Friday, January 22, 2010

An Open Letter

Dear Insecure Voice In My Head,

Why are you such a nag? What, exactly, is your problem? Why must you plague me so?

Tell me true, what’s not to love?

The yarn?


The eyelets?


The gull lace pattern?


Certainly not the buttons, or the charming model.



In short, Insecure Voice In My Head, please observe this delighted smile…


and vacate the premises. My head is quite noisy enough without having to listen to you wring your hands.

Geek Knitter

Project Details:
Pattern: Baby Sweater on Two Needles by Elizabeth Zimmerman, published in Knitter’s Almanac.
Yarn: Crystal Palace Merino 5, Colorway Geranium. 3.75 balls, about 412 yards.
Needles: US 7 (4.5 mm)
Modifications: Second increase row done with yarn-overs to create eyelets. Cast on extra stitches when splitting off the sleeves. When resuming the sleeves, picked up those extra stitches and knit the sleeves in the round.
Buttons: Picked and attached, once again, by my Wonderful Mother
Dates: 15 November 2009 – 6 January 2010

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

When They Smile

It just never fails… my life gets interesting, knitting is going well, I am positively surrounded by blog-able pictures and stories. And I find myself with absolutely no energy whatsoever.


I’m working on the energy thing, eating well and trying to get more rest. My sleep cycle got thrown all out of whack by work stress last month, but things seem to be calming down and getting back to whatever passes for normal around the office.

So here’s a lovely wee picture which serves as an excellent reminder for why I love knitting for expectant co-workers. The perfect buttons my mother always seems to find, the ‘ooohs’ and ‘aaahs’, the pictures of a sweater stretched over a pregnant belly… they’re wonderful and I love them.

But I like it best when they smile.