I finally got a spinning project finished. The other day when I spent the day demonstrating at the Historical Marbold Farm, I was determined to get this 4 oz of Polworth finished.
But, regardless, I love the colors and the hat I'm knitting will show it up nicely, I think.
Saturday, September 8, 2012
Monday, September 3, 2012
I had certain things I wanted to accomplish this long holiday weekend. The biggest goal, finishing the warping of the loom, I didn't do. Demo-ing at the Historic Marbold Farm Ice Cream Social, I did. Tatting, I really did. I decided to do some samples of a project I'm going to do for a class. I thought it had a lot of scope for variations so I tried a few.
At the top was the original sample in a plain single color. It has 4 simple, small motifs in the middle with an edging around. I decided to play with more small motifs in the middle with the edging. I found this variegated green so I thought maybe I could play with a garden theme. I did the 2 motifs in the pinks. I didn't have a plan, I just started making motifs and putting them together. Once I'd come up with this configuration, I wished I'd planned it better and done the 4 middle motifs in the colors and surrounded them with the green motifs. But I didn't and I couldn't cut the 2 green ones out of the middle because they were foundationals motifs and had others motifs connected to their picots. So I went ahead and finished the edging on it. Pretty but I think I'd like to do it again with the pinks in the middle and the greens surrounding.