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Random facts!
- In northern California, have lived in CA most of my life
- Turned 42 this year
- 2 divorces, but I'm now in a wonderful relationship
- Have 4 cats (and trying to steal my partner's dog)
- Work full time as a lead for a technical writing team
- Enjoy reading fantasy/sci fi
- Trying to get back into archery
- I do the gameing thing
- I go by Rin
- I post in spurts, mostly I lurk
- I like crafting (mostly counted cross stitch, but I dabble in a lot of things - crochet is my current obsession)
- I'm a very picky eater.
- I think flamingos are pretty rad.
- I say things like "pretty rad."
- I check the female box on forms, but it doesn't really matter to me
- Sexuality is yes (self-identify as bi back from the days before pan was a thing)
- I have some mental health issues that I talk about occasionally, but I use CW as often as I can. (Depression and anxiety mostly.)

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Tea update: shorter steep time and brown sugar seem to be the key for my chai enjoyment. 🍵​

Hat tip to @0lvr

Instagram finally lets me post from my computer! I can start using that account to do more than just stalk people!

The laundry saga continues. He got up and I managed to fold a few things and then I cleverly put the basket on top of the remaining clothes.

I have been outsmarted.

I got some really nice loose-leaf chai. Hit me with best methods of preparing it.

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What if we market tulip bulbs as a hip retro cryptocurrency?

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Looking to do an !

Specifically need an artist that can do simple coloring book style.

Hoping for a series of 4-6 images, print size would be 8.5" by 5.5" (print two to a standard US letter page).

Images requested include an airplane, stack of books, bass guitar, yarn, flamingos, and a pie. Additionally, would like our pets (4 cats and a dog) incorporated as the artist sees fit.

Yes, this would be paid work.

Send me a link to your portfolio/example work and your pricing.

Boosts appreciated.

Looking to do an !

Specifically need an artist that can do simple coloring book style.

Hoping for a series of 4-6 images, print size would be 8.5" by 5.5" (print two to a standard US letter page).

Images requested include an airplane, stack of books, bass guitar, yarn, flamingos, and a pie. Additionally, would like our pets (4 cats and a dog) incorporated as the artist sees fit.

Yes, this would be paid work.

Send me a link to your portfolio/example work and your pricing.

Boosts appreciated.

Today's progress!

Image description here: each photo is the same hexagon pattern. All use a dark charcoal and either purple, greenish-yellow, dusty blue, or teal.

(The teal is my favorite so far.)

Is made of squish!

No banana available for scale, so you'll have to make do with a ruler - it's right at 8" wide.

Between the two colors, there's about 87 yards of yarn in there.

I think I have the back figured out now! But turns out I don't like the color swap.

So... rip it out again, redo with the original color order but apply what I have learned and then plan on getting creative when I get to the border step.

Learning new stuff!

Have to rip it out because the back is a mess and I didn't know which color would do what when I started the tutorial, so of course I got them backward. :blobcatgoogly:

Proof of aforementioned ridiculous amount of yarn.

After gift cards, I paid $4.12.

Two blankets in the works: a temperature blanket for a friend based on the average temperatures of the city he was born in, and a Cal King comforter for a friend who just lost her house in a fire.

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I wore it out of the house!

And I have no idea why Mastodon flipped the pic on its side...

There are definitely some modifications I want to make to the pattern if I try it again. The cowl neck just doesn't sit as pretty as it does on the model and I think I just have to admit that I'm never going to get that look with these boobs.

The yarn is super soft and it was very comfortable to wear (if just a little warm since my region hasn't figured out that it should be fall yet).

But the color palette, Easter-confetti, is definitely not my thing. I was trying to branch out... and that's a no.

Is anyone interested in a hand-made cowl-neck sweater in a cacophony of spring colors? I will gladly send it to someone who would appreciate it. (Roughly women's US size large, machine wash and tumble dry low.)

I ended up with a lot of gift cards for Michaels. I now have a ridiculous amount of yarn piled on the bed.

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