If all synesthesia is idiosyncratic, then why doesn’t anyone like 9?

Since I was very little, each letter has had such a distinct personality and relationship between its nearest letters. As soon as I knew letters, I knew who they were, just as if I'd met someone. There's handsome G, stuck between sweet, gentle F who he pines for, and on the other side: H who… Continue reading If all synesthesia is idiosyncratic, then why doesn’t anyone like 9?

I decorate with sound

This post was inspired by listening to A Playful Day's interview with Felicity Ford of Knitsonik. I recommend it highly! What a great adventure in sound, something I didn't realize was so important. I am funny about sound, and I didn't even know it. I decorate with sound. I have certain bells on different doors in my… Continue reading I decorate with sound

Why I turned off my IFTTT recipe for auto-posting Instagram to Twitter

Isn't it annoying that Twitter will show "cards" including a summary and image in your twitter feed when you post most links, but it won't show images from Instagram links? When you share via Instagram you do have the option to connect several networks and automatically post to them. However when you do, your image won't be… Continue reading Why I turned off my IFTTT recipe for auto-posting Instagram to Twitter

Affordable art: More accessible than ever

I would kindly request that people stop buying mass-produced prints from dead artists. Art, real art by living artists, has never been more accessible and affordable than it is now. As a BONUS,  you get more than just some decorative objects in your home. Houzz, a decorating site, argues that original art "brings richness and personality to… Continue reading Affordable art: More accessible than ever

The Presentation of Self in Everyday Knitting

A page from a doodle book of mine.

This started off as a comment on Karie Bookish's blog post, Knitting as Lifestyle Brand? But it got so long I had to put it here! I wanted to touch on two points in her post: Why I knit, and also the "staged sweetness" idea. We're not just performing ourselves online, we perform ourselves all… Continue reading The Presentation of Self in Everyday Knitting