cey & i: fresh copy

there comes a time when

so much is scribbled out and written in

that you need to just print a whole new chart to clear your head.

at least that’s what happens to me.IMG_6476crop2despite all the ‘3 steps forward and 2 steps back’ over this last design

i have cast on and am all forward motion now.

still anticipating a tangent, or two,

but it’s a good start.

having to chart this one

and longing to be mobile, i have once again

turned to my new knitter’s pride magna pattern holder.

i’m finding that i so prefer this to all the other

more awkward ways i’ve tried to keep track on charts before.

highlighters, highlighter tape and just crossing out

IMG_6471are frustrating compared

to the simplicity

of moving the magnetic strip

to wherever i am

at any given moment.

steady on.

me & the magma,

& my minnow merino,

and these square

‘symfonie cubics’ needles

are going to be best buds

for the next couple of weeks give or take a little,

and i’m chomping at the bit to go, go, go.

‘compare’ from 28:17-18 of job.

(this post is part of an ongoing series,

chronicling my collaboration with classic elite yarns on

an indie collection.  all posts tagged with ‘artistic differences‘ and titled ‘cey & i‘.)

the horizon

three days ago

i dropped my oldest off at camp.

overnight camp – for seven days for the very first time.

surely she’s making friends and having a great time.

the lake was so lovely and the people so nice, that i wanted

to grab a bunk and stay myself.  truly, i did.

her being away just makes home different.

it’s not quiet here as i’ve got 3 kids remaining of my own,

and often 3 or so from the neighborhood on any given day,

but the space filled by my oldest is oddly empty.

this puts me in a thinking mood.

i’m seeing some personal ruts i want to break out of,

some walls i want to break down,

and pondering what new adventures i want to begin…

as a small start, i have this lovely _

(in the colorway ‘confiture’)

from julie asselin.

the adventure part is that i have in mind

a shape that is new to me (although not uncommon)

and i want it to be somewhat lacy.

not this kind of lacy

(don’t get your hopes up), but lacy none-the-less.

since things feel different here this week,

i’m also revved up to try my new square needles from knitter’s pride.

IMG_5601cropi wasn’t sure how they would feel to hold in my hands,

but although they feel different,

they don’t feel square.

the wood is smooth and warm (as opposed to the chill of some metallics).

the grain is very pretty which makes my artistic side happy.

my practical side didn’t really care what they looked like one little bit,

but it’s glad that the artistic side of me isn’t griping.

i’ll need to knit a little more with them

to find the words to describe

just how they feel


maybe i’ll be able to explain

about the same time my sweet girl arrives home

full of stories and new outlooks and penpals galore.  can’t wait.