Daily Draw October 12th, 2011
I have a bad cold so don’t feel like talking. My knees are bad so coming down the stairs to the computer is harder too. It comes and goes, but I find with the onset of Fall I am getting quieter generally. One of those things, it’s like waves.
I’ve been busy trading things for yarn. When you have little money, and this is usually my situation, trade is a good thing. One nice woman in the States offered me a magazine I’d been trying to get for a pattern. It would have cost me $15 to buy the back issue and she had an extra copy, albeit damaged, so she offered to send it and I accepted.
Another friend of mine sent me some gorgeous postcards from Hawaii, which shall go into my collection. Some lovely photographs and several more illustrative cards which are unusual.
I am almost finished my second Malachite Sock. I’ve been devouring three Ian Rankin mysteries in the past two weeks.
If you are interested in knitting, (and who the heck isn’t, right?), here is a free pattern I am going to use. I always figure that when you make one little creature, it must have a sidekick. I have a thing for owls, along with another friend of mine, so this seemed auspicious. Here’s to all the creatures and sidekicks in my future.
Much like cards, there are endless combinations for these. I don’t have any stuffing or the safety eyes but I can try using odd bits of quilt batting and buttons for my first one. Or I could just wait. Too bad you can’t trade books or cards for massive bags of polyester fibrefill and sampler packs of black safety eyes.
Here is a card “just for pretty” today since I am a bit low with this virus.
Well, maybe “pretty” isn’t quite the right word. What do you think this highlights for the day? Perhaps a day of contrasts: Death and Dream, together at a theatre near you. For those who are not familiar with Neil Gaiman’s Sandman comics or graphic novels, this card is from a set of postcards featuring art related to the series. The art on this one is by Mike Dringenberg and Malcolm Jones III. The lord of dreams is also known as Morpheus and that is his sister Death.
Death is always delighted to see you as she claps her hands together and smiles. Morpheus looks a bit hesitant, realizing that you’re spewing out cold germs at 120 kilometers per hour, so he’s covered the lower part of his face with his cloak.
Cards, they always know.