Wednesday, February 18, 2015

“Painting is just another way of keeping a diary.”

Late last night, I was stuck on Pinterest, browsing art paintings. This morning when I woke up, I was inspired to paint something. While my husband and I were on our honeymoon in Paris, we spent a day visiting Monet's garden, which was an absolute spectacle. I decided to paint my own interpretation of the water lilies on an interesting, long, piece of canvas. Often when I paint, I find the clean up; the mess, the process, the most beautiful, which thus inspired these photographs...

“Painting is just another way of keeping a diary." - Pablo Picasso 

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Tosh Cadence Socks

I delved into the obsession that is sock knitting in mid December, when I knit my first pair of socks in worsted weight, using Silver's Sock Knitting class. Needless to say, I quickly became addicted.

This pair was knit up in Madeline Tosh merino light, which is super squishy and soft. The only downfall with this yarn, is as a single ply yarn, and knit up on teeny tiny  2.5mm (toothpick sized) needles, the needles often pull at or get stuck in the yarn, leaving little tufts behind. I also found to knit a bit slower than my usual pace, in fear of tearing the yarn or leaving behind a messy looking stitch.

The pattern itself is well written, and easy to follow. You can find my project on Ravelry, here, in greater detail. They definitely make for a very comfy, and gorgeous looking pair of socks! My current que for sock knitting is quite the list, but I would knit this pattern again.

New Year's Wishes

The coming of the new year has inspired me to get back into the groove of blogging. I have missed story telling of day-to-day life, and being able to have a little place to discuss my thoughts and keep track of things. 
As this blog has aged, so have I, and I've decided now would be the perfect time to reinvent this blog, and breathe new life into it. The new blog will be a collection of various things of my life; travel adventures, books, knits & other craft projects, recipes, and of course, a collection of photos.

"May your coming year
be filled with magic
and dreams
and good madness.
I hope you read 
some fine books
and kiss someone who
thinks you are wonderful.
and don't forget
to make some art-
write or draw
or build or sing
or live 
as only you can.
And I hope, 
in the next year,
you surprise yourself."
- Neil Gaiman