After a wonderful conversation on the phone this morning - my buddy Mary, (White Clover Stitches) who can do just about anything with needle, thread, beads, yarn, you name it - sent me a pattern for socks after arising at the conclusion that the pattern I got out of my book titled, "Oh so Easy Knits!' - wasn't, um - oh so easy after all. I do hope to report progress on these socks soon.
I do want to make one last comment on the topic of knitting before I show you my experiments from today - FIVE NEEDLES - 5 NEEDLES??? WHO THE HECK DECIDED THAT SOCKS SHOULD BE KNIT WITH 5 FREAKING NEEDLES??? IS THAT SUPPOSED TO BE A JOKE?
I did start painting, stitching and melting some foundations for my Christmas gift tags, cards, etc. I always enjoy doing the legwork for those kinds of projects. Just getting handling the paints, fancy fabrics and fibers, etc. makes me happy. Just what I needed after such a frustrating morning!
These first few are tyvek that I painted with Lumiere and heated up for texture. The purple one came out so cool.
Then I gathered some old stuff, new stuff, colored stuff into groups like my friend Carolyn does - for inspiration