Saturday, February 27, 2010
So here is the finished product. My skein of yarn has about 1000 yard in it and I used nearly all of it. Even though I hated crocheting with the yarn, I really do like the finished product. The color path runs from greys to blues to a speck of white here and there. This shawl weighs less than 8 ounces - isn't that amazing for the size. It's warm and light weight. I'm thinking of adding a button or two to the front so that I can keep in closed a bit easier.
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Wow! It's been more than a month since my last posting.
Persistence is what I've been practicing. I've started over on the osprey piece 4 times, finally settling down on a purely colored pencil piece. That might have been a mistake, as it took me weeks to get the sky done. The clouds have been nearly impossible, although they are coming along. They don't look very cloud-like to me. I'm starting on the bird now. I hope this will pull everything together. Maybe I need to practice the 10-10 rule. Every 10 minutes, step back 10 feet and look at your work.
Some of you know that I have another blog, doviesaprons.blogspot.com. I find that I can't keep both going. So I'll just be posting everything to this blog. That means that there will be more than just art here. I also crochet, knit, sew and occasionally cook gourmet. For example, this winter I've made 3 shawls and I'll be posting about them soon. Just recently I made French moelleux au chocolate.
Thanks for being patient.