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September 17th, 2019, 7:19 pm

The latest works (and after reading about European economics and finance all day - it's finally tea time!)

Exhibit 1 - finished now - another super wash hand-painted merino wool knit on size 8 needles (US).

Picture is a little too contrasty - it's prettier and more well-blended than that.
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September 17th, 2019, 7:22 pm

And Exhibit 2 - almost want to leave this yarn just as it is - in a bowl on the table! ; )

but it will be a very nice scarf in a loose gauge - will go up to size 10 needles (bamboo for a little friction - this one is so fluffy!)

Enjoy your evenings!
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September 18th, 2019, 10:04 pm

Another day, another skein! 

First, here is the merino scarf from last night's knitting time.

And then the next selection - lavender, light gray, and pale blue alpaca for a shawl. Started this afternoon, but it will take a few days to finish this one.
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September 19th, 2019, 2:14 pm

Spare a thought for the weavers when knitting in your 5th avenue penthouse

www.youtube.com/watch?v=VwwWKIXVlGQ

www.youtube.com/watch?v=UtY6mi0oS2w
 
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September 19th, 2019, 3:00 pm

Spare a thought for the weavers when knitting in your 5th avenue penthouse

www.youtube.com/watch?v=VwwWKIXVlGQ

www.youtube.com/watch?v=UtY6mi0oS2w
Haha - great tunes!

But you know I am more of a rustic inn and tavern kind of girl myself.

In fact heading to mountains soon with My wicked sister. :D

But in meantime feast your eyes on this - created in August with many kinds of yarns and a fairly complex pattern... (it’s much larger but I don’t want to overwhelm
you!
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September 21st, 2019, 1:10 pm

Well we are up north now and here is some fall inspiration for colors, textures, and freedom of spirit in general.

This is New Hampshire - many more trees than human beings! : )

(And we needed to use UTM coordinates to find the lodge. The moose know where to go though.
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September 24th, 2019, 9:29 pm

A small update on the fiber front...

I made a funny little hat to match the white merino scarf.  And there is still enough yarn left over to make a fluffy "pom-pom" for the top. 

Also, the lavender and blue alpaca shawl is shaping up slowly but surely.

And I found a book on painting flowers today. : )

The fiber arts blog coming soon (elsewhere) will be called "Fifty Shades of White." A little humor for quilters, knitters, and other women of the threaded needle...

Enjoy your evenings.
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October 7th, 2019, 9:25 pm

Heading out with my sister on a real wilderness adventure soon, but a few things for the forum before I go.

(Granted, more for the women, seen and unseen, than the rest, but whoever enjoy the arts is welcome.)

In this new series:

1) A little blue pillow (will be filled with herbs for pleasant dreams)
2) red flowers - a fragment right now - will add to it later
3) gray and brown pinwheels - can you see the pattern? It's spinning!

(part 1 of 2 parts)
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October 7th, 2019, 9:27 pm

Part 2 of 2 parts:

4) bright and bold greens and oranges for fall harvest and Halloween

Enjoy October!
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