Monday, February 16, 2009

warm hands, cold heart

So I finished my first pair of knitted hand/wrist warmers today. Small step for humankind, but a huge leap for me. Tried to do something with a pattern this time & what could be better than to start off with the classic venus/feminist symbol?

It might not be the most neat knitting in the world, but I'm still learning... I found the pattern for the symbol at Subversive Knitting & then just sort of made the rest up. It was pretty easy & fast, good for a newbie like me. If i could, I would give you the pattern here but I actually don't know how to write out knitting patterns... They start with six rows knit 2, purl 2 (bottom) & end with four rows of the same, otherwise it's just plain knitting with two different colors & then sewing the two sides together & leaving a whole for the thumb. When you put them on it looks something like this (yes, it is very tricky to photograph your own hands):

Thursday, February 5, 2009

just trash, me & you/it's in everything we do

First: a hasty birthday gift for a friend, featuring his favorite quote from Tom Waits' Tango till they're sore. No, you don't get any close ups since I finished it while being absurdly hung over, which made the stitches not so neat...

Second: my friend Victor (who might actually be the smartest guy i know) is now a contributor at Everydaytrash, a blog about... well, trash. What is it? What do we do with it? How can we use/reuse all the stuff we throw away on a daily basis? & what happens to the trash that we do throw away? Check it out.