The Fiber Artist

Wow, that sounds pretentious doesn't it. But it is the name of my company, so I decided to use it. This is where I will keep a record of works in progress in the hope that it will result in more productivity. It will also give me a place to ramble on about my life, so that maybe later I will remember what happened in ___ (fill in day, month, year of your choice).

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

OK, I lied.

I promise there will be knitting next time because the socks and the Greenland sweater are almost ready to be photographed again. 

But, the big news from here is that yesterday my oldest son's best friend from high school, Frank, (who I got started on Harry Potter and who consequently owns and  runs my local independent bookstore) his wife, Kim, and mother-in-law, Tammy, and I went down to Joseph Beth Booksellers in Lexington, KY for The Gathering Storm (see last post)  book signing.

Frank had gotten wind of the fact that Harriet McDougal (Robert Jordan's wife and editor) was going to be there too.  So we hauled the huge load of books down and heard them speak, and Harriet read from the prologue of The Gathering Storm, the Death of Masema scene.

And then we waited around for our turn for signing, and pictures.  Both socks grew appreciatively so when it was my turn, I ask Brandon to hold the sock, and he was most gracious, but I noticed that people who hold the sock for pictures, (except, of course, other sock knitters) all have that same look on their faces.  Strange that.

Wednesday, November 04, 2009


The last I posted I was finishing the re-read of this book.  Lord of Chaos, book 6 of the Wheel of Time series by Robert Jordan.  At that time I realized that if I was to finish the re-read of all of the books before the new one came out, I needed to read faster.  So I stopped doing anything but reading in my available time, and rushed through:

Crown of Swords,

Path of Daggers,

Winters Heart,

Crossroads of Twilight,

And Knife of Dreams.

To get to The Gathering Storm.  Which I have now finished and the next book won't be out for a year!  Darn, why can't authors write faster?

So I am resuming knitting and there should actually be some next time.  And house finishing pictures too.