Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Guilty Pleasures

Last night I got to enjoy one of my favorite guilty pleasures...Gossip Girl on the CW. I'm not sure why I like this show so much. Most of the characters are not likable at all, and I shudder to think there are actually people in the world like that. On the other hand, it's fun to see what they are wearing!

Yesterday Sara B. left a comment about illusion knitting (scroll all the way through the pattern to see the illusion!), also known as shadow knitting. My mom and I took a class on this at Needlework Unlimited a couple years ago. Following are some poor-quality photos of my shadow scarf. The lighting in my apartment is horrible.



Here it looks like just a plain scarf with some diagonal lines.
But look at it from a different angle...Stripes!



Project: Shadow Scarf

Yarn: Koigu KPPM and something else

Started and Finished: A couple years ago

We start using our finger cymbals tonight in my Arabic Dance class. Here they are, sparkling in the sunlight.


And here is a closeup of one of them. Pretty, no?


I'm so excited, and a little wary. I have to say, I find the "ching ching" of just one pair of the cymbals a little grating on my ears. I can't imagine what 35 pairs will sound like to me.

Then again, I played the violin for 10 years, and the sound of that instrument also makes me shudder. Yet a whole orchestra sounds beautiful.

I haven't posted any pictures of Zoey the Cat lately. Here she is all curled up last night. I think she was exhausted from all the shenanigans on Gossip Girl.


2 comments:

Sara B said...

Yay - I feel honored to be in your blog. I want to shadow knit something after I finish the bag I'm making. Of course I have 8 placemats to make as well, but now I know it is OK to have more than one project going at once. How many do you usually have going?

Sara B said...

One more thing - here's a nice valentine's post. A cute piggy with hearts on her sides. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/news/news.html?in_article_id=513659&in_page_id=1770