Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Knitting Fun

It's a tiny cup warmer:

Or an egg sweater!

Monday, December 28, 2009

Knittin Mittens

So I'm attempting to learn how to knit using double pointed needles because I'm determined to learn how to knit mittens! Any help would be much appreciated!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Monday, December 14, 2009

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Friday, December 4, 2009

The Spell of the Sensuous

excerpts from this book by David Abram:

"Today we participate almost exclusively with other humans and with our own human-made technologies. It is a precarious situation, given our age-old reciprocity with the many-voiced landscape. We still need that which is other than ourselves and our own creations. The simple premise of this book is that we are human only in contact, and conviviality, with what is not human.

Does such a premise imply that we must renounce all our complex technologies? It does not. But it does imply that we must renew our acquaintance with the sensuous world in which our techniques and technologies are all rooted. Without the oxygenating breath of the forests, without the clutch of gravity and the tumbled magic of river rapids, we have no distance from our technologies, no way of assessing their limitations, no way to keep ourselves from turning into them. We need to know the textures, the rhythms and tastes of the bodily world, and to distinguish readily between such tastes and those of our own invention. Direct sensuous reality, in all its more-than-human mystery, remains the sole solid touchstone for an experiential world now inundated with electronically-generated vistas and engineered pleasures; only in regular contact with the tangible ground and sky can we learn how to orient and to navigate in the multiple dimensions that now claim us."

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Is there anyone out there?

So, I've been wondering...am I just writing this out into cyberspace? Is anyone out there still reading this blog?

I'm just curious. Gimme a shout out if you're there.

speculating about her own importance in the whole shebang of things,