String Notes Rotating Header Image


You know the weather has turned when faceless-cat appears.

sleeping cat

Noses must be protected, you know.

I made some stitch markers the other evening. One set is for me, the others are gifts (for knitters who do not read my blog).

stitch markers

They are artfully posed on the second sleeve of my cardigan. I still don’t expect to be wearing this before 2010, but I am making progress! I seem to be getting much farther on the knitting than on the weaving projects I’ve got in progress, even though the weaving is more important. Maybe the portability? Maybe that the weaving has to be good, but the knitting can just be.

The Famous Exploding Knife looks a bit different than when we last saw it. It has not been sharpened yet, but no longer has the copper-coated gouges.

exploding knife

The repairs meet with feline approval, or at least interest.
exploding knife

8 Comments on “Oddments”

  1. #1 Nathalie (Spacedlaw)
    on Oct 22nd, 2008 at 2:36 pm

    Well done!

  2. #2 pantagruel
    on Oct 22nd, 2008 at 2:51 pm

    Hurrah for the Famous Exploding Knife being repaired! Or reground. Or re-made. Ooh, now it’ll have to be The Knife That Was Broken.

  3. #3 Phiala
    on Oct 22nd, 2008 at 3:22 pm

    The Knife That Was Broken? Oh dear…. And that never crossed my mind, honestly – I must be defective.

    Actually, I live in a house where many Sharp Things That Are Broken are remade. At some point the process loses all mythic overtones. “Look, another broken blade. A Lost Sword of Elven Magic? You don’t say. Needs reground. *shrug*”

  4. #4 Sally
    on Oct 22nd, 2008 at 5:11 pm

    Looks more like feline plotting…hmmm, what mischief I can do with the knife and my claws…

  5. #5 Phiala
    on Oct 23rd, 2008 at 9:09 am

    Morgan is not-bright, and so it is possible to actually see the train of thought proceeding through his fuzzy little brain.

    Hm. A fabric thing. On the sofa. I could sit on it.

    I look good on red.

    But wait. There is a thing on the fabric thing. That does not look so comfortable to sit on.

    I do not look good if I am uncomfortable.

    Why is there a thing that is not comfortable on my fabric on my sofa in my sunbeam? Especially if I cannot eat it.

    Make it go away!

  6. #6 Leigh
    on Oct 23rd, 2008 at 11:02 pm

    Phiala, thanks so much for visiting my blog and taking the time to leave a comment. It was much appreciated!

    I know what you mean about having various string projects around. Sometimes it’s difficult to keep up with weaving, knitting, and spinning on an equal basis. I agree that one advantage to knitting is its portability. But then, I’m a very slow knitter. :)

  7. #7 Phiala
    on Oct 24th, 2008 at 10:23 am

    Hi Leigh, thanks for dropping by! I get so much good information from your blog, but I don’t usually have anything to contribute.

  8. #8 Laura
    on Oct 24th, 2008 at 4:28 pm

    At my house, it is “cushion kitty,” or occasionally, “tribble kitty.”

    Princess would have a different take than Morgan:

    Oh, a fabric thing to sit on!

    A thing is on the fabric. Does it smell like anything? [touch with nose] No. Can I eat it? [lick] No.

    I will sit on it. It will provide additional lovely texture for my comfort.