Thursday, October 25, 2007

Tarot Me

You are The Empress

Beauty, happiness, pleasure, success, luxury, dissipation.

The Empress is associated with Venus, the feminine planet, so it represents,
beauty, charm, pleasure, luxury, and delight. You may be good at home
decorating, art or anything to do with making things beautiful.

The Empress is a creator, be it creation of life, of romance, of art or business. While the Magician is the primal spark, the idea made real, and the High Priestess is the one who gives the idea a form, the Empress is the womb where it gestates and grows till it is ready to be born. This is why her symbol is Venus, goddess of beautiful things as well as love. Even so, the Empress is more Demeter, goddess of abundance, then sensual Venus. She is the giver of Earthly gifts, yet at the same time, she can, in anger withhold, as Demeter did when her daughter, Persephone, was kidnapped. In fury and grief, she kept the Earth barren till her child was returned to her.

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Pattern for Posterity

My grandmother has been knitting the same slippers for everyone in the family (as well as craft shows and the like) forever. She's 88 now and not knitting quite so much, and has passed the pattern along. I've received it at least 3 times (because I keep losing it). This time, I put it into PDF format so it can be easily viewed. In re-typing it, I think I managed to make the instructions a tad bit more clear. I will update the file with a picture as soon as I make a pair.

Right now I'm m making a pair out of this random Sherlock yarn I got from April during a de-stash by her. They'll be Philip's, turning out rather cool and tweedy looking.

The ever-helpful Sade has made the pattern available on her server. Thank you darling!

In other news, I have posted tons of photos of knit items (including a finished Icarus) to my flickr account, so you should go to my photo page if you want to see them.

Also, my computer got a major memory upgrade today (from 128mb to 1GB), so I will be able to do more from this point on. Yay!