Friday, June 13, 2014

ReFrame

It's been a long couple of weeks, capped off by a long business trip this week. Thankfully, the training I attended was excellent. As I was flying home yesterday, I decided it was time to reframe my attitude and stress. There are too many good things happening to get mired in negativity.

So on our usual evening walk, I looked at the surroundings with a tighter crop and found these...



 
And then we ended with this little lovey...

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Dye day!

Today A & B came over for dye day! It was all trial and error but we did well! Not a bad piece in the group!

We did lots of different shibori-esque folds. Some with lots of string, others with less, some loose, some tight. All kinds of cool patterns came out of the pot.

We decided at the end, there didn't seem to be a difference between the 15 minutes soaks and the longer soaks. Even the strings that wrapped our pieces  tyed up beautifully.

I did mostly Eco cotton bags but there was about 25 yards of yarn. A brought a large fabric piece destined to become a table cloth. B brought an apron. 


So fun to see how all the pieces dyed. We did the large fabric piece twice. There was a great lunch provided by A. Of course, Roscoe helped...


Next up, dying with beets...

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Wordless Wednesday

Tuesday sewing night on the Meyer's couch...



Monday, April 21, 2014

Interweave Knits!

I realize that I have been a little absent for a while. Soaking in the beautiful changes leading to spring, has been my focus. More about being quiet and observant, than formulating thoughts to expound upon.

It could also be that I unearthed the pieces of a printed and cut jersey dress that I have decided that I really want to take to my trip to Berkeley this weekend. My trip to meet the Alabama Chanin team at the Edible Schoolyard in Berkeley, is finally here. So there has been lots of sewing and cutting. It was originally cut and stenciled about 6 months ago, without the rib. 

I am hoping to be done with all four panels tonight for the reverse applique. Leaving just assembling the pieces and cutting and attaching the rib. More photos to come...


But the real excitement of this post, you may remember months ago, I submitted to Interweave Knits. Randomly, I had the yarn and pattern idea that worked perfectly (in my opinion) with their Fine Fisherman motif for Winter 2014/15. It is my first submission to a major knitting magazine. Today, the email came - Lisa Shroyer, IK editor, is interested in one of my designs! For full disclosure, the design with a little modification. Thrilled. Excited. Honored. Sorry not to have any photos to go with this exciting news... You will have to wait until the magazine is published, there will not even be teasers. Still pinching myself, nervous about making sure that I meet all the guidelines, deadlines and can answer all their questions. You gotta jump in somewhere, so here I am. Off to float through the rest of my day and probably my week, dreaming of knitting...

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Spring


The beauty of spring, on my urban walk to class today.

Friday, March 21, 2014

Scraps for spring

We are to the wonderful season in Denver where it is snowing one day and 60 degrees the next.


Each winter I save my scraps - small bits of yarn and thread. When spring arrives,  a pot on the deck is filled with the colorful fiber scraps. I am always surprised as they slowly disappear.


Somewhere in my neighborhood there are colorful and warm nests.