Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Wily Wednesdays - Calm

Taken at the Japanese Garden in the Washington Park Arboretum. This was one of the first places I explored when I moved to Seattle in 2005.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Wily Wednesdays - Oval Pyrite Pendant

This first attempt at wire wrapping a stone turned into a birthday gift for my mother. I used Argentium (a silver alloy with some advantageous properties) wire and a pyrite stone.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

A Sobering Thought for Today

"And I wondered, not for the first time, what patriotism is, what the love of country truly consists of, how that yearning loyalty that had shaken my friend's voice arises, and how so real a love can become, too often, so foolish and vile a bigotry. Where does it go wrong?"

~ Genly Ai, from Ursula K. Le Guin's The Left Hand of Darkness

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Wily Wednesdays - A Hat for Kai

Even though I made Ceecee's first, I had originally promised to crochet Kai a viking helmet...almost a year ago, I think. I kinda love the way these come out--of course, my models make this too damn easy. Maybe the third time I'll actually remember to write down the pattern...