Lauren gives her take on our fiberrific outing (or would that be “fibriffic” spelled her way?). I guess I needn’t have been so coy about the identities of “my very experienced and talented knitting friends”, and as it happens, she and Yvonne are also my very knowledgeable and talented colleagues. Lauren has a great crafting blog; I hope Yvonne considers blogging her crafting adventures as well.

Lauren notes that the tech quotient of the actual event was low, but we suspected there were plenty of techie-types in attendance. As we went around the room doing introductions in my Charting class, I mentioned that I had designed some XML-related cross-stitch charts; one young woman piped up: “You mean like web services?” Yowza.

One more language note: I learned a great acronym from the Creative Crochet Lace book. It’s common to yield to temptation repeatedly and buy lots of yarn for what is called one’s “stash”. Eventually you run the risk of a terrible condition called SABLE: Stash Acquisition Beyond Life Expectancy. This is an addiction, folks — clearly we should be taking it much more seriously. Time to start a .org!

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5 Comments to “S.A.B.L.E.”

  1. Mary McRae 21 February 2008 at 6:34 am #

    Quilters refer to act of acquiring yet more fabrics as S.E.X. – Stash Enhancement eXperience.

    Speaking of quilting, there’s actually a new quilt on my blog!

  2. Eve 21 February 2008 at 6:39 am #

    Love the acronym. :-) And wow, Mary, that quilt is awesome! The color contrast is wild. How about placing a chocolate biscotto on the table? With all the colors, it reminds me of what my first cup in the morning means to me…

  3. Jean K 21 February 2008 at 8:10 am #

    Where the heck do you find time to do all of this????

    I can just see you Zen’ning out with the XML cross-stitch. :)

  4. Eve 21 February 2008 at 10:57 am #

    Hey Jean– The trick is to multitask during teleconferences where you have to concentrate but don’t have to run the call or take notes. :-) Stitching is way better than sneaking a glance at your email for helping you concentrate and to digest what you’re hearing! And I’ve stitched in F2F standards meetings too, as well as on planes.

  5. Dave 21 February 2008 at 11:35 am #

    As a musician and recording engineer my world has GAS – gear acquisition syndrome. And frankly “stash enhancement experience” seems like a deadhead term.