My least favorite thing about throwing pots is the glazing, mostly, I think, because glazing is something that cannot be rushed if you want a good result. With me, it’s sort of a chicken and egg thing: am I not good at it because I don’t enjoy it or do I not enjoy it because I’m not good at it? Anyway, a few weeks ago I got busy at the glaze table and these pots are the result. For the first time, I’m actually happy with how they turned out. I took my time on this bunch and it paid off, I know I was more thoughtful and patient, thinking out the process with regard to colors and how I wanted each piece to look when finished.
Sadly, the Cable and Pleat Tunic is not going well. I frogged it for about the third time last night when I just couldn’t get the stitch count to jibe. After frogging, I put it away until this morning, when I was much fresher and in a much better mood. Come to find out, I had miscounted way back in the casting on, with 38 extra stitches. No wonder it didn’t work! I’m getting ready to cast on again; wish me luck!
CREATIVE MINDS AND ALL THAT
I thought I’d give you a look where all some of my crafty stuff hangs out. I console myself with the quote, “Creative minds are rarely tidy.” Mr. Iknead avoids this room like the plague, but I like being able to see my stuff. I have a feeling that our housekeeper is going to hyperventilate when she gets a look. A warning sign on the door might be in order.
All serious daring starts from within. Harriet Beecher Stowe