30 September 2005

See, I am wearing it.

And my colleague brought me some opening night floral wishes.
Which reminds me.  I should water the plants in the window.
Poor geraniums are looking pathetique!
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I really did finish some projects this summer.

I bought this boucle when I lived out east. I worked on it one summer or more at camp in Maine. It was frogged back and repurposed to follow an actual pattern, when I found a swing shape I liked. The bands and cuff bands included a carry-along of a black heather regia cotton sock. I have been meaning to steam the seams lightly, but I keep dodging it. So today I give up. I have worn it to work. And now I have placed it on the floor for a photo.
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Must have been gremlins.

Photo came back. None of the others were missing yesterday. Just the one. It's back. I did nothing.

Ain't this computer jazz just wacky?

28 September 2005

Where'd it go?

There was a photo there. I'd swear to it. However, I might not be in my right mind.

Or the wishful thinking where I thought I could share some anonymity with the poor model and figure out how to put a fuzzy dot over his face just worked too, too well.

Must channel that wishful thinking for greater good. It made a whole photo disappear.....

26 September 2005

Add gel to a fluorescent fixture

And MAN is this some green photography....grotesque and fuzzy. Almost sorry I'm sharing.
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Box O' T-shirt Yarn

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3 evenings and one less t -shirt

One long-sleeved tshirt and a bit of the second...
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24 September 2005

I did say there would be pictures of knitting, recycling, and costuming.

Meet the new knitters on my block. (They'd been cleaning & found the vintage aprons. It's always more fun to dress up while you work on costumes.)

22 September 2005

Knitting, recycling, costuming

I have pictures, but I have to get to rehearsal.
Wait til you see.

20 September 2005

Busier than a one-armed paper hanger

Said it myself the other day
It was said of me today.
Forgot to tell any pirate jokes yesterday.
(Sir, what's that steering wheel in your lap?
Arrr, it's drivin me nuts)

I have a growing box of t-shirts cut up into balls of knitting fun.
I have a little chain-mail inspired t-shirt balaclava going. Okay, not actually balaclava, but I have no other word.
I have no pictures.
But I have the copy-cat instincts of, well, name it....

My pirate name is:

Red Jenny Cash

Passion is a big part of your life, which makes sense for a pirate. You're musical, and you've got a certain style if not flair. You'll do just fine. Arr!

Get your own pirate name from fidius.org.

Sometime's a girl's got to do what a girl's got to do.
I have to go find supper.

11 September 2005

Hmong handiwork

During the summer there was an interesting conversation on the knitty coffeeshop board regarding the integration of Hmong refugees into midwest communities.

At the time I mentioned that I had long ago purchased a piece of pandau. Pardon me for using the anglicized spelling, but it's the one I remember right now. The woman who was selling her handiwork was a resident of the uptown area of Chicago. I remember that the church held an artist's reception for her, which I thought was appropriate. I was a college student and counted this my first purchase of art.

09 September 2005


I have finished the airplane socks. Airport socks? Alas, how quickly the memory fades. But the socks are gorgeous, George. Wait til you see. And you will have to wait. I have no pictures. Too much life going on right now.

I have finished the project for the sp4 and returned the library book from whence the pattern came. MAIL. MUST SHIP. GAH. Thank goodness we've been in contact and she assures me she's patient.

Those done, I have made more progress on the Cambio. Needed something smaller for choir rehearsals and Bach, which starts up Sunday. Not able to determine anything clever, I have begun a lovely little scarf from another library loan (Scarf Style, just looking, I said.) Using the lovely warm reddish Silky Wool from the first package mittenfarce sent for knittysp4 in a variation of the Vintage Velvet scarf. I like the idea of the reversable (k1p1) cable. As I'm making this a one skein scarflet, I decided to make it extra slim and pared off some of the extra border ribs. I figured this would be a nice way to play with the Lavold Silky Wool, as it must be well suited to cabling. Haven't done cables in awhile. Whomped through two mega-cably sweaters some years ago and haven't wandered back. Made an error already (extra row or two) and have decided it will be part of the art.

As for art, will have to post later some of the t-shirt knitting fun I intend to be having (with others, no less) for some costume work. Tomorrow, t-shirt dying, I think. Monday and Tuesday, we cut them up.