Knitting · pottery

Picking It Up Again

 

That’s right,  the Insomniac Potter is back. It’s been a busy month, both craftwise and familywise.  My gray sweater is growing, but slowly, as expected.  I’ve started and and abandoned several pairs of socks and a scarf or two, but I think I’ve found THE sock pattern – at least for now. Have a look-

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This is the book-

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My Gray Day Gansey

Like I said, this sweater is slow going, but is totally worth it, I really love cables. It’s definitely not portable or what I call cruise control knitting, though. It requires my full attention sort of like a toddler — take your eyes off it for one second and you’re in the weeds, at least I am! 😋

Then there’s the pottery. Here’s one of my newest pots –

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This one’s a do over. The original glazing turned out to be so ugly, I immediately reglazed it.  I’m much much happier this time around!  It’ll be going up on ClayDreamsPottery on Etsy in the next few days.  If it floats your boat, let me know!

I have several pieces that are in that limbo between just thrown and dry enough to  trim and bisque. I learned the hard way not to fire anything I’m not totally sure is bone dry.  Nothing more discouraging than opening a kiln full of busted pots, but I’m also waiting for a couple of new glazes to come in before getting started on finishing them.

I always pass on good advice.  It is the only thing to do with it.  It is never of any use to oneself.  Oscar Wilde

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3 thoughts on “Picking It Up Again

  1. Thank you for liking my post. When I tried to check out your blog through the notification link it wasn’t usable. It was mud&strong;…

    I thought I’d let you know so that you can fix it and others can find you properly. As it stands I was able to get here through the email notification.

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      1. What a sweet compliment. Thank you, again. I read your latest post and was awed by your pottery skills! I plan to subscribe and check back regularly.

        I appreciate the remarks because I’ve considered on more than one occasion to make my blog private. Knowing someone is regularly reading keeps me conscious not to do so, AND to update more frequently.

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