I have been knitting with a little crocheting thrown in….No more quilting for a while. I carefully organized my projects in all stages of their development and put them away for next year. We head back up to Maine in the not so distant future and I want to leave everything here in order. So directions, patterns, pieces and fabric are all packed neatly and will be ready when I come back next fall.
The new knitting bag is from Sarasota’s wonderful new yarn shop A Good Yarn. You can visit Susan’s shop by clicking here. The knitting bag is already full of yarn. I haven’t knit for many years but I am enjoying it very much. The shop is full of energy so it’s fun just to go there and knit.
However, I have to have something going on…..I am almost finished my Granny Square afghan in bright Kaffe Fassett colors and of course there will have to be one for Jack in more muted colors.
I made a scarf. I can’t seem to get a good picture of it but there are felted flowers attached to the yarn.
But the most fun of all has been knitting socks!!!! Not fun if you drop a stitch – the eyes are not what they used to be.
And then my friend Jackie in the UK got me started on Virtual Painter which you can read about here. The new header is done with VP with a little help from PhotoScape and Picasa. I would love to find one program that does it all! There probably is but I haven’t found it yet.
becomes a gothic oil painting
or impasto with a tile background
or a linear style.
I will be playing with this program for quite a while as I redo my sidebar. Stay tuned. Back to the socks!