Monday, August 30, 2010

something new

A while ago, I made a quilt.

I love it. I love the way it looks, I love the way it snuggles.
And I'm thinking that it's time for a new one. Just a little one, for the lounge. Just to play with colour, to learn a bit more.
And I saw this:
Over here
So now I have a plan.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Self awareness

Recently, I bought myself a spindle (I had fibre, my wheels were >1000km away...)

I'm not very good at it yet - the spindle drops  with (admittedly, decreasing) frequency. My housemate T asked me why.

In the past, I think I may have come up with some great reasons.

Because I was trying to spin too fine a yarn for the spindle weight.
Because I was distracted by conversation.

The answer I gave?

Because I'm still a bit shit.

Maybe this is what self-awareness is.

Maybe I'm growing up.

(Fibre: Celia's Basket, BFL, Colourway: Grandma's Orchid)

Monday, August 23, 2010

Still have it

I'm not a glamourous girl.

I dress first for comfort, then for looks.
I should probably get someone who isn't me or my housemate M to cut my hair.

So, when we went to see Darren Hanlon over the weekend, and M told me the (quite attractive) guy beside us at the bar was checking me out, I was baffled.

I think it must have been the knitwear.

1and absolutely tickled.

Monday, August 16, 2010


Grey is sophisticated.
Grey is elegant.
Grey is restrained.
Grey is comfortable.
Grey is safe.

However, on a day like today -
Grey is bleak.

Going into the city reveals a wash of people in black, grey and muddy colours. The overwhelming sense of dullness is not alleviated by splashes of firetruck red -the single, ubiquitous colour fails to raise the mood.

In an effort to kick the grey habit (exemplified by current knitting, below), I have decided to promote colour in my wardrobe, to assign grey to a more minor role.

At least until spring lightness and colour helps kick the bleakness.