Chilly Sunday

potterdc's picture

Sunday morning, and the Best Beloved has left to teach a meditation program for the day. It's just me, Brindle the Plott Hound, Roger the Cat, and the fish. Sometime today I have to go to the studio and throw 50 tea bowls and then try to get to the gym, but other than that, the day is all mine. Maybe, just maybe, I can finish the front of that blue sweater I started several months ago.

I was stumbling about on the web (Kilted Knitter got me interested in the block of the month afgan, so I was googling around to see what I could find) and I came across www.cocoknits.com. I really liked the playfulness of her designs for women's sweaters, so I shot her off an email and asked if she'd design something for men! We'll see what she says. I also like the plastic bag knitting that she does - hmmmmm, maybe this afternoon I'll cut up some plastic bags and knit something up while I watch an old movie.

Better get those tea bowls thrown.

Jonathan in DC

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Kilted Knitter's picture

Would love to see!! Would

Would love to see!!

Would love to see one of your tea bowls! My partner and I drink a lot of tea and we do collect some tea pots and tea things. Don't have any tea bowls. Glad you liked the block of the month idea. still getting Marches block done and picked up Aprils block pattern on Sunday 4/13.
Barry-the Kilted Knitter

MMario's picture

*grin* I know there's a

*grin* I know there's a heck of a lot more to it then just the throwing - but did wonder how long the actual throwing took - since you were planning to knock off 50.
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Britisher's picture

It's the fish I feel sorry

It's the fish I feel sorry for. The others have got names. the dog is "Brindle" the cat is "Roger", but their little chum with the fins just gettss called "the fish"...

PeterMark's picture

Just imagine what the fish

Just imagine what the fish call(s) the guy who throws bowls and knits!

Peter

potterdc's picture

They call me

They call me "The-shadow-who-brings-us-food."

Think less, enjoy it more.

MMario's picture

So about how long does it

So about how long does it take to throw a tea bowl? Just have to wonder since it's an "other then that" item.

MMario - ambiguity is cultivated, it doesn't happen in a vacuum!
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potterdc's picture

That's a hard question to

That's a hard question to answer - or maybe not. It just takes about two minutes to actually throw the tea bowl. But that doesn't include wedging up the clay, cutting and weighing the clay, letting it dry after throwing it, trimming it, letting it dry out, firing it the first time, glazing, then doing the final firing. So, from start to finish, it takes about a week and a half to make one tea bowl. So that's why I do fifty at a time.

Jonathan

Think less, enjoy it more.

albert's picture

I occasionally feel like

I occasionally feel like throwing a bowl, but it would have to be a really bad day to throw fifty!