knitting needles click together, yarn flashing as deft hands work quickly. they clatter, like teeth as wool is woven into something coherent. the pace slows; the work is put down. the loose one rolls off with a clatter.
If we were having coffee I'd be running a bit late. Today's been a slower day than normal; I've been delving into some of the many cozy mysteries which have accumulated on the digital bookshelves. So far I've chewed through three very short novella-types and decided against a fourth. I'd tell you a bit more … Continue reading Over Coffee (39)
she collects pebbles until her hands are stiff. her fingers cramp up from inspecting them and her skirt pocket tears away under the weight. at home she tucks them into corners, glues them in place. tries not to breathe in the fumes. the leather satchel is torn, strips of material peeling away in places and … Continue reading vulnerable
Tonight I've been knitting and polishing my German skills. I remember more than I thought, which is good. I like the challenge. I decided to make use of Duolingo in a more sensible way and just spend time on one language per night - German it is, then, for the foreseeable. At one point I … Continue reading Letters to Euturpe: 48
for the first five years she tries to build herself a hideout, tries to hollow out space in a tree for a shed to hide; tries to slip into the depths of the forest and blend into the scenery. none of it ever works, she never feels quite right in the hidey-spaces she's stealing from … Continue reading the hideout (400)
muggy summer's day, humid to the going rate: one hundred percent. sweat under twenty- six degrees of heat, small fan on two feet of books. iced drinks flow from the fridge, condensation glitters under the harsh sun.
I'm writing now to take a break from knitting. In the last hour I've mucked up the hat I was working on - a misadventure in decreasing - and found a pattern for fingerless gloves. Well, I need some form of challenge with my knitting, so why not gloves. Anyway, my fingers are now sore … Continue reading Word Crush Monday: Tolkien