she who keeps this diary

05 October 2004 - 10:51 AM

I have known the evenings, mornings, afternoons ...

Apparently when you do a Yahoo! search for 'Prufrock "I have measured out my life with coffee spoons" means?', my diary is the first thing you get, even before an online version of 'The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock' and someone's blog which is titled 'I have measured out my life with coffee spoons.'

Coffee spoons. And teaspoons, and clear soup, cream soup, and gumbo spoons. Let's not forget the berry spoons and ice cream forks while we're at it. I have the full complement of specialised cutlery, so we might as well use it.

And yes, I have heard the voices dying with a dying fall, beneath the music from a farther room. Despite all that, somehow I still presume. But where shall I begin?

I'm trying to make good on my resolution to knit more socks. At present, I'm trying out the Fiber Trends Butterflies and Blossoms sock in Fortissima Socka yarn (75% wool, 25% nylon) in the colour poetically named 1016, a sort of heathered marled purple-blue-green. I like the yarn a lot, and I like the pattern too (I am doing the butterflies version), but I think I'm using needles a size too large and I'm trying to decide if I should just live with it or rip out the inch-and-a-half of ribbing and three pattern repeats I've already done and start over on smaller needles. I hate saggy socks.

I'm also futzing away on the Juliet pullover. That's mostly nice easy mindless knitting except for remembering to make the decreases in the right places. Unless I get a sudden burst of speed, I don't expect I'll have it finished for this winter, but I've learned never to start knitting projects with sharply defined deadlines, so I am not worried.

I should do some more sewing, too, but my inspiration has gone missing. I have a ridiculous quantity of very nice wool and linen fabric, but I can't motivate myself past the design stage. Just can't find the groove.

Tully thinks I need to make myself a completely over-the-top fairy princess dress for Halloween and just have fun making something for a change. She may be right.

verso - recto

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