I'm The Decider
You know, when President Truman put a sign on his White House desk that stated "The Buck Stops Here," it seems he actually tried to live up to those words. I only wish our current administration was willing to take responsibility for their actions.
The Cloak Of Secrecy
If everything this White House is doing is above board, why would they care if any of the White House advisors had to testify before Congress under oath? What would it matter unless they have dreadful things to hide...or should I say more dreadful things to hide.
The President says that the Congress will regret any partisan fishing expeditions if they subpeona White House advisors. Maybe we should put Kenneth Starr on the job. I can't even remember what he was supposed to be investigating before he got his hands on the spooged blue dress. Travelgate? Whitewater? Talk about partisan fishing expeditions.
I guess I just hate to see when cheating and lying seems to get some people ahead. It just seems so unfair. I think this is the main reason that folks would love to see Rove get crucified.
Work has been inordinately busy, and it seems all I have time for is working, eating and sleeping (and of course, pooping and peeing).
I have started the third pair of felted clogs, but I've only just started the upper portion.
I have been able to get quite a bit of work done on the bright multi-colored merino roving.
I really liked the idea of one commenter about plying in a solid color to try and make the tweedy colors show up more. I have a boatload of merino singles in different colors that would be perfect, if the technique actually works for this yarn. I can't wait to finish my second bobbin of singles to start experimenting.
Franklin writes, "Damage your reputation? With this blog? I can't think of a single thing you've written that would make any clear-headed person think ill of you."
At one point in my "100 Things" list, I included someone's name and an activity that could be considered negative by a person's employer. Some asshole did a google search on the name, and sent his employer a link to my list and cc'ed me when she did it. Fortunately, it wasn't the same person that I mentioned in my list, and it would have been easily verified that it was a different person. It just surprised the hell out of me that someone would go to the trouble of being such a dick.
Cynthia writes, "Please comment on the consistency of felting. I did slippers, but one is considerably larger than the other. I am not sure why--same yarn, same needles, same machine at the same time to felt."
I'm using Cascade 220, which I have always used for felting projects. They have a boatload of colors, it's not overly expensive and it seems to felt quite uniformly. Only once have I had an issue where one slipper felted faster than the other, so I just took out the finished slipper, and continued agitating the unfinished one until it was about the same size.
BJREST asks, "Speaking of the ummm Willie Warmer... I can't find the pattern for that though I've seen your name linked to this frequently in my search. Can you tell me where I can find it?"
I used to have a pattern posted to Blogger, but when they converted to the new format, I lost many of my pictures and web files. I no longer have that pattern, but if anyone saved it off at any point when it was available, and they forward it to me, I'd be glad to re-post it to the web.
Finally, StampinSue writes, "What do you prefer for felting yarn? I've tried a number of brands, just curious about your favorite!
As noted above, I have only used Cascade 220 for regular felting projects, and I like it a lot. I used Noro Kureyon for a couple of felted purses a number of years ago, and that worked very well too. I've considered using KnitPick's worsted wool, but never got around to ordering any, so I don't know how that felts.