indirect enabling.

That’s right, folks. I’ve got a story that starts with Mick and ends with new earrings. See, weeks ago, Mick invited me to try Pinterest. (Which is a super cool way to make virtual pinboards and share them with the cloud. Turns out I went to school with the dudes behind this new way to organize awesomeness.) Anyway, when I was sick earlier this week, I decided to play around on the site. And I found so many pretty things, one of which really stuck with me: this pair of earrings, made from clock hands. And so I decided to get myself an early birthday present. I mean, I’m a historian. How can I not have earrings made out of clock hands?

Exactly.

Aren’t they incredible? I love that a pair is one hour hand and one minute hand. They’re made of brass, so they’ll tarnish with wear. Which I’m extremely excited about. I’m justifying these as an early birthday present to myself. (Well, and as part of my professional duty. Or something.)

I wasn’t joking when I said I might not take my idlewood off. Today, after a much needed early morning yoga class, I put on a “real” outfit and walked in the snowy sunshine down to the coffee shop to read. The only question I have right now is what color I should knit this in next. And I’d cast on immediately, if it weren’t for all this reading. Well, and that new year’s resolution I made to actually finish the sweaters I’ve got on the needles. More on that soon.

Also, just so you don’t think I take pictures of myself all day:

Here is yesterday’s work, a cup of tea, and a new (new?) shale cowl for my mom. She picked out this 100% silk yarn from Blue Moon Fiber Arts as her Christmas gift (I think I have Mick to thank for talking about this yarn several months ago on her blog), and asked for an eternity scarf. But then, as we looked at pattern pictures, it became clear that when she said “eternity scarf” she meant “lacy cowl.” I’m glad I waited to consult with her about the pattern! My parents are driving down to take me out to dinner on Friday, and I’d love to have this ready for her to wear. We’ll see…

 

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9 thoughts on “indirect enabling.

  1. I’m so glad you bought those earrings! They are so cool, and they really look fantastic with your hair! Love. And yes, let’s finish Kerrera, shall we? I’m drooling over lots of other patterns, but I can’t seem to get out from under that giant blue blob of Beaverslide.

  2. Lovely earrings! Also, totally your duty as a historian! I assure myself with this argument constantly: Buying the 8th edition of Kluge’s Etymological Dictionary although I already own the 7th, 12th and 24th? Why yes, I’m a historical linguist! Same goes for those lovely jewelry made out of silver tableware…

  3. What fantastic earrings! The internet is really pretty amazing, eh? (ok, I know that’s obvious, but I find myself forgetting all the time quite how much creativity it enables me to have access to which I’d otherwise literally never have had wind of).
    Silk cowl sounds like a perfect gift, lovely!

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