Wow! I’ve certainly been posting more frequently lately, haven’t I? Guess I’ve had something to say or something to show. Even if it’s boring old socks:
Begun: February 20, 2013
Completed: March 12, 2013
Yarn: Zitron Trekking XXL, 75% superwash wool/25% nylon, colour 112, dye lot 4777, 420M = 100g. Used 1 ball.
Needles: Blackthorn carbon fibre dpns, 2mm.
Pattern: Damselfly’s Plain Socks on 68sts, 9” before heel flaps, 8.25” before toe, dec to 24 sts, dog-ear reduction.
Comments: Another pair of socks for T who is beginning to wear out his collection of hand knit socks since he won’t wear any commercially made socks anymore! I barely had time to snap a photo. They are already on his feet.
I have the best of intentions but I seem to be missing my sewing impulse right now. The next bra fabric is block fused to its lining. Things are all ready to go but I can’t get inspired to start. Every time I go up to the studio I’m called by the siren song of orange suri alpaca and sparkly beads. I have the Final Agave chart to do now before starting the edging. It’s exciting.
I figure that my projects are kind of like bubbles popping up out of the soup of my creative brain. No matter how hard I try to be organised and have a queue and a plan, I just can’t seem to follow my own directions! Something decides that it wants to get made and then it floats up to the top of my conscious where…pop! I notice it and it won’t leave me alone until I actually do it. I can have more than one of these Project Bubbles going at a time: simple TV or travel knitting, hard concentration knitting, sewing, a warp on the loom. Yeah, that last one hasn’t happened often recently – but I have plans. Another bubble is starting to surface.
So spring is sprunging out all over around here. My garlic is about 4” tall and T already has the veggie garden turned over to help compost the lushly green cover of fall rye. However, I haven’t started to plant any seeds yet. I’ve been burned the last couple of years with a very cold spring that left me with plants that needed to go into the garden but the garden wasn’t ready for the plants. Sometimes it’s better just to wait a little longer. But not too long! Besides it’s been dumping rain for the last few days and looks like the sogginess will continue for awhile. No hurry.
ETA: Or maybe there is a hurry after all! I just looked outside and the garlic is more like 6”+ tall. Yikes! When did that happen?