May 2009


It's hard to show these off with one hand.

It's hard to show these off with one hand.

And yes, those are apparently two different dye lots of the same yarn. If I get frustrated, I’ll swap around ankle-height and make them sort of match (or buy a third ball of yarn and do stripes).

One sock, start of a new round.The colors are gorgeous, at least.

I tried the single circ method (12″ circs, because I have big feet and those work), and the DPN method which was not as much fun, and magic loop just makes me feel loopy. Two circs, with the socks divided half on each (front of sock A and front of sock B on one circ, back of socks on other circ) is much nicer.

But just in case you thought I was perfect? This was supposed to be an iron-flat overcast seam.That was supposed to be an iron-flat overcast seam in my skirt. Obviously, it’s not.

And a black and white, with gray hair.

I love the gray hair in front. I love that it sparkles in pictures and shows actual texture in my hair. This is the first black-and-white I’ve ever taken that didn’t just show a huge dark mass for my hair. I think it looks quirky in that one little spot, and I don’t think I’ll ever dye my hair again.


Sorry I haven’t been around much, y’all; it’s been a rough few months. Last year I lost my grandfather and uncle, and because of some changed circumstances I’d been spending the last few months looking for a house– preferably one I could put some work into, and have my grandmother come and stay with me a bit, since she was lonely and all alone.

My grandmother, by the way, is the woman who taught me to enjoy sewing when I was barely toddling, by giving me a big needle and a button and a piece of cloth and letting me play with it all. She could make a dress with no pattern, biscuits with no recipe, and do almost anything around the house that you ever could imagine.  

She passed away at the end of April, at the age of 90. 

I’ll be back to knitting sometime soon, I promise, and there will be house pictures of my new crafting room, and stories, and fun. I promise!