by the numbers

coupons for generic plaquenil ok, so my kids don’t ‘paint by number’.

la toile the times we’ve tried, they swap all the colors

-intentionally-

so their art looks nothing like the box.

i suppose that i’ve encouraged this

by my own example

as i’m not one to follow a pattern or

a set of directions to the letter.

my mum and i are notorious

for going shopping, only to return

with the ‘perfect’ thing.

‘perfect’, that is, once

the sleeves are reworked,

the hem narrowed and shortened,

and the collar removed to rebuild the neckline.

so i guess i come by it naturally, too.

all that to say,

one of my favorite things about creating a pattern

is to see each knitter making it her (or his) own.

changing the length,

adding a second yarn for texture,

or personalizing a mouse’s sweet ears.

my huge congrats to lisa (karmaperdiem)

who won her own copy of moses

and the upcycled yarn to knit him (or her)

from carol over at taddiebeeknitting.

i can’t wait to see who your little mouse turns out to be…

‘example’ taken from 13:15 in john.

to start over

renew: to regain or restore the physical vigor of; to revive.

this is what some people do to things.

mike,

of north street crochet,

turns unwanted t-shirts into tarn (aka: t-shirt yarn).

he is meticulous at his craft making it such a pleasure

knitting up  ‘stature‘ with the work of his hands.

tomorrow you will be seeing more of his tarn as

the premiere issue of tangled is released.

carol,

of taddie bee knitting,

takes high end sweaters

(whose previous owners have

relegated them to the confines of a thrift store),

unknits them, treats them with tlc (tender loving care),

and makes lovely skeins of luxury yarns at  the ‘nice price’.

she and i have recently started to work together.

she sent the most luscious ivory skeins

and i am writing some patterns

for said luxury yarns.

in the process of tossing out ideas

(last week via ravelry mail)

one stuck with me.

now what started

as this.

has grown

(ever so quickly)

into a work in progress

with it’s own bits of personality

sort of bursting out all over the place.

and do i love being part of all this ‘bringing things into being again’?

yeah, you betcha’.

‘renew’ taken from 51:10 in the psalms.