Kikuyu Tiara

is what Scout made me this weekend.

Well ok it was a bi-product of her hole digging activities but it had been left rather neatly on her blanket so I assume it was a gift.

I don't intend this to become a sick dog blog, but seeing as Scout has just been discharged after two days in animal hospital, we're feeling very indulgently towards her at the moment and she can excavate the entire back yard if she so desires.

Besides, I think every knitter needs a Kikuyu Tiara to wear while they knit in the winter afternoon sunshine.

That and the fact that I feel like I'm running out of things to blog about.
My knitting is proceeding very slowly and you can only post so many photos of centimetre by centimetre progress shots before the novelty starts to pall.

To demonstrate:

The results of last weekend's knitting / & this weekend's knitting:

The Leaning Tower of Clessidra:
immediately prior to its Terminal Lean, I think this is the last round where it's still able to support itself.

Glacial isn't it?

In the background that you can't see is other WIP: my late 50s/early 60s sofa being stripped down to its frame prior to being reupholstered. Yep, we're in it for the long haul here at Needles Edge.

At a friend's 40th (did you know 40 is the new 30?) I ran into an older and much wiser friend who, recently back from delivering a paper at this conference , reminded me that it's not merely OK but in fact necessary to dream: something that we get inculturated out of in these economic rationalist times. Ever the cockeyed optimist she really rejigs the "Hopeless Dreamer" into "Hopeful Dreamer" and that's something we all need more of.

Hope everyone else had a similarly auspicious weekend.


Blogger shula said...

Some jumpers even you can't knit fast, Carson.

Those Arans. Their so hardcore that they stand up by themselves.

27 May 2007 at 10:57 pm  
Anonymous joy said...

tell Scout i hope she's feeling much better! and i think the socks are coming along beautifully ---

27 May 2007 at 11:48 pm  
Anonymous Charlotte said...

Dreaming gets my vote too.

28 May 2007 at 11:02 am  
Blogger kgirl said...

Most impressed with your cable-ing (it's a verb) Props to you (and the winter sun) Hope Scout is on the mend?

28 May 2007 at 1:39 pm  
Blogger Pikku- Kettu said...

Such pretty cables! And a fancy tiara!

I hope Scout is feeling better. It sound like it, if she's up to digging in the garden. :)

28 May 2007 at 2:33 pm  
Blogger Heather Moore said...

For someone who's running out of things to blog about, you sure manage to keep me coming back for more. I adore that word "kikuyu tiara". For a moment I forgot you were Aussie and thought it was some kind of Maori traditional rugby battle cry. Could make it a Zulu one too - Khikhuyuti Ara. Icelandic? Kiikkuuu Yuttiiiaraa. Oh, but they don't play rugby in Iceland, do they?

28 May 2007 at 6:08 pm  
Blogger Rose Red said...

Your sock is looking great - such little sticks, such lovely cables.

28 May 2007 at 6:29 pm  
Blogger Madge said...

Awww, critter gifties are the best. (well, except when they're dead things) Give Scout a pat for me.

Your socks are coming along, and you're doing beautiful work. Esp. since this is what? your second pair? Awesome!

Good luck redoing your couch. (Our house if full of 1940s-50s thrift store treasures.)

29 May 2007 at 1:09 am  
Blogger Ashley said...

Well knit by sunlight, proud Titania.

Poor Scouty. I hope she's feeling better. Happily I'm in no doubt that she's being spoilt to her heart's content.

29 May 2007 at 2:31 am  
Anonymous michele said...

i love your clessidra's. such intricate work, easy to understand why it's taking time.

thanks for the comment on the habu scarf.

in terms of running out of stuff to blog about do you do meme's? if you are interested in a tag for the 7 random things meme you could consider yourself tagged.

29 May 2007 at 10:01 am  

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