Learning in Living Color
In an attempt to grow as a fiber artist, I'm reading ColorWorks: The Crafter's Guide to Color. Since I have no previous knowledge of color theory or used a color wheel or anything like that, I thought it would be nice to get an introduction.
Normally, I just put the colors together that I like and hope for the best, which I guess is okay, but I want to learn more.
So far, the book is a good read; I like that the book is spiral bound. I do need to look over things more than once because the concepts--like complements, analogous colors, and major keys--are new.
As promised yesterday, here's my lastest Country Market Felted Bag.
Here is my first one. I stayed up all night to crochet and felt that one. This I did make in an evening, but felted it a day or so later.
I really like these bags, and I've gotten lots of compliments on them. I can make one in an evening and felt it the next morning. It's funny, but people seem to be suprised that it's crocheted, and that crochet does felt. It does felt very nicely.
My lastest poncho, is Marlo's Triple C Poncho, but mine is done with pink Paton's Divine, so I guess it's a Double C. The rose is the Flower Pin from Dot's Blog.. Since the yarn is chunky, and I used a K hook, the flower was big enough without doing the last two petal rounds.
Yet Another Poncho?
So far, I've made four ponchos, and I'm sure that I don't need another one, but number five is on the horizon. I got the Hamilton book, Transitions at the same time I got her Pattern Book Two to make my Klaralund. What really caught my eye before I flipped over Klara was this caplet from Transitions.
I really like capelets, and I think this one is really cute. My local AC Moore has the Nature Wool, and I brought four skeins in a lovely blue.
Can I get Patrick to wind them for me?
Blue on Blue
Here's the Rowan Cotton Tape that Jill sent me.
I like this shade of blue too. I ordered the book It's a Tape Thing, to get some ideas on what to make. I like the hats and bags.
So Not Ready for Christmas
I really admire those of you who are working on your Christmas presents. I done nothing at all. My sisters want hats to match the scarves I gave the last year, and I have plenty of FOs to give away, but I'm a bit unfocused with less than a month left.
I seem to get into Christmas every other year, and this is my off year.
Ah, well, there's still time.