Monday, August 19, 2013

Wool, Yarn, and Harry

It seems I'm feeling a bit pink lately!  I spent an afternoon with one of my favorite besties, Tammy.  We had fun going through all her accumulated stash of wool, and I stocked up on colors that made me happy and excited.  I took my pile home with the intention of sorting them into their proper color piles and shelving them in my wool cabinet, but got off track with the joy from seeing them all jumbled up together.  So.... I decided to hook a new piece using just my new wool and nothing else.  This mat is 30" long and about 12" wide.  A nice summer challenge!

I call this rug my Midnight Poppy.  I loved working with these brights!  I particularly liked the wool (actually, not sure what it is) that makes the vase.  It's very textured with lots of sparkly gold.

Can you see the pretty gold thread running through?  This piece won't stay with me, but will be a silent auction donation.

I've been knitting away on a cardigan, that I became a bit bored with and put away.  I will finish it and post later.  But.... I must have a little hand project going at all time.  So, I dug out some lovely sock yarn in shades of pink with a bits of other colors tucked in.  It's a nice cashmere blend that I've had stuck away.  So soft!

I got a new order of gorgeous Noro yarns from Webs, and couldn't resist taking this shot of Willow tucked in among the jumbled skeins in the spare bedroom.  She thinks it's her room since she stayed in there a bit after I first found her.  But she does let me share her space from time to time.

These yarns are for weaving shawls.  I've so enjoyed working on my triloom, and will soon have a display of shawls at a little shop with some of my small hooked bags.  I'll post a shot when we have the display set up.

Oh, and one more thing.  I have a very exciting new life experience.  I'm learning to horseback ride!  The instruction is English, and it takes every muscle (and then some) I've got when I'm up there on Harry.  Harry is a doll, and the perfect guy for me! More on this later, if I don't break major bones first.....

Happy Trails!



Mary Welsh Hubbard said...

Love all the colors in this post! I've been knitting a lot lately as well. I am so jealous of your horseback riding lessons! I have always wanted to take lessons - preferably on a half dead horse that only wants to walk along at a leisurely pace ;)

Amy McPheeters said...

Great little rug Dulcy! What fun. Ty and I took riding lessons together when he was in Junior High. We competed in a horse show and thank goodness he beat me! I really miss it - would love to start up again when we finally get settled somewhere.

Three Sheep Studio said...

Your flower mat is lovely.
The colors are perfect. ;)

Tammy Burks said...

Love how your rug turned out! Funny, I've had that sparkly wool forever and this is the first time I've seen it hooked. Love seeing the picture of you and Harry....he does look like a calm soul.

Alice ~ Folk Art Primitives said...

You are a busy one!! Love Harry ~ you and he look great together!

Pixie said...

Hey Dulcy....oh what can i say....that little mat is amazing, the colours are so beautiful, i do admire your skills....and that gorgeous pile of Noro yarn....sumblime...

Hugs deary
Pixie xx

Jennifer Richardson said...

Your life keeps expanding
and you grow so beautifully
each day....your artful life
inspires me so:)

susan jenkins said...

I just love that rug and the gold flecked yarn!! Beautiful!!!

Miccosukee said...

Remember "heels down and eyes up"! If I had a penny for each time I told my students "You don't have to look down. Trust me, if your horse disappears from between your legs, you'll know."

Enjoy all that riding for me. I really miss it, although I still own one horse who is 31 now and happily retired.