Photo of our living room. I love watching the cars speed by.
Everything has been packed up. Now we need to concentrate on cleaning and purging. My spinning wheels and my fiber are currently on their way to San Antonio. My fingers are itching to work. Two more weeks before we are reunited.
My daughter goes to a Montessori school, and I love how the Montessori approach cultivates a tactile awareness of the world. The emphasis on practical life and sensorial activities ground the abstract ideas that children learn later in life to the materiality of the Now.
As a going away gift to her classmates, I wanted to leave a little something for Little A’s darling Montessori school, where they learn to finger knit while listening to Little House on the Prairie. The image of five and six year-old children quietly at work while immersed in the story is too sweet to bear.
A 3-ply hand spun cardigan for little H. I’ve made another version of this darling sweater before. It was the “gateway” pattern to my yarn and knitting addiction.
I love the fiber from SweetGeorgia Yarns. I tried to separate the fiber into three sections that sort of mirrored each other. I wanted to capture the gradient effect though I wasn’t quite willing to break the fiber into smaller sections. This is my haphazard approximation.
This sweater is so soft, so squishy, and so full of spring. I wish I could shrink myself and snuggle in it.
Blue Moon Fiber Arts Mawata Silk Hankie in “Tina’s Silver Lining.”
My first silk hankie. I can see that this will be addictive.
This is Blue Moon Fiber Arts’ “Tina’s Silver Lining.” It is like a Turner painting. Except that it’s in 3-D. And you are allowed to touch it.
I love the crackle of the fiber being pulled apart. Who knew that these filaments can create such energy and music?
More pics to come.