Lizards in the Leaves

Rustlings in the green....imagination, art, whimsy

Aug 12, 2009

visual poem, sunflowerSUN, bubbles, new work

Found Poem, 7/27/28
pin, felted spiral, crochet hook, balls of yarn
Random juxtaposition of objects on my yarn winding stand.

One day, I caught this yellow radiance, a glowing, out of the corner of my eye as I passed the back door. It was the sun shining through a sunflower.

sunflowerSUN I, july 2009

sunflowerSUN II, july 2009

Another day, I was blowing bubbles and delighting in the splendid swirl of colors, the sweet ache I feel at their floating ephemeral beauty, the elusive nature of magick.

New work
copper wire Goddess pendants.
Still working out the design, but this is probably my final prototype.

and I'm also working out a somewhat unique (I think) pattern for a spiraling rib hat done in two different colors of Noro Kureyon. The goddess pendant evolved as I was trying to make a little two-piece copper hat pin for these hats. She might show up as one.

Hopefully, I'll have these designs all worked out and be able to have both goddess pendants & these hats for my booth at the Crossroads Arts Fest in September.

peace 'n' poetry,

Aug 3, 2009

Nantucket Bag, Dream in Color hats

I thought I was being really awful to buy yet another bag to hold knitting. And I'm sure that the wonderful purple (which doesn't show true here, so you'll just have to imagine it a smidge lighter) had a lot to do with my impulsive decision.

However, I love the Nantucket Bag - the depth, all the pockets, the permutations of its ingenious zippered sides (you can even hang it flat on the wall!), and best of all, how it stands upright. It's going with me most everywhere these days. I can even fit my 12-in triloom in there.

Hats! Granddaughter Raven spotted one of these at RiverWools and wanted to make one. It's a free pattern from Dream In Color yarn.

I did the Twisted Rib brim for her, then set her to knitting on double points for the first time. Then I made one with my favorite DIC color combination, Flamingo Pie and Wisterious, then started another in different colorways - one is a purple I got when Martha first had DIC yarn - there were no names, just numbers. The other might be Deep Seaflower.

I love this yarn a lot - it's soft and bouncy and a tactile pleasure to knit. Also when it's new, it has a wonderful smell from whatever they do a final processing with. Comes in worsted, sock and lace weight in delightful colors.

I'll post Raven's hat when she's finished.

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