Wednesday, April 30, 2008
In the meantime why don't you visit Susette, at Knitting Letters: A to Z, who is knitting an alphabet, or more correctly an abecedarium:"an albhabet that celebrates the letter's typographic design and the word that it represents it". She is an entertaining scholar who is producing the kind of work I dream about. I offer you a peek at her most current entry: K. It is an ode to a dear favorite of mine, William Morris. She even includes my favorite sketch of the man. Waste no time, visit her now, but please don't forsake me, I'll be back in a week.
Saturday, April 26, 2008
I finished my lovely yellow mittens a couple of weeks ago. I've been planning a little photoshoot with them, to better show off their cabley beauty, but life and work interfered. So I give you the, sans human hands image, which reminds me exactly of corn-on-the cob; so mouthwatering I'd almost like to take a bite.
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Thursday, April 17, 2008
Monday, April 14, 2008
Soon! I fly home to Seattle on April 25. Then a road trip with just my mom. We'll drive to my aunt's ranch in Idaho for a visit. A stay with my aunt is better than any spa could be, she puts us right to work. Fresh air and hard work, lobbing the occasional stone at a rattlesnake. I will return strong, brave and bold.
We're not sure which route we'll take. Probably a big circle. Across Washington to start and back through Oregon. To begin, I'd like to travel in the wrong direction, to the north Cascades, where my great-grandparents used to have a camp, in Silverton. But, it may be too far out of the way. I suppose.
Sunday, April 13, 2008
Just a little show and tell. I started shoving furniture around yesterday. It was cold and rainy and I wanted to read my book by the woodstove. So I switched a couch with the kitchen table and voilà, a cozy reading corner. The table is back nestled against the kitchen island which is it's preferred spot by some family members anyway.
The Cinnamon Rolls may be a little homely looking, I was too impatient to ice them properly, and then too hungry to take any beauty shots. A most satisfying and scrumptious endeavor.
Saturday, April 12, 2008
Thursday, April 10, 2008
A week of joining. What has gotten into me?
Letter Writers Alliance, at 16 Sparrows.
Macro Month is humming along nicely.
There has even been some knitting.
I promise to show you
join the Alliance and we can be pen-pals
Wednesday, April 09, 2008
Tuesday, April 08, 2008
Do you know about 10 things? Sometimes in a topsy-turvy world it is just the ticket. There is a flickr group too (I hope that wasn't a collective groan I heard).
today's 10 things: 1. oatmeal 2. my little tin measuring cup 3. it is sunny 4. my son 5. it is warm today 6. broccoli rabe 7. Jackie the fish 8. fish can hear 9. i will run errands in the warm sun and get out of the office. 10. the sound of the waterfall
Sunday, April 06, 2008
I was almost finished. It is still cold enough for mittens. It just wasn't right. See how pretty the yarn is, even all crinkly? Maybe tomorrow I'll have the show-off shot. Better make that "later this week".
Something else, I've joined a Flickr group: 30 Day Macro Challenge, hosted by Orange Flower, a crafter so prolific she makes your head spin. I always like a challenge to get me going, especially in the "in between season", a nice way to say Mud Season. It is never too late to join, so do!
Thursday, April 03, 2008
Another bad habit in the making...crewel embroidery thread tucked in my sweet Marimekko purse. I'm already a knitting yarn junkie, a quick look into a needlework shop and I was smitten.
DMC Laine Tapisserie. It is rumored it will no longer be imported to the USA. Hmmm...at first this seems like a godsend, no addictive habits to form. However, maybe that means I should buy all the remaining stocks? Only a dollar each, only about a hundred colors...therein lies the problem. I shall be pondering this one. One a week?
You may notice my moo-cards tucked behind the yarn, and beneath it, my new copy of Lines & Shapes, both tons of fun.