Tuesday, November 27, 2012

The Inbetween Time

I think Thanksgiving is grand, but really love the few days after.  Lots of leftovers and turkey soup, so not much cooking.  The south side of our town is where all the shopping is, so it's pretty quiet over here.  Lovely weather, and for me, a good time to work on finishing projects in the works and starting new ones.  I finally finished my first triloom shawl.

I have to thank the lovely members of the triloom group for helping me on-line with a panicky moment, after the shawl was off the loom, and I found I had skipped a stitch in two places.  Great help, and mistakes corrected.  I currently have it hanging in the studio where I can look at it while thinking about new hooking and weaving projects.

Today I started this little piece.........

A little girl with her fox in the snow.  We'll see where it goes from here.  It will be a very small piece.  I've been leaning towards small pictorial sorts of hooking at the moment.  Lots of hand cutting, tedious, but fun.

Below is a shot of my most recent knitted wristies actually on....

This is my second pair like this, and they're now at the library gift shop.  My other identical pair has sold.  I feel like I'm done knitting these.  Easy knits, but just tired of it.  I made something like 9 or 10 pairs for the gift shop.  I just can't do the same thing over and over!!

Hope your Thanksgiving was lovely, and that you have a restful and stress free future in store between now and Christmas.  If you have the time, pop over to my friend Jennifer's blog, Ripplespeak.  She has the most amazing post about her plans for the holiday season.  Jennifer is a gifted writer and poet.  She expresses herself in such a touching and elegant manner.  Perfect reading for this time of year.



Julia said...

Hi Dulcy. I love that beautiful shawl. You sure did a fine job on it and I'm glad that you got some help with the little problem.
I bet it looks lovely on you. I love that handsome rooster too.

Your wristies are also lovely but I know what you mean by being tired of doing the same thing over and over again. Creating your own fibre art is more rewarding.
Thanks for reminding me about Jennifer's blog I subscribed by email and meant to check it out but got called away before I did and totally forgot about it as I've been so preoccupied lately. I've had so many emails since she posted and it got out of sight. I had marked it with a star.

I always love reading her blog. It always uplifts me. She is such a special lady.
Hugs, JB

Julia said...

I also meant to add that I think that your little winter scene rug is going to look so nice. Looking forward to seeing it done.

Mary Stanley said...

Love your new hooked piece with the little fox!
A beautiful shawl and cozy wristlets too! You've been busy! Enjoying the after Thanksgiving time too! xxoo

Marie said...

Your shawl is gorgeous! A perfect elegant and cozy addition to any outfit :)
I love the little fox and girl scene and lastly those fingerless gloves/wristlets are just perfect.
I enjoyed reading the "Christmas" words very much. Thank you for sharing the link :)

Forest Dream Weaver said...

Hello Dulcy! I love your fingerless mitts but I know what you mean about making duplicates......new ideas need space to flow!

Best wishes,

Jennifer Richardson said...

thank you for your kind mention
of my little blog post:):):)
what a happy surprise.
and i totally love your wristies
and get how you don't like
doing the same thing
over and over....i can so relate!
dulcy, i hope your season of beauty
is lovely and light:)