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Box 'o Bikinis

Box ‘o Bikinis And you thought I was kidding! ­čśë

Now if I could open a box and find a handy man to help me with this hellish hosta…

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It is over 1m across, about .75 of my height!
I admit sometimes, boys can be useful…

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Skulls And Spring

Skully” was well received and so I’ve begun a test knit. Remind me to take notes the next time I decide to hook “off the cuff”! The skull motif is a fairly well-known one, for those of us who like that stuff and my favourite was Spider Mambo’s single crochet guy. I popped her skull into an Arcade wheel style “granny” to make “Skully”. Unfortunately, I couldn’t remember what I did. I started yesterday with hook, needles, yarn, notebook and camera (!) in my lap and set to.

Yorick” is close to halfway done, I’ve notes and photos for a possible tutorial if this becomes a pattern and thankfully, DID remember what I’d done to create the “Slipped Stitch Open Patella Cable”. Yes. That. 8=. I’m using the KnitPicks wool of Andes sportweight again, had tons leftover and it’s super economical for proto’s and tests. I’ve promised my Girlie a #ucg version that she’ll be able to wear at work (sidebar: since when do companies hire Graphic Designers, ie: Artists, and then subject them to corporate drone dress codes?) I have some KnitPicks Shine Sport in black for multi-seasonal wear. I’m testknitting an idea that’s languished for a while. Still bearing the unfortunate name of “Green Blob” in my head but now in blue. I think if I can stop setting this down for other yarny projects, it could be pretty.

Speaking of seasons… I’m not sure who is responsible for this but you go to Mama Nature right now and apologize!! I woke to this beautiful but chilly back garden view this AM.

Autumn Equinox

My first born’s birthday is today and even more auspicious that it falls on 2014’s Autumn Equinox.

Some of you already know that I have a poetry blog here on WordPress. Here is a link to my Cinquain-style poem celebrating the turn of the wheel:

(Fair warning should you decide to venture beyond that post; there is some mature content and raucous rock music placed there.)

Gwyl Canol Hydref Approaches ~ Cinquain III

Carrying that theme through to the knitting, this lovely pattern, in kit form from Earthfaire, showed up in my inbox this morning:

Hydref Scarf by Abigail Phelps. The photo below is a detail picture showing this lovely, leafy design worked in the perfect Autumn shades:

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I sense another Abigail project is in my future. Her “Addewid” was a joy to knit. (Still need to block for a proper Show & Tell).

You can find the kits here at Earthfaire.

I’m Gonna Knit Myself A Cocoon!

This is what I woke to this AM!

Yes, I live in Canada but seriously?! Seriously… This is just ridiculous and I’ve seen a few winters and springs!

Not even a hint of warmer temperatures to date. There has always been at least that, in my memory.

A freak April snow dusting makes for good conversation. THIS nonsense makes me envy the hibernating bears!

#30march2014 #seriously? #pointeshoespunkrockandpurl #theeclecticpoet #itsbecauseihaveplans #mothernatureneedsaboyfriend