March 13, 2012
Yep, changing up the old website yet again. I’ve been thinking a lot lately about online presence and what I really want to share. What I really want to share are photos. So, for a while at least, these pages will be more about photography than anything else. They always were, I suppose, but now it’s out there… I might not say much, but I’ll always have new images. (So much for those substantive blog posts I said I was going to try to write.)
More about me… my name is Kate, and I live in Oregon with my husband, three cats, four chickens, and more yarn and wool than I care to admit. We fled from the traffic and smog and crowds and noise of Orange County, CA, and don’t ever see ourselves going back there to live. We have an 85-year-old house, which needs a lot of work, and a big yard in which we are trying to grow some food. It’s really too bad weeds don’t count as farming, we’d be magnificent at it.
My day job is at Farm Stay U.S., which is a really great website full of information about vacationing on farms and ranches. I’m also a spinner, crocheter, and knitter, with a great desire to be an extremely clever DIYer, but rather a talent for getting glue in my hair, or jabbing myself with needles or spattering paint all over the cats. I also think DIY stuff — at least the stuff I make — looks like exactly that. Some wall hanging made out of toilet paper tubes, or a lamp made out of plastic spoons. Good photos occasionally make these things seem like good ideas, but the reality is, it’s a lamp made out of plastic spoons*. You know?
My ultra-cool banner image (and hand lettered text!) was made by the ultra-talented Santiago Uceda.
Why “The Wandering Wolf”?
I started using The Wandering Wolf as a business name when I started selling yarn and fiber. My husband and I used to run a business back in California selling imported stuff at a weekly swapmeet, and that was our business name. It was a total hippy booth; we sold drums and incense and scarves made out of sari silk yarn. We had the website and never got rid of it, so I took over the name for the yarn and fiber business. I picture a wolf stalking sheep… for their luxurious wool, of course! I haven’t been focused on making and selling yarn lately, but I’ll put a link to the shop back up if I ever get back to it.
*I have never made either of these things. But they’re both on Pinterest if you are dying to try it. Knock yourselves out.