Tuesday, February 21, 2012

100th Project Slides By

I just realized today, as I posted Project # 104 on Ravelry that I had slid right past the epic 100 project mark.  Not only did it go past uncelebrated - I didn't even notice it.  Did not notice I was getting  into the upper 90s.  Did not notice when I was at 99.  Did not notice until now.  104.  Wow.
Of course, this is not by any means all of the projects I have made since I first began crafting, back in the Paleozoic Era.  (Those sabertooth tiger tooth needles were really awkward to manipulate, but not as awkward as getting them in the first place.)

Actually, it was posting a photo of one of my very earliest - and here-to-fore unhearalded knitting projects that brought me into contact with the fact that I'd crossed the 100th Project Rubicon without batting a lash.

That project was a bag knit from batik fabric - and that is it right there.  (Imagine an arrow, pointing right.)
The 'yarn' is made by cutting 5 yards of batik fabric into continuous 3/4 inch strips.   That was some fun.  The knitting of it is easy. It's just knit in the round and seamed on the bottom.  I added a lining, of course, and crocheted the handle rather than doing an I-cord.  It was a time when I did not know how to deal with - or even find, for that matter - DPNs.
It's kind of faded.  It's been in use for 6 years, and I'm just now doing its fashion shoot.  It was far more colorful originally.


Thursday, February 9, 2012



It's teatime.  Something herbal and soothing that won't make my brain too
frisky.  Frisky brain is often overrated. 
Calm is good, too. 

The  tags on Yogi brand teabags have little sayings on them, and each box of tea has how-tos for a yoga stretch.  It's good.  Sip the tea.  Do the stretches.  Ponder the sayings...

... and voila...

Wait.  There has been no voila.  I am exactly the same as I had been previously.

Oh dear.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

evoL, actually

Oh, my heck.

Question:  Who works for hours on a batik fabric bag and fails to notice that she has sewn the incorrect sides of said batik fabric together until very much time has passed?

Who does this?

Answer: Me.

Yes, it is true.  evoL is in the air.

Le sigh.

For those of you who don't sew, you have to keep in mind that a good batik fabric is 'nice' on both sides. Unlike standard fabric printing methods that result in a 'right' and a 'wrong' side.  Which means, in my own defense, that when you are working with high quality batiks, you really don't get lots of 'tells' to immediately alert you to little oversights.  Such as the fact that you've got right/wrong issues.  Until much later, when uoy ezilaer emosgniht si ffo.  Such as the fact that your lovely new batik bag says 'evol'. 

Le sigh.