Knitting

Chandika

Posted by on Apr 10, 2017 in Knitting | 0 comments

 

Chandika is a ferocious Hindu goddess, one who cannot tolerate evil acts, and who slays those who commit them, without mercy.

Sometimes, we all need to bring a little Chandika into our hearts. Though we probably shouldn’t do any actual slaying, and though ferocity, intolerance, and a lack of mercy are not qualities to foster, there are times when it feels necessary, as a woman, to declare that there is a right, and a wrong.

This hat is made in that spirit, with a light, feminine color pushing out from the dark, resolute.

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Fisherman’s Brioche (Or, Sneaky Tips & Tricks)

Posted by on Feb 28, 2017 in Knitting | 4 comments

I started this cowl six months ago, paused to write a book on crochet, picked it up again, discovered that it had turned into a tangled disaster, spent hours detangling it, worked halfway through it, decided I didn’t like the edging (the stitches should have been slipped, not knit) ripped it allllll the way back, kept going, and finally finished it.

It’s a delightful, thick, squishy infinity cowl, worked in fisherman’s rib. I like it. It was totally worth it. I’ll offer it as a free pattern as soon as I take some decent pictures of it, so stay tuned!

But in the meantime, a question for the ages: what is the difference between fisherman’s rib and brioche?

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Movement, not Moment

Posted by on Jan 25, 2017 in Crochet, Knitting, Life Strategy! | 2 comments

I’m not done. I don’t believe any of the 3 million people who marched are done.

This is partly because, for me at least, it was a giant pain in the butt. I was on the go for 21 hours, folks. I had had an emergency root canal less than 24 hours before. I traveled by school busNow, I know that most people were waaaaaay smarter than that and rode on, like, a regular bus and so had less of a literal pain in the butt, but I imagine there was plenty of metaphorical pain to go around. It wasn’t easy, but it was just the beginning. Here it is just four days later and I’m already aghast at all the gag-ordering and refugee-blocking and homophobic justice-nominating. There is plenty of work to do.

 

But there is also plenty to celebrate, and we should take a moment and do that. 

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