My First Knitted Scarf

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When it rains, some prefer to stay in bed…

I love making grunge backgrounds to incorporate in my dioramas, it’s magical seeing the colours swirl and change, it reminds me of the ceramic glazes I use, except it happens right under my eyes and not in a sealed kiln. I love the mineral world. That’s where most of the colours a painter uses come from.
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I finished my first knitting! It’s a very cosy infinity scarf, quite big! It’s fun, there are so many different ways of wearing it.

Since I finished the scarf, I find myself several times a day reaching for my knitting basket, but I have to remind myself I’ve finished the scarf. I’m left with a slight feeling of confusion. I think I should start something else. Although my next project was a sweater, I will postpone it a little bit since I’m scared. I’m starting now a snood or cowl.

I had to reorganise everything around my creative table, I am now very pleased. This is my little Heaven… 

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These are the latest videos and photos I took:

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Imagination is a Wild Beast

Imagination is a wild beast. It is also a Wise Beast. It is not in the mind, it’s in the Soul. It is not like the mind, it is magical.
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I received my DK book about knitting, the single book I will have on the topic since I’m not planning to do any of what is shown here, because I will stick to the plain knit stitch, not even a single purl. I wanted to have an overview of all I’m going to miss out and frankly, I feel relieved, this is too complicated for me. I found a great website where you can customise absolutely everything in your knitting pattern, even the stitch you want to use (stubbornly). I think the instructions will be fairly simple. I adore my infinity scarf, it’s like painting. But still a long way to go!

It’s been snowing on the mountain tops but the permanent light makes up for the cold and although spring comes quite late here, everything grows so quickly. We’re already coming close to the summer solstice…

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While reorganising stuff around the house, I came across a collar I had woven with hand-dyed mohair locks. I love forgetting about little treasures like this and rediscovering them. The knitted shawl is a present from a dear friend of mine.

The other day, I saw the elks from a few weeks ago stand just a few meters from my window. The girls went berserk of course. They were looking at us, intrigued, it was almost like they were spying on us. They’re super cute with their rounded snout and soft button eyes, a bit cartoonish. I think they’re two youngsters. And today, I went for long walk with my girls. We met two elks who were waiting to cross the road, I stopped for them. They looked suspiciously like “my” elks. The girls barked at them nonetheless. We walked along a running stream. I love streams and waterfalls. I like to think that it is the water of life and some of it, the best moments of my life, rush down crevices, straight into the underworld where it becomes an elixir or transforms into gold in a beautiful otherworldly chamber where I shall dwell in between two reckless adventures when I’ll be dead, while the rest of the water of my life, the sad feelings, just rush past me to be recycled and purified. I believe we are constantly preparing for the Afterlife, storing good things, beautiful vibes, and dear friends, for the long and exciting journey.

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The Scarf Lady

Spring is here at last!
The moss photos are from three days ago.

Today, we went to Flakstad island. We were away for three hours since it’s not close by. It was wonderful.

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After having spent my two days off sewing patterns for a top… 6 times, I’m giving up sewing hand woven clothes, unless it’s for a scarf, a very structured dress or a blanket. It doesn’t fall nicely, it’s just too rigid. So I took up knitting. This is the beginning of my first ever knitted scarf, probably an infinity scarf. I’m afraid it’s going to be huge, I’m going to disappear in it and explore other worlds.

The funny thing is that my Beloved loves a series I have yet to watch, Sarah and Duck, and there is a character, the Scarf Lady, who reminds him of me. I can see his point…

I've cut all my long henna hair since the white hair is now long enough

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