Thursday, May 21, 2009

There’s comfort in the way that everything still looks the same

Sometimes you have to look at things from another angle to get an understanding of what you are trying to undertake. The macro function of your camera also helps.

Malabrigo lace scarf

This is a scarf I'm making from Malabrigo Lace. I really wish you could see what a lovely orangey-red this yarn is, but red under a daylight lamp at night is never a successful scenario. It's the kind of colour that has had people saying "Wow! That's a great colour!". It's Sealing Wax, and it's probably my favourite Malabrigo colour. When the scarf is finished, I have to steam block it, and all these little ice patterns will appear. Well, that's the plan, anyway.

I'm making this scarf because I find that with wearing a jacket and overcoat on the long trek to and from work, there isn't much room left in my collar for a thick scarf without aggravating the heck out of me. Mind you, in a week and one day (a week and one day!!) I won't have to worry about that dilemma for at least a month, but I'm going to continue making it anyway.

Key Lime socks in progress

I started these socks over Easter, and then stalled, and then picked them up again. Turn. Repeat. It feels like the longest sock project ever, but only because they are so fast to make and it's taking me so long. I can do a leg or a foot in a night. That fast. It's a lovely relaxing project to take to bed with me, when I'm too tired to read yet too wired to sleep. I prop myself up on a few pillows, put the oil heater on, and allow myself to be hypnotised by the stitches until I relax enough to fall asleep.

I am up to the heel of the second sock, and I really love them so far. They could become my new favourite socks.

Stamp pad

I added this photo because I love the colours in it. It's my trusty stamp pad. Sometimes I wish I could justify sourcing white paper bags for my shop packaging, because some of these stamp colours don't show up very well on brown paper. Maybe one day.

8 comments:

  1. nice!!!
    I especially love that last shot - such pretty colours!

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  2. That scarf! That sock! Those inks! All gorgeous colour (and the scarf makes me want to reach into the monitor to feel its squishiness).

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  3. ooh I like the lace scarf, even in its unblocked state.

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  4. hmm, my last comment sounded backhanded. I promise it's not intended that way at all, the scarf looks really good.

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  5. Great pictures! I love that scarf pattern, have thought about making it myself. Sounds like a good excuse to buy some malabrigo lace...heh!

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  6. Thanks for sharing your knitting projects, the colors and your stitches look so well defined. You make me want to go and start a knitting project too! Thanks! Mmmm Malabrigo

    Rita

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  7. Macro on the camera is a Good Thing. I went briefly to the hndmade market yesterday, but i was in a foul mood, and Erik wouldn't sleep, and it was so crowded! I think I saw your back through the throng, but I'm not sure. I did see some other people I knew though, so that helped the mood slightly. I only wish it had been over 2 days so I could go back today and have a better look! Oh well.

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