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5KCBWDAY7 – Looking Back, Looking Forward

Day Seven (Sunday 18th May): Looking Back, Looking Forward While I did participate in the KCBW last year, I didn’t complete the Day7 prompt. Somehow I wasn’t even aware of it! I do want to participate next year, though so here’s my miniature list of things I hope to have achieved by then: A second knit sweater (either for me or a gift for someone else) My first crochet project completed (with some measure of comfort with the craft) My first published pattern maybe? Not a very long list of expectations, but I’m okay with this. 😀 On the Kindle: White Fang by Jack London On the knitting front: The Irish Wellington Socks by Aileen Cahill. I felt the straight up stockinette pattern would complement the self-striping yarn really well. I’m working with Drops Big Fabel in Forest, a fitting colorway with which to remember all of my forest walks while here in England. 😀 Jason’s going to have a pair as well, in his chosen shade of..wait for it..plain black! The simplicity of this …

5KCBWDAY6 – Views of Others, Views of Yourself

Day Six (Saturday 17th May): Views Of Others, Views Of Yourself. (Here are some picks from our wandering in Bridgnorth, to avoid an overly text-heavy post.) Before making my own blog, I spent a lot of time looking through the gorgeous blogs of Alison Brookbanks, Severien, and Stephanie Pearl-McPhee (among many others). They are each very skilled knitters and designers, with their own unique voice and world. Alison’s photos and design sensibility is moody and minimal which appeals to me. Severien’s projects are gorgeous, and her writing voice is simple and friendly. Her posts feel like letters to a good friend!  Stephanie’s writing style helped me understand that it’s okay to not have a perfectly curated and monitored personality for people to take interest in you or appreciate what you have to do! The good she does(with the help of her generous readers!) through her craft and other pursuits, shows how much you can help from wherever you are and can do. Having wonderful knitters and bloggers, helped me out of lurking to just go …

5KCBWDAY3 – Experimental Photography And Image Handling For Bloggers

Day Three (Wednesday 14th May): Experimental Photography And Image Handling For Bloggers. I’ve been meaning to explore ways to better show the emotional/environmental context for my knits. It’s present when we knitters look at our work I think, we see a pair of socks we made and it brings us back to a moment we spent making it–maybe around good company at a knitting circle, maybe sitting down on a perfect morning, maybe in the middle of the most stressful day yet–it’s always there. The last big one I had were those Ribbed socks completed earlier this month. That day could not have been better; I took hundreds of photos! A foot would be blurry in one shot (“this would be terrible for ravelry, I wouldn’t measure up!”), or a stick would be in the way(“this is garbage compositionally”). I’m glad I had the chance to experiment with two of the types of photos that don’t see the light of day usually. 😀 Among other things that I tried today: Messing with filters/levels (well, I …

5KCBWDAY2 – Dating Profile

Day Two (Tuesday 13th May): Dating Profile. Write a dating profile for one of your past finished projects. Fun loving vegan, looking for a special someone to keep warm. I’m fun loving, bright, and flexible(WINK~). Looking for a good friend or more to leave the house with once in a while, though I’m no stranger to staying in and chilling in front of a movie. Cool with a fling, but open to a longterm meaningful relationship. I can take it. Likes: Long walks in chilly weather, good tea and scones, campfire songs, ghouls(little green ones) Dislikes: Clothes dryers on “High” If you’re down to meet, drop a line! Let’s be good friends. 🙂 This (somewhat late!) post is part of Eskimimi Makes’ 5th Annual Knitting & Crochet Blog Week. To find posts by other participating bloggers, simply google KCBW5DAY2 and explore away!

5KCBWDAY1 – A Day in the Life

Day One (Monday 12th May): A Day In The Life. Describe a day in the life of a project that you have made, or are in the process of making. My WIP’s don’t use words, but they do get a lot across! Here are some highlights from various days in my knits’ lives. 😀 “???????????” “( ゚ヮ゚)“ “(ಠ⌣ಠ)“ This post is part of Eskimimi Makes’ 5th Annual Knitting & Crochet Blog Week. To find posts by other participating bloggers, simply google KCBW5DAY1 and explore away!