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Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Kessie the Witch


Kessie the Witch
Originally uploaded by martianknit.

I'm scared. Are you?

Monday, October 27, 2008

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Brainwave Final?


Brainwave Final?
Originally uploaded by martianknit.

I think this is it!
I had more fluff at the ends where waves would normally be white but it didn't seem to work.
I am living with it for a bit and then off to the gallery for judging.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Fall is Here


As I was sitting at the computer this early this morning the sun was coming up. The early morning light was glowing on the trees in the front of our house and that was filling the room with a golden hue. It was a magical moment that I was completely unable to capture in these pictures.


But I wanted to share it anyways. There is something so wonderful about the way fall makes me feel. I love the colours, I love the crispness in the air. I love the apples and pumpkins. I love the crunching sound the leaves make as I take Kessie for a walk. I love how some leaves freak Kessie out so much she cautiously approaches them and then seems let down that it is only a drying leaf!



I also love that we start to wear our sweaters and scarves and mitts.


I started Tudora from Knitty yesterday and got done today. Ahhh.. a sense of accopmlishment.

Now I am going to have some lovely lunch and then go out into the golden wonderfulness.

Monday, October 06, 2008

Life so far...

I know. I have not kept everyone updated for a while. Life is busy.

I am trying to take time to smell the roses but running a small business is time consuming and occasionally stressful.


A year and a half ago I would have never thought that I would have any misgivings about taking the leap into self employment. I love being in the shop! I love meeting new people. I love helping knitters put together just the perfect yarn for the perfect pattern. I love everything about it except the money concerns.



So for now the pink roses by my back entrance to the shop keep me buoyed.



Along with the love of a good man and wonderful (usually) teenagers.


And... of course... being in the position of having supplies at hand when I get a creative inspiration such as the Wave in my Brain (pictures in the previous post). Why did this wave come into being?

It all started with the Whitby Station Gallery juried art exhibition idea. Fresh. The idea led me to water, which led me to waves. Which led me to the short rowing that I have been playing with all summer. So the wave...within a wave. I have taken a week sabatical from the piece to see where the idea was going. I am ready to continue today. I did have to stock up on some quilt batting and fabric to carry on. The idea evolves.

My intellect keeps trying to figure out a way to merchanise this idea. I am trying to keep this part of my brain at bay until I am finished. But I have seen purses based on the wave and a shawl and small framed pieces. Then there are cards.. See I am having trouble turning it off.

Now I am going to take a relaxing bath and read The Red Tent by Anita Diamant. That is the book that the Kniterary Literary Club is reading this month. I am loving it.


Saturday, October 04, 2008