Its all true, the boogie girl is real, and you've found her. She knits, sews, spins, does pottery and writes it all down in this blog.
Tuesday, September 12, 2006
The votes are in
Thank you all for validating my whack-a-doodle idea.
There is a story behind the Argyle cow. I promised to tell you and I've been tickled to no end with this name.
I was talking to a knitting friend after the Fiber Frolic here in Maine, We'll call her J and her husband S, to protect the names of the innocent. J and S had both seen spinners at the Frolic and both thought it was interesting. They both knit but neither had done any spinning yet. Remember, they had been to the frolic so they HAD seen fiber producing animals.
In this conversation with J and S, S talking about how he wanted real Argyle socks. You know, Argyle socks made with yarn that had been spun from real Argyle cows.
S was sure that you got real Argyle from Argyle cows. I had to try and explain that even though some cows are pretty fuzzy, there was no way we would be getting any fleece from a cow that would be spinnable.
For the past few months, the argyle cow has been a source of great giggles. I even made this for a visual sort of teasing:
When the thought of naming the store came up, immediately I thought of Argyle Cow. Knowing the intense giggles I got from it, I was wondering if I was completely off my rocker. Now I know even if I'm completely insane, so are you.
This is definitely going to be the name on the signpost for the Brick and mortar shop. I do not know yet if the web name will change. For now it is staying Spunky Eclectic. I too really like Spunky Eclectic even if most supply companies call me Spunky Electric. However, with all the talk of the British slang for Spunk.... I'm not really liking the name too much at the moment. If the ickies pass, I'll keep the name. Otherwise the yarns might get a new name. Be it Cow or Boogie, we'll see.
Thank you all for all your help. You all rock and if I could afford to give out free yarn to everyone, I would. Since I can't, I picked out 2 names randomly from those that emailed or commented.
Now for the winners.
Jennifer R. at Craftlily and Suzie (who is blogless).
Thank you all for your great comments on the wheel's paint job. I'll be sure to post more of my paint jobs in the future. I might actually have some spindles available soon. You know I need another spider spindle.