cey & i: blog tour, day eight

check out the moth heaven blog

for today’s tour stop.

funny,

i hadn’t told julia

the inspiration behind

the front detail of forte, she figured it out on her own

and she was spot on.

fact is, that all the patterns in ‘artistic differences’

are named after musical terms or

sound related words.

‘forte’ is the only full word that i used, the others are all shortened.

this way the reference is in there, but the origin doesn’t hit you over the head.AD-6754_medium2

i like things that you have to think about a little.

can you tell just by looking,

what the other patterns

names are shortened forms of:

terva, trume, chroma, silve (this one is a bit of a stretch, i admit),

setto, imp, cade, osci (having to do with sound waves)

and last, but not least, tensity?

have fun guessing

and have a good day. we’ll talk tomorrow.

‘stretch’ taken from 9:8 of job.

photo courtesy of classic elite yarns.

cey & i: experiment gone good

this was originally a swatch.

then i forgot how i did the swatch

(because i brazenly thought in the moment

that i was knitting it, that i would never forget how i did it).

then i dissected the swatch and wrote down how it was done in the first place.IMG_5695crop

now it’s one of the pieces in ‘artistic differences’

to be released later (i know, i’m a tease).

but, it you will see it later

(i promise)

and when you do, i hope you think the same things that i did

when i first stumbled over how to make it happen.

“oh.” … “hmmm.” … “wow.” … “cool.”

‘later’ taken from 20:25 in proverbs.

(this is an ongoing series of posts chronicling

the process of my yet to be released collaboration with classic elite yarns.

to search, all post titles will include ‘ cey & i:‘ and be tagged with ‘artistic differences‘.)

cey & i: out of reach

today, the knitting mocks me.

i can reach out and touch it, but the

actual knitting of it is shoved back hour by hour

because i am nearly buried under a mountain of forms.

camp physicals and permission slips and end of the year teacher notes,

state renewals and tax forms and more camp applications.

never have i felt quite so strongly as i do today

that what i need most as a mother of 4

and a self-employed designer

is a good secretary.

for the record,

my experience and job skills,

would not qualify me for the job.  ha.

and irregardless pages that remain undone, the knitting hour is almost upon us.

IMG_5380truth is, the paperwork will be just as important tomorrow

as it feels right now.  also, if i have to fill out one more ’emergency contact’

section before i get a good night’s sleep

the good secretaries at the camps

are likely to scratch their heads a bit when

they read that my kids have ‘people’ like mickey mouse,

batman and wonder woman for emergency contacts.

where, by the way, is wonder woman these days?

i sure could use her help…

‘tomorrow’ taken from 3:28 of proverbs.

(this is an ongoing series of posts chronicling

the process of my yet to be released collaboration with classic elite yarns.

to search, all post titles will include ‘cey & i:‘ and be tagged with ‘artistic differences‘.)