What People Are Saying About Penny

"I like to think of you as a high priced call girl that the unwashed masses can't afford--like Woody Allen's Whore of Mensa. It's not your fault that people offer $10 blowjobs on the street corner. It's not an insult if somebody doesn't buy your art." -Alexandra J Walters

"Once Penny was making her own silk thread, and a midget appeared. Before he could open his ugly mouth, without looking up, she exclaimed, 'Rumpelstiltskin. Now get the fuck out of here.' Fairytale Over."- Beth Featherstone

"Penny can push a needle through a telephone pole without a thimble." -Shane Blaufuss

"When a man asked Penny, 'What’s the meaning of life?' She looked at him for exactly 3 minutes, completely still, until he cried. That man’s name was Steve Jobs."- Beth Featherstone

"A demon from the pits of bitch cunt." -W.C. Hurst

"pulitzer for you too." -John Lurie

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Habu? It seems I hardly knew you.

(To really understand this post, you might want to read my previous review here.)

I saw you out the other day, and after polite chit chat you whispered in my ear, "I've changed. I thought about what you said, how I was too fragile, and I want you to know I'm stronger now, I've grown a thicker skin."

I was skeptical. You'd burned me before, Habu Textile 100% stainless steel thread. You seduced me and couldn't keep your promises. I looked you up and down slyly, hoping you wouldn't catch my sideways glance. Could it be true? 100% stainless steel thread wrapped snugly in wool or silk? And the colors you came in! I pushed away the nagging thought that this would certainly end in tears and brought you home, wool stainless steel in "forest" and silk stainless steel in white.

You really needed to prove yourself to me, so I took you to task and strung you onto my loom to create a three yard warp. You only protested/broke once or twice, but we worked it out quite easily and after that I tried to be a little more gentle. I was sure you'd snap the second I moved the heddle, but you stayed strong. In the end, we were both pleased with your preformance, and we created a lovely wrap together with our old pal blue faced leicester. I hope to see you again, old friend.

Putty Gray Wrap I wove on a Rigded Heddle Loom. The weft is BFL I spun on a Cascade drop spindle and dyed, the warp is the Habu Textile Thread. You can find Habu products here.





  1. Um, confession time, ok?

    I think you're neat-o. Like, really neat-o. ♥