Monday, June 15, 2009


Adamas in greek means indomitable or untamable. This name was given to diamonds because of their incredible resiliancy.

When I started this shawl, Callay was sick and I was wanting to focus my energy on something that symbolized such strength and resiliancy of diamonds. Then my uncle and father both get sick as well. So with each stitch I was thinking of those I love and want to be well, as well as those I love who are hurting because of their loved ones' illness.

One thing I know for sure: We're all tough as diamonds, and able to adapt. Much like this shawl, in both symbolism and the blocking transformation.


and After

Friday, June 12, 2009

More random cuteness

Going through old photos of Callay I came across a few particularly cute ones of her "swimming" at my parents' place on Lake Oconee. I put swimming in quotations because, well. . .

She didn't exactly work on her dog paddle

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Clever shawl

I've had this shawl finished for a while now, but have jsut been bad about getting pictures up.

So without further ado, a crappy in-the-hallway picture taken with my cellphone, and an even crappier on-the-bed photo of this shawl.

In all seriousness I love this shawl. The way it stays together without a shawl pin is just plain. . . clever. I don't even undo it when I take it off, I just slip it on and off over my head.

THis was made with some of my earlier handspun. It's still incredibly nice, but the stuff I've done more recently is vastly superior. I like having things like this around to remind me of my humble spinning beginnings.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Cute distractions

There's been too much lack of posting, or posting of not great things. So here's something cute instead!

Callay was feeling better for a while, and this is a photo from that period of time.

No neck pain, and eating well. This was from mid-April.

Saturday, June 6, 2009


I'm in a hotel in Augusta GA. Dad is in the hospital for depression, and his depression is such that he just doesn't want to be seen by anyone. I'm here anyway. His doctors say to respect his wishes, and I agree. I don't want to cause him more stress and anxiety being seen by his daughter in a state where he doesn't want to be seen.

I'm just hoping that I can lend a hand to Mom, help her deal with this, and be a nice surprise when Dad does say that he wants to see me.