Thursday, March 14, 2013

The Grass Has Riz

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:

Speckled Socks


For:  T-Man

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?


Anonymous said...

can certainly relate to all the bubbles.

pao said...

Gotta follow your creative ebb and flow.