Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Is it any reflection on the general weirdy vibe in this house, that all three of my children correctly guessed, upon my waving of (above) scrappy bits in front of their noses, that I had crafted a pair of mosquito wings?
Knitted using the Habu Silk Stainless Steel long lurking around my place – a yarn not destined for anything REAL, i.e. that I could wear, because using it is a lot like negotiating a cobweb. But I’ve been fascinated for ages by its textural possibilities, the ‘memory’ of the yarn (if you pinch your knitting, it stays pinched, if you get my drift). Please note, it is infinitely easier to knit when using a double strand or teaming with some fine merino or whatnot. And the results can be breath. taking.
It’s also fun for trying some of that
artsy fartsy camera stuff.
So anyway, I’m STILL mulling over the destiny of Dead Fly (to swat or not to swat) but thought I’d make a start on a matching mozzie.
In entirely more rivoting news, one of my blog posts has been translated into german for Issue 2 of Kleinformat. (The somewhat dodgy parenting tips for travelling with kids, appeared in Issue 1). Not for the first time, I wish I could navigate german. Kleinformat is pure eye candy and it’s jam-packed with all manner of crafty, funky, designery, wisdom. Especially if you can read it.
The Mr and I spent a considerable portion of yesterday evening practising madly and attempting some small fluency...
Eine sekunde auf den lippen, ein leben lang auf den hüften.
Which, we discovered, is a rather delightful translation (in reference to my penchant for ice cream) from:
A moment on the lips, a lifetime on the hips.