How to feel like you’ve just dropped LSD at 9:45 a.m.*

*Disclaimer: Not that I’ve ever actually dropped LSD, of course. That would have been an illegal activity, and thus something I most certainly do not condone. Just some poetic licence here, folks. Really. I mean it.

Easy! (and cheap, and not as bad for you as the real thing, either). Just take a look at the Photo Exhibit at the Globe and Mail website on any given day.

I think you’ll get what I mean when you have a look at some of today’s offerings:


(Here’s the caption from the Globe: “Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama’s work, called Dots Obsession: Infinity Mirrored Room is on exhibit at the contemporary art centre Le Spot in Le Havre, France, as part of the Arts Le Havre 2008 contemporary art biennial.”)

This, on the other hand, is a Dutch football supporter at the Eurocup. Nuff said.

And these? Well:

Maybe not too ersatz LSD-head of me, but these make me very, very glad that I was not of age during the 70s. Apologies to anyone who actually had a pair of these at the time.

And finally, this just frightened me, frankly:

Was I wrong?

Really, I should just stick to looking at knitting stuff from now on.


Then again…

Well, I think I’d best tune out, drop out, etc. now. I’m really, really starting to fear for my sanity!

Happy Thursday!


some knits for summer – and a free pattern!

Well, summer is coming (says she, groaning at the thought of venturing out into a miserable cold rainy day) and the summertime knits are parading along right in front of it!

Ever wanted to make your own Converse sneakers? Here’s the pattern.
And don’t say I never gave you anything!

(I love Craft Magazine!)

I also like this pattern in the Interweave Knits Summer 2008 edition:

The pattern is by Barbara Gregory, a local designer and artist who also created the fabulous Bacardi cardigan:

As for Vogue Knitting, none of the patterns in the current issue really spoke to me (probably a good thing as I might start speaking back and people would look at me funny). However, check out this rib/cable pattern!

The instructions are available for free on their website here.

But what am I plotting? Well, I’m still awaiting my order from Blue Moon – in typical indecisive style, I changed my request for Sapphire to (love the name!) Lover’s Leap:

(What I really wanted to do, of course, is write back and say “Just give me one… no, make that two… of everything please. But I haven’t won the lottery. Yet. It won’t be very long until I’m famous though, as I’m sure the phone will be ringing off the hook today with calls from publishers who have seen my letter to the editor today and want to offer me a book deal.)

As well, in addition to the Sherwood, I’m working on the lovely Moonshadow stole by Sivia Harding (the kit is available at Earthfaire online):

I’ve picked a different colourway, Velvet Turquoise from Liius yarns, a wool mohair blend:

It’s lovely stuff.

I’m also trying to decide whether I should make one of these for myself.

But actually, on second thought, it probably won’t work unless I get the name of her makeup artist as well.

Miaow. I invite you to put your caption for this photo in the comments section.

Happy Thursday!