Wednesday, 14 December 2011
Now that I've finished Chaleur, a test for Julie, and it is impatienly block-drying...
I'll show you my holiday plan.
Fabric : Yoshiko Jinzenji linen and white leather
Books : Drape drape 3 and Lesson1,2
Ehm bit of knitting : new project Limacon in Shibui Heichi.
Oh : this !
Tuesday, 29 November 2011
Tuesday, 8 November 2011
Monday, 10 October 2011
Where did I come from and what am I supposed to be doing?
I have no idea.
My soul is from elsewhere, I’m sure of that,
and I intend to end up there.
Who looks out with my eyes? What is the soul?
I cannot stop asking.
This poetry. I never know what I’m going to say.
I don’t plan it.
When I’m outside the saying of it,
I get very quiet and rarely speak at all.
-so, I had forgotten about Rumi, but then this exquisite post woke me up again.
Thursday, 6 October 2011
While knitting this exquisite little airy one
I was contemplating
the ephemeral and the fleeting
I was also thinking of
infinity and the unending
and how is it really possible that
soft steel loops connect into
a transparant veil,
a beautiful breathing thing
as heavy as a sigh?
Tuesday, 20 September 2011
Tuesday, 13 September 2011
Friday, 2 September 2011
Monday, 22 August 2011
A most perfect envelope : the Kakomu jacket.
My version in baby alpaca. Warm. Soft. Long and fluid. Blackest. This one is close to my heart, not only because the designer Kirsten gifted the pattern generously, but also because the jacket's construction is simply pure, with minimalist cut, clean line and pristine understated detail (reverse stockingstitch, rolling collar, expressed seams).
The partner loves it too, surprisingly. He is my worst critic, nothing much attains the level of the Gabriel approval, but this jacket was noticed and complimented upon with a little embrace and a whisper 'so nice...'.
Ravelry tech here.
Friday, 12 August 2011
I need to sprout. It feels like winter, wet and chilled and glum, is sitting in a corner of the house, sulking. I will chase it away with something spring and sappy. Athough this one makes the sun shine in a wink too... And so as I've just finished knitting Kakomu (now blocking and hopefully to be assembled this weekend) I think Holl will do the trick. To be my last winterknit of the year.
Tuesday, 2 August 2011
when i saw the colour of the cashmere
i knew who it was for
the colour of concrete and land
and in the pattern i saw the land again
ridged, grooved, battered, pathed
grey and green
(the scapes are stills out of Gabriels videopoems)
Monday, 25 July 2011
It is the schoolholidays. Oh yes. Playdates, tired tears, parks, scooters, band aids, sleepovers, giggles, ear-infections, iceblocks, library, lots of cuddles and loooots of lovings, cinema outings, more giggles, theatre plays, hot tears (mine), dinosaurs, goggles, tired tears again, icecreams, screams, cafe visits, snoring in between tantrums (ha).
I knit a few stitches in olive-oaken yarn but mostly just fall asleep in zzze couch, when I wake up - a little frazzled yeh - I stroke my Belgian linens for there was a sale in the favorite store and fondle that funny Habu sizing for I had to have it.
Tuesday, 12 July 2011
Monday, 27 June 2011
To do : more sewing - a few things for the girls...
Doing : reading Ishiguro's moving debut Pale view of hills.
Done : 'subdued' socks , and with these the sock mojo is all back :)
Socks are plain awesome to knit,
don't let anyone tell you any different.
knitted socks are always just a weesome tricky
now that equals fun cause
where's the hoot in easy?
Wednesday, 22 June 2011
Friday, 17 June 2011
My last few projects have all been about catching the game that light plays - on walls, through holes, on vibrant and fluffy textures or airy and subdued ones. It's winter here now, and things are a bit darker and a bit glummer, maybe that's why I need to touch on light...
There is Lumen : my beautiful second knitted cardigan this year, worked in a record mere two weeks, with soft and feathery Tosh merino light, a favorite for sure.
And then Salvia : a little fingerless mitts present for my fiery red head actress friend. Made in a couple of days and a good stash buster at that.
Hope you have a nice and light weekend