We're hanging out, playing in the sand on the porch (okay, the Goob does that), and spinning the end of the Crumb Cake (okay, I do that part), and running around town like a dog in the woods (mostly the husbeast does that but we get dragged along.
I am prepping for the post on fashion and how to dress.
Though the images still need a lot of work. And it's likely gonna be more than one post. We're going to start out with silhouettes of fashions from the last century (and examples of real clothes when I can find them), and go on from there. Anyone taking this seriously should get their own measurements and perhaps stand in front of a mirror, naked, and do an honest assessment. I'm going to be breaking down figures into gamine (boyish, fashion-model, slim, you get the idea), hourglass, and boxy. One is not better than another, but you've gotta figure out which one you've got if you wanna figure out what to wear after that. If you've gotta, pretend you're dressing a mannequin. That's how I started doing it. (I started off as gamine, went to hourglass as I got older, and dressed boxy the whole time. Not the best plan I've ever had.)
Other than that, interesting comments on the environmental posts.
Ellen in Indy points out (or her hippy son does) that hemp is probably the most eco-friendly fiber, and they're probably right. Problem is, EVERYTHING uses power and chemicals in processing, so even spinning your own fiber isn't completely 'green' unless you're growing your own stuff. Even then, if you're 'retting' linen or hemp fibers you're rotting fiber and pouring off chemicals. Any possible dye you use, even throwing your yarn into a coffee pot (works for protein fibers) is going to use chemicals that wind up in the watershed. Of course a single pot of coffee or tub of retting-water isn't going to make a difference. But six billion of them would.
I like very much how people popped up from all over, offered opinions, information, links, and shared it.
I'm very curious as to exactly how the chitin fibers work. I'll do what I can to dig up some information.
And, well, I think I've got to go do some more laundry and spinning.
Nothing but excitement, here.