Day 1: A New Blog

I’ve been lamenting my lack of creative output lately. Over the years I’ve dabbled in lots of hobbies that I couldn’t quite stick with, from digital art to learning the ukulele.  This blog represents a challenge to myself to be creative again:

Do one creative thing a day, and stay positive.

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Day 124: Glove Two Started

I actually started this a bit yesterday so it’s pretty far along already. It is easier this time since I know how many rows I used to match my measurements for the first one. I’m annoyed that the spot I started in the yarn means there’s not much color variation yet. It will look better with a few more rows.

Day 123: A Poem

My friends decided to come up with a writing prompt and give ourselves a week to put some words down and report back. The prompt was “a pixie finds itself lost in a modern-day city.” I decided to write a poem.

Firefly

She danced with her sisters out under the stars
spin once
spin twice
they laughed in the meadow
her sisters and she, ‘neath the stars

Along comes a mortal, her arms full of jars
scream once
scream twice
then run for the portals
the mortal stuffs pixies in jars

The mortal, she sells them, to tourists in cars
heave once
heave twice
this feeling is awful
did you know fae get sick in cars?

Her new city keeper he drags her to bars
sip once
sip twice
cheap beer from a thimble
she drowns all her feelings at bars

Her sisters, they find her, call “give back what’s ours”
chant once
chant twice
their magic arises
“you’ll all pay for stealing what’s ours”

Now city lights wink out like flickering stars
flash once
flash twice
turn concrete to meadow
leave no trace but laughter and stars

 

Day 121: Gloves Progress

Made some solid progress on the first of these fingerless gloves. Now you can really see all the pretty shades in this yarn. It’s working up reasonably fast so hopefully I can get both made before I get distracted by anything else!

Day 120: A New Project

I did exactly what I was afraid of – I started something new before I finished the Greyjoy banner. I couldn’t help myself, this new yarn is way to pretty to leave sitting in the closet unused.

Day 118: Finishing Some Tentacles

I haven’t finished the whole project yet, but I’m getting close! I did finish off all but 2 of the kraken’s tentacles today. If I keep up this pace I should be done by the end of the week. That’s a very good thing because my KnitPicks order just got here and I am dying to start a project with my new yarn!

Day 116: More Banner Progress

I finished off one skein of black yarn tonight, and that felt like a milestone. This project has been a lot of work but I’m heading into the home stretch now. I looked through all my in-progress photos for this banner tonight and it was really neat to see how far I’ve come.

Day 114: More Tentacles

This thing is getting big! It’s getting harder to work with, mostly because my cat really wants to curl up on it all the time when it’s on my lap.

It’s been a while since I posted this, so for reference, the free pattern is available from Olive + Brook.

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