Saturday, September 29, 2012

Cephalopod Love

This is my new conversation starter/ party trick.  I pull out my most recent knitting project and it looks like a boring octahedron.

 "Oh....nice" the guests say uncertainly, thinking to themselves that I have really lovered my standards.

And then I begin to turn it inside out, 

What could it be?

It couldn't be.
 It is! 

An Octopus!

And an adorable one at that.
 I love it so much.  I still trying to find a name for him. I used Knit Picks City Tweed DK in Habanero and Porpise. The pattern  is Cephalohedron by Erica Schlueter.  The pattern is totally worth the money but I can't for the life of me figure out WHY pattern makers don't add the errata into the original pattern after they discover it.  It is a PDF for crying out loud.  Not hard to change.

P.S. I really love octopodes, it is a strange obsession but real.

Thursday, September 20, 2012


A while back I decided to have a few friends over for a luncheon.  I wanted to use my vintage snack plates.  The number of plates I have number 8 so the guest list numbered 7.

When Nutmeg heard about it she insisted that she be the maid and serve us.  Actually, she says "Suhv."  So I made this little hat inspired by the maid's  cap in the movie Fast and Loose.  This one is obviously ridiculously big.

 She did everything.  The only thing the guests were allowed to do was get a plate and fill their punch glass.
It reminded me of the maid "Liza" in Peter Pan

 Of course cleaning the house was a gargantuan undertaking but after that is was lovely.  Keira popped over in the morning to help me decorate.

I am struggling with my desire to decorate in a clean, crisp modern feeling when all of my experience has been in Heavy Victorian. Sometimes I need assistance.

 This was my favorite part of the day:

Happy Birthday to me!