Crackhead wasn’t in any of of his usual spots this afternoon. Since it looks like
outside, I figured he was somewhere tucked up warm. Took me a few minutes, but I found him.
We flip the comforter back on the bed when the dog is roaming around the house because she likes to dig at things to make her “beds” more comfy. As you can see, there is some embroidery on the comforter and we don’t care for it to get damaged. The silly cat decided to take advantage of the warm spot.
The snow is still falling, heavier than it was when I took that picture. The ground is way too warm for the roads to be a problem tomorrow, especially since this is supposed to wrap up in a couple more hours.
No post last weekend because we went to Bella Vista. Stopped in Tulsa at the Garden Deva studio party, mostly to have a chance to hug Denise. I did get a cute little bracelet made from an old fork, but I’m too lazy to get up and go get it for a picture. We got over to the Inn late Saturday afternoon. Jim played golf Sunday and Monday, and we came home on Tuesday.
Sunday afternoon we went to Crystal Bridges and did the Architecture Tour. It was pretty interesting, but unfortunately didn’t include the infrastructure (power and HVAC). I asked, and since all that is located at the same level as the vaults they don’t let people in. I had another good long look at Rosie the Riveter, which is my favorite piece in the permanent exhibit. Right now there’s an exhibit up called “State of the Art”. Two of the pieces really caught my eye. One is this
It’s mostly crochet, and looks to be pretty much all cheap acrylic stuff. It extends out to the right too. The one that really grabbed me was this.
To see what was so interesting about it, go view the video on Flickr. I may try to figure out why the video I uploaded won’t play. Or I might not.
I have no idea why it grabbed me, but who cares. The whole point of art is it engages you.
I took 5 projects along, but wound up only knitting on one. I didn’t finish it until after we got home, but it’s done. My second Color Affection.
I’m not terribly sure how I feel about it, but it’s finished. I also finished my mittens. Even wore them last week.
I finished the singles of the Laura Loves Unwind BFL/Silk mix and have started plying. That’s all still in the bag after coming home from Bella Vista, so no picture.
I’ve started the weaving on the Wollmeise/hand spun wrap.
Hopefully once it’s off the loom I can give you a better look at the color. Right now it’s (obviously) just a big purplish blob to the camera.
I swear I’ve ripped more than I’ve knit lately. I put the Ostrich Plumes down for a few days, and when I picked it back up I didn’t take a peek at the pattern to remind myself how it went. I remembered how the lace rows were done, I just totally spaced on the plain knit rows between them. So I got to rip it and start over. Again. I thought about blowing it off, but I really like how the pattern and yarn go together so I went ahead.
My brain is working hard on patterning for my next stranded project. It will be made with two of these three
The gray and one of the other colors, but I won’t know which one until I swatch. I’ve also had double knitting and mobius strips on the brain, and finally last night I decided to combine the two. I grabbed some yarn that’s been in stash for a while and started playing. Once again, I’ve ripped the whole damn thing multiple times but I am happy with where it’s going now. I think.
Something else I did today? I pulled all the markers and holders out of the Russian Prime and threw it in the washer to felt. It’s drying now and once I cut it up it will make a couple of wonderful hot pads.
It was too small, I was out of yarn, and it just finally came time to deal with it. So I did.