designing, knitting, TNNA, typewriters, writing, yarn

Knitter’s Weekend Part II: TNNA Designer’s Lunch Meetup

One of the things I've been wanting to save up to get for a while are a couple of professional memberships/certification programs. It hasn't happened yet, but this weekend while The National Needlearts Association trade show (TNNA) was in Columbus I crashed the party for an informal lunch meetup with a bunch of fellow designers… Continue reading Knitter’s Weekend Part II: TNNA Designer’s Lunch Meetup

dreams, typewriters

In Which a Typewriter Saves the Day

Not really.But I had a dream last night where it did.I was at work talking to my boss when someone from corporate came in, and he was upset about some fax that he didn't receive, so my boss told him to have it sent to our store. It was something about a test that everyone… Continue reading In Which a Typewriter Saves the Day

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20’s Week Part III: Typewriters!

The 1920s and 30s are my favorite decades for typewriters, aesthetically speaking. I love the candy colors of the 20s, and the lines of the 30s. This was also a great time for portable typewriters, as they became more solid and reliable. 1924 even saw the introduction of the first electric typewriter (okay it was… Continue reading 20’s Week Part III: Typewriters!

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Long Time, No See

I took a break from my writing break and have been working on a couple of stories that have been running through my head. The first is a sequel to "Birds of a Feather." I had another sequel written, but was very unhappy with it. We'll see if try number two is any better, or… Continue reading Long Time, No See

household, illness, life, new years, typewriters

Mutterings and a thank you

How do you like my new laptop?Click to make it bigger.I typed that up on Saturday, when the Sterling first arrived. As yet I haven't had a chance to really play with it, since Missouri has been off for the last few days and the basement is really in no condition for much of anything… Continue reading Mutterings and a thank you

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I was working in the lab, late one night…

Thanks to everyone who commented last week with suggestions on how to remove the platen on the Remington. I spent part of last week finishing with the cleaning of the type bars, and then pulled out my tool kit to take off the platen.Once I had an idea of what I was doing, it sounded… Continue reading I was working in the lab, late one night…

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The Black Gunge of DEWM

While I still have serious doubts about my ability to compete in this year's NaNoWriMos, I am doing my best to prepare. I'll probably do most of my writing long hand, since I do not have a good computer set up for long writing sessions (goal #1: obtain a desk), and none of my typewriters… Continue reading The Black Gunge of DEWM

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I brought the Remington 3 portable back from my parent's today with the intention of fixing it up. I've been searching youtube hoping to find some videos to help out, but so far nothing of use has popped up. I did, however, find this, which is quite interesting:Judging by the close up at the very… Continue reading Remy

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A Gift for the Typosphere

There was a keychopper at the convention. This caused an ethical quandary for me, because the same person was also selling hand knits, and while I wanted to support the knitter, I couldn't support the keychopper, especially when I spied keys just like those on my beloved Oliver gracing the table. Thus, I present a… Continue reading A Gift for the Typosphere

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Click to make it bigger.I dream lo-tech and the Bing; Life in a Typewriter Shop and the post featuring the Remington.Sweet dreams.