some day SOME DAY i am going to have the whole world understand that a “social construct” does not mean something is “not real”
i appreciate you trying!
katydidnot said: i just want to know what you can do with your hair now. it looks much longer!
Katy doesn’t care that I’m crazy she just cares about if my hair is growing. Katy, I gave myself a small undercut lol so now I can put my hair into pony tails at various heights and I can do lil messy buns like this but not the pile on your head kind like you and rgr-pop. my front side pieces are like two inches longer than the rest of my hair so that is deceiving for you. also my bangs are the only section of my hair that actually grows so after maintaining tiny bangs for the last 2+ years I am now trying the (twee?) eyebrow sweeping long ones.
I know what you’re REALLY asking is about braids but I can’t braid, I need you to come back
yeah i was thinking that one (me) could theoretically braid the longer sides and then milkmaid braid them across the top. but in addition to braids i was also wondering how it looked up!!
disecholocation said: I was just so happy to hear your voice in it!
Here is an event page for our tour! There are event pages for individual shows…out there…We haven’t been to the west coast in three dang years so if you’re around you should come see us! We are a lot better now.
October 2: Oakland, CA @ The Nightlight
October 3: Berkeley, CA @ KALX
October 4: Nevada City, CA @ Cafe Mekka
October 5: Portland, OR @ Turn, Turn, Turn
October 6: Olympia, WA @ The Northern
October 7: Seattle, WA @ Chop Suey
October 8: Seattle, WA @ house show
October 9: Eugene, OR @ …somewhere
October 10: Eureka, CA @ Little Red Lion
October 11: Monterey, CA @ house show
pls come see us pls
all west coast friends!!!! plz see my friends on their tour they are nice and so are you!!! good music good friend
GO BIG OR GO HOME
FUCK A 12OZ
BETTER YET FUCK A STRAW-BER-RITA
DO NOT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCE DRINK THIS BEVERAGE
BUT IF YOU MUST
GIVE ME 25 LUKE WARM OUNCES OR GIVE ME DEATH
excuse ME small size strawbritas are 8 OZ, designed to give you the proper quantity of strawbrita
but i can respect the desire to attempt to consume that much strawbrita
Tastes like an off brand jolly rancher in a mouthful of cheap tequila. Thick and syrupy the mouth feel is akin to Hawaiian Punch with a slight carbonation and just a hint of camp site bathroom. It smells like an old man’s beer burp if he’s been eating fruit snacks to sober up.
Every sip is a struggle. A man with even slightly less self loathing would surely have stopped by now. It hurts. The tingle in my throat is like poprocks you swallowed with a swig of too-hot coffee. Even a third of the way through the can my stomach feels like I ate two loaves of bread. It feels like I need to poop, but it just won’t come.
$2.99 for 25 ounces of 8% hooch sounds like a good deal. It’s not. It’s not worth it. I want this to be over. I want it to be done. The can advertises “1 EXTRA OUNCE” I wish it had one less instead. Then this horror would be over even a moment sooner.
Buuuuuuuut. I’m kinda buzzed so it isn’t all bad.
I give BUD LIGHT LIME STRAW-BER-RITA MARGARITA WITH A TWIST three dry-heaves out of five.
"every sip is a struggle" this is a strawbrita review i can get behind
i LOVE a strawbrita, you all know that, but here is the thing:
you get the little ones and not the big ones. you feel a sense of accomplishment after drinking every one, and you do not have to deal with the lukewarm tall strawbrita. also, 24 ounces is more strawbrita than any one person wants or needs.
but it does taste like a crappy jolly rancher i will give you that. that time i kissed somebody after drinking many strawbritas she told me i tasted like a jolly rancher.
also if you are drinking many kinds of drink here is a trick i know: strawbrita before everything, you are ok. strawbrita after all things, you will get sick. i tried to make this into a cute rhyme but i couldn’t think of anything clever enough. START with the strawbrita. pregame with it because it is cheap and then you will spend less money on alcohol out in the real world. do not end with a strawbrita, DO NOT.
the answer to every spinning-related question is “it depends”!
i am not totally sure what you mean by micron wool — every fibre can have its diameter measured and expressed in microns. sometimes the vendors don’t bother to tell you the micron count of a wool and sometimes they do, so maybe you are looking at cases of the latter? (another way to express the relative fineness of wool is the bradford system; quick and dirty explanation with no context because who cares is the bigger the number, the finer the wool. if a measurement of a wool is expressed as its bradford count, the measurement will be a plural number, like “80s” or “64s”.)
broadly i concur with your sense that 23+ microns is too coarse a fibre for a fabric that feels very soft, but i want to add the caveat that crimp structure and also how you spin and finish the yarn has a significant influence on its overall softness. you have a lot of control over the finished hand!
you also have some control over the likelihood that the yarn will felt. i suspect that your concern is not strictly whether the fabric will felt when subjected to wet heat with agitation, but more that the finished fabric will pill and mat and look worn out immediately without having actually been subjected to much wear, which is a real risk with yarns that have been spun to feel soft in the skein. roughly speaking, the more twist structure in the yarn, the more resistant to abrasion it will be, although this is not a hard and fast rule because some types of wool are more abrasion-resistant than others. more structure means more plies, more plying twist, or cabled yarn if you are feeling great strength of resolve. on the other hand, if you got that 18 micron merino and spun it into loose singles it would be awfully rough-looking awfully fast.
here are some factors i would consider relative to hand:
do you want a yarn that is springy and spongy, with a matte appearance and a subtle fuzzy halo? if so, i would suggest choosing a carded roving or a batt and spinning it with a long draw. if you can’t find a roving you like, tear off chunks of combed top and spin them from the fold. the spongiest yarn of all comes from down type wools like babydoll southdown, but finewools like merino or a merino cross will also perform beautifully. medium to longwools like romney will produce a crisper yarn, so steer clear if you are aiming for extreme softness.
do you want a yarn that is drapey, silky, and sleek? choose a combed top and spin it with a short draw. there are some silk blends available for extra sleekness — the 80/20 merino/silk louet produces is beautiful, although the silk portion is undyed, which gives the finished yarn a heathery mottled appearance. longwools like cotswold and wensleydale have an almost silk-like level of gloss to them, and even some mediumwools can be lustrous; i have some kind of romney/corriedale? cross mongrel fleece that is basically the shiniest thing ever. wools with a looser crimp structure to them will tend to be glossier than tightly crimped wools, but it depends it depends it depends.
my dream fibre for your thick-and-thin cozy cabled sweater is this columbia/rambouillet roving, spun into my fondest sweater wish yarn for you, which is two plies with a little less twist in the singles and a little more twist in the plying than your first inclination.
every time i ask fourpatch for advice i always fuck up some crucial part of it and sound like i don’t know what i’m talking about OH MY GOD. MERINO WOOL. I AM LOOKING AT **MERINO** WOOL NOT “MICRON WOOL” what is wrong with me
I want cable knit sweaters to be something they are not
i have a problem which is last night i realized my dream was to buy a sweater’s worth of the softest merino wool and spin it into a sweater then make a cable sweater out of it, a perfect medium where you can admire my chunky uneven spinning (my favorite kind of spinning tbh)
I have 36 yards of this white merino katy made, the texture of which is my fs14 inspiration. I want a serious neck piece, in patroness vibes/twentyseventy art history professor/woman ceramicist of the brutalist era tradition. I don’t know how to knit and I don’t intend to learn—everywhere has valet, etc.—but I have crocheted before and would be willing to practice again. Give me ideas for something, crochet or other technique, that I could make out of this?
i made this!!! i had a sudden desire to spin a sweater’s worth of yarn and then make a sweater last night. i uh, might
i should knit a couch out of roving and then i would own a couch. i am inspired.