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Tweets for October 25, 2009

  • on the road to #soar! long day today. #
  • on the long term parking shuttle en route to #soar. go go brutal early departure! #
  • well this a cozy little planelet! so glad right now to be only 5 ft 6 in tall. #
  • leg 1 of the trip to #soar is done. now i just gotta make my connection. #
  • the jetway is apparently stuck and we are waiting for it to scoot up to the plane. dude. #
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Tweets for October 23, 2009

  • Holy cow people, 309 preorders! I love you all. Congrats to Ann Belau for being #300! Prize drawing Sat, 11/7/2009 for the rest. #
  • @yarnharlot I have been known to take beer in payment but this will be payback for lever knitting. You have been warned. #
  • Congrats also to Rebecca Smith for getting in the very last order and winning a prize for that too. 😉 #
  • OMG so tired today, and still so much packing to do. Like clothes. I have to take clothes. Also have to take my me. #
  • @EGMTK Totally. Coffeeing up. I'll sleep on the planes tomorrow. It'll be like a vacation. #
  • @dennyknits she can't. i need her there. what about THAT guilt? #
  • @stashaholic you would prefer they just say "incent?" #
  • @yarnharlot OMG you have ALL MY SYMPATHY. Buying pants is about the worst thing ever. I usually cry. #
  • @depravedDyer Yeah, and I'm in frantic mode to be sure. I'm gonna forget something I don't want to forget, I'm sure. #
  • Wow, I have apparently LOST 800 small plastic bags. How? #
  • holy crap @spunkyeclectic, glad Jay's ok and big hugs all around. See you tomorrow. #
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Tweets for October 22, 2009

  • Last day for Respect The Spindle signed preorders at ! #
  • @threesheeps I'm thinking about not taking a wheel. I mean I get to pick one up there plus I'm teaching carding. #
  • last full work day before leaving for SOAR has me just pouring caffeine down my throat. GO GO GO. Not gonna finish everything on the list. #
  • @execudiva there is indeed a section on Turkish spindles in the book! And more besides. Also check out @amelias_twist 's book! #
  • @execudiva okay, apparently I can't remember her name on twitter. and Wanda Jenkins' info also. #
  • Wow, we just hit 250 preorders for signed Respect The Spindle! More prizes for the drawing across the board for reaching this goal! WOOO! #
  • @depravedDyer do you have some sort of "Rate These Steves" chart? #
  • @depravedDyers They shipped me the "Rate Your Sleeves" chart by accident I think. My verdict: off the rack sleeves always too long. #
  • OK, in the past 3 months, I have shipped 1165 batts. **** faint**** #
  • @threesheeps @knittydotcom holy cow, we're at 288 preorders! I'll take them till my AM coffee when I gotta tally and get my order in. #
  • oooh wow check out @velmalikevelvet on Craftzine! You go girl! #
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Tweets for October 21, 2009

  • Tomorrow is the last day to preorder a signed Respect The Spindle from me! Ships in November. #
  • @GuidoS I may have been known to do such a thing. 😉 #
  • Congrats @EGMTK for being order 225 and winning a surprise gift! #
  • @EGMTK I think the DVDs are shipping, but I'll know for sure later today! #
  • @sparkcrafted OH CRAP. Me too. #
  • @jillianmoreno dammit, now that's stuck in my head too. #
  • Oh man. Energy totally failing and much work yet to be done AND early release AND a space camp trip meeting tonight. Gonna asplode. #
  • @sparkcrafted you win. or lose. Depends how you look at it. Ooof! #
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Tweets for October 16, 2009

  • Oooof, I have to send my "Hey, it's almost SOAR" email to students this weekend! I'd… better write it. #
  • @wednesday so perhaps sans tabdamage as well then. #
  • My slacker employee has been doing production and blowing off other jobs like ORDERING TONER FOR THE PRINTER. I hate her. #
  • I would fire her but it would take YEARS to train a replacement. Grrrr. #
  • @bluejinx13 she's already working overtime for crap pay, OSHA or someone would come after me if I went any further. #
  • You guys decide: yellow, green, or brown? Decide! DECIDE NOW! #
  • With 3 votes for green and no votes for yellow or brown, looks like green wins. #
  • Heh, so green, then brown, it is. Blue and purple are already covered, and so's black, and so is pink. #
  • @depravedDyer Oh yeah? Well green right back at you, then. #
  • @depravedDyer I will if you will. We can have a colour-off for SOAR. #
  • @depravedDyer I see your pond scum and magenta, and raise you dark chocolate and mustard! #
  • @depravedDyer Brilliant. Let's get it ON. #
  • @depravedDyer Ohhhhh, just you wait. I'll think of SOMETHING. #
  • @depravedDyer You should be 'cause that apron is gonna be COVERED in carding trash. #
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Tweets for October 15, 2009

  • @jillianmoreno gimme a buzz or I'll call you and I'll tell you teh story! #
  • @graftonfibers hahaha, I've got a few hundred to go in the next week or so too, but my Rhinebeck ones were done and shipped off last week #
  • @graftonfibers no wai, I think you're faster than me! So funny. Maybe we should have a card-off someday. #
  • @graftonfibers I had to haul mine out last week to replace the motor and it nearly did me in. We need a neutral location w. carders! #
  • @graftonfibers I always thought this was what kids were for. Shows what I know. #
  • @thatrachelh I was just thinking tomato soup and a grilled cheese. #
  • @spunkyeclectic I know something you don't know. #
  • @romidesigns: But OCtober isn't over yet. It's too soon to sulk! #
  • Wait, @juno360 is a redhead now? #
  • @yarnharlot I'm sad to say we turned on the heat about an hour ago. Today's high is 5C. #
  • HAH, take that, stupid inbox, back under 2000 you go! NOW STAY DOWN! #
  • @kpwerker I've thought about having big stickers that say FEWER made, so I can slap them on signs and posters that say LESS in error. #
  • @depravedDyer no, dammit, 1880! 1880 I say! #
  • @depravedDyer @thatRachelH Like that makes you guys special. Spammers do that too, you know. #
  • @depravedDyer @thatRachelH why aren't you mailbombing @dennyknits with her "Ooooh, I got 3 emails yesterday" ass? HUH? #
  • @depravedDyer I was thinking of going as @dennyknits #
  • @farwellclay I'm in the final throes of SOAR prep! And chained to my carder too! I shouldn't even be at my desk right now! I'm slacking! #
  • @kpwerker I think I'll make them to be a prize in Editorial Thunderdome. #
  • The heat is on and I can't get un-cold. This is pathetic. #
  • @norvegal So this one time a coworker of mine walked into my cube area and asked a dangerous question. #
  • @norvegal it was, "Do any of you guys like yarn?" Yep. She asked that. In my presence. Little did she know. #
  • @norvegal and yeah. So many times. "What do you write about?" "Handspinning. No, yarn. Yeah. Making it by hand. No, seriously." #
  • @bluejinx13 omg it's so sad. It's my knees, wrists, and hands that are suffering. What is this… AGEING?????? I'm not down with it. #
  • @norvegal the best response yet was when this guy asked me "What, and then you have to knit it?" #
  • @depravedDyer @lisaknit @norvegal @_wen_ @kitchensinkdye @lornaslaces "Yes, This Really Is My Job. Not Kidding. No, Seriously." could work #
  • @norvegal I like to view it not so much as "not killing anyone" as "regularly saving lives." You know, by not killing anyone. #
  • @depravedDyer Someday I may end up with a brick stuck in my head when this wall comes down. #
  • @norvegal OMG. Next you're gonna call me a "sweater is half done" kinda knitter. #
  • @norvegal my sweaters seem never to be more than half done, though, now I think about it. #
  • I am as done as I'm getting with sorting my music library and downsampling it. I've pruned to only about a month, and under 50GB. #
  • @depravedDyer You misspelled "a large bump of 15 micron merino turned up for me and Abby to split." Hope that helps. #
  • @depravedDyer and btw, I like green. And brown. And deep wine reds. #
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Tweets for October 14, 2009

  • Wednesday, early release day, kid comes home early, short work day. Must grind out batts hard-core. #
  • @amyfibre: Morgaine at Carolina Homespun will have batts at SOAR. She also has them at Rhinebeck. 😉 #
  • @yarnharlot I was just thinking about you as it was about 3C when I got up. Our heat isn't on yet either. #
  • @sameknit for future reference, write down the details of the motor and you can get most of them overnight from a place… just a sec #
  • @sameknit . Prices great, shipping very fast, warehouses in Ohio so overnight is also even cheap. #
  • According to tracking info, a big box of batts has arrived at Duchess County Fairgrounds in Rhinebeck, NY. Hope they have fun. #
  • @sameknit my boss says get your ass to work one way or another. I say go chill. #
  • @DocSteph at Rhinebeck? Batts will be at Carolina Homespun. 😉 #
  • @cockeye waht aer yuo syaing abuyot my speling? #
  • @threesheeps hey whatcha doin' this weekend? #
  • I am SO IMPRESSED with @threesheeps for her heroic leap to the rescue teaching 700 miles from home on less than 24 hrs notice!!! #
  • @roxannezyg woot! Thank you! I'd love to hear what you think! #
  • @depravedDyer why does Homeland Security hate freedom? #
  • @depravedDyer if we can't figure this out, nobody can. #
  • RT @depravedDyer #rhinebeck vendors with top and carded fiber, @threesheeps needs fiber for class tomorrow AM at 9AM. Classroom D3. #
  • @roxannezyg we went through and tried the folks we know, but they're not there till later. Hoping maybe someone local. #
  • @depravedDyer seriously. I am not feeling like this makes my homeland more secure. #
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Tweets for October 13, 2009

  • Folks interested in the Drafting DVD: You can order it here: #
  • @sameknit: Order from IW; I don't have time to do the fulfilment before SOAR! #
  • @insubordiknit omg CONGRATS! #
  • My copy of my DVD is here! Thank you to Interweave's Linda Ligon, and to @LouetNADave for sponsorship! #
  • I'm ready for my nap, but since I'm neither very very young nor very very olde, I don't get a nap. Rats. #
  • @cockeye @thegeorg: my boss told me I was too old for a nap. Or too young. Or both. I hate her so much. #
  • @cockeye she's at least as bad as @depravedDyer's boss. #
  • @depravedDyer let's agree to never, ever let our bosses meet each other. They suck. #
  • @depravedDyer oh, @yarnharlot's boss is just vile. My boss has talked to her, and that just meant trouble. #
  • Whoops, that last tweet didn't happen. It's gone now. We're not testing new web site features, why do you ask? #
  • @travelknitty I didn't say it. My boss did. #
  • @depravedDyer maybe we should all go work for @cockeye 's boss? #
  • Aw crap the work day is over; it's time to collect a manchild from lego club. On the bright side, beer o'clock when I get home! #
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Tweets for October 12, 2009

  • Respect the Spindle signed preorders at 212! Next prize: 225; 5 more prizes at random at 250. #
  • @sameknit that's weird… it does for me. #
  • @sameknit I'll put it on the list of things to check in the nearing-completion redesign #
  • This just in: I'm wearing last year's fat pants. Not this year's — last year's. This was a by-SOAR goal so… yay! #
  • I favorited a YouTube video — DVD Preview: Drafting – The Long and Short of It by Abby Franquemont #
  • @colorlessblue the video actually lists all the fiber, and @LouetNADave is doing a kit with the exact fibers. 😉 #
  • @colorlessblue there are several used; in that clip it's the Louet Carded Coopworth. #