Sunday, September 07, 2008

This is the easiest sock pattern in the world - and it's completely purl-less! They are a surprise for a friend of mine who has just started grad school. Shhhh (you can see her work here).... she is so talented, and I absolutely love her paintings.

Thank you for the many congratulations and kind e-mails regarding our surprise! I recently decided it was time to begin something for the wee alien.

Here is my anti-pastel baby blanket (which is actually the Moderne Baby Blanket from Mason-Dixon knitting). When people ask me what I'm knitting I call it my 'anti-pastel blanket' and then say, "except for the green." A six-year old challenged me last weekend! "It can't be anti-pastel if you have a pastel!" he declared. Technically, I had to concede that he had a point, and then I tried to explain that my yarn store had had a very limited palette to choose from, but that didn't wash. Obviously, who was I to try and argue?

Something Strange

Work completed shortly before I left for the summer. It didn't turn out exactly as I had hoped (does anything?) but I like the close-up.

I recently met these just-shorn alpaca wandering around Wakefield, Québec, on leashes.

Our brief relationship was not particularly mutual - they weren't all that impressed to meet me.

My last few weeks on vacation on Ottawa have been very relaxing, but I am beginning to feel ready to return to Montréal and all my studio work. Unfortunately, the second bedroom functions as my studio and weaving room, and my living room has a tendency to look like this when I am home....

We're going to have to move.

To cheer myself away from that thought, here's a little John Stewart on current hypocrisy.


JessaLu said...

Wow that six year old is a pretty smart cookie to call you on the pastel thing! ;o)

Jana said...

The Mason Dixon blankets are the best, all that garter stitch is so relaxing! And I like the anti pastel thing too. My niece got a bright orange blanket from me when she was born.

jackie said...

My oh my! You have been busy! Congratulations on your new life form. Kids are great and really keep life interesting.

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