Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Corner View- Artist?

Today's Corner View theme is "Artist?" I don't know that anyone would truly consider me an artist...but over my life I have pursued many artistic endeavors. In the past (and sometimes now) I have sketched, painted, done woodworking, but the thing that I really love putting my energy into these days is the fiber arts. I love to dye, spin, knit, crochet and felt anything that will lend itself to any or all of the above activities.

While I don't consider myself a photographer by ANY stretch of the imagination, I do like taking pictures, and try and make them as "artistic" as possible.

I have enjoyed exercising my "artistic" muscle this year by designing my shawl a month series, "12 Shawls in 2012", and I also have flexed that muscle when styling and shooting the pictures for the series. It has been a lot of fun!

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Saturday, October 27, 2012

Teaser pictures-November's Little Sister Shawl

As promised, November's shawl pattern will use most of the Malabrigo Lace that you have left from October's Big Sister Shawl. I actually still have enough of the rusty color that I could probably make a scarf, too. I had some trouble with this shawl near the end...the edging was eluding me. What I wound up with is a hybrid of part of an antique pattern in which the last two rows just were not working, then I tried doing a ruffle, which was even less satisfying. In the end, I am finally satisfied with the outcome, and like it more and more the longer I look at it. These are the best of the pics I shot today before my camera finally died. I managed to make it work long enough at home to coax the pictures out of it. My son, who is taking up photography, took a lot more pics, but alas, he is using a film camera, so those pics will not be available until next week. In the meantime, I thought I would let you have a peek of the finished result.

No buy button yet...the pattern should be back from tech editing next week, before the first. Check back then!

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

12 Shawls in 2012: October- "Big Sister Shawl"

Introducing October's shawl in my "12 Shawls in 2012" series, "Big Sister Shawl"

 I call it the "Big Sister Shawl" because it has a little sister, which will be unveiled next month as the November shawl, "Little Sister Shawl". Why are they sister shawls? Because they are made from the same 3 skeins of Malabrigo (or as I like to say, "Mmmmmmmmmmmmmalabrigo") Lace, meaning that they are sister shawls. Since you get two shawls from buying the yarn for this one, it's like a two-fer!
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