Sunday, January 28, 2007
Friday, January 26, 2007
Stephanie also spoke of her donation drive during the tsunami aftermath. She had asked knitters to think about wants versus needs, and donate the wants money to MSF. This got me to thinking about wants versus needs and really rejoicing in what we do have. I spent a very peaceful and elated drive home thinking about lucky I really am. I was wearing the warm wool coat I wear every day, driving my own car that I can afford to put gas in and sitting next to the products of my hobby, which I am lucky enough to have time to take part in. My job may be excruciatingly boring, but the fact is that I can fill all the needs in my life and still have time and money and energy to fill almost all of my wants, the reasonable ones anyway. I try and remind myself of this every day.
ps- Stephanie is damn funny. And a very eloquent speaker who got her point across with just the right amount of humor and actual content. She is the type of person I want to be and I want to be my friends.
Wednesday, January 24, 2007
Monday, January 22, 2007
Sunday, January 21, 2007
Friday, January 19, 2007
Thursday, January 18, 2007
Oh, and someone not only noticed my moose today, but knew it was a moose without me telling her. I feel so accomplished.
Wednesday, January 17, 2007
I have a lot of sock yarn just waiting for the perfect pattern. I am thinking of Grumperina's Jaywalker, a pattern from Sensational Knitted Socks, and the Boudoir socks from the Interweave Knits Holiday Issue. We'll see what I actually come up with.
Then there is that Dale of Norway sweater waiting out the debate between steeks and no steeks with machine knitting. Really five minutes thought and a couple measurements would solve this debate but sometimes that is just a little too much energy.
Tuesday, January 16, 2007
This last yellow one is made from Cascade Indulgence, 70% Superfine Alpaca, 30% Angora. This one took forever to felt. I would even like it felted a bit more, but I think I would still be felting it if I didn't stop when I did. It created a very soft fabric though and I like the picot bind off on the ruffle a lot.
Monday, January 15, 2007
Finished objects to come.
Thursday, January 11, 2007
My attempts to begin a blog have so far been resoundingly unsuccessful. Today though is a snow day! So I am determined to post something. Even if it is only a picture of the back yard in a lame attempt to put something up. It seems that when I am determined to post I have nothing to say, but when I am at work and unable to post I have loads to say. We'll see what the day brings.