Friday, June 29, 2007

insert some saying about agony and good stuff here

Agony. Defeat. De feet. Ecstasy.

First, the agony:
I finished the first inside-out sock from the STR club. It's gorgeous. My first attempt at toe-up (I tried on the foot before starting on the leg, and it fits perfectly), the cables are divine, and it's a work of stunning beauty, if I do say so myself.

"So, Soph," you're saying, "where's the agony in this? Sounds pretty good to me!"

Dear readers, those gorgeous cables are too tight. I can't fit them over my heel. I have to rip out the leg and re-knit. Hours and hours of work for nought. I don't mind that so much; what I do mind is that I finished the dang thing, and can't try it on!! I wanna!! lol

Now that that's out of the way, on to the good stuff:

I've been doing a lot of self-work, lately, and decided to do something symbolic to reflect this. I'm a talker, as those that have met me know, but it's often superficial waggishness; I often have difficulty articulating what I want and need - even to myself. Since the colour of the throat chakra (which governs communication) is blue, and since in dreams and archetypal imagery the ocean represents the unconscious, I decided to make a blue and turquoise necklace - to hang around my throat - that represented my reclamation of my voice.

I haven't done any beading in a long time, and have (had) never made a necklace. Over the last week, I made a few forays, adventures, and pilgrimages to various bead shops and picked up a variety of things to supplement the materials I already had. When I examined my modest stash, it turns out I've been collecting for this necklace for years without realising it.

And so, verily, it was strung and worn by me.

And each full day I've worn it, someone's inquired as to whether I sell them. My editorial grammar instructor has commissioned one.
I'm all aflutter.


MezzoDiva said...

Thatnecklace is GORGEOUS, Sophie!

May it inspire you to honour your voice and your intention to express your truth vocally. Take a deep breath, release it, and remember: you know who you are and you know what you feel and you have every right to speak it to whatever extent you wish.

ArcticFox said...

that's a mighty pretty item you've created there X2!!!

Good on ya'!!

Shout it from the rooftops with your newly reclaimed voice.....

my socks don't fit, but look at my necklace.... ya set o' bastards......

oh, wait, I am thinking out loud again... sorry.


2D Girl said...

Is your editorial grammar instructor Moira Phillips? She's taught me at George Brown. She's super cool and would look great in one of your necklaces!

Carol said...

Sophie, so sorry to hear about your Socks - they are so Beautiful!
But on the other hand so is that Necklace!

Lorena said...

The necklace is gorgeous! The sock looks kind of... never mind, I'm not going to go there. I just have a dirty mind. ;p I had to go up to a size 3 for the cables; that 5x1x5 really pulls it in. And then I did a picot bindoff with size 4's, and really, that was way too loose.