Well, I have been mostly keeping up with self-made clothes. Unfortunately, the intrusion of dentistry into my life has made me incredibly boring and incapable of documentation, let alone clever documentation. Several weeks ago the clever Zoe kindly passed an award along to several bloggers, including myself, who she noted was "frickkin funny." So now I feel pressured to be humorous which is giving me blogger's-block. Definitely not the intension of these "awards"--I'm sure. I am very much enjoying seeing all the sewing creations on Flickr and their blogs--Thanks to Zoe for organizing us and thanks to everybody who stops by here thinking they are in for funny in the sense of comical and finding funny in the peculiar sense.
Anyway, my sister surprised me with a lovely hand-made present that has made me feel very loved, and has been integrated into my May wardrobe. Ta-da!
I've been wearing my handknit socks for quite some time now, but I have never had anyone make some for me. Truly, it is a wonderful and unusual feeling to slide one's foot into a custom made sock that snugs up around your sole and hugs your ankle and think: "someone made these for me!"
I have become a bit disenchanted with sock knitting lately--those tiny needles were starting to wear on my hands. Instead, I began self-soothing but aimless granny square crocheting. Then I saw these crocheted socks in a listing for a Japanese crafting book:
I think my life's crafting course has been changed. Now if I can just find that book again. . . (Found it ! In the Japanese book Tricotage De Lin Handknit and Crochet currently at this ebay seller.