Decadence mittens: first look

Just started these today: Art Nouveau + poppy pods + Absinthe spoons = Decadence Mittens. Old-timey vices, murky and mysterious. Yes, there's a lot going on on this mitten so far, and not too many places upon which the eye can alight and rest. Tomorrow, hopefully, there will be. All in all, not bad for one afternoon's work.

Also:

Listening: Chris Coco's Melodica

I used to think that Internet radio/podcasts were things that happened to other people, but not to me. It turns out that I just needed to find the right combination of content and personality to get me interested (isn't that always the way?) and wow, is this one amazing. I'd been a fan of Chris Coco's music for quite some time and I am thoroughly smitten with Melodica, his weekly broadcast. The mix he plays is genre-spanning, uncategorizable and entirely brilliant; if you have even a passing interest in acoustic, electronic or downtempo music you really need to give it a listen. It also doesn't hurt that a goodly amount of what he plays is extremely beachy and summery, which is especially nice this time of year. A Canadian winter may be happening outside my door, but mentally I'm on some lovely Ibizan beach, beverage in hand.

Melodica is pure bliss to listen (and knit) to. Listen here, on chriscoco.com or here, on mixcloud.com.

8 comments:

Sarah said...

Oh. Drooool. So I've definitely making these.

Orinda5 said...

I'm in love! I must finally conquer colorwork this year!

Fiona said...

Oh, beautiful! I'm seeing lime green and navy...

Gidgetknits said...

Art Nouveau... oooooh...

JelliDonut said...

OMG. These are gorgeous. But then again, EVERYTHING you knit is gorgeous.

Adriana said...

Those mittens are amazing! I can't wait to see how they progress.

Yarndude said...

Ooh, I really like the way these mittens are looking...

lynn said...

hey thanks for the heads up music wise- just to hear the guy say his name-"chriscoco---", was worth the listen ;)