So I've begun Forecast. Here's a close-up of the 3-stitch bobble that I'm using, a popular adaptation ever since (I think) Winnie's version of Forecast first appeared.
Here's Forecast a bit further along, now resting outside. I'm using Cascade 220 (for the first time) and I'm loving it.
The back view...
Can you tell that I'm in love with this pattern, and that I'm loving taking pictures of it?
Other things as WIPS: the My So Called Scarf manages to go nowhere these days. I really like the stitch pattern, but given that it's now March (practically), there's really no sense in making a thick, warm scarf like this. So to the back-burner you go. (Besides, if I were to be making a scarf these days, it'd *definitely* be a rip-off of these fantastic ones everyone is talking about these days...)
So, instead of continuing with the SoCalledScarf, I've *finally* finished Kiri (see left margin for free PDF pattern). That's right, this shawl has been languishing for a long time. The reason? I ran out of yarn when casting off. Seriously, I only had about 40 more stitches to bind off when there just wasn't any more yarn left. ARGH. So then I had to wait until Elann restocked this color (Serenghetti Sand), so that it could be completed. It's blocking today, so FO photos will come later this week.
Lastly, I quickly knit up another We Call Them Pirates Hat because the first one I made was immediately too small for the newborn and the parents kept telling me how much they liked the hat. This one, made from acrylic yarn left over from this, doesn't look too hot. Mind you, I haven't blocked it yet, but I'm not sure what difference it'll make, really, b/c of the acrylic. Oh well, I just need to get it to them before the cooler temperatures are completely gone, and before the baby girl grows out of this one too.
BTW: Thanks for the feedback regarding "blogger etiquette". I'm going to write a "reply" post to this, summing the comments/suggestions up, sometime later this week.
Monday, February 26, 2007
Sunday, February 18, 2007
Saturday, February 17, 2007
Wednesday, February 14, 2007
you wanted from this life, even so?
And what did you want?
beloved on the earth.
-Raymond Carver, Late Fragment*
(*I was reminded of this poem when reading A Bird in the Hand's blog recently.)
Tuesday, February 06, 2007
Friday, February 02, 2007
The Creation Story
I'm not afraid of love
or its consequence of light.
It's not easy to say this
or anything when my entrails
dangle between paradise
I am ashamed
I never had the words
to carry a friend from her death
to the stars
Or the words to keep
my people safe
The stars who were created by words
are circling over this house
formed of calcium, of blood
in danger of being torn apart
by stones of fear.
If these words can do anything
if these songs can do anything
I say bless this house
Transfix us with love.
**(And because one poem is just never enough...)***
Sonnet XLIII: "What lips my lips have kissed, and where, and why"
What lips my lips have kissed, and where, and why,
I have forgotten, and what arms have lain
Under my head till morning; but the rain
Is full of ghosts tonight, that tap and sigh
Upon the glass and listen for reply,
And in my heart there stirs a quiet pain
For unremembered lads that not again
Will turn to me at midnight with a cry.
Thus in winter stands the lonely tree,
Nor knows what birds have vanished one by one,
Yet knows its boughs more silent than before:
I cannot say what loves have come and gone,
I only know that summer sang in me
A little while, that in me sings no more.
--Edna St. Vincent Millay
on my cheeks I wear
the flush of two beers
on my eyes I use
the dark circles of sleepless nights
to great advantage
I wear my lips
-- Rochelle Kraut
Posted by KODACHROME at 1:06 PM