Wednesday, August 29, 2012

12 Shawls in 2012: September- Frankly Scarlet

I know it's not the 1st of September yet, but I am planning on enjoying the Holiday weekend, like the rest of you. So here is my offering for September....Frankly Scarlet. It is created from a lovely handpainted laceweight yarn called Frolic, lovingly handpainted at Tucker Woods, in the colorway Scarlet O'Hara. Frolic is a yummy 70% baby alpaca, 30% silk. Have a great Labor Day weekend!

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Corner View- Fauna

I have been absent from Corner View for awhile now. Life's been throwing a few curve balls, and I have been busy swinging away at them. Today's CV theme is "Fauna" The paper fauna started out as Wy wanting to cut out "valentimes". So, rather than use up my printer paper, which he likes to do, we "recycled" some old newspaper. He began to free-hand some unusual shapes that reminded me of fish, and pretty soon I joined him and we ended up with a whole sea full of ocean-living fauna.

On a more sinister note, here is a poisonous snake, known around these parts as a Copperhead, that I killed about a month ago. He is pictured with my weapon of choice (not really, they were all I had handy), a pair of pruning loppers with (thankfully) extendable handles. I hung him on the fence after dispatching him, Texas-style. It's an old Texas legend (and I am a native-born Texan, after all) that if you kill a snake and hang it on the fence, it will rain. And it actually did later that day. Not very much, but it was rain!

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Wednesday, August 1, 2012

For your hooking pleasure...

For your hooking pleasure, one quick, guaranteed to please crocheted shawl. Get yours here!