In case you think i've become
an insane workaholic,
It just so happens that deadlines are
friendly things, and enjoy
clustering together with Other Deadlines.
then New Deadlines come along
to join in the party.
So with everything happening
at "The Very Same Time"
my mind is full of work and ideas.
But that is not a bad thing.
A bad thing is an artist with no ideas
and no work.
My friend Linda has mentioned that it's
very important to have fun.
Fear not, knitting cabled gloves "late"
in the evenings has proven immeasurably fun.
That, and having Indian food for
dinner on Thursday night. I even left
Saturday, August 26, 2006
Friday, August 25, 2006
above, the Knitting Companion
ponders on his porch.
Everyone gets their inspirations
from different sources.
Then, some people
get their inspiration everywhere.
again, thanks to camera-on-loan,
i share some inspirational sights
of everyday life. Above, some of the
and below, a wonderful glass ball
hanging over my table.
first shot has a nasty harsh flash,
but gives an idea of perspective.
Because the blog doesn't like
to have too many photos
in any single entry,
here are a few more inspirations.
If not for you,
then for other people visiting
or living here
with the Knitting Companion.
made by a local artist ...
and the inspiration of food!
here is a chili pepper:
Roasted, then peeled,
then stuffed with grated cheese
and then deep fried.
it's a Mexican dish i believe.
I was not the chef.
Thursday, August 24, 2006
this morning finds us with a cool,
overcast day. in contrast to the very hot
days we've had: this is great weather for going
to sleep at night. (as opposed to nights
when you wake up & think you're melting.)
i'm one day closer to several deadlines.
almost finished work on a very big new ring. After
this comes writing & paper work.
Then, two trips to the post office.
news on the "fetching" fingerless glove:
tonight i should be able to start work on the thumb.
Here is a view, below,
of the Knitting Companion.
He's having a big nap beside
my computer desk
while i work at my jewellery bench.
Wednesday, August 23, 2006
What a beautiful day it was today.
Not too hot,
not cool at all. Sunny & not scorching.
If you had the right kind job,
you could work outside very comfortably.
Here, the Knitting Companion and
i have a brief drink-break
in the garden.
he is a very happy dog.
thanks to a very generous friend,
i'm able to share some
photos with you.
i've started a little "after work" project:
it's the "Fetching" pattern from Knitty.
this is the very beginning
of the first glove.
i just happened to have some
lovely green & ultra soft wool for this
project. Apparently, the gloves
will only take one skein to complete.
Tuesday, August 22, 2006
thanks to Julie at the Needle Emporium
for this Yarn quiz.
What kind of yarn are you?
You are Mohair.You are a warm and fuzzy type who works well with others, doing your share without being too weighty. You can be stubborn and absolutely refuse to change your position once it is set, but that's okay since you are good at covering up your mistakes.
Take this quiz!
Monday, August 21, 2006
I'm really glad to
say goodbye to the last week.
However: i'm not
caught up with my deadlines yet.
I'm feeling stressed, of course
with deadlines staring at the back of my neck.
I'm missing the "having" of a digital camera
On the other hand;
i have some good progress to report:
i've finished a
ring for a project i've been
thinking about since May.
I'm really happy with it.
Now it needs to be photographed.
(and, time for a
little celebration of "hooray it's done")
Sunday night i did some
swatching (knitting) that was not for work.
Sunday night included no work at all.
The knitting companion
and i had a little fun with
some soft fuzzy toys and a new tennis ball
& had time for cuddling.
Everyone needs a little break.
So ... is there
anyone going to the Textile Symposia
in toronto this fall ?
Sunday, August 20, 2006
This quiz is here thanks to Julie,
at the Needle Emporium....
Your Birthdate: February 23
You're not good at any one thing, and that's the problem.
You're good at so much - you never know what to do.
Change is in your blood, and you don't stick to much for long.
You are destined for a life of travel and fun.
Your strength: Your likeability
Your weakness: You never feel satisfied
Your power color: Bright yellow
Your power symbol: Asterisk
Your power month: May
What Does Your Birth Date Mean?
than odd about how
right-on-the money this was in many ways.
Georgia Nicols has to say about this week,
for all signs .....
Weekly Horoscope: Sunday August 20, 2006
All Signs: (Eastern Time Zone)
On Sunday the 20th, pessimism
and criticisms easily flourish. (Groan.)
It's a one day bummer; no biggie, really.
In the larger picture, the Sun changes signs
this week bringing a different energy to
different parts of our
lives for the next month or so.
This is a good thing.
A change is as good as a rest.
And as the slowwitted observe:
"The less things change the more they are the same."
I prefer to side
with GK Chesterton:
"Don't ever take a fence
down until you know the
reason why it was put up." (Oh yeah.)