I hope you like it.
I hope you like it.
I had a great kiln firing this weekend – for a change. I usually have a couple of successful pots out of each firing, but all of them turning out well feels like, well, a miracle. One of the things I love about working with clay is that I’m constantly stretching myself creatively, either by learning new techniques or experimenting with different glazes and clays. I plan to list these new pots in my Etsy shop, ClayDreamsPottery, but wanted to flash a sneak peek beforehand.
That dark stripe there on the front isn’t really there, it’s a reflection. The glaze, Amaco seaweed, just comes out super smooth and shiny – perfect except for the occasional pesky persistent reflection.
Working on my lid making skills
Not sister pots but maybe cousins
We must not say every mistake is a foolish one. Cicero
ON MY NEEDLES
My Gray Day sweater marches onward. I was super glad to finally be finished with the almost 12 inches of stockinette that had to be done before the cable portion began. I got down to business on the cabling and was pleasantly surprised at how quickly I caught on to the order of the cables and how clear and concise the directions were. If you look closely, you can see the beginning cables. 🔍🔎🔍🔎
The camera really doesn’t do this yarn justice. It’s not brown, but a soft, grayish purple. You can check out my pattern notes here.
After putting myself on a rather severe yarn diet I ran across these lovelies on Zulily. Both are from Zen Yarn Garden.
Anyone know about these? They were a bargain, but I’m not familiar with the brand.
FROM MY WHEEL
Working hard on getting the shape just right.
Still, sometimes accidents happen and the perfect pot loaded into the kiln……..
isn’t the perfect pot when unloaded. ☹️
The mind is everything. What you think you become. Buddha
I tried something different today — I ordered groceries online and picked them up later this afternoon. I may never enter the grocery store again! Truthfully, though, Mr. iknead does most of the grocery shopping and excels at it. But, today, Mr. iknead was otherwise occupied and my insomnia was making me feel like an extra from Night of the Living Dead so I decided to try it.
Wow. Why haven’t I done this before??? I went online, picked out what I wanted and chose a time for pick up. When it was time, I drove to the store, parked, let them know I was there and a nice person brought out my stuff, put it in the car and handed me my receipt. Oh, I almost forgot the next best thing – my groceries were in real brown paper bags. 😮 I despise those plastic things but can’t remember to take the reusable cloth ones. What makes me sound more like an old lady—loving paper bags or my inability to remember about the reusable kind?
The first three online orders are free, after that, there’s a $5.00 charge. Totally worth it in my book! Yep, I’m a fan!
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