Practicing a crocheted steek on a debbie bliss sweater started two years ago. It is a lovely way to stabilize the stitches. I am learning so much from Mary Jane Mucklestone's class in the Fair Isle Vest on Craftsy. And I am prepping to lead a Fair Isle knitalong at the yarn shop.
Monday, June 03, 2013
Saturday, May 11, 2013
Perseverance. My first crochet motif.
(From the pattern I'm not usually in a limo by Maria Kreays. Inspired by a scarf worn by Rory Gilmore.)
Knitting is linear. Crochet is so much more 3-d. At the same time that you try to figure out which tiny stitch is the next, you are also winging it and finding your own way through the maze.
Saturday, April 27, 2013
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
I've come across 2 references in the last day that urge self-acceptance. Be who you are. Don't try to change.
Such an interesting concept. One reference was in a meditation book by Pema Chodron. Buddhism seems to push us toward complete self acceptance. Warts, misbehaviors, maltreatment of the self and others. Still...observe...know yourself...dont be agitated.
The second reference appeared in Quiet. Yeah for introversion, shyness, sensitivity. Reclaim your power by staying true to your nature. Accept introversion. See, says the author: introverts have done incredible things.
I need to think about this. So different from the more familiar guidelines of act/change/improve.
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Working on a sample of soumak. The warp is 5/2 pearl cotton. The weft is rug yarn from Halcyon.
I am using Collingwood's Techniques of Rug Weaving. The sett is not correct - at 18 epi it's much too close. And I am finding that the plies in the weft separate and twist in opposite directions. This is the first try on this sample
Monday, April 15, 2013
Spent the weekend in las vegas for my nephew's wedding (4th wedding in 12 months in our extended family). Lots of dancing and laughter and this time even wedding cake.
We saw Seinfeld and Penn and Teller. Red Rock Canyon (why cant Illinois have mts?) Reading and crochet by the pool. (Splendours and Glooms: magic...puppets...victorian waifs...)
Now waiiiiiittttingg for our flight home.