Sunday, January 30, 2011

Snow Days

After a night of furious flurrying, the morning sky couldn't have been any more beautiful. At the same time, though, I'm torn between seasons. I keep thinking how wonderful it would be to be able to wear a dress and not freeze to death. But not long after I have that thought, I begin to plan a new knitting project. Right now I'm obsessed with this yarn and color, this lipstick, this book I got from the thrift store, these plants, and Italian food (due to watching this movie).

Monday, January 24, 2011

oh na na

i've been feeling much more inspired lately than i have in several years. its odd to think it took this long to re-boot. maybe i'm seeing more things that speak to me lately, instead of boring me out of my misery. i've started keeping a journal. i think that it's doing amazing things in terms of sorting out all my thoughts. more importantly, i love this picture i took of my little fatty.

so regal. so alien-like.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Warm Hands Club

After so many stockinette-heavy sweaters, I decided to go the opposite route for a while: mittens and gloves with varying degrees of cabling. This also gave me a chance to use up some of my scraps and get a feel for what makes a good mitten or glove.

Warm hands for the new year! But, of course, once one fascination has abated, another one rears is head. Now that hands have been taken care of, it'd be nice to have ensure ears are not forgotten. Inspired by the following Steve Alan beanies, it seems like chunkier knits are in my near future. I'm not complaining.