Thursday, December 13, 2007

a long-forgotten fairytale

Twelve days until Christmas.

I've been commissioned to make a red scarf.

Christmas is my favourite holiday. I love the lights and the carols and the parties and the office slacking.

It makes me want to buy everyone presents.

and a long-forgotten fairytale is in your eyes again
and I'm caught inside a dream world where the colours are too intense
and nothing is making sense

there's a floating town of eiderdown in a mist of mystery
there's an old enchanted castle
and the princess there is me
decked out like a Christmas tree

Thursday, December 6, 2007

you spin me right round

Once upon a time I saw a woman knit two socks at a time on circular needles. I was envious. So I went and bought these:

But the woman at the yarn store told me that one skein would not be enough. Because I'm cheap and yarn is expensive, I decided to stripe it with a blue yarn I already had at home. I was a little disappointed in the end because it gave the socks a darker colour than what I was hoping for and I have enough yarn left that I could have done the main body with just the grey. I guess I'll just have to make another pair!