Monday, July 16, 2012

Tour De Fleece Check-in + Indie Rock Ruminations

I realize I haven't posted much since the Tour de Fleece began.  It's been several days since I finished my Rhinofluff BFL roving with flying colors (no pun intended):
Then I promptly started some natural dark brown BFL that I bought a few years back from Spunky Eclectic.  It's spinning like a dream, but I am so distracted by the WestKnits Mystery KAL, my socks in progress, and nearly-finished Color Affection that I am barely even a half-ounce in.

On the plus side, I have been better about spinning every day, even if for a few minutes.  I'd like to think that this will stick, but I know that it hasn't in years past.  Maybe now that I work from home full time, things will change (she said, optimistically)>

In other news, Tyler and I celebrated our 7th wedding anniversary (and 12 whopping years of being together in general) tonight at Revolution Brewing Company.  We were in luck tonight- there were tons of brews on tap!  I tried the Bastille Day brew and the Red Scare, then finished with the Repo Man Red Rye Stout.  DELICIOUS.  Our evening started out by spotting Ty Segall and his excellent band on the California Blue Line platform as they were heading to O'Hare - not bad!  I wanted to shout a friendly "thanks for being awesome" at them, but the heat had honestly melted my brain at that point.  I wish I'd been able to catch the entirety of their amazing Pitchfork set yesterday, but the genius who planned the show thought it was a great idea to have Thee Oh Sees play an overlapping set with Mr. Segall. Bah.  We stayed for the entirety of Thee Oh Sees, which was totally incredible and worth it, but of course, when I got over to where Ty Segall was playing I found myself gnashing my teeth at what awesome songs I must have missed.  I did still manage to catch plenty of great songs and witness his impressive crowd surfing.  Lucky for me, I was at the Ty Segall show a few months back at Lincoln Hall.  But seriously, people of Pitchfork: don't ever do that to us again!  Not cool!
Ty Segall surfs through the crowd


  1. Happy 7 years you guys! I can't believe it's been that long already!

  2. Thanks! It's pretty crazy how fast that went by!