"No one takes on the Empire of Pretty Faces and wins. No one."

Monday, January 28, 2008

Hot Arugula Action

I'm finally making something for myself, and boy is it purdy:

A sock that matches my eyes! Outstanding.

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Times Square Time Out

I took a knitting vacation (I figured the TSA would confiscate my needles, boo) to visit my brother Bubba in New York. It was a wonderful action-packed weekend, and I got to see many old college friends. But now I need a "real" weekend!

Monday, January 7, 2008

Knitting My Way Through

This is hard to write about.

I left my husband on August 30, 2007, and since that time have been consumed by creativity. I am atoning for that destruction with creation. Every time I pick up the needles I am making a new thing, a wholly good thing, a gift. I've not made anything for myself since then. I've made a hat for a baby, mittens for my son, et cetera. I'm working on fingerless gloves for a little girl. Yet I still have so many projects that are no longer inspiring. I was going to make Christmas stockings for my family, but only finished my own. I got about 80% through Tyler's and then I bagged it. It's still just sitting there.

I was going to knit a sweater for myself (lacy, openwork) and managed to finish the front and part of a sleeve.

This year I want to finish things. I want to give things. I want to be grateful for each stitch, for each smooth color change, for each end woven in.