Photo-A-Day: In My Mailbox

September 4, 2012 § 1 Comment

Shiny!

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Got me some sparkly nail polish today! (China Glaze Hunger Games Series “Luxe and Lush”)

Star Light, Star Bright

August 13, 2012 § Leave a comment

Star light, star bright
First star I see tonight
Wish I may, wish I might
Have the wish I wish tonight

The enormity and magnificence of space has always struck me right to the core of my being. From the time I was a little girl, I remember looking up at the night sky with a tremendous sense of wonder and awe. Back then, the space program was in full swing, and Sally Ride was an astronaut, and it didn’t seem completely impossible that maybe someday I could fly among the stars. Then I grew up, and dreamed different dreams, and wished different wishes, and settled into my life on Earth…but I still get a tingle when I look up into the night sky.

My favorite of all the constellations is Cassiopeia…the beautiful but vain Aethiopian queen who incurred the wrath of Poseidon and was punished by being tied to her throne for eternity, placed in the heavens in such a position that for half the year she is sitting upside down. This shawlette is based on the shape of her constellation, an asymmetrical “W”. The garter lace of the main body forms tiny star shapes between the eyelets, and the lace border on the bottom edge evokes the shooting stars that are traditionally wished upon even after the first star of the night has passed.

Wish I May is now available on Ravelry.

Sneak Peek

August 10, 2012 § Leave a comment

Remember that bit of knitting I showed you a couple weeks ago? Well, the pattern’s all ready to publish. Unfortunately, the pics of the full sized piece didn’t come out quite as well as I’d like, and it’s a pretty enough piece that it deserves photos that show that off. So this weekend, I’ll have another photoshoot and if all goes well, you will all have a lovely new pattern to knit by Sunday evening. Until then, here’s a little sneak peek:

Sparkly!

I can’t wait to show you the whole thing in it’s full glory!

A Little Sparkle

July 19, 2012 § Leave a comment

I know I haven’t been showing you a lot of knitting and crochet lately…that’s because I’ve mostly been working on Sooper Sekrit type projects that I’m not allowed to reveal. However, it occurred to me that one of the things I’m currently working on is something I’m planning to publish myself in a couple of weeks, and I can totally show you pictures of the WIP:

Ain’t she purdy?

I bought this yarn (wooliebullie Twinkle Superwash in Enchanted Evening, ftr) for some other project that I can’t even remember now. I don’t even know if it was to design something else or for someone else’s pattern, but it whispered that it would very much like to become what it is becoming, and it’s so lovely to look at and feel I had no choice but to give in.

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