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infinity scarf

Last winter sucked. We had a gazillion inches of snow and record low temperatures.

Somewhere I came across the pattern for my favourite things infinity scarf on Ravelry, a knitting website. It was the perfect answer for what to do during yet another blizzard.

I spent most of January in front of the fire knitting my scarf. I finished it and my Saturday morning walking partner wanted one to keep her warm and colourful too. So I made one for her.

Then a fellow potter really liked the designs and colours, so I just finished hers and will trade her a scarf for some mugs.

I decided I would start another one today since it’s going to be dark by 4 pm.

This one is for my sister…but don’t tell her!


pottery palpitations

I get a physical reaction around pottery. It happened again today.

I went to a community centre packed with hand-thrown, wood-fired porcelain and clay beauties. I’m on a (new) budget so was only supposed to look.

But there is interesting hard wiring in my psyche for instant gratification – but not for anything frivolous or foolish… books, moleskin notebooks, wool, art, pottery, gin…

On the first walkabout, I could have filled a shopping cart with bowls of all sorts, mugs and French butter pots. I held it together for two rounds of the side-by-each six foot tables.

Then I caved for these little beauties from Jane Snider.

And something for my sister from Amy Doole.

then I stopped. honestly.