Friday, February 1, 2013

Armies in the Fire

Armies in the Fire

The lamps now glitter down the street;
Faintly sound the falling feet;
And the blue even slowly falls
About the garden trees and walls.

Now in the falling of the gloom
The red fire paints the empty room:
And warmly on the roof it looks,
And flickers on the back of books.

Armies march by tower and spire
Of cities blazing, in the fire;--
Till as I gaze with staring eyes,
The armies fall, the lustre dies.

Then once again the glow returns;
Again the phantom city burns;
And down the red-hot valley, lo!
The phantom armies marching go!

Blinking embers, tell me true
Where are those armies marching to,
And what the burning city is
That crumbles in your furnaces!

Cute Glove Ideas

These are some really cute gloves I made for a friend for Christmas. I found the idea here. I meant to take pictures while making them but I forgot.
As you can see it's (relatively) simple. I didn't follow the pattern, I just free-styled it. Then when I was done sewing the felt pieces on I trimmed them. The hardest part was sewing the heart halves on. I had to put my hand inside the glove and keep the heart in place at the same time. But the end result was pretty cool, as you can see.

Here's a picture my friend took. Looks way better.