Thursday, September 30, 2010


A couple weeks ago, Evan and I agreed to cat-sit for a friend of Evan's while the friend's roommate (the cat owner) went to CA to scope out new living accomodations that may or may not allow cats. Jude took an immediate interest in Cleo, always approaching an sniffing and wanting to play. For the first day (and night) Cleo would consistently respond with hisses and growls.

It took Cleo a mere 48 hours or so to warm up to Jude, though, and the two became absolute buds, playing, chasing, wrestling, grooming, and cuddling.

About 2 weeks ago, Cleo's owner returned to claim his cat. Thereafter, Jude was especially needy, cudding extra hard at bed time and crying piteously when we had to leave for work. Evan and I resolved that we would act fast on our plan to get another cat. Evan was careful to emphasize that we were not getting a cat for Jude, but for ourselves.

On Sunday we went to Lollypop Farm, the local Humane Society shelter. The wait time for adoptions was 2 hours, which says something about how many people want to adopt pets, which rocks.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

RNEST September Challenge

The competition begins! There are 3 entries in the RNEST September team challenge, including one from me! Go vote, especially if you like mine.

This is my entry, a hat I knit with my handspun yarn:

Friday, September 24, 2010

Woolhead Works

OK, I've decided: I'm going to do it. I'm going to transition my Etsy shop from Sarah's Amiables to Woolhead Works. I know it's kind of a big deal, but I want to do it.

Why? A couple reasons.
1. I really like the name Woolhead Works (see figure below). "Sarah's Amiables" sounds kind of lame an unmemorable. I want a shop name I love and feel proud of.
2. Revitalization. Sarah's Amiables was getting stale and disorganized. Woolhead Works will be fresh, and (hopefully) much more organized and cohesive.
3. It makes kind of a neat parallel with how I've changed my own name.
To maintain cohesion between my blog and my shop, I'm going to transfer my blog to

As for twitter, I'm changing my username to SarahWoolhead. I've found my twitter usage has become more personal than business-related, so I think I'll continue that.

I think I'll let facebook fizzle. It was a cool idea, but I don't have the internet energy to maintain it properly. I'll try to focus more on my blog.

So there it is.

Thursday, September 9, 2010


Personality quizzes are fun, but crafterality quizzes are funner. Especially when they confirm something you thought already.

I am more color-texture driven than structure-pattern driven. It's true.