Tag Archive | knitting

Homemade

bread jan 2015 bis

Different forms, same dough–like humans.

 

gray vest finished

The recycled yarn vest is finished.  I was surprised at the difference in my circular knitting and row knitting.  Nevertheless I am happy with how it turned out.

 

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And-a two

beg vest 2

The start of another sweater vest.  This one is being knitted from unknitted yarn.  I hope it will settle into its new shape after being washed.  Hmmm, spell check doesn’t like unknitted.  Maybe it should be raveled as in “sleep which knitteth up the raveled sleeve of care” (Shakespeare).  Or unraveled?

 

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Cosseting and Gusseting

Today’s self dialogue from under a comfy duvet :

(medium voice) Okay, you lazy bum, up and at ’em.

(high voice) But I am a poor old woman, a bit under the weather.

(low voice) You are pretty low if you are under the weather.

 

It’s pouring rain, after 8 o’clock and still basically dark outside.

A medicinal tea is in order. Cough, cough.

tisane herbs

 Thyme, rosemary, lavender, eucalyptus, pine buds and mint

 

This is called an apogème.  The whole is greater than the sum of the parts because there is a synergy between the plants.  Together they accomplish more than alone.  The same is true for penitents.*  One person is not enough to change the world.  We must be a certain number in order to tip the scales towards Good.

 

Meanwhile I am up to the gusset (no, not the gullet) with the second sock.

half second sock

 

 

*Penitents are those who work to change themselves so as to be and do Good.

Necessary Trumps Superfluous

After finishing one sock, I set that project aside to make a sweater vest for my husband.  Most of his have holes and unraveling and he needs to look decent for work whereas the socks will just be a treat for me.  I am almost up to the armholes.   Latvian vest 2   .