Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Time to let go?

I had this pottery pitcher that I used to fill the cats' water dish.  Sadly I left an inch or so of water in it one day.  One of my cats tried to get at this water, knocked it off the counter and broke the handle.

I love the glaze, the colours, the way it goes over the top to the inside; I am finding it very hard to toss it out.

I've found this unusual japanese vessel in a thrift shop, that I now use to fill the water bowl.  The glaze is plain brown, but the shape is pleasing, especially when the water pours out.

So is it time to let go of the old and broken, and just keep the new functional object, or is there room for a pretty but useless article?

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Audra makes herself comfortable

Don't even think about getting up.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Fast knitting

Lately I've been starting many knitting projects then setting them aside for various reasons.  A shawl where the wool is too heavy for the lace pattern.  Socks that there may not be enough yarn to complete. Another pair that should be ripped out an started again in the next larger size.  Hat that may be too small also, needs to be taken off needles and checked.  Colourwork sweater that I'm just tired of knitting.  Cardigan ditto.

So it's good to have a finished object in the middle of all the dissatisfaction.

Every morning I get a coffee across the road from my office.   Now that it's freezing out I try to keep my coffee container protected with my hands, and it occurred to me I should knit a coffee warmer for it.   Hope it works!

Moving on

Speaking to an old friend about how I'm trying to declutter a bit.  She said that shouldn't be a problem for me as she's seen me let go of stuff before.  She's right, I've had events in my life I've pretty much left/lost everything - including my planned future with someone (twice). 

On the other hand, I still have a few items from my Vancouver life when I was 21.  A glass jar that I use for sugar, it probably was a candy jar in a general store. 

It's good to have things around a long time that I still use.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

A rare occurance

I wore a skirt to work on Thursday.  I can't remember the last time I wore a skirt to the office, probably a couple of years ago, summer time.

I saw this look on a very chic woman last year, and thought to myself "I could knit a vest like that" so I did, but never got the courage to put it all together.  Now vests are in according to A Femme d'un Certain Age so  that's a bonus, and the skirt I purchased last winter on sale still fits which is also a good thing.  Adding knitted bulk around my middle, plus a belt is perhaps not so flattering.  But it was warm and cozy, and at least I pushed my comfort limit a little.

Photo taken in the room I'm renovating, for an uncluttered background.  Then Rory got in the best shot anyway;)