Monday, February 13, 2017
Friday, February 10, 2017
Hilde. She has such a beautiful, bright sense of color, and had arranged the yarns in a specific way in the box, with warm colors on one side and cool colors on the other, with each color kind of related to its corresponding neighbor, which I thought was so perfect and so interesting, and so very Hilde. Fibertrek podcast, and was pretty pleased to see the end of that part of the project. The ends left me with a fistful of yarn snippets big enough to inspire yet more projects. I'll probably leave them outside for the birds--I love the idea of maybe someday finding a fallen nest, or coming upon one tucked into the hedge, that has a few of these yarn bits whimsically woven into it. There have been so many birds in our yard lately, I don't remember ever seeing so many. One of them will certainly appreciate all this soft yarn in such vivid colors as much as I have.
Thank you, Hilde. Spring is coming.
Tuesday, February 7, 2017
Instagram, you'll have seen this already, but the story is this: at the end of last year, Doc's sister J, who is a knitter and a stitcher, asked me to join her in a yearlong creative project. We'd hound each other regularly to make things, and to finish things, and to think outside the usual boxes, and to Get It Done. To not just talk about making, but to do it, and to explore ideas. She set the first challenge--"What are your intentions for the year?" So I made this. This little stitched piece, just 6" square--No. 1: Intentions--is what manifested from me thinking about all those things. It is aspirational. I plan to be brave and curious, and to do things besides just knit all the time. We'll see what happens! Let's go.