September 17, 2008

Haiku on the Cheap

Posted in Knitting tagged , at 10:37 pm by adrienne

A friend of mine gave me a small journal-type book for my haiku poems.  When I’m done scribbling on scraps, getting them okayed by two or three critics (I’d say ‘vetted’ if that word hadn’t been flogged to death), I write them nicely in the book.  Here are some examples:

Rain pounding through wind
Wakens the restless spirits
They slide between drops.

The heavens observe
Twined bodies drifting nightly
Through their lazy dance.

When a soul is lost
The wind may rage or whisper
And all is silence.

I love this book:)

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September 13, 2008

What Could Be a Better Knitting Bag…

Posted in Knitting at 10:58 pm by adrienne

than this?  But she is scary to some (and I will say she photographs as being far more creepy than she is) – if I quote her as saying Cluck, cluck – will it help?

August 10, 2008

My Own Knitting Group :)!

Posted in Knitting at 1:24 pm by adrienne

We have some neighbors through the woods, a couple with four girls. They live in the middle of the country and come here for a few weeks every summer. As the weather’s been really rainy lately – they’ve had to occupy themselves as best they can, and one day the two youngest girls came over to learn how to knit. Right. I don’t know how to teach. I tried – and it worked, sort of. Sarah, 7, had only one problem – after wrapping the yarn around the needle, she would lose that yarn trying to bring it through the old stitch to form the new one (see how I struggle to describe the situation?). Becca, 5, had some trouble keeping the needles in the right place so she could form stitches. But, as their father is allergic to cats, and we have four they could run around after, that was the major attraction in coming to the house that day. Or so I thought. On the night of the opening ceremonies for the Olympics, the whole family came over for dinner. Sarah and Becca wanted to knit again, and older sister Sija, 9, wanted to join in. I handed Sarah a project in the round I was working on, had a small swatch for Sija to work on (she knew basically what to do, just needed help from time to time), and settled on the floor with Becca and a tiny swatch to begin again. They were all amazing, had really improved!!! I’m so proud! I’ve learned that I’m better at fixing mistakes than I am with the initial teaching. But I forgot to get pictures, so last night at their camp I took some. Eldest sister Tori, 11, already knows how to knit and was immersed in Harry Potter (and who could blame her?), but I put a photo of her in as well – it’s only fair:

February 22, 2008

Every Ten Days

Posted in Books, Knitting tagged , at 9:22 pm by adrienne

That seems to be my posting schedule so far:).  Not much going on.  BlueViolet and I (known as pix on Ravelry) started a new group on Ravelry – Knitting 19th-Century Novels.  With the unasked for untimely demise of KTC through a Blogger error, we wanted to continue the idea.  There are some changes – there are two months to read and discuss each title, and all of the knitted/crocheted projects are posted on Ravelry.  If you’re interested, drop by!  The first book starts 1 March – Alice in Wonderland.  I can’t believe I’ve never read it.