December 26th, 2015

The Librarian

First Sentence of Every Month of the Year Meme (swiped from kejn)

Well, nobody said it was going to be exciting or the basis of a hot new stream-of-consciousness novel ***GRIN***

January: Happy New Year Fireworks

February: Well, bound off at least (and without screwing up any more stitch counts) ... still need to weave in ends and block but I need to decide how I want to do the latter.

March: New colours, new shapes, new needle size/yarn mix, new stitch combinations/maneuvers.

April: Yesterday: Was +19C and felt warmer.

May: Drinking coffee and checking out the new pattern listings on Rav (because, just like every other crafter on the planet, she's a masochist who suffers from the delusion that she'll somehow figure out a way to make all the things).

June: This wasn't you, was it? ;-)


August: Hanna Maciejewska and Malabrigo!

September: By pure coincidence, two unrelated recent blog posts by two different people (one in Scotland, one in Canada) just happen to fit together perfectly to demonstrate how the hair off a four-legged critter turns into something pretty and warm for humans to wear.

October: A fun visit to the hairdresser (carrying treats from one of the Polish groceries ... never hurts to give chocolate to people who use very sharp blades around one's head); with today's cut my hair is all natural colour again except for a last bit of faded red dyed ends to the right of my nape ... obviously my hair grows a little slower in that spot (interesting that that's also the only place my hair ever tangles).

November: Episode Two of the BBC dramatization of his "Guards! Guards!" is now available for listening!

December: Got my copy of Sequence Knitting today** ... a monster, just-shy-of-400-pages textbook on a scientific approach to creating fabric.
The Librarian

Objects in image are more purple than they appear ...

Wanna get rich in electronics? Design a digital camera that isn't determined that all purples shall be portrayed as blues. In RL this yarn is actually a purple that makes Welch's Grape Juice look anemic, so rich and intense and saturated and vivid that it leaves orange afterimages flashing on one's retinas. (it's not just cameras ... I still recall fighting a long battle to try to make my scanner create a correct image of a certain bright orange and purple book cover instead of determinedly converting it to beige and blue every time)


Anyhooooooo ... last night got distracted by the "Sequence knitting" book of my first post of December 2015 and these two skeins of locally-dyed eye-searingly purple yarn (colourway "Purple Wurple") that I acquired at the 2014 Calgary Fibre Festival and have had sitting on my desk lately as inspiration/reminder because I had a craving for yet another bright something to wear during the winter blah season. And they kinda sorta came together, along with my as-yet-unused Nickel Northern Lights needle tips ... which are a joy to work with, BTW.

I think it's looking good so far, though stitch patterning isn't far enough along to really show well in a photo. I'm using the Woolston sequence from the book (click on the top image in this link for a better view of the patterning)