I’m exactly halfway through my Selkie (pattern link).
How do I know I’m halfway? Well, I have two skeins of yarn and one is completely gone. Selkieis one of those patterns that’s easily customizable in the length of the pattern. Orinally, one was only supposed to do 3 repeats of the back cable. But that’s with a bulky yarn. I’m not using a bulky yarn. I’m using a yarn that’s listed as bulky buy…
My favorite kind of snow to watch. Slow with big flakes.
I BET THAT IF TWO KIDS LIVED IN THOSE TWO HOUSES THAT THEY WOULD COME OUT ON THEIR ALMOST CONJOINING ROOFS OUTSIDE THEIR BEDROOM WINDOWS AND TALK AND BE BEST FRIENDS AND FALL IN LOVE.
I will not write fluff to that. I won’t. No.
LUCY I FOUND IT
But what if instead of two kids, it was, say, a kid and an old woman? And at first they just ignore each other and keep their blinds down and curtains shut, but then the kid climbs out onto the roof one spring morning to get a frisbee and she’s got the window open bc it’s so nice out and she tells him to cut that out, it’s not a jungle gym and maybe the kid shows off a bit and nearly falls, and the old woman catches his arm…. anyway, so sometimes they leave the windows open and the kid’ll show off his comic books or asks what rhymes with ‘beautiful’ (and it’s totally for homework shut up), and the old woman tells him about all the protests and marches she took part in, and asks him the name of that one cute pop star (it’s absolutely for her crossword now shush). And the old woman gives the kid relationship advice, and doesn’t tell when he tries a bit too much of his parents’ liquor cabinet one time, and the kid comes over and shows her how to use the smartphone her daughter bought for her, and doesn’t tell when she sneaks a cigarrette out of said daughter’s bag. And when the weather’s too bad to open the windows, they tape silly pictures or notes to the glass for the other to see (the kid makes sure to make his extra big so she doesn’t have to admit her eyeight isn’t what it used to be), and when it is nice the kid will sneak over and leave seashells on her windowsill, because the old woman said once she misses the sea, but she can’t travel like she used to. And one day he peeks in her window and sees her on the floor, and calls 911 and basically saves her life because she had a stroke and nobody would’ve known in time otherwise. And when she finally gets back from the hospital, just for a while because her daughter’s talking about a retirement home where she’ll have plenty of medical care and lots of friends her age, the kid comes through the window and then pulls another kid through the window who he introduces as his boyfriend, and says he wanted her to meet him. And she sniffs and interrogates the boyfriend in proper elderly relative fashion, and then declares him worthy of her boy— barely. And when she finally does have to go to that retirement home, the kid still comes to visit her, and always leaves seashells on the windowsill.
I’m not crying or anything
I am omg
that’s some miyazaki ghibli movie shit right there
I’m wearing three different knitted things in that picture. My sweater, the shawl and of course, the fingerless mitts!
Project page: Vino in the Sun
Pattern: Vino (Rav link)
Yarn: medelinetosh tosh sock in the colorway “Gilded”
They came out really lovely. I used less than half the yarn though (about 150 yards)! No idea what I’m going to do with the rest, but I’ll figure out…
My Hulu Plus subscription lasted all of two hours. I refuse to pay for a service that utilizes ads. Its damn shame too, since their tv show selection was pretty good.
I’ll return when there is an ad free option… till then, ill stick with Netflix.
You can still watch on your computer for free, but there is the adds. You just don’t have access to everything nor can you watch it on other devices.
When I finished my cowl on Tuesday, I of course, immediately cast on two more projects. I said “no more seed stitch!” and what did I do? Start a project that was all ribbing. I’m a glutton for punishment I guess.
One of said projects is over halfway done already! Aren’t fingerless mitts great? The pattern is Vinofrom Knitty and it’s available for free. I’m using Madelinetosh Sock in the “Gilded”…