Sunday, September 30, 2007


There's this thing that I do, where I get behind on something and then I have this inability to get back to it, because I'm BEHIND and there's so much making up to do! And I feel guilty and it's easier to keep not doing it.

So I haven't been blogging. Will try to start that up again. I'm working on being more crafty, but it's harder than I expected.

I do have 2 knitting projects going though (scarf for Grandpa, and the Big Mystery Project), and I just nipped over to Sublime Stitching to get some patterns with an eye to embroidering some dishcloths for Xmas.

Still no functional camera, so still no pictures. That's something else that needs to get addressed.

Sunday, September 16, 2007


Finally finally made some progress on the large mystery project. I've had a real block on it lately, and am far behind schedule already... I was so ready to love the organic color-grown cotton, but in fact I have seriously wanted to give up and go back to wool. It broke twice during the cast-on process - I've finally given up on having a lovely "perfect" line and on the third attempt focused in mitigating damage through careful trimming around a very tiny knot. I've heard that Mexican blanket weavers would sometimes deliberately leave mistakes in their work:

"When one watches these weavings being brought to life by use of this very ancient method, you fully understand and appreciate all the little "imperfections" that you find, because they are very much a part of it. They are not flaws--they are simply an integral part of the hand-made process. In fact, some cultures believe that only God is perfect, and in an expression of humility, leave flaws in the work."

I am taking some comfort from this.