This is long overdue. Every time I think of the yarns I will give to Moira, I cannot help but be poetic. Her name conveys allusion to something blissful yet strong and firm, or so I just feel that way. So I looked up the meaning of “Moira”
and found that it means:
From the classical world, the name Moira stems from the Greek word for fate, also meaning ‘doom’, ‘destiny’ and ‘lot’. In Scotland, Ireland and England, the name Moira is said to mean ‘bitter’.
The name alone conveys two definition almost unrelated to each other :P.
Anyway.. I want to show the yarns I was able to wind by hand, as she requested for “a little bit of everything”:
Yarns for Moira
and here is the poem I am able to write because the phrase “Yarns for Moira” keeps singing in my head
Yarns for Moira
Happiness is best enjoyed when shared.
‘Tis a bundle of joy in each ball of thread.
Wound as dense as a tightly clasped fist.
Gift to a friend who crochets using plastic
I was writing the pattern for my blue skirt when I remember one of my favorite poems by William Wordsworth: Daffodils. And as i draw the pattern of the skirt, i see the hills of daffodils… I feel like writing…
Daffodils and lace skirt
Daffodils and lace skirt.
[short poem by Lorelie Dazo]
I wander, lonely as I am…
floating aimlessly on the clouds of dreams
I have nothing to own, nothing to claim
but the thoughts to create.
I see the hills of daffodils and I translate them to lace
of pure madness and sheer happiness
a skirt full of grace
I think that I shall never see
A stitch as lovely as sc
A stitch which forms a lovely mesh
Against crochet chain’s simple lace.
A stitch that looks so firm yet light
In a fabric crocheted from left to right
A stitch that may in summer wear
Become crocheted bandeau in one’s hair
Upon whose hands I shall crochet
The intricate woven filigree
Crocheted stitches make fools like me
But only sc makes a full amigurumi
-Lorelie Dazo (January 18, 2013)
*SC -> Single Crochet
Amigurumi – crocheted stuff toys
When you make amigurumi the stitches are all single crochet
I have confirmed! I used SC 😀
writing down the pattern
on counting stitches and marking repeats
on manipulating designs of adjusting widths.
I tally the chains, the loops and the dc’s
and scribble them down on my small writing sheet.
I crochet a few rows then stop to see
if the created piece of clothing fits me
and then I go on and stitch a few more
til a part of the garment is ready to go.
And then i predict the few rows ahead
and checks if the pattern is still correct
if i have to unravel then I will unravel it so,
just to make sure i have counted the right rows
I dream of yarns as smooth as silk
That through my fingers they would slip
I’ll make a dress as awe-inspiring
That everyone would be wearing
Lacy Crochet Dress in progress
I dream of hearing my name as well
That it would mean wearable crochet
And they would ask, is it lorelie
The one who made your outfit today?
I dream of fibers i could spin
To threads of finest plying
And paint them by my hands and then
Label them with – by imeng
I dream of becoming world famous
Crocheting the most marvelous
A library that offers one of my books
With patterns created from my own hooks