My camera is on vacation in Lake Chelan, but I am stuck here at home, hard at work. It makes posting a bit boring, as I like color and the pizzazz a few pictures can add. So, I'll bring a few items out of the closet I've been working on. I've also been working around the house and Monday night decided it was time to disassemble my sofa and thoroughly vacuum in, under and around it. It's one of those semi-circular couches, so it wasn't the easiest task. Let's just say that Art was glad he was at his brother's watching the game!
I've always got too many things on the needles - I can't stay loyal to one project for too long as I get bored and have to get into something else for a while. Hence, I knit, crochet, embroider and still occasionally do cross stitch. I recently learned Bunka Sishu and that was way cool! I finished my first Bunka. It isn't framed and I don't have a photo yet, so I'll show you later!
Currently waiting in the wings...
A purple basketweave afghan made from a thick chenille yarn that is very soft and has wonderful texture.... yes, that is a crochet hook you see on the edge there. Now, no snide comments from all you knitting divas out there. You know you need us multi-talented folks when your knitting patterns call for a crocheted border!
Teal is one of my favorite colors. Our sofa is teal, but only by coincidence and it prompted me to paint our living room 5 shades of teal over Halloween weekend a few years ago, (can you say too much Christopher Lowell?) while Art was in Las Vegas with the Sprint Car team. It actually took much longer than the weekend to finish and he could have killed me when he got home to find the house in shambles and under tarps - but he helped me finish. He had to - the TV was covered in drop cloths! So when I found this beautiful yarn on eBay, I knew it was meant for me. I just had no idea what I was going to use it for. I found the pattern "Cozy" in the archives of Knitty.com @ http://knitty.com/ISSUEfall04/PATTcozy.html I thought it would make a gorgeous shawl. They yarn's base is teal, with shiny teal and copper threads spun through it. I really love the pattern because it is simple enough to work, but not too simple to get bored with. I cannot sit and do stockinette for very long. I know it is rhythmic , that knitting is very soothing and you could say meditative, but doing ST st for me, my meditative mind wanders too far and I just can't stick with it. I find I need the stimulation of pattern as much as I need the soothing feel of gentle accomplishment of each little stitch.