Crafts, Life

Yarn Stash and The Death of Another Talon

EXCITING DAY TODAY! I went to my storage unit and I retrieved my yarn stash! I didn’t think I would have had room for it, but Bryant insisted that we just take the whole thing home with us. So I have ALL (I think) of my yarn now. With the reacquiring of yarn though, always leads one to believe that they need a new storage container for it all. And that is something I definitely plan on acquiring.

I just have to re-wind all of my yarn into pull-center balls. The are much easier to use, don’t roll around as you use them, and just over all look cooler. I use them for both crochet and knitting; I know a lot of knitters who use them. Most people I know who crochet don’t use center-pull balls. Perhaps they just choose not to, or don’t know it’s something that exists.  I like them though, they look like this if you were wondering:

I still haven’t started a new project. But I’m hoping that my spinning stuff is in my yarn stash box somewhere. That would be a nice project. I was looking at pictures of the first yarn I ever made the other day and I sighed. It is so awful!

That was quite a while though.

So tonight, I bid “good day” to another talon, this time the thumb from my right hand. It was a painful removal, I caught it on a sliding glass door as I tried to open it while it was locked. Now before you judge me while I tried to open a locked door, please know that I was trying to open the door without looking at it to let a dog out and I was opening it on the opposite side of the handle. It’s something I do a lot, because I’m lazy.

You were a good talon, you are a missed talon, and you are survived by Left Thumb Talon. No longer with you pull knots from yarn or small pull beard hairs that have penetrated Bryant’s thumb. You will always be remembered for your loyal service.


Oh and I made myself a double nail for a little while.



I forgot to add the link for a pull center ball if you are interested in creating your own. It isn’t the set of instructions that I used to learn the first time but I love so the link will take you to their website. If I do find the instructions that I used I will definitely post them. The instructions are a little different than how I learned but it’s still a good read.


Nomadic Tendencies and the Removal of Talons

I move around, a lot. I don’t mean like military move around, either. I move around by choice. I have never lived anywhere longer than seven years and I don’t plan on living anywhere longer than that. I’ve moved a lot recently. In 2011 I moved to Portland, Ore, and then in 2012 I moved to Auburn, Washington. Now in 2013, I’m considering moving back to Montana so I can, for one, be closer to my family and, for two, there is work out there. There isn’t much work in Auburn, well there is work, it’s just the sitting-on-your-ass-all-day-and-take-phone-calls work. I’m tired of doing that kind of work.

I don’t mind moving, in fact I kind of like it. You get to see new things and meet new people. Not to mention, eat different foods. I love food! I’ve tried TONS of new foods this past year and I’m eager to keep trying new foods. I’ve discovered that I like mustard, saurkraut, brussel sprouts (when cooked properly), shwarma, and turkey burger. I still have to try hummus, but I’ll get around to it. 


I removed a talon today. By talon I mean my left handed index finger’s nail. Only the top part though, not the whole nail. It was dubbed a talon because of how long I kept it. It was a good quarter of an inch before I took it off. Bryant doesn’t like the talons (also on my thumbs), he says they scratch him and he doesn’t like it when I poke him with them. It makes me giggle but he doesn’t like it at all. But yes, one of them was removed today. It was effecting my typing and felt weird as I typed. So I took it off. I looked at Bryant and told him. He asked if I needed nail clippers. I told him no and he asked why and how I was going to remove it. I told him I bit it off.

I have always chewed my nails. It is a nasty habit, but I could have nastier habits. I like having long thumb nails though. Helps me open tin cans if the lid falls in and get stuff out of my teeth and other stuff. Yeah, stuff.  They are nice to have, especially when crafting. It’s easier to pinch a dropped stitch (when I notice one) with a pair of nails than fingers. So I keep them as long as I can.

OH! and I designed this KICK ASS banner using MS Paint!