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Saturday, January 31, 2009

"Silver", the manifestation

so here is a side of me you do not know.
here is "Silver", it told me from under the rock i was sitting on that it was going to come out and i stepped aside having told chris to get ready to snap a photo.

... to be continued

Friday, January 30, 2009

Mal à Brigo

umph, chris helped me wind that beautiful vanilla Malabrigo skein. alas how could i have known it all cut threads? we had trouble and it was so sexy seeing him go through all that without whining.
i love those shared moments even if we had trouble and it was not easy.

i had been thinking for a while of making "Clapotis" to see how it is constructed so i am using this yarn for it. i've now got like 8 parts of the skein but i sure know how to not have knots *wink wink*

it's coming out fine, it seems, but i had to rip it like 6 times at the start because i was watching some silly soap at the same time.

7th time was the good one because i was alone, uninterrupted by any TV.

i don't belive in mindless knitting, knitting is the most mindful activity.

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Sunday, January 25, 2009

heart-shaped pompoms

click on image for making them

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

the appartment

i have been hoping for a house with a garden and wild cats living in it, and i’ve “disowned” this rented appartment in my heart.
so i’ve been going here and there on vacations and the pool and the exhibitions and coming back and leaving everything as is, just minding my knits and designs.
and i am like frozen and “It’s a hard mental place to be”.

so organizing is making me happy, they are small things still that only i can see but it’s decluttering my mind too.

my booth "Zaz"

i had a booth pre-christmas under a yellow tent above water (not a submarine).
it was very much fun, cold, a donkeys' booth facing me and lots of other different "sentient beings".

my work was much appreciated, some was not "wearable" as to per the passer-bys' standards but "trés joli". they'd stop and stare.
chris explained to me that they can like an item very much but not visualize themselves in it.
my response was: but i have those on sale and they are small items, they can try without loss!

i guess people sometimes prefer to not venture into what they do not know. it is maybe like how it gows with the dying and them clinging to their body.
(this won't make much sense to some, i know but it's my rye humour).

even the baby booties did not all sell, but it's a bad bad year and whenever you have a chance to NOT take money out of your pocket then you won't.

it will teach me to give more of my time knitting more complex things for the same price. i have to offer my already very high quality yarn along with the complex stitches the new chinese machines are coming up with.

i do it already for the luxury items, it is fair that the luxury items have complex stitches "fait main" (handknit), understandable even because knitting time is money and physical effort (let alone creativity). they also are sold at a higher price because they are "pièce unique" (exclusive pieces).
but now i have to apply those crazy stitches unto my small items made by the bunch like hats and scarves without charging for my time.
and in no way am i going to cheapen my yarn.

ceci est mon stand de la periode pré-fêtes de fin d'année 2008.
c'était trés agréable malgré le froid et tout le monde a beaucoup apprécié.

n'oubliez pas ce rendez-vous l'année prochaine, c'est le premier weekend du mois de décembre, à bientôt!

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Thursday, January 08, 2009

chunky bright kid gifts

i knit all of my nieces and nephews brigh, bold and fun item gifts.
nothing to be "worn" seriously, just to toy with and be merry.

i think i should have stayed with my previous choice of making three rolls for the adults to not hear disgracious commentaries but oh well, as dad would say:
"Christ himself did not find grace in the eyes in the humans: they had to crucify him".

j'ai tricoté à tous mes neveux et nièces des accessoires marrants et gais.
douze cadeaux en tout dont un que j'ai bien caché pour une chasse aux trésors (un bonnet: pièce de résistance).
au regard des parents j'aurais mieux fait de faire mes trois bûches à la place et éviter les propos déplacés.

comme dirait papa: "le christ lui-même est venu au monde et n'a pas trouvé grâce auprès des humains".

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Thursday, January 01, 2009

my love

Copper Uppercase Letter H A - alone on the wall P Pewter Ransom Font p Y apostrophe

Wood Scrabble Tile N e44 W

Y Copper Square Letter e A30 1963 R

McDonalds M Y

L Shea\ V - china E