Sunday, September 14, 2008

Zombie sweaters from Jersey

I had this sweater I boldly started without a pattern....over a year ago. It's been sitting boxed up on a shelf, knitted up to the shoulders but in such a completely crappy fashion that starting at the armpits I had one of my "Whatever, this'll work" moments. Famous last words.
But, finding a very easy formula in Custom Knits for a top down raglan, I grabbed the extra balls I had, ripped the old sweater, and started a completely new one. Yes, this tomb of magick formulae hath summoned forth said zombie from Khlozhet Shehulf.

Seriously, here it is.

This one won't show rightside up fo' nothing.

So yeah, my first sweater! Needs weaving, blocking, sewing up some seams.....

Friday, September 12, 2008

Etsy Collection: Autumn

I'm enjoying putting these together. The browsing, finding the right pieces, seeing all this amazing work. Then telling sellers and posting their work. But it does mean darker and colder days and less time to stroll under the setting sun and rising moon. But you get to look at cool stuff so here's Autumn.

Playing in the Leaves notecards
by StoriesDivinations

Autumns Bliss ring
by becomeinspired

Merino Sock Yarn in Autumn

Envy print

Autumn necklace

by neawear

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

The Margarettown Tarot Spread of Self Discovery

This is based on one of my favorite books by Gabrielle Zevin.  It's a narrative about a woman who falls in love and introduces her fiance to her "family". 

All the women live in a house, Margaron, in the town, Margarettown. They're all named Margaret Towne. The women and girls are really different ages of the same women, Old Margaret, the original. They're waiting to be freed and live their own lives out. 

The book is amazing, touched me the way almost no books do. It's not a chick book, so don't worry about the love story part. It's short but deep. Read it.

Here's the spread.


1. The Well: Some secret/experience you had to go through to be who you are now
2. Margaron: Present/ lesson/ limit/ "curse"
3. May: Inner child, what continues to bring you joy, how you seem youthful
4. Mia: Surly teenager, youthful hopes/fantasies
5. Maggie: What you've experienced so far, what people admire most about you
6. Greta: Your shadow, what breaks you apart, what has to go
7. Marge: What will fulfill your unmet desires
8. Old Margaret: How you are wise, what brings balance
9. Porch Light: Crosses Margaron, what lights your way
10. N.: Maggie's fiance and narrator, what/ who will complete you 

        or make a powerful, lasting change
11. Jane: What great + lasting things will you create or will inspire you

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Etsy Collection: Summer

Since I can't wait around for a treasury spot, I thought I'd do mini treasuries of items from etsy based on a theme. This week's is Summer.

Carnival Colors
by Gothicrow

The Original Pink Cupcake Trifle
by PinkCupcakes5

Black Eyed Susan

by viewfinder

Marjolaine Coral Rose & Amazonite necklace
by candysart

Sea Glass soap

by karenssoaps

I'll keep scouring etsy for more pieces. Keep checking for
an opportunity to have your work shown and for new mini treasuries to ogle!

Hurricane Who?

So there's a whole pack of storms coming up the East coast. We're supposed to get high winds and heavy rain over the next couple days. We have plenty of candles, flashlight....pretty much it.
Stay safe everyone.

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