Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Long Time, No See

I don't know when I've gone this long without posting. I've gotten a lot done, both fiber and glass, and some wire work, too.

The first thing I finished was my Tapestry Wrap:

 And to go with it, I created this Shawl Pin:
 I couldn't come up with anything in my glass work that was right for this wrap, so instead I did a little wire work.
Along with that one, I made another, still in progress.
 Another project I've been working on is one I started a couple of years ago. I took a weaving class, and after making a scarf I really liked, decided to add weaving to my repertoire. I bought the loom and a loom stand, and actually warped the loom in readiness to make a table runner for my Dining Room.
But of course, Life got in the way, and the loom got put in a closet; the stand never came out of its box. A few weeks ago, somehow, my husband suggested putting the stand together so the loom would have a permanent place. That, of course, led to my deciding to proceed with making the table runner. Of course, it was so long since I'd warped it that I couldn't quite remember the next step. It took a little time and research, but I finally got it going, and have been working at it in bits and drabs.  It's standing in the Dining Room, where there's good light, so whenever I pass by I stop and make a few passes with the shuttle, usually at least 4 - 6, about an inch or so. My only concern is that I won't have enough yarn to finish.  The main yarn has been discontinued, I think, so I'd better start looking around to see if anyone has any. Keep your fingers crossed.
 The last thing I've been working on is really a labor of love. Jane Thornley came up with the brilliant idea of knitting Monet's Lily Ponds, and it absolutely grabbed me. I immediately researched the myriad paintings Monet did of Lily Ponds, and found 1 couldn't resist. I would post a picture of it, but it appears to fall under copyright problems, so just take my word for it that it's gorgeous.
 This is the result so far:
 Actually, I've gotten a little further since this photo was taken, I'm about 1/2 done with both fronts. BTW, Jane's pattern that I'm basing this on is Leaf Lights Spring Kimono, and you can check my progress on my Project Page.