plying of 2 different colorways is all the rage now… and for good reason. Love it!
Oooh pretty! All of it! Love.
Very cool cards and pencils! I also love the color combo on the plying. I need to get spinning more, too.
Yay! More spinning! I haven’t worked with my wheel for quite a while either…somehow I feel like spinning is a warm weather thing…
Hooray for plying, and yes I must agree that mix-y match-y colorways are FANTASTIC. I’ve been all about the “patchwork salad” (tossing a bunch of wool tops around in a basket and spinning them at random. And, I had no idea until just now that I desperately NEED pencils engraved with palindromes. I really do.
Wow. I want everything in the Pounding Mill Press shop. And they’re just across the bay in Oakland! Thank you so much for the recommendation. Like the commenter above, I had no idea until right now how badly I needed palindrome pencils. And some pop-up nature cards. And personalized notecards. Eek!